Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Italian is in season here. The other day, Tiffany made one of her favorites...Lasagna and it was delicious. Artistically placed layers of spicy tomato sauce, pasta, vegetables and four types of cheese baked to perfection came together as a complex, fresh and hearty dish where as my Dad said "you could taste different flavors of cheese with each bite". A++++ ; will indulge again!

Friday, June 25, 2010


We cheated a little and used a pre-made dough bag from Trader Joe's to make the crust. It was OK, but it ended up a little soggy. One thing that helps is to put a little olive oil on the crust before the sauce, but we forgot to do that, oh well, it was still really good.

Before cooking:

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thai Coconut Chicken

I don't know what Mohit wants to call this creation, but there was chicken, lemon, peppers, onions, coconut milk, and scallions. Served on top of wild rice.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Shahi paneer and Rotis

We had some paneer left over from the BBQ, so we made shahi-paneer. More importantly, we also made rotis (aka chapatis)...surprisingly easy to get started, but hard to finish right...takes a lot of practice to get to the "round n' fluffy" stage...where we'll get someday. This time, we were pretty happy they tasted good. To make the paneer (thanks Mom for quick over-the-phone recipes, as usual), we started with the basic onions and tomatoes mix, and then added a little bit of yogurt to give a creamy taste. After the paste was thick, added spices and paneer cubes (while waiting for the gravy, eat some paneer with salt and pepper), heated for 5-10 minutes covered and then turned the heat off, but left it covered. A recipe I read suggested cooking paneer on the side first with a little bit of oil, so it gets roasted and then adding it later...something to try next time. Another delicious, healthy meal :)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Simple Biscuits

Very simple - flour, baking powder, butter, salt. Served with butter and jam.