Category Archives: Hooked on Heat

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......

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 ......