Chicken Stew (Serves:3-4; Preparation Time: 25 minutes)

“If sickness is inevitable, relax and enjoy it”; we have heard this many a time, just that its easier said than done….however, sickness can become tolerable if you have someone to pamper and take care. This time. when I was down with a viral infection, I did precisely this….lied down and watched some TV, while…

Vermicelli Upma (Serves 2; Preparation Time: 25-30 minutes)

Weekday mornings are usually super busy and always put your time management skills to a tough test. Dragging oneself out of the bed, deciding what to have for breakfast and lunch and then cooking it, packing the lunch box, getting ready for the office, surfing through the Delhi Times…all this against the ever ticking clock…

Sprouty Peanut Brown Rice Pulao (Serves 3-4; Preparation Time: 40 minutes)

Ingredients 1 cup brown rice, soaked for 1/2 an hour in 3 cups water 1/2 cup mixed sprouts (black chickpeas, whole green gram) 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot 1/2 cup French beans (cut into 1/2” long pieces) 1/2 cup peas 2 tbsp refined oil 3 tbsp peanuts 1-2 bay leaves 1/2 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp coriander powder…

Cottage Cheese Sandwich (Serves:2-4; Preparation Time: 20 minutes)

All of us have some favorite recipes, those with which  family and friends associate you with and the ones that you have perfected over a time period. I love this one, especially because these sandwiches could be served anytime:  at breakfast, as snacks, could be carried for a picnic or while travelling; the best thing still –…

Tangy and Spicy Black Chane (Serves:2-4; Preparation Time: 25 minutes)

Most of us are determined to lose weight, but tempting (read fatty/junk) food is the biggest deterrent in this long drawn programme. Dieting or eating healthy translates into eating insipid and boring food. However, I don’t want to give up binging on tasty food, so I am learning to spice up my ‘healthy’ food. Here is…

Spicy Tomato & Cheese Pasta (Serves: Two; Preparation Time: 45 minutes)

Ingredients 200 gms fusilli pasta 1 tbsp olive oil 5-6 large tomatoes 1/2 garlic pod/ 6-8 garlic cloves 5-6 button mushrooms (optional, you could add chicken instead) 8-10 pitted and sliced black olives 2 tbsp salsa sauce Freshly crushed black pepper 1/4 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp oregano/mixed herbs salt to taste 1 tbsp Cheese…