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Open or closed?

How do you like your sandwiches? Having never heard or come across an open sandwich, I was quite surprised when the sandwich that I ordered @ Prolific Oven lay in front of me. Grilled and colorful vegetables with the gooey freshly melted cheese made it look very appetizing and to add, it is also low in carb as you lose a slice of bread – now tell me, what is not to like about this sandwich? After this first experience, I usually make the traditional closed sandwich for K and make an open one for me. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on October 12, 2010 in Italian

 

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Panini

I am ambivalent when it comes to sandwiches – will eat them, if I can’t find any other healthy options but they are not my favorite dish for sure. However, when it comes to Panini, it is totally different – I absolutely adore these hot sandwiches. Traditionally, Panini is prepared with Italian bread like Ciabatta or Focaccia. I prefer it with Focaccia as it is softer and more moist than the Ciabatta. However, there is no hard and fast rule about the bread and it can be prepared using any bread that you like, just that it has to be able to hold the fillings and has to be flat, so that it can be grilled evenly. I have used different kinds of bread like Focaccia or whole-wheat or multi-grain bread, with equally tasty and satisfying results.

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Posted by on April 2, 2008 in Cooking, Italian

 

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Balanced Breakfast

I am so not a morning person, and cooking in the morning is a daunting task for me. So, our breakfast almost always is toast with Almond Butter (and / or Fruit Preserves), or else oats with berries and almonds. There are quite a few traditional Indian breakfast foods that are hearty and eating them in the morning provides a wholesome, delicious way to start the day, e.g. Pongal, the protein-packed adai or parathas. As much as I would love to eat a delicious home-cooked breakfast, I usually abhor stepping into the kitchen in the AM. This is the norm… And then, there are days when you break the norm and today was one such day. Paneer Paratha. I had some left-over paneer in the fridge from the Chilli Panner and Mansi’s WBB event, originally started by Nandita of Saffron Trail, enticed me into cooking for breakfast.

Paneer Paratha

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Posted by on March 29, 2008 in Cooking, Desi

 

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Wraps galore

Flatbread with some kind of filling makes a wrap. Flatbreads are found almost in every cuisine in the world and hence wraps come in all sizes and flavors.

They are a good low-carbohydrate alternative to traditional sandwiches. Although, it has been around in Mexican cuisine for over a hundred years, it has become immensely popular in the recent years with the plethora of diets that restricts the carbohydrate intake.

Wraps Galore - 2
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Posted by on January 5, 2008 in Cooking, Desi

 

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Carrot Cabbage Paratha

My in-laws are leaving for India tomorrow and last time when they had come to the US, I bought for them some awesome home-made chappathis to take on their flight journey. They were made by a Punjabi lady – perks of living in the Bay Area I guess 🙂 They really cherished it, as my MIL did not have to cook right after she landed in India. She could get by a day or two with these chappathis. Fast forward 2 years. My MIL wanted me to buy her some chappathis to eat during travel and afterwards. GOK (for the uninitiated, God Only Knows), where the chappathi-lady is now. How can you say no to a request from your MIL? 😛 Thus started my hunt for finding someone who can make good chappathis.
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Posted by on August 22, 2007 in Cooking, Desi

 

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Bruschetta

Bruschetta is a great way to use up left-over bread. A quick dish to put together, with few ingredients, most of them already in your pantry, cooking cannot get easier and simpler than this. This is a very versatile dish – can be an appetizing starter to an elaborate Italian dinner or can just accompany a soup for a hearty and light supper.
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Posted by on August 18, 2007 in Cooking, Italian

 

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