Fusilli with Pine Nuts and Basil in Marinara Sauce

Last year, I attended a live demonstration at a recently opened bistro in Hyderabad where the Chef showed us how to make fresh pasta. I have attempted to make fresh pasta in the past and I loved it. It was nice to interact with the Chef, ask questions and get answers for best techniques, ingredients, … Continue reading Fusilli with Pine Nuts and Basil in Marinara Sauce

Chili Garlic Sauteed Vegetables ~ Sandwich

This has to be the month of sandwiches for me. After detesting dry bread with cucumber and tomato slices, I have become a sandwich fiend with a vengeance. There is nothing better than a good sandwich made with fresh bread. Generally I do not like the bread to be slathered on with either butter or … Continue reading Chili Garlic Sauteed Vegetables ~ Sandwich

{Quick Recipe} Baby Brinjals with Ginger and Kalonji

I did a column recently for the newspaper I write for, emphasizing that most beginners in the kitchen shy away from Indian cooking on a weeknight because we think it is complicated, uses too many ingredients and is a multi step process. While this is true for elaborate recipes, there are an astounding number of dishes that can … Continue reading {Quick Recipe} Baby Brinjals with Ginger and Kalonji

Three Ingredient Soup ~ Pumpkin, Potato and Fried Garlic

I looked at the right corner of the screen of my computer to check the time, was shocked it was almost 8.30PM. Should have listened to the rumblings in my tummy. Ignoring them when your fridge is free of leftovers (happens sometimes in the Escapades household) is a sure indication that I may have succumbed … Continue reading Three Ingredient Soup ~ Pumpkin, Potato and Fried Garlic

Day 2 ~ Spicy Asian Style Vegetable Broth with Buckwheat Noodles

Wishing all my readers A Very Happy & Warm Diwali. May your homes and hearts be filled with the love of your family and friends, your tummies full and your lives happy. There is nothing that punctures the ego of a food blogger better than a set of terrible pictures! If you know me well enough, some … Continue reading Day 2 ~ Spicy Asian Style Vegetable Broth with Buckwheat Noodles