Monthly Archives : July 2012

Gopal’s Famous Veggie Nut Burgers

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My family became vegetarian when I was in my pre-pubescent years and I continued to be vegetarian until my early twenties. Fortunately I grew up in a culture that celebrates and glorifies vegetables; south Indian vegetarian cuisine is famous the world over for a reason. But I was also doubly blessed to have a culinary adventuress for a mother; she…

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Easy Peanut Butter

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I can’t remember the first time I ate peanut butter; I used to read Dennis the Menace comic strips as a child (and we all know how much Dennis loved his ‘peanut butter and jelly sammiches’) and I’m pretty sure my first fascination with peanut butter started then. I clamoured for a PB&J of my own; not a staple in…

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Soft Doughy Buns

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Let’s just think about those words for a second. Soft. Doughy. Buns. Happiness on a plate. Joy on a baking tray. Perfection in the kitchen. Love in the air. Yes, I know. You get it. I get it too. I have a love affair with dough. It’s not just a love affair; it’s also an endless fascination. The act of…

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Cinnamon Sugar Chocolate Babies

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It turns out that one of the most challenging things about food blogging is coming up with names for the things you’ve just invented. So plain old ‘Chocolate Biscuits’ wouldn’t do for me; I also didn’t want to go down the ‘Best Ever Chocolate Biscuit’ route. I think the words ‘best ever’ are subjective, like beauty; something that may be…

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Gooseberry Cheesecake

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I’m not entirely sure when I came up with this madcap idea. Not the gooseberry cheesecake; that was a truly inspired idea. (More on that in a bit.) No – when did I decide that it would be okay, in my mid-thirties, to follow a mad foodie dream? I’ve begun taking orders for cupcakes over at my cupcake-making business and…

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