Feta Cheese Bruschetta with Thyme & Red Onions

I was invited to a holiday tea back in December at my dear friend Radhika’s place and what a fun time we had. Radhika’s home was beautifully decked for the holidays and so warm and welcoming that I just didn’t want to leave on this cool winter afternoon.

For tea Radhika had made a delicious warm feta cheese bruschetta. Here is a look at this simple yet decadent winter-inspired tea. Continue reading Feta Cheese Bruschetta with Thyme & Red Onions

Sixteen Memorable Stories & Images of 2016

Happy New Year!!
Wish you and your families a wonderful new 2017 filled with laughter and love.

I read many stories and articles, and watched TV and videos in 2016. Some stories were inspirational, memorable or informative that they stuck with me. While some stories made me ponder the world. And then there are those stories, photos, and little video clips that just made me smile or laugh. To celebrate the end of 2016 I have included sixteen (and a few more 😉😊) wonderful articles, stories and images of events that happened in 2016. I hope you enjoy these uplifting stories and that at the end of this post you will have learnt something new and have a smile on your face 😊. This post is long, but the stories are fast reads, and I’ve included links to the original articles so you can read the articles in their entirety. So grab a cup of tea, sit back, relax, and enjoy a fun read 😊. Continue reading Sixteen Memorable Stories & Images of 2016

New Year’s Day Black-Eyed Pea Fritters

Growing up in the South in Texas and Louisiana, one of the New Year’s customs I became familiar with is having black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good luck in the coming year. There are many dishes that one can add black-eyed peas to from stews to soups, tacos and burritos to salads and appetizers. For my New Years Day black-eyed pea dish I have chosen to make Black Eyed Pea Fritters. Continue reading New Year’s Day Black-Eyed Pea Fritters

Roasted Hazelnuts & Cashew Granola

I got this recipe when I was watching my favorite Food Network show Barefoot Contessa with Ina Garten. She was making brunch dishes and this hazelnut granola was one of the items featured.  All it had was nuts, honey, oats and oil.  That’s it.  When was the last time you saw a granola recipe that had so few ingredients and was so easy to make that all you do is combine and bake? Continue reading Roasted Hazelnuts & Cashew Granola

Broccolini Pasta with Garlic & Red Chili Flakes

Broccolini Pasta with Garlic & Red Chili Flakes:

I make roasted broccolini often, but this time I thought why not make pasta out of it instead of having broccolini as a side dish like we usually do. It also meant that I didn’t have to make another main course for dinner 😊😉.  I just added roasted broccolini to pasta and turned my pasta into a delicious, filling, and healthy dinner main course. Continue reading Broccolini Pasta with Garlic & Red Chili Flakes

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