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Quick and Easy Lemon Urad Dal

Sometimes of all the legumes I have stocked in my pantry, I crave split dals. I appreciate the substance they add to mixed dal dishes and soups. Those times when I feel like a brothy soup, I sometimes add just a few small handfuls to fill out a soup with…

Live Lagom’s Swedish Cardamom-Filled Quick Buns (Gluten-Free)

   New Food Recipes   March 23, 2019  No Comments

Did you know Scandinavians are some of the happiest people on Earth? In a land of extremes and seemingly endless days, it’s no wonder the Swedes embrace the comforts of home. But it’s also their love of nature, the celebration of seasons, and an eye for lively design – respecting…

Turkey Carnitas for Tacos & Burritos – Video Recipe

   New Food Recipes   March 23, 2019  No Comments

My latest recipe is a lighter version of Mexican-style Pork Carnitas. I often look for Pork Carnitas being slow-cooked by street vendors, like Leo’s Taco Turck, in a Los Angeles alley or sidewalk. I just pull over and get in line for a luscious Carnitas taco after being on the town late…

Gulab Jamun | Gulab Jamun with Khoya

A fail-proof recipe to make best homemade Gulab Jamun withkhoya with step-wise pictures. Make Gulab Jamun from scratch at home! I love Gulab Jamun, a well-made one. And who doesn’t?! It is one of the universal desserts that almost every Indian loves, isnt it?! Our Deepavali is never complete without…

Sous Vide Beef Bourguignon Pot Roast

   New Food Recipes   March 23, 2019  No Comments

Sous vide cooking is the easiest, most foolproof way to cook meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and vegetables and requires little technique. Meat and poultry will become succulent and fork-tender, you’ll never overcook fish again, and you’ll swoon over sous vide-style soft boiled eggs. You’ll get used to people asking if…

Creamy Peanut Butter Cheesecake

It’s a rare occasion indeed when I make something this rich and decadent, but I do enjoy cheesecake occasionally and I happen to adore peanut butter, and when you put the two ideas together, it’s a heavenly combination. What I especially like about this cheesecake is how well it all…

Malaysian Curry Vegetable Soup (Laksa)

Since I started getting more experienced in the kitchen, I have relied more and more on my own homemade spice blends and always try to get the best quality herbs and spices when possible. So I tend towards being a little mistrustful when it comes pre-made spice blends purchased from…

Vegetable Kuzhi Paniyaram | Instant Paniyaram with Idli Batter

Quick, easy and healthy Mixed Vegetable Kuzhi Paniyaram recipe with step-wise pictures. Make delicious Paniyaram instantly with left over Idli batter! A few months back I gifted myself a soapstone/maakal paniyaram kal (appe pan) and it has been my most treasured kitchen possessions. I have been adding new additions to…

Best Mushroom Cream Soup – Video Recipe

   New Food Recipes   March 23, 2019  No Comments

Fungus shouldn’t taste this good. Cream and caramelized mushroom blend together perfectly. My rich and earthy Mushroom Cream Soup is meant to be shared on a cold wintry day. I often find four ounce packages of brown crimini and portabella, along with regular white button mushrooms, at my local 99c…

Thenkuzhal Murukku | Easy Thenkuzhal Recipe

Easy Thenkuzhal Murukku recipe with step-wise pictures! Crispy crunchy Chettinad special Thenkuzhal recipe, best snack for coffee and tea. I made Thenkuzhal Murukku for Deepavali this year and didn’t get a chance to share the recipe until now. We kept it really simple for Diwali this year and I only…