Category Archives: Hooked on Heat

A Simple Feast: Paneer Methi Matar

The Indian festive season has begun, and kitchens all over the country have been buzzing with activity. Mine is no different. I’ve spent the past few days planning and re-planning our menu......

Quick, Simple Meal Ideas: Shrimp Sambal

I recently received an email from a mom who wanted a few well balanced meal ideas that would cook in 30 minutes or less. When it comes to prepping and planning our weeknight dinners, here’......

Crunch for Time: Potato Masala Melts

A grilled cheese sandwich was one of the first big people finger foods I introduced to Baby Dear when he started to show an interest in feeding himself. I figured that if I could stuff a bunch o......

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......