I can't mention enough number of times how hard we are trying to keep our food healthy. Losing the ''few'' extra pounds after Ariana was born wasn't as difficult, but the last few, are turning out to be more adamant than I expected. And it's just not fair to do it with giving up food, anyways through a pregnancy and after, you have to watch what you eat, its madness to have to follow that even after you have all the freedom to eat whatever you want. Dieting is madness. Dieting has always driven me crazy and made me crave for more fatty things. Instead, I prefer substituting all the fatty things with a healthier alternative and still feasting on whatever is for a meal.
Today being Mitul's football evening, he comes home very late, so today becomes my day of trying out new soups and breads.
When the only tomatoes you can buy are not particularly flavorsome, make this soup. The roasting compensates for an lack of flavor in the tomatoes and the soup has a wonderful smoky taste.
A nice, thick filling soup.
This is one of our most favorite soups! Not just tomato soup, but has more in it to excite your taste buds.
Roasting the tomatoes in the oven gives them a gorgeous smoky flavor.
Cooking the pasta entirely in the soup not just makes the soup nice and thick, but also gives it a nice full bodied taste (as compared to a regular tomato soup).
And definitely, the basil leaves adds the hint of a nice herbal aroma to an already yummy soup!
Tastes PERFECT with a nice buttered toast.
Here, in Kuwait, the temperatures have already hit 45 deg, and it's just the beginning of summer!
It's so much easier to eat and digest light meals like a nice cold salad for any meal during the day, that I had to put this recipe up as soon as I remembered it.
Halloumi is a very salty cheese, which originated in Cyprus and is made from goat milk, sheep milk, or a combination of both and even cow milk; used mainly in the Middle Eastern, Greek and Turkish cuisines.
Again, one of the Tuesday recipes.
On every Tuesday, after work my husband has his football matches, which go on till about 10 in the night. We start our day early too, at around 5.30 and in spite of being Indians, we really don't like spicy food or masala food for dinners.
That's why, every Tuesday is a soup night or a very light dinner night.
Today, I have been really really craving for a lot of carbs, and what better than kidney beans, haricot beans and pasta to fulfill my carbs greed!
This is one of my favorite soups, as its tomato based. Love its tangy wholesome taste! Delicious and a very filling.
It has to be had with a toast or a baguette to completely fulfill the carbs cravings!
One of my favourites for a nice filling lunch.
I so wanted to eat pasta today, but didn't have any pasta sauce at home. So thought of having a healthier and a less filling option.
The best part I love about this salad is the combination of pasta, cucumber and tomatoes. A perfect blend of carbs and fibre to make it an awesome meal.
Enjoy it with a chilled fizzy drink!
My husband and I are major pasta freaks! We can literally have arrabiatta for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
So whenever I make pasta sauce at home, it is always in lock, stock and barrel proportions!
A very simple and delicious recipe. The best part about this sauce is that without adding any cream or béchamel sauce, it still ends up tasting rich and creamy! You have to read the recipe to know that secret.
This is definitely one of the tastiest Pasta Sauce recipes, and my Mum-in-Law taught me this.
I hope you enjoy making this and feasting on it as much as we do.
Simple, quick and a filling salad.
If you have a bit of all possible vegetables left in the fridge, then no other way to use them as, than in a delicious lasagna.
It makes such a perfect meal with its ingredients. It definitely is one of my favourites! When I am in a mood to finish the kitchen work as quickly as possible with least amount of labour hours, this preparation is my first choice always. Hardly takes 30 - 45 minutes and is perfectly filling. The best part is, any vegetables taste great in it.
A little back-ground check on this dish;
Lasagna is a wide, flat pasta shape and possibly one of the oldest. As with most other types of pasta, the word is a plural form, lasagne meaning more than one piece of lasagna ribbon. The word also refers to a dish made with this type of pasta in several layers interspersed with layers of various ingredients and sauces, typically including ricotta cheese, tomato sauce, meat (e.g., ground beef or pork), and in some cases, spinach, that is then baked in the oven. Lasagne is typically flavoured with wine, garlic, onion, and oregano.
Another of my cabin crew days' inventions!
As we became seniors in the airline, our schedules were absolutely crazy. Literally living out of a suitcase! We would never get any time to cook a complete meal, eat it in peace, do the dishes and go to work. Who could do all that when you hardly had 10 hours between two flights to catch up on your rest, do your laundry and prepare for you next flight.
This came in handy as it is a very quick recipe and very filling too. One of my all time favourites.