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About Mimi

Growing up in a large family with young ones to elderly, I learned to cook all kinds of food. Childrens food, Comfort food, Party food, everyday meals and more. I have been cooking for many years inthe USA and have learned to use substitutes, Cooking is my passion and I would love to share what I have learned. Hope you enjoy the Blog and find it informativeand creative.

Jun 05

Summer Cooler-Watermelon-Strawberries

This is a warm season in many parts of the world. Watermelon and Strawberries are  at great prices in the USA. I just tried making this and it tasted Great and wanted to share with you all. Hope you like it. This works great if the watermelon you just bought was not sweet or, the […]

Dec 21

Jalapeno Poppers-Yummy quick snacks

Jalapeno Poppers-Yummy quick snacks

This recipe was sent to me by a great friend just a few days ago. I tried it and this was so good!! I asked her if I can put ihis recipe on my blog. She graciously said yes. So here it is.. Special Note: Use gloves you can use in the kitchen when you […]

Sep 03

Names of Spices and Herbs in Indian and in English

Here are the names for most ingredients spices, herbs, mixtures, blends and other items made from Dairy products.If you are unsure, it is easy to find the name in English. Indian spices have been used in Indian kitchens and recommended by Ayurvedic experts for thousands of years. Adrak Ginger-Fresh Root Dry Ginger powder is also […]

Mar 29

Agave Nectar and some uses

May be a Great Substitue for Sugar and it is Natural. Agave nectar (also called agave syrup) is a commercially produced sweetner from several species of Agave, including blue agave  Agave nectar is sweeter than Honey and tends to be thinner and flow more freely than honey. Most agave nectar comes from Mexico and South Africa. Ageve […]

Mar 19

What is Tadka? Baghar or Tempering?

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This process is used, to add Flavor to food. Almost all over India in all regions this process takes place to enhance the flavor of Vegetables, Daals, Chutneys, Raita and other dishes. It is important to know about it ahead of time as it takes heating of oil and adding whole spices-sometimes Green Chilies, Curry […]

Mar 13

What are Papodams?

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If you have eaten at an Indian Restaurant, you may have had crispi spicy thin cracker like snack -Papodams ( also known as Papad in India)as an apitizer. Papodams are among the popular snacks in Indian Cuissine-some are spicy and some not spicy. The process for making Papodams is very time cconsuming and  difficult. Generally […]

Feb 11

Why Do We Use Oil in Cooking?

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Have you ever wondered why we use OIL in cooking? There are so many kinds of oils in the market and one can get easily confused as to which oil to use. First of all the oil is used for many reasons in cooking and eating. Here are the befits of using Oil 1. It […]

Jan 27

Parsley and Cilantro-Indian Parsley

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  Parsley   Cilantro – Mexican Parsley   Two types of Parsley and Cilantro Italian parsley   I thought it would be  a great idea  to take photos of each Parsley. All these three are parsley but they feel and look different, Each one has a different Aroma, flavor and taste. Parsley is generally used […]

Jan 26

Potatoes- Food of the World

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Potatoes have been a part of everyone’s diet for generations in almost all the Countries. The English word potato comes from Spanish patata (the name used in Spain). There are about five thousands of potato varieties worldwide including Andes ,  Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, and Colombia.   I remember from my childhood days when we had potatoes in our meal daily. […]

Sep 02

In the Pantry – In the Fridge -Time saving ideas

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Every Cook has his or her own method to keep things ready for easy cooking. I wanted to share some  simple ideas for  cooks who are learning to cook Indian Dishes. Depending on the size of your pantry and the refrigerator, you can stock the items. I keep some items ready such as: 1.Chili – […]

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Each Recipe is passionately created in my own kitchen with my own ideas and ingredients, Some recipes are adopted, some are from friends and Family. I have added some packaged items for convenience. These recipes are simple, colorful, palatable, and ideal for today's busy lifestyle. All the recipes are Vegetarian and some are Vegan. Some recipes are Indian, some are of mixed culture and some dishes are fusion. Hope you enjoy them.