Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry with Balsamic Vinegar

Post Views: 3,584 So, the attempt at weight loss is still going on and though the last two weeks have been a bit of a struggle as far as eating the right foods is concerned, mainly because of the amount of meals being eaten outside of the house and sometimes a tremendous lack of willpower,… Continue reading Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry with Balsamic Vinegar

Sun-dried Tomato Grilled Fish With Charred Vegetables

Post Views: 972 What kind of food can you make when trying to lose a few (actually quite a few) pounds and boring steamed veggies, insipid meats and oil-free foods are just not going to cut it? Well, this. My sun-dried tomato grilled fish with charred vegetables not only tastes good but also provides a… Continue reading Sun-dried Tomato Grilled Fish With Charred Vegetables

Easiest Fruit and Nut Granola (Low Fat, Oil Free)

Post Views: 872   When one’s reached a point where they have to lose kilos in the double digits, food choices shrink considerably. Breakfasts have been consisting of fruit and sometimes porridge loaded with fruit, and egg whites but that gets a bit monotonous after a while. The kids and the hubby love their cornflakes… Continue reading Easiest Fruit and Nut Granola (Low Fat, Oil Free)

Mint Chocolate Mousse with Baileys Irish Cream

Post Views: 1,734   Whenever I’ve made chocolate mousse for guests at a dinner party, there’ve been rave reviews. My family loves it, especially my husband. The recipe is so simple and one can use any liquor of their choice here, rum, kahlua, flavoured brandys. The texture of the mousse is smooth and melt-in-the-mouth and the… Continue reading Mint Chocolate Mousse with Baileys Irish Cream

Creamy Potato Salad With Bacon and Chives

Post Views: 967 When you want to rustle up a super fast delicious dish which never fails to please, here’s the thing for you. How could one go wrong with bacon and potatoes? Actually quite easily if you burn the bacon and overcook the potatoes making them feathery, but we won’t look at that. I’ve been making… Continue reading Creamy Potato Salad With Bacon and Chives

Rice Pudding with Date Palm Jaggery (Nolen Gur’er Payesh)

Post Views: 1,454   Nolen gur, or date palm jaggery is a delicacy in Bengali cuisine as it is available only in winter and gives the most heavenly flavour to desserts. So naturally, when winter comes, anyone making any Bengali desserts with this stuff available would be hard pressed to use anything else. Bongs, slang… Continue reading Rice Pudding with Date Palm Jaggery (Nolen Gur’er Payesh)

Bell Pepper Pasta with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Post Views: 2,720 Pasta, the flavourful dish from Italy has somehow become so popular in India, that it features in most dinner parties, kiddie birthday parties, buffets and multi cuisine restaurants in cities. It’s super easy to make, tastes wonderful and can be adapted in so many ways – and has – in so many countries… Continue reading Bell Pepper Pasta with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Eggless Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffins

Post Views: 1,093   I went on this eggless quest after finding out that out my daughter was allergic to eggs. Luckily, this lasted only for the first three years of her life and she’s now outgrown the allergy. However, my affinity for eggless cakes remained as I found they dry out a lot less than… Continue reading Eggless Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffins

Prawn Curry With Mustard, Coconut and Mango (Shorshe Aam Chingri)

Post Views: 1,392 Shorshe, or mustard, is an integral ingredient in Bengali cuisine and the Bongs do a really good job of using it in many different ways. Here, I’ve used it in combination with coconut and mango to present what I think is a nicely balanced dish. The mustard provides a pungent punch, the… Continue reading Prawn Curry With Mustard, Coconut and Mango (Shorshe Aam Chingri)