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my birth story

had read and talked a lot about contractions and labor pains but until you don't experience it you don't understand it in real!on march 31st while every office in town was working till late i was feeling uneasy in my tummy. my mother felt it must be acidity or indigestion so we went for a walk in the street lights walking on the footpath and watching every /...

am i a good mom?

He was in my womb for 39 weeks!! and i was all ready to love and take care of him once he was out and now he is 20 days old while i wonder each day...am i producing enough milk?am i giving him enough attention?do i need to change my food habits?am i eating the right nutrition ?is he receiving the right nutrition??all these are nightmarish questions that go /...

i hatched !

Yes, i was away for a while and i am extremely happy to say i hatched and i did it just so perfectly!i had not thought i could be so strong and patient. i had a tough time and all i could think of was ' i am sure i am not having any more babies...' hahahaa even before i gave birth!but the moment i saw my little boy i forgot all my pain, i forgot how weird /...

my last potluck

 I remember when I came to Ahm, I  didn't like the place initially... truely speaking its more happening city than my hometown but somehow the streak of being lonely without a bunch of good old friends made me dislike the place... INITIALLY.Later I made some friends, and found a good job with a publishing house as a creative director and the whole free t /...

the missing week

 i have been away for a while. blame it on bigger belly, pregnancy cramps and fatigue!! but the kitchen has seen more of me recently, cooking the most wonderful dinner treats for PG and his gang... and eventually my P101 gang too! all the young ladies loved it.starting with a delicious platter of 300 calories in every 5 bites!my dietician calls it unheal /...

grapoberry

GRAPOBERRY - that's what i call my snacking plates these days. i was munching on a few while on my way to the weekly spiritual class at p101 with the winter winds slashing across the doors and slipping under the window slits its been tough going out and hanging around/socializing basically. i stay a lot indoors and read or watch tv...and certain tv shows /...

diwali potluck 101

Diwali has always been my favorite part of the year... its like christmas for us at home. the christmas we see in hollywood movies... certainly diwali that is shown in bollywood movies is a little more than realistic. there are no women clad in heavy clothing ready to dance in the background as the kuwari girl sings and dances to lure all the kuwara-s of t /...

nibble nibble

So It was karva chauth on friday ehh??no clue what it exactly is apart form all that DDLJ and hindi tv sitcoms have showed me all these years. I am a pure gujju and gujjus dont celebrate karva chauth ... yet it is always nice to be pampered and loved with food and gifts by the ladies gang at P101 who do it.though the bumpy bellies ain't fasting this year /...

The Okra Show

Hahahaaa... the other day a friend at P101 told me how she began learning kitchen rules and cooking after her wedding date was fixed. she thought she knew it all until on the 3rd day after wedding she was asked to cook bhindi aka okra aka ladies finger. she chopped 'em into pieces and dumped them in a pressure cooker with water and spices! whooopss!! it s /...

band-aids to disaster cooking!

So last night i was so excited to cook a cheesecake. i found the recipe on a cooking blog !!! (hell, i am never gonna do this to my readers) i took pictures of all the ingredients and mixes and stages so i could paste it here and share with you but it was a massive disaster!!the crust came out in crumbles and it didnt taste like a cheese cake at all. :(i /...

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