Gnocchi, Bacon & Peas

Dear Foodies & Friends, I’m about a year and a half away from graduating, and while half of me absolutely dreads the thought of ‘adulting’ in the big wide world, the other half is incredibly excited about what the future will hold. I love to travel, and my primary motivation for not being a couch…

Bamia Laham (Okra Stew That’s So Finger-Licking Good!)

Dear Foodies & Friends, One of the things I love most about the weekend is looking forward to a big, cozy Sunday dinner with my family. We love big, bold flavours, and its usually a meal that’ll ensure everyone’s knocked out early. 😛 Back when I still lived at home, weekends were the only time…

Cherry Clafoutis

Dear Foodies & Friends, This summer I visited the beautiful, Indo-French town of Pondicherry for two days of inspiration and relaxation. I have been to Pondicherry at least five times now, and every time I visit, the experience is something entirely new and exciting. We started our morning early at the beach, at a time…

A Lazy Lemon Tart

Dear Foodies & Friends, A lot of my recipes involve a little trip down memory lane and this one is no different. During the holidays when I was younger, we would head over to Washington D.C to visit my cousin. These were sight-seeing trips, so every day we’d have an itinerary planned, to visit The…

A Slice of Apple Pie

Sometimes I wish I could take my favourite memories, experiences, feelings and just bottle them up. I’d visit them whenever I want, like a pensieve of sorts (forever a Harry Potter fan). One of the wonderful recollections I’d include in this fantasy bottle of mine would be Christmas morning in Ohio. Every year I’d wake…

Take Me Back to Beaches, Sunsets & Curry

Dear Foodies & Friends, One of the things I crave most when I’m a gazillion miles away from home is a big bowl of rice with some spicy, tangy Kerala prawn curry. It’s absolutely deliiiicious and takes me right back to my happy place- sun-drenched beaches and endless, glistening waters. My sisters and I have…

Pommes et Concombres

Dear Foodies & Friends, There’s something about the French language that makes everything sound beautiful. I have a fascination with all things French, but we’ll leave that for another day. This dessert is centered around apples and cucumbers and was inspired by Elena Duggan’s dish Cool as a Cucumber, made during season 8 of Masterchef…

Spaghetti & Shrimp in a Tomato and White Wine Sauce

There’s nothing like a big steaming bowl of pasta to lift up your spirits on a boorish day. It’s what I love most about Italian food- simple ingredients create rich, robust flavours. Every time I make the sauce for this recipe, I feel warm and fuzzy inside. For those thirty odd minutes, life is in…