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 …

Vegetarian Pho

Yesterday Akshaya came back from school complaining of a sore throat and runny nose and honestly I wasn’t all that surprised. She tends to catch a virus the second week into school so this year I was prepared with all the ingredients I needed to make soup. My daughter loves soup unlike her mother or brother, so when she does get sick all she requests is a Read More …

Traditional Milk Payasam

Payasam, similar to rice pudding, is made with tapioca and sometimes broken pieces of vermicilli boiled in milk and sugar. It is typically served as dessert after vegetarian meals but I remember my mom used to make this for me when I was sick and refused to eat anything but it. I haven’t made payasam in awhile mainly because until Read More …