Impromptu Weekday Lunch with Friends

Happy Tuesday!

How was your weekend? I hope it was relaxing and you are ready for the week ahead.  For us Saturday was busy cooking and cleaning and setting the table for a dinner I was hosting. It had to be a special dinner as this was the first time our friends were coming over to our place. I made a vegetarian South Indian Tamil spread which seemed to be a huge hit with everyone.  Phew, what a relief!  One of the dishes on my menu was a cauliflower curry that I had just learnt how to make a few days earlier from my friend Padmini when she had me over for an impromptu lunch last week. Continue reading Impromptu Weekday Lunch with Friends

Friday Fruits. Fresh Picked Oranges

Happy Friday!

I hope you had a good week and are looking forward to a relaxing and fun weekend.  It’s citrus season around here and if you live in the Bay Area and are driving around the neighborhoods you are probably seeing lots and lots of orange and lemon trees in every other front yard dripping with hundreds of oranges, tangerines and lemons.  I see so many citrus on these trees and fallen on the floor that I wish I could just pick them all up and bring them home.

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Valentine’s Dinner with the Family

Happy Tuesday!

How was you Valentine’s Day last Friday? Celebrated it with the family? Did you go out for a special dinner? No matter what you do, it’s a day when we can take the extra time to acknowledge that special one or ones in our lives. Today I wanted to share with you this fun and flirty menu my twins and I prepared for our V-day dinner.  I wanted to share this because this menu is not just great for a special family dinner but makes for a wonderful menu with friends as well. The best part of this menu is that every one of these dishes can be prepared well in advance so that when company arrives you can relax. Continue reading Valentine’s Dinner with the Family

Valentine’s Weekend in San Francisco

Happy Monday!

How was your weekend? I hope it was relaxing.  For us since the girls were home on break from school last week we headed to San Francisco for the weekend.  The city was spectacular on this February weekend. With warm temps in the 60s and sunny blue skies, San Francisco couldn’t have been any more gorgeous!!!  Here is a look at some pics of our lovely weekend in beautiful San Francisco. Continue reading Valentine’s Weekend in San Francisco

Arugula and Ridge Gourd Stew in Coconut Broth

Greens are some of the healthiest vegetables we can eat and the best way to get more greens in every spoon full is to add them to soups, curries and stews. It’s amazing how many bags of greens you can use up when you toss them into any warm dish, they condense down to 1/4 their volume. I used 8-10 cups of arugula in this stew!  But you would never know looking at it.  This delicious stew has lots of greens such as arugula and other good for you ingredients such as ginger, turmeric, more veggies and tofu for a good dose of vegetarian protein. Served with a side of rice or quinoa this is healthy, delicious and a low caloric dish as you can get! Continue reading Arugula and Ridge Gourd Stew in Coconut Broth

Galentine’s Brunch at Joji’s

It’s Valentine’s week and its been a fun week of flowers, food, family and friends. I’ve been celebrating Valentine’s Day in many ways by planning a special dinner with the twins for V-Day with the family; I’ve also been meeting with friends over tea and brunch, while delivering flowers to others. Continue reading Galentine’s Brunch at Joji’s

Valentine’s Celebration with Two Friends

Valentine’s Day is such a special celebration of love and affection making it the perfect time to let people close to us know how much we care for them ❤️.   With the family we usually have a Valentine’s Day dinner complete with dessert and flowers for all 🌹💐.  When it comes to showing friends how special they are, I like to meet with them over tea or brunch and give flowers to those who live near by. Continue reading Valentine’s Celebration with Two Friends

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