Orange and Radish Salad

It is summer again and I have started growing vegetables in my garden. For the first time I grew icicle radish (mooli/diakon). I had never realised how easy it is to grow diakon radish. You plant them in the spring (sprinkle seeds on the soil) and in 21 days you have fresh radish. A recipe…

Vietnamese Inspired Salad

A friend on Facebook has been posting pictures of pho with the whole process. It takes time but I can only imagine how good it tastes. We were going to the neighboring city which had a Vietnamese restaurant and had great reviews. I was so looking forward to the pho but it was of meat…

No-Recipe Caprese Salad

I realised the other day I had not written up Caprese Salad. I have so many recipes to write; I am cooking more but have not had the time to write. I then thought Caprese Salad is such a simple salad; what is there to write. I assume most people know how to make this…

Panzanella Salad (Bread Salad)

If you are a keto enthusiast, this is not for you! Sounds like an oxymoron, right? Bread and salad? I came across this recipe years ago and it is my son’s favorite. I usually make it in the summer when I get good quality tomatoes and fresh basil. This recipe has few ingredients and each…

Roasted Beet and Green Bean Salad

There are days when you do not want to cook dinner but have to put food on the table. I decided it was going to be bread and cheese and maybe a salad. I was baking bread. I make the no knead bread and it is so easy to make. Look up Jim Lahey’s no…

Watermelon Mint Salad

This year, Bangalore has had some unusually hot pre- summer days. It is not mango season yet, mangoes make summer bearable. But there is a surplus of watermelon in the stores. Right in front of my apartment sits a watermelon vendor. I can look out of my kitchen window and see the tempting red fruit,…