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Chili Lime Baked Salmon | Playful Cookinglink to Chili And Lime Baked Salmon

Chili And Lime Baked Salmon

The plan was to try new flavors, cook more often and share more often. Instead, I am looking for shortcut easy meals like this Chili and Lime Baked Salmon. Ever since we arrived here, we have been falling under the weather, pretty much back-to-back. Cold, cough and nasty virus, all leading to sleepless nights and a not-so-happy toddler! Avyan gave up food for almost a week and even ice cream didn’t excite him. However, he didn’t mind gulping those fruit flavored medicines. And as soon as he started to recover, I caught the bug. I just can’t stop coughing, stuffy…

Fruity Couscous Salad with Tomatillo Sauce | Playful Cookinglink to Fruity Couscous Salad With Tomatillo Sauce

Fruity Couscous Salad With Tomatillo Sauce

Living in US for the past few years got me into this routine of preparing food with various kind of grains and cheeses. Ingredients like couscous, polenta, quinoa or fresh mozzarella became a part of our daily diet. As much as I love Indian food, both cooking and eating, every now and then I need to expand my palate with something different, something that I didn’t grow up eating. In India, these ingredients are not easily available and even if you successfully find it in some gourmet store, it just hurts your pocket. Hence, we can’t make it our everyday…

Lamb Chops with Yogurt Mint Sauce and Pea Couscous by Playful Cookinglink to Dukkah-Crusted Lamb Chop with Yogurt Mint Sauce and Pea Couscous

Dukkah-Crusted Lamb Chop with Yogurt Mint Sauce and Pea Couscous

Growing up, mutton was my preferred choice of meat. Most Sundays, Dad would rush to the market early morning so he didn’t miss the chance to buy the best quality of meat and later, mom would prepare a rich mutton curry for lunch. We would always be extra hungry on that day. It was only after moving to US that I learnt the difference between lamb and mutton. It surprised me when I realized how rare and hard it is to find mutton in any store over here. After missing my special Sunday lunch for a while, I finally decided to…

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Couscous with Italian Sausage

I heard about couscous for the first time in 'Top Chef', one of my favorite cooking show. There was this chef (I am horrible at  remembering names) and she would cook couscous in every other challenge. It always looked delicious and I used to wonder about the taste and texture. I didn't had any luck finding couscous in India. As soon as I saw it in the shops out here, I knew I had to give it a try.