Carrot & Celery Soup

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A few months back, I was on a soup fix – making myself all kinds of soups. Not only is it super simple to make, but it is quite filling and works well when you don’t want to make a traditional meal. Toast a couple of slices of bread and you have yourself a quick dinner.

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Baked Spaghetti with Vegetables

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If you like pasta, and you like cheese, you might like this layered baked pasta. Simple sauteed vegetables, layered with spaghetti and white sauce, and topped with a layer of mozzarella cheese and breadcrumbs gives this baked dish a whole new meaning.

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Breadcrumbs

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Regular breadcrumbs work fairly well for baked dishes, and serve to give a nice crunchy topping to your dish. These are very easy to make on your own, and you don’t need to buy those fancy shmancy brands.

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Basic Marinara Sauce

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After a few cases of using half the bottle of the store bought sauces, leaving it in the fridge, and open it a few weeks later only to find it mouldy and quite unusable, I decided that it was time to make my own sauce. The work might be a bit more, but I certainly think that the flavour is unmatched.

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Rava Pakoda

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When I was growing up in India, the monsoons would make the sky really gloomy, and we’d have a hankering for a hot masala chai. My grandmother would make rava pakodas, a small fried snack to go along with the tea. To an Indian, there’s nothing like sitting out on the patio watching the rain, with a steaming hot cup of chai in one hand, and a plate of pakodas in the other.

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