Monday, January 5, 2015

[New Year's Special Recipe] Creamy Goan Black-Eyed Pea Curry


It has been a tradition since past few years to welcome a New Year with a black eyed pea post. Last year it was scrambled eggs, the year before with some fried fritters (still a popular one for New Year's) and a curry with coconut, the year before that. The reason is simple - in some cultures, black eyed peas symbolize good luck due to their penny-like appearance. They also signify abundance and if there are any left overs for the day after, it is meant to demonstrate frugality and prosperity in the coming year! Don't get me wrong. I am not a stickler when it comes to any kind of customs or superstitions but it is always a good feeling to start something on a good note. Isn't it? Today's recipe is a vegan curry made with coconut milk and some aromatic spices. New Year's or not, this recipe comes together in a giffy, any kind of beans like red, garbanzo etc can be substituted instead of black eyed peas and it will still taste heavenly. Enjoy.


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Top 10 Recipes of 2014



“For last year's words belong to last year's language; And next year's words await another voice.” 
~ T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

Another glorious year, with many happy and sad moments is coming to an end. I literally woke at 2 in the morning today to quickly scribble down all the things I want to do in the coming year. Let me list some main ones here (for accountability purposes): (A) To make reading a habit is definitely one of the resolutions of 2015. I finished three books - a good start already there. Isn't it? (B) On charts is also to resume the Project 365 challenge where I will be posting photo-a-day in 2015. Instagram is where all the action will happen. Do give a follow if you wish to follow my photo journey. (C) To make a new recipe each week and a blog post every Monday. To tackle this, I made a couple of recipes and photographed. All I have to do now is sit and polish things up.


Now, before we get ahead of ourselves, let's have a look on Top 10 Recipes of 2014, which garnered most attention in terms of hits, comments and media mentions. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

[Eating Out in New York City # 1] Winterland Wonderland At Bryant Park


“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” ~ James Beard (1903-1985)

As promised in my last post, here I am to spill the beans and to talk about my new home - New York City. The big move was quite unexpected and pleasantly surprising. Yes, it was always my dream to work in-the-city. Yes, I did imagine myself multiple times, walking through the beautiful alleys of NYC, gazing at the tall buildings. What I didn't expect is, how soon my wish came true. It has been four hectic weeks of still adjusting and trying to fit into this crazy yet exhilarating New York culture. 

Also, one other thing I did not expect is that the first post after my move would be about a a Vegan/Vegetarian Meetup, something I signed up mere few days ago. Click for more and scroll down for a visual experience of my visit to Winter Village at Bryant Park last night!

Welcome to the partyyy! 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

[Recipe Redux] Spicy Egg Curry with Harissa Recipe


It has been more than a month since I posted a recipe on this blog. During this time, much has happened and changed. There is so much to say but I am finding it hard to articulate well. I just don't know where to start. Until I find a way to put the events in sequence and give them some meaning, let us talk about fond food memories. Shall we? Along with them is a recipe for Spicy Egg Curry made with Harissa. It is quick yet flavorful and not too overtly spicy. Serve with some rice and you are set with a hearty meal. No rice? Just have with some bread of any kind. Soak the chunks of bread with the onion-tomato sauce while scooping bits and pieces of browned, boiled egg in the middle. Best part, it takes less than half an hour to put it all together. Enjoy!


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