Angela’s Awesome Couscous

I thought I had the scoop on couscous , until some months ago I tasted Angela’s summery, flavourful, delicious and healthy dish. It had substance from the salad leaves, the oven roasted veggies and the grain, it had style from the crunch of the walnuts the tang of the feta and the sweetness of the…

The Spirit of Singapore

My husband, daughter and I arrived in Singapore in 2008. We’d been visiting this little city-state for years before that, marveling at its tourism driven economy, it’s efficiency, it’s attention to detail. But all our trips as mere visitors, did not reveal to us a side of Singapore that we see now. A nation that…

Perfumed Passionfruit Flan

Our Study Group on Women in Statecraft- In a Man’s World, came to an end last month. We had three presentations. Börte Üjin, and Kwa Geok Choo. Two strong women, wives of Genghis Khan and Mr. Lee Kwan Yew. And more importantly, companion, confidante and counsel to their man. Fittingly, our last presentation was on…

Colourful Couscous

This one is for my friend D (hmm, there are a lot of Ds in my life) who is an expert on mustard. You know who you are 🙂 Four years back, if you’d asked me what ‘Couscous’ was, I’d have only had a vague idea, but now it is a kitchen staple in my…

Roasted Red Pepper and Pistachio Soup

My spice of choice is the chilli. Red or green, the spicier the better! When you think of chillies, they seem to be inextricably linked to the east- to India, to Thailand, to Sri Lanka. Where the food is as fiery as the temperature is high. So it came as a complete shock to me,…

Peppery Tofu

I am no Indiana Jones! I don’t trek up the Namcha Barwa, or white-water raft down the Zanskar. And I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve never been pursued by the head hunting Dayaks of Borneo. Nor ever ventured crocodile hunting on the Zambezi. In fact I’m so not adventurous, that when I go to an…

Hearty roasted pumpkin soup

In our quest to eat healthier, we’ve started having light dinners. Usually soups and salads. Being vegetarian kinda limits you as well, but I’m slowly building a huge recipe base of utterly delicious soups. Pumpkin soup is not what I gravitate towards normally, but with bloggers all over posting wonderful recipes of pumpkin-shaped cookies, pumpkin…