Chocolate-Banana Bread

Raise your hand if you buy bananas and wait for it to ripe just so that you can whip up some yummy banana bread? I’m raising both hands here! How many of you think that the rate at which the banana ripens is indirectly proportional to your enthusiasm for baking? It’s so true in my case. Some days I want to bake so bad but the bananas decide to test my patience and ripe at the sloth pace. That’s what happened this time when I bought bananas JUST to make banana bread and they made me wait hopelessly. bananabread Read More …

{Garden to Plate Series}Channa Masala in Instant Pot

What is that one food item that you don’t mind eating all day everyday, apart from pizza of course? Let me know in the comments. If you ask me, I would say anything that’s made out of lentils.. Channa/rajma/black channa/green gram masala, patties,  hummus, sundal- I love them all!! channa_masala I used homegrown onions, tomatoes and green chilies in this recipe.I had to say it. 😛 Check out my other gardentoplate recipes.I made this channa masala in my Instant pot and it turned out so good!! If you don’t have an instant pot, you can follow the same recipe in your good ol’ pressure cooker. Here’s how I made it. Check out my other InstantPot recipes. Read More …

{Garden To Plate Series} Marinara Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes

We have been harvesting a lot lately and I have been cooking  a lot too but the bad news is I couldn’t take pictures. I somehow managed to take pictures of this and here’s the blogpost.  At our home, there’s nothing like too many tomatoes. IMG_3886 And when we have too many tomatoes, we make sauce out of it and enjoy it later. I love this pizza sauce that I made last year and this time I made this delicious marinara sauce. Although it’s not garden to ‘plate’ oh well, I’m gonna add this recipe to the series. Here’s how I made it. Read More …

Chocolate Cashew Butter

Image-1 (4) This was on my to-do list since God knows how long! I’m so glad I finally whipped this yummy spread that I can now use on bread or oat meal. This is similar to peanut butter or almond butter but I took it up a notch and added some my favorite, your favorite and everyone’s favorite CHOCOLATE! It’s a cinch to make and I will now never ever buy any of these butter from store. Also unlike store-bought ones, these will not have those no hard-to-pronounce ingredients which freaks me out! You can easily alter the ingredients according to your wish. Here’s how I made. Read More …

{Garden To Plate Series} Peas and Corn Pulao.

IMG_3812 My dad was an avid gardener and I have acquired this hobby from him I guess. I love how it is helping me beat anxiety and depression. I do miss my dad a lot especially his tips and suggestions but for the most part it brings beautiful memories and relieves stress. To be honest, the only positive thing happening in my life right now is seeing these veggies grow. Growing your own veggies and fruits and cooking with those fresh produce is so much joyful. I’m lucky that the hubster is an avid gardener too. We enjoy gardening together and consider ourselves lucky to be sharing the same hobby. Read More …

Rajma Masala in Instant Pot

Rajma or kidney beans is very healthy and one of my favorite legumes. Rajma Masala screams comfort to me and I make very often since it’s our favorite. This is my first time making rajma in my Instant Pot and it turned out so well. We usually enjoy it over roti or hot steamed rice or quinoa. Here’s how I made it. If you’re scouting for Instant Pot recipes, here’s few. Bisibelebath in Instant Pot My fav Instant Pot Recipes rajmamasala_instantpot   Read More …

Strawberry Crisp

vegan_strawberry_crisp I’m flooded with negative vibes sometimes and it’s really scary and stressful. I try to shoo them away by practising mindfulness. I do a lot of  gardening, walking and baking. It really helps me relax and therapeutic. I know it totally doesn’t sound anything like me but I guess it’s part of grieving. Last week I baked whole wheat buns and this week I baked this delicious dessert- Strawberry Crisp. Read More …

Bisibelebath in Instant Pot

  So, last week I told you guys that I received my IP and would like to try these recipes. I just got to try yogurt and bisibelebath as of now, both came out well. I tried using part rice part quinoa combined with toor dal and loved how it turned out. You can use just rice and dal too.I’m using my mom’s bisibelebath powder here. Let me know if you’d want the recipe, I can get it from my mom. Here’s how I made it. Click on the ‘Instant pot‘ tag to see other recipes. image2 (16)Read More …

Baked Sweet Potato ‘Fries’

baked_sweet_potato_fries I have made these so many times in past three years and I wonder why haven’t I posted the ‘recipe’ anywhere. I think I know why. As soon as I remove it from the oven, I will never have patience to take pictures. But, this time I managed to take few pictures. I love this as an evening snack. i love how easy, healthy and yummy it is all at the same time. I’m not a big fan of deep-frying, so I just put it in the oven and let the magic happen while I goof around on Snapchat. Here’s how I make it.Read More …