On the last Thursday of every month, Avyan’s preschool arranges a joint monthly birthday celebration with pizza and cookies. It’s a pretty clever idea. It prevents the kids from going sugar high throughout the month. Since last month was my Piscean, Lego lover boy’s month, I wanted to send some treats for the party. These Rainbow Sprinkled Alphabet Shortbread Cookies felt absolutely perfect for the occasion. The teachers loved the idea and the kids left no crumbs in the box.
Working from home can easily get you into this habit of munching something every now and then. Although I don’t normally get any salt/sugar attack, but we all go through unexplained days of craving. I reach for the bowl of fruits and then slowly switch to the pantry looking for some salty bite like chips! Earlier this week, I had one such day and randomly decided to try baking chips instead. I read a lot about baked potato chips, even drooled at several pictures. So, I went ahead and gave it a try. Garam Masala Baked Potato Chips, earthy, warm and so crispy! We had sandwich for dinner and these chips paired perfectly.
If you are from northeastern part of India or grew up there, I assume you must be familiar with momo. You probably even love it so much that you could survive on it. I was born and brought up in Shillong, a tiny little hill station in northeast part of India. The place is known for its pine covered hills, flowing streams, cool air and music. Unlike tropical India, the climate was always cooler, which made indulging on piping hot chicken momos with spicy chutney and plain soup, a perfect way to warm up.
I have been waiting to share this post with you guys for two main reasons! First, I finally found my go-to bread recipe, Flax and Oats Wheat Bread. Second, I am sharing my first food video. Yay!
We are carb lovers. We try to cut down as much as possible but we cannot avoid it entirely. So, to maintain a balance, we look for healthy options. Like trying to avoid white flour as much possible. Few weeks back, Arvind and I discussed about buying a bread machine. Few years back, we had bought a ginormous one and loved the idea of fresh bread every other morning. Just pour everything in the machine and let it do everything. As easy and convenient as it sounds, the idea of looking for a space to store yet another kitchen gadget is a nightmare for me.
The temperature is shooting high, the boots and sweaters are barely needed and it’s so beautifully sunny all the time. We are in spring! The day-light-saving, sun kissed dinning hours and the gorgeous cherry blossoms highlighting the streets, I love it all. Looks like finally the rain stopped and sunny days are here to stay. And, so with the first signs of spring, I bring you Fennel Roasted Acorn Squash with Quinoa. It’s a spring like salad with a hint of flavor from winter.