Bean and Quinoa Chilli

  “When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait.” Paulo Coelho It has been a long pause on the blog. Off late that seems to be norm than the occasional break. Since many of you asked what was going on, I thought I will do something that I have never done before – share what’s going on in life with all of …

Kadhi Pakoda – Yogurt & Chickpea Flour Soup with Baked Fenugreek Fritters

    Dahi in Hindi/Urdu, Zamut do’dh in Kashmiri, Thayir in Tamil, Doi in Bengali, Perugu in Telugu and yogurt in English. Yogurt is  an important part of the Indian food culture across the nation.  And it was an important part of the meal at home. It was served with every meal.  As a lassi – watered down with an addition of mint and spices or just as is.   It is my grandmother’s favorite food.  On most days she adds in yogurt to her rice, with a pinch of salt and some mint – walnut chutney and her lunch …

Sweet potato soup – Indian inspired

  Sweet potatoes are one of the oldest vegetables known to man and of the most beneficial one as well. So for today’s power foods food blogging group, I made one of the comforting dishes known to human kind. Soup. Sweet potatoes are full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory nutrients, and blood sugar-regulating nutrients. “Recent research has shown that particularly when passing through our digestive tract, sweet potato cyanidins and peonidins and other color-related phytonutrients may be able to lower the potential health risk posed by heavy metals and oxygen radicals” Source WHF . For this weeks power foods blog group, its the …

Butternut squash soup

Butternut Squash soup

“I am rich today with autumn’s gold, All that my covetous hands can hold; Frost-painted leaves and goldenrod, A goldfinch on a milkweed pod, Huge golden pumpkins in the field With heaps of corn from a bounteous yield, Golden apples heavy on the trees Rivaling those of Hesperides, Golden rays of balmy sunshine spread Over all like butter on warm bread; And the harvest moon will this night unfold The streams running full of molten gold. Oh, who could find a dearth of bliss with autumn glory such as this!” –   Gladys Harp A walk by the Harper Lake in …

Leek and Potato soup

Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy
to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship.
It is of great importance to the morale.
– Elsa Schiaparelli