May 31, 2013

Say Hi to Baby K

Baby K turned 8 months day before yesterday. We celebrate his birthday every month & this time it coincided with his great grandfather. He cut his little cake along with my granddad & it was a sight to watch.
I have a picture of Baby K to share with you all. This picture was taken when he was about 4 months old. I can't believe my little baby is growing up so fast. He has begun to speak, crawl & is learning to throw tantrums as well. But then, his every smile & his every other action gives us immense joy !!

I have so much to say about Baby K but I do not know where to begin :) All I can say is that right now, I am enjoying the bestest phase of my life.
I will see you all with a new post & hopefully few more pictures of Baby K real soon.


May 11, 2013

Watermelon Lemonade

This post is a little late as the temprature in Bangalore has come down considerable thanks to the Pre Monsoon showers since a couple of days. But a tall glass of juice is always welcome isn't it?

Summer means Mangoes, Watermelons, Chilled Lassi & lots of sweat nevertheless fun


We mostly eat watermelon as it is. Straight out of the fridge chopped into cubes & sprinkled with chaat masala. Offlate I started making juicing watermelon for Baby K & he loves it. And this is this summery drink was born

How To:

Watermelon Lemonade | Ingredients

Juice watermelon in a juicer/blender. Strain to remove pulp.
Combine the rest of the ingredients except mint in a blender along with watermelon juice.
Pour into tall glasses. Garnish with fresh mint & serve chilled

Watermelon Lemonade

May 7, 2013

Mexifornia @ California Pizza Kitchen

California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) is now in India. I was sad to have missed their launch a few months ago as I was busy with Baby K but this Mexifornian Food Festival more than made it up for it.
CPK is having a Mexican Food Festival with a Californian Twist called Mexifornia. What a lovely name isn't it? The festival starts on Apr 29 & will be there across all their outlets in India & will end on May 19. I was so so thrilled to be a part of it. I opted for an all Vegetarian Meal & I wasn't dissappointed.
We started our Mexifornian journey with Paneer Enchiladas. They were baked with Cheddar & Fortina Cheese & delicately seasoned with Cumin, Paprika & hand torn cilantro.
Then came the delicious Vegetarian Baja Pizza. This Pizza was definitely the highlight for me. It was a thin crust pizza topped with Mozzarella Cheese, black beans. sliced mushrooms & roasted corn. what I loved about this pizza was that unlike the regular on es, this wasn't overloaded with cheese. Also, I loved the flavor of hand torn cilantro & creme fraiche.The Orange sauce that came along with it had a lovely burst of flavors. I ate one large pizza all by myslef, It was THAT delicious
There were Tacos with mexican rice But this wasn't personally my favorite. The chipotle slaw was amazing but this had paneer too & I thought it didn't go too well with tacos. A different vegetraian filling would definitely have been better The Mexican Rice that came along with had a nice lemony flavour & it was just perfect.
We finally ended our meal with som Churros & dark chocolate Mousse. The Mousse was out of the world & we licked our plates clean. We also had some lovely mocktails to go along with it.

There were some refreshing cocktails to give us company throughout our meal. I loved the Cranberry Mist which is a blend of cranberry juice and lime juice topped with soda. The slight tint of lime was lovely. Just the kind of drink I needed for Bangalore Summer
We also got to peek into their kitchen & the chef was very courteous to show us how he made Pizzas. It was a very enjoyable experience overall.

I am definitely going back for the very delicious Baja Pizza & Dark Chocolate Mousse. Yumm De Yumm