Raised Vegetable Garden

It's been a joy and truly a labor of love piecing our raised bed garden together. We learnt a lot from our last/first attempt at gardening and this time we were better planned.

The Best Pizza Dough

We got a bit tired of our whole wheat pizza dough I think we got too accustomed to it and decided it needed some tweaking.

US Road trips

We've made a few road trips around the US. There's a lot to see here and a lot of distance to cover. Here are some of our trips on the east coast.


Panama's carnival celebration in Panama City are supposed to be the second largest in the world. Enjoyed this big party with fantastic street food, dozens of stages and loud music blaring at every corner.


Canada has some of the most beautiful sceneries and landscapes. I hope to drive across to the West coast some day but till then here's a glimpse of Toronto and beyond.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pumpkin Soup Recipe

This was my first attempt at making pumpkin soup. Hand picked this pumpkin from a farm nearby. 

Halloween 2011
  • Pumpkin, 800 gr; 
  • Olive oil, 70 ml; 
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar; 
  • 1 onion; 
  • 3 potatoes, 200 gr.; 
  • Water, 700 ml; 
  • Whipping cream, 150 ml; 
  • Ground nutmeg; 
  • Salt and ground black pepper. 
How to make Pumpkin soup:- 
  • De-seed the pumpkin and cut it into cubes. The flesh can be used in soups or in a mixture of pancakes. 
  • Sprinkle the cubes with oil, vinegar and salt. 
  • Bake the cubes in a tray lined with baking paper for about 15 minutes at 180 ° C
  • In a large soup pot, fry the finely chopped onions. 
  • Add peeled and diced potatoes and simmer for about 10 minutes. 
  • Add the baked pumpkin and water to the pot. Cook until potatoes are soft.
  • Add cream, salt and pepper and blend to a smooth texture.
  • You can serve this delicious soup with some croutons.
A Halloween Special - Pumpkin Soup

Monday, October 10, 2011

Chinese Bitter Gourd Egg Burji

Chinese Bitter Gourd
1 Onion chopped
2 Sweet paprika diced
1 Chinese Bitter Gourd diced
1/4 tsp Garam Masala / Kitchen King
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
4 eggs

Fry the onions in olive oil with salad and turmeric powder.
Once the onions are transparent, add the chinese bitter gourd and sweet paprika.
Cover with lid and cook on slow fire for about 10 minutes till veggies are done.
Add garam masala and eggs and stir till eggs are done.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Indian Meat Ball Curry - Goan meat ball curry recipe

Meat ball curry has been one of my all time favorite dishes. The recipe is surprisingly simple and very tasty! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Gently fry the meatballs till the meat seals

  • Lean ground beef 500gm;
  • 3/4 tsp Red Chili powder
  • 2 onions
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp clove powder
  • 4 cloves of cardamon
  • salt, garlic and ginger paste
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lemon
  • Tomato puree 80ml;
  • Tbsp chopped mint
  • 2 Tbsp of chopped coriander

How to make Meat Ball Curry
    Indian Meat Ball Curry!
  • Marinate the ground beef (minced) with a spoon of garlic and ginger paste, an egg and one lemon.
  • Shape into meat balls the size a bit smaller than a golf ball.
  • Fry the meat balls in a hot pan with olive oil.
  • Set aside the meatballs in a cooking pot.
  • Fry chopped onions in the same heated pan.
  • Once the onions are golden brown add them to the pan
  • Add a small can of tomato puree and a cup of water to the cooking pot and set it on a low flame.
  • Add cinnamon, clove powder, cloves of cardamon, red chili powder, coriander and chopped mint. 
  • Simmer for about 20 mins and you've got the tastiest meat balls ever!