Easy cooking ideas for Singles # 11- Poha or Seasoned Flattened Rice

Easy cooking ideas for Singles # 11- Poha or Seasoned Flattened Rice Today’s easy cooking idea for singles is very popular all over India. It is a simple, easy to make and light on the tummy and weighing scale, dish.  Traditionally, a Central Indian dish, Poha has become extremely popular all over the country due to its nutritional benefits. It has evolved to become more flavorful.Add or minus a few ingredients, it is still inviting in any avatar. Poha is light enough as a breakfast dish and also an anytime snack. Beaten rice a lactose-free, fat-free and heart-friendly food.     It...

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Easy Cooking Ideas For Singles #9- Grilled Sandwiches

Easy Cooking Ideas For Singles #15- Grilled Sandwiches Woke up late this morning and tumbled out of bed in a heap and almost fell and the thought of an easy cooking idea for singles, struck me right then. Later, I had a calming session of Yoga (can’t hurry through yoga now, can I?).  Had my two glasses of warm water and was contemplating what to have for breakfast. I found half a cucumber in the fridge and wondered what to do with it. My mom used to say, eating Cucumber at breakfast, cucumber is a diamond, lunch time it is...

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Pesarattu or Lentil Crepes

Introducing, Pesarattu or Lentil Crepes, a South-Indian cooking idea for Singles. A healthy and delicious Green gram savoury crepe or Dosa as it is called in India, Pesarattu is quite easy to make.  I am a north-Indian by default and was born and brought up in the south…in fact lived my whole life here and I always prefer the South-Indian breakfast options of idly, dosa, upma, pesarattu to the heavy north Indian breakfast of parathas. One of my friends wanted to lose weight and she lived on these crepes for a couple of months and actually lost quite a few...

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Corn on Toast

Corn on Toast   Corn On toast     Easy cooking ideas for singles cannot get easier than this corn on toast. When the rains come, even a whiff of roasted corn over hot coals can make your olfactory senses take a spin. I have to indulge my wily tongue or the smoked smell would give me a sleepless night. I just can’t resist digging my teeth deep into a roasted or a boiled corn and savoring the yummy taste. Mom used to light the angeethi (charcoal stove) and roast them for us. She even used to boil...

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Corn Salad in Cucumber Boats

  Corn salad in Cucumber Boats Here is another gorgeous and light cooking idea for Singles-Corn salad in Cucumber Boats. Sundays are special and you can make it special by giving yourself a culinary delight.  I truly believe that we eat first with our eyes, then with our nose and lastly with our mouth. Colour plays a major role in vegetarian food.Food is so colourful and if the presentation and plating are attractive then you are in for a scrumptious delight. Textures and shapes too play a role. If the food is not matched properly then you can end up...

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Easy cooking ideas for singles #4 Daliya or Oatmeal Porridge

Easy cooking ideas for singles #4 It is day 4 of easy cooking ideas for singles and the recipe for today is a healthy Oatmeal Porridge (not sweet mind you). I follow the dictum of "Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince, and Dine like a Pauper” to the T. Breakfast for me is the most important meal of the day. I cannot do without breakfast. Lunch for me is not very heavy either- a simple vegetable and a cup of yoghurt is what I eat. And dinner has to be very light and early. I love the oatmeal...

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Quick recap of the last few days

Hello everybody. Following my blogs all these days? I am enjoying writing them coz challenges always egg me on. I wrote travelogues, tips to travel, easy recipes for singles. Which one was your favorite and why? Do let me know and which kind of posts do you expect from me. Here is a quick recap of all that I covered in these past eight days. The first one was a travelogue on London. I enjoyed my trip and hope you all too enjoy the experience.I was so excited as it was my first trip abroad. https://anecdotesofmylife.wordpress.com/2015/10/16/londontravelogue/ I regretted not planning...

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Easy Cooking ideas For Singles #3 Upma – Semolina Porridge

Easy Cooking ideas For Singles #3 Upma or Semolina Mash Here is another easy cooking idea for all the singles who find it hard to think of things to cook for themselves. Today was a crisp autumn morning, I took a walk in the garden after doing Yoga and I was riveted by the sight of a luscious red, Hibiscus flower. They say nobody has time to smell the roses these days and here I was gawking at a hibiscus. It made me feel so warm and good inside. Once I entered the kitchen to fix breakfast the feeling lingered...

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Easy Cooking ideas For Singles # 2 Cucumber sandwich

     Easy- Peasy Sandwich and green tea Easy cooking ideas for singles #2 I woke up late this morning and was feeling oh so sluggish (Just one of those days). I yawned and stretched for a few minutes….my old bones were creaking melodiously. Dragged myself out of bed, brushed my teeth for a full 3 minutes( that’s what my teacher in school taught me )  and set out to do my yoga. I am sure you haven’t seen lazy yoga….but that’s what I did….dragged my way through the asanas, lingering for a longer time on Shava Asana: p. I...

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Corn and Peas Pulao

Corn and Peas Pulao is one of my first posts on the series of cooking ideas for singles. After all these years cooking just for myself is becoming a chore rather than a passion. These days more and more of us live alone, either through choice or circumstances. Solo cooking needs motivation especially after a long day at work and coming up with recipes for one person can seem like a chore, even if you are an expert cook. I remember my childhood as one big happy family of 15 and food was always cooked in huge pots and pans. I...

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