Monday, April 5, 2010

Trader Joe's Instant 100% Colombian coffee.

Tastes good.

Costco has made me a happy person

Here is why :
Mountain High Low fat plain yogurt in a big tub.
4 baby eggplants in a pack.
2 pack Nanak paneer.

what more do I need to make me happy !!! GO COSTCO !!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring break is fun.

Last week I was dreading spring break thinking to myself that we have not enrolled the kids in any classes and I have not planned for that vacation but seems like things are going very nicely even without any extracurricular activities or should I say planned activities. I am realizing each day that they ( my kids) don't need planned activities they are just happy being with me. They have started playing more and more with each other and developing that special bond that siblings have. I knew they had the bond but it is so much fun to actually hear them during their pretend play sessions. I am glad I stay at home and I am not missing those special chats that they have with each other. I get to hear them when I am working in the kitchen and I see myself stopping and smiling. I wish I could record all of it and they could stay like this forever. Ah one can only hope !!

conversations at our table

It is so much fun to hear the kids talk now since their vocabularies are expanding. Here is a sample :

Setting : Lunch time eating spaghetti, feeding self.
Kid 1 : Enjoying spaghetti and face covered in sauce.
Kid 2: Your face is a disaster !

I could not stop myself from smiling and thinking what more will I hear ??

Saturday, December 19, 2009

New yummy treat finds at Costco

Hello fellow bloggers,
I have been missing from my blog since so many months. I have been plain lazy and there is no excuse for that too. I am going to try and be a regular from now on. So our local costco has been carrying a few things that are really yummy.

1. Cub claws pastry : It is this yummy all natural/no trans fat snack that contains dry apples, dry apricots, dry cranberries, almond extract, vanilla to mention a few of them. Try and tell me how you like them.
2. Melt-o-ways : A flaky/buttery pastry twist filled with raspberry jam and cream cheese. Is your mouth-watering yet.
3. La dolce vita Italian cookie variety pack with two kinds of biscotti( chocolate and cranberry-almond) and wedding kiss cookie and amaretti too.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sandwich my ishtyle

Hi friends,
I know I have been MIA for quite a bit and I don't know if anyone even reads my post. But at any rate, I made something today that turned out pretty tasty and so I thought of sharing this recipe with all of my bloggy friends. So here goes......

Stuffed toasted sandwiches

Appliance needed: sandwich toaster

Ingredients: 5 medium to large sized red potatoes
3/4 cups frozen peas
3 sprigs of mint (only leaves)
6-8 stalks cilantro
1/4 of green bell pepper
1/4 of a big sweet onion
1/4 cup finely chopped cabbage
11/2 tbsp. oil
butter ( if needed) for spreading on bread before adding the stuffing
salt to taste
sugar to taste
amchur to taste
red chilli powder about 2 tbsp.
11/2 tbsp. garam masala powder
12 slices whole wheat bread

Boil or pressure cook the potatoes and the peas.
Cook the bell peppers, onions and cabbage in the oil until tender.
Once the potatoes and peas are cooked mash them and add the cooked veggies to it.
Add all the dry spices. taste and it and stuff them between two slices of buttered whole wheat bread and toast it in the sandwich bread. Eat with ketchup or green cilantro chutney or your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy.

You can add other veggies like corn or green beans or tofu or paneer and pepper jack cheese if you like.

I will post a photo of my creation tomorrow.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Trader Joe's Potato pancakes-traditional latkes

I tried out the Traditional latkes the frozen ones and found out that they are not that great tasting as most of the frozen items that TJs has.