Baked Orzo with Chicken, Tomatoes and Peas

Baked Orzo with Chicken, Tomatoes and Peas

Baked Orzo with Chicken, Tomatoes and Peas

I think the reason many people like casseroles so much is because its an ultimate comfort food. How can you resist a warm, creamy, cheesy dish? This casserole is a dinner everyone can appreciate and enjoy. It’s super easy to make and doesn’t require a lot of prep time, so it’s perfect during the week for busy moms and dads. Kids will love the casserole because of all the kid friendly flavors like chicken, cheese, tomatoes, and peas.

I did however tried to keep it light and nutritious, but sometimes you just need a good comforting casserole for dinner, am I right? Hope you enjoy this one!!! Continue reading

Meal planner – Week 1


Meal Planner

Weekly Meal Planner


Welcome to My Meal Planning Corner! I am starting a new feature on my blog, where I would share easy, flavor-packed meals that you can throw together even on a busiest week nights! Continue reading

Chicken Skewers with Dandelion Pesto

Chicken Skewers with Dandelion Pesto

I remember my father used to spend hours to digging out dandelions by the root and I always thought of them as one of the most ‘annoying’ weeds that find a way to spread in your yard. Then I came across them in the grocery story and decided it was time to experiment with different ways to prepare and use them. Dandelion greens are the most nutritious leafy vegetable that you can buy, slightly bitter and earthy. Cultivated dandelion greens from the store are less bitter than the wild ones, but in both cases taste great when properly prepared. Blanching them first for few minutes will help to get rid of some of the bitterness. Pairing them with salty Parmesan cheese, nuts and red wine vinegar will compliment the taste. Divide any pesto leftovers into portions and keep in on hand in the freezer. I served these chicken skewers with wild rice and a side of garden salad. This pesto is also great with pasta, scramble eggs or flat bread.

Chicken Skewers with Dandelion Pesto

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20 minute Sweet and Sour Chicken


About 20 years ago, my sister-in-law gave my husband a very authentic and very complicated Chinese cookbook. We moved this book through 7 houses and two countries and I never noticed it. The other day, it literally feel into my lap. It explains in great detail the technical side of authentic Chinese cooking. I read through it and am using it for inspiration, as well as to improve my understanding of Chinese cooking.

This recipe is completely inspired by the book’s authenticity and traditional techniques, but with my own added twists and simplified process. The result is a subtle take on sweet and sour chicken that is easy, delicious and takes 20 minutes. It can be eaten simply with rice or used in an appetizer or other main dishes.


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Lime Coconut Chicken Burger + Red Cabbage Slaw

Lime Coconut Chicken Burger


When we lived in India, we traveled throughout Asia quite frequently and were able to taste and experience the cuisines of many different countries from China to Sri Lanka. Since we have been back, I have been looking for ways to combine these tastes to create something new. Continue reading