Archive for the ‘Fun’ Category
Friday, February 28th, 2014
Nearly everyone I know is a cookbook collector.
It always starts innocently enough; maybe you found a book that was on sale for a song and couldn’t be missed, or maybe you had to buy your favorite chef’s cookbook(s). But then before you realized what was happening, you moved your entire collection into the spare room and bought a third new bookshelf to house it.
Sound familiar? Me too. (more…)
Thursday, November 14th, 2013
Thank you to Swanson and Kitchen Daily for sponsoring this post! I am happy to share more about myself with my readers, and I hope you enjoy reading about why I cook.
Indian Bitter Gourd/Melon; I took this photo in Souk Al Mubarakiyah in Kuwait. A walk through that market is an endless source of cooking inspiration.
For my husband and I, date night always means Indian food.
I’m not sure why or how is has come to be that way, but that is just the way it is for us. We have a few places where we love to frequent, and a few things we love to order. Sometimes we’ll be adventurous with our choices, but in general, we usually go to a certain place for a certain dish. We cherry pick our favorites like that. (more…)
Thursday, June 27th, 2013
If you follow me on Instagram, you might already know that yesterday I made natural food coloring.
This is because I recently got the idea in my head that I absolutely had to make blue frosting.
I’ll tell you all about why I needed it soon, but for now, here is a big hint… (more…)
Monday, June 17th, 2013
Have you ever been to a restaurant and while waiting for your meal to arrive, someone else’s meal at a nearby table came and it smelled so good or it looked so beautiful going by that you just had to sneak a peek? (I know I can’t be the only one, lol.)
Kind-of like the impulse to look at someone else’s food, I love looking at other food blogger’s props. And drooling over not only the food they’re serving, but what they’re serving it on.
Along those lines, I was pretty excited about the Food Blogger Prop Swap. (more…)
Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Does anyone know what this Middle Eastern ingredient is? I will be back tomorrow with the answer, along with a recipe for it! (Here it is!)
Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
Breakfast, Part 1 (pre-workout): Cottage Cheese
I can’t believe it’s been about a year since I last did a What I Ate Wednesday post! (Here are my first three: 1, 2, and 3.) I’d like to say I’ll try to do more of these posts, but in reality, my daily eats generally aren’t always interesting (I’m still stuck on my cottage cheese in the morning! :) ). There is a random day that is pretty fun though, and this day was one of them…enjoy! (more…)
Friday, November 9th, 2012
I feel so incredibly blessed beyond measure. I have wonderful family and friends, a job I love so much it doesn’t really feel like work, I’m part of an amazingly supportive community of food bloggers, and I have the best readers in the world. And now I have a book that contains a small piece of my heart and soul to hold in my hands and call my own.
Truth be told, I’m still pinching myself because the reality of it still hasn’t quite sunk in yet. I am humbled, truly, more than words can express. All I can say is thank you to those of you have taken time out of your busy lives to support me…whether it’s reading my blog, leaving me a comment here, sending me a message on Facebook, tweeting something to me, pinning a photo of one of my recipes that you want to make, shooting me an email, or buying my book. There is no gesture too small. You all make my world brighter.
So now, I want to invite you to my virtual book launch party. This is a time for celebration and joy, and I am thrilled to share it with you. Grab a hot cuppa and settle in because this post is a long one full of goodies that you do not want to miss! (more…)
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
Eggplant Dip, one of the many dips that might be found in my fridge at any given time. (Recipe can be found in my book!)
I love taking a peek inside someone’s fridge.
I’m not the only one who is secretly (ok, maybe not so secretly anymore) a little bit nosy about what other people like to eat, am I?
Come on, admit it, you like it too, lol. (more…)