Refreshing Whole Wheat CousCous Salad

Ingredients: Whole Wheat Cous Cous- 1 cup Cayenne Pepper- 1 teaspoon Chopped Green Beans- 1/4 cup ChoppedYellow Squash- 1/2 cup Green Peas- 1/4cup Chopped Carrots- 1/4 cup Onion- 1 Tomato- 1 Jalapeno- 1(optional for heat) Fresh garlic- 3 cloves Salt to taste Garlic powder- 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon Curry powder- 1/2 teaspoon Preparation This … Continue reading

Recipe: Chick Peas with Grated Coconut

Ingredients: 1 can of chick peas 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds 1tsp lemon pepper powder 1 tsp coriander powder 1 tsp cayenne powder 1 tsp turmeric 2 cloves of garlic Salt to taste Canola Oil 1/4 cup grated coconut- frozen or fresh Preparation: Heat a pan with canola oil. Add mustard seeds, … Continue reading

Catering for an Art Show-4/6/13

My daughter goes to art classes in a small warm cozy art studio in Maplewood, NJ. The owner is an extremely talented, warm and nice. She was organizing an Art Show at her studio and wanted me to cater some short eats to go with wine for all the people who were invited.  I decided to … Continue reading

Kids Cooking Sessions this summer- Cooking camp!

Hello everyone Having received a tremendous response from cooking workshop for kids last summer, I will be conducting a Kids Cooking Camp this summer as well and wanted to reach out to all of you who are planning camps for your kids. I have seen that the kids enjoy these cooking sessions so much because … Continue reading

Williams Sonoma Cooking Demo on 23rd March,1-4pm

Hello everyone, As promised, I am posting some pics from my  cooking demonstration at Williams Sonoma in Short Hills Mall, NJ on March 23rd. It was a lot of fun and like always I had a wonderful audience. This time, I must confess that I had this one lady who came up to me and … Continue reading

Cooking for a wonderful group on Superbowl Sunday!

I know that everyone was excited about the Superbowl yesterday and today is of course the discussion day about last evening ‘s game! Well, I had an interesting time yesterday evening not watching the Superbowl but cooking for a group of wonderful people who got together to watch the game. Debbie had called me a … Continue reading

Savory Phyllo shells with Onion Tomato Chutney, Goat Cheese and Cilantro!

    Serving Size (4) Ingredients: Athens Mini Phyllo/ Fillo Shells(Frozen)- 1pack Onions     2 Tomatoes 2 Olive Oil 2 1 tbsp 1 tsp Cumin Seeds 1 tsp Lemon Pepper 1/2 tsp Turmeric 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp cayenne powder 1 tablespoon goat cheese Bunch of Cilantro leaves for … Continue reading

Cooking demo @ Williams Sonoma on 10/28

Hello everyone, I wanted to invite everyone to my cooking demo @ Williams Sonoma at the Short Hills Mall, NJ on 10/28 from 2 to 5 pm. I am going to be showing you how to cook up some quick and healthy horderves in no time ! Also, I am going to be using the ATHENS … Continue reading

Spicy Lentil Soup called “Sambhar from the Southern part of India

Growing up in a small city called Cochin in the southern part of India -Kerala, this spicy lentil soup that my grandmom and mom made filled the house with fragrance of freshly ground spices. This soup is called”Sambhar” in Kerala and is made a little differently than the regular “Sambhar”. My mom and grandmom freshly … Continue reading

Best moments from my cooking demo at Whole Foods in Montclair

I must begin by saying that I had the most wonderful time cooking for such a wonderful crowd at Whole Foods at Montclair in NJ yesterday. Carmen, the lead for cooking demos at the store was such a cheerful person and helped me out completely with the set up of my station and making me … Continue reading