Blending the Perfect Green Smoothie

Green smoothies have been popular for the past few years, and with good reason. These smoothies blended with fruits and leafy greens are nutrient-packed, gives your body energy, and helps transform your body inside and out. If you are like me, the first thought of a green coloured smoothie might sound a bit unappealing, but the fruits mask up both the smell and Read More …

Shortbread Cookies

For me, the holidays aren’t complete without holiday baking and cookie jars filled with delicious homemade cookies. I bake shortbread cookies, sugar cookies, and gingerbread cookies all throughout the month of December and the kids help me decorate and package them for friends and family. Of all the cookies I have attempted to make over the years, shortbread cookies are by Read More …

Whole-wheat Banana Bread

Before the arrival of baby Vishnu, my weekends and any spare afternoons were spent baking all sorts of delicious baked goods. I prided myself in being able to make bread, muffins, and even granola bars from scratch. Although I barely have spare time these days, I still feel the urge to bake. When that urge hits, I usually look through my recipes Read More …

Sambhar

The past couple weeks have been crazy busy. First baby Vishnu came down with bronchitis, then the older two kids caught throat infections and were home from school for four whole days and I inevitably caught a cold while fasting for Skanda Shasti Viratham. Skanda Shasti Viratham is a six-day fast dedicated to the Hindu God, Murugan who is also referred to Read More …

Sri-Lankan Milk Toffee

Milk Toffee is a popular Sri-Lankan sweet that is often made for birthdays and holidays. It is my dad’s favourite sweet as well as my daughter’s so you can be sure that I make this a lot more than any other sweet. Milk toffee is quite easy to prepare as it requires very little ingredients. The only difficult step, which will improve Read More …

Sri-Lankan Fish Curry

Fish, a staple in most Sri-Lankan households, is often made into a spicy curry, yellow curry, or deep-fried. Fish is also used in addition to potatoes and other spices to make fillings for savoury snacks or appetizers such as cutlets, rolls, and patties. Sri-lankans tend to deep-fry a lot of their foods and although I love Sri-Lankan cuisine I definitely cannot justify using so much oil. I avoid deep-frying as a Read More …

Pepper Chicken

Pepper chicken curry, more commonly known as pepper chicken masala, is a poultry dish that is native to South Indian Cuisine. It is spicy, flavourful, and aromatic thanks to the freshly ground spice mix that is often used. Unlike most other South Indian/Sri-Lankan curries, the heat comes from the freshly ground black peppercorns rather than red chilli peppers. This dish can be served as a Read More …

Banana & Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Muffins

I don’t know what it is about muffins but my kids love them and so I often bake a batch of muffins over the weekend to use throughout the week. Of course I could go to the store and just buy a case, but I am one of those make-it-from-scratch kind of people and with good reason. Store-bought or even bakery-bought muffins contain Read More …