Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Creamy Tomato Soup

What a busy week it has been. I'm being sucked into the vortex of kiddie birthday parties. Once you are in, you can never get out. As much fun as it is for the kids, its the same old, same old routine for the parents. The last four birthday parties I've been to have been at the same kids gym location. The same place, the same routine, the same pizza. I think I'm ready for a change of scene. A change of food scene atleast.

So today I decided to make myself a nice light creamy (light & creamy? stay with me!) tomato soup. Its been windy and cold in the NYC area and the sun has been its usual deceptive self around this time of year. After being in and out of the house for the umpteenth time today, I cozily settled in to have my soup and boy, did it deliver. The right amount of heat - from its spice and its temperature. 

Not strained, hence a richer red color

The soup is vegan and the "creaminess" comes from coconut milk.Since I used coconut milk, the soup was pretty light. The soup also has some standard indian spices, to give it a twist from the traditional recipe. It really worked for me, I hope you like the combination too.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Vegan Rice Bowl

Some meals make me wonder if they are blogworthy. Do folks visiting my blog expect something new and interesting or just want to see what meals I spin up in my kitchen? Does a bowl of veggies and brown rice qualify? I'm putting all that pressure aside, and talking about my most favorite meal these days - this rice bowl! I not only love it, I crave it!

Sunday, October 13, 2013


One of the things I miss most about being away from home is the feeling of belonging. Come September, everything back home bursts into a festive celebration. I don't care much for the public madness that goes on in the name of festivals and the gaudiness of the music blaring everywhere. What I miss is the feeling of being home, with my parents and how everything at home starts feeling special.
Since I moved away from home, I've come to appreciate that time with my family a lot and I miss it dearly.

Monday, October 7, 2013


Indian-Chinese food is one of my favorite fusion cuisines. Its a great combination of flavors for an indian palate but is different enough from your usual Indian fare. I'm a huge fan. Eating out at indo-chinese restaurants (there are several of those, especially in the NYC area) is great but a high calorie affair. Almost everything is fried before its tossed in a corn starch/soy sauce concoction. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Its been quiet around this blog for a bit. I spent a whole week and a half cooking various things that seemed like a good idea in my head. Most of them ended up being kitchen duds! A couple of recipes that worked were still lackluster. But then, this afternoon, I started thinking about making an omelette for dinner. Usually, when I get omelettes for breakfast, the hashbrowns are my favorite part! So when I figured I could work potatoes into my omelette, there was no turning back!