Category Archives: Hooked on Heat

A Walk down Memory Lane: Chocolate Chip Oats Cookies

As I was cleaning up my archives and updating my recipe list with new links and pictures, it just dawned on me that this month, 8 years ago, was when I sheepishly logged online and typed up one ......

Indian Food: E is for… Egg Curry

Over six years ago when I first introduced the Intro to Indian Food series of this very blog, I had no idea I was about to start a cult following. What started as a simple desire to help a few o......

Our Meal Plan: Week 12

Hubby Dear is off early Monday morning on a week-long business trip. He gets back Friday night and then we all take off on a road trip Saturday morning for the long weekend! I have a busy Monday......

Kids Lunchbox Idea: Chicken Croissants

A few weekends ago, I found myself alone at home with Baby Dear and a potluck invitation waiting for a response. Hubby Dear was away on a longer than usual business trip, and I was at my wits en......

Our Meal Plan: Week 11

Business as usual at the HoH casa this coming week. I’ve taken up a new project which requires me to test out a few new recipes as well as update some of my older favourites, so a lot of o......

Curry in a Hurry: Homestyle Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry to me is one of those no-fail comfort foods that never cease to please. They can be made in a million ways, each tasting dramatically different from the other, yet instill that fam......

Our Meal Plan: Week 10

Hubby takes off again tomorrow and is back on Wednesday night. Other than that, Baby Dear and I will pretty much go by our regular weekday routine. I have an event to attend Thursday night, whic......

Indian Food: D is for… Dhabewali Dal Tadka

Over six years ago when I first introduced the Intro to Indian Food series of this very blog, I had no idea I was about to start a cult following. What started as a simple desire to help a few o......

Our Meal Plan: Week 9

Its business again as usual this week. I was sick as ever over the weekend and spent all of my time in bed. We ate a lot of quick sandwiches and take-out. I’m feeling so much better today ......

Cooking for Kids: Indian-style Spaghetti

A few days ago, I logged into my emails and was met by this request from a long time reader: Hi Meena, My son is turning 6 in a couple of weeks and all he wants for his birthday this year is to ......

Our Meal Plan: Week 8

Hubby Dear is off on a business trip again tomorrow and will be back Wednesday night. Baby Dear has his regular preschool days on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and we have some renovations on th......

Over Rain & Coffee: Palak Pakodas

A couple of days ago, I found myself in a rare moment. I was alone at home, it was pouring cats and dogs outside, and I had my favourite book in hand. The first thought that came to my mind? A c......

Our Meal Plan: Week 7

Here’s our meal plan for the coming week. Nothing out of the ordinary planned this week, so it’ll be business running as usual – office for Hubby Dear, day care and swim class ......

Kids Lunchbox Idea: Minty Potato Samosas

Come September, Baby Dear will be off to pre-school. I’ll finally be joining in the likes of moms who begin their day with packing a lunch for their wee ones. For the past few weeks, IR......

Warming Tones: Chilli Paneer

What is it with the weather lately? One week it’s super hot, then it’s rainy and now it’s back to having me want to spend my day under the covers with umpteen cups of coffee an......