How did we reduce waste in Adhiyan’s first birthday party

My friends asked me what was going to be the theme for Adhiyan’s party and all I could say was “less waste”. Since we had around 60 guests we couldn’t host the party at our apartments and we had to rent a party hall. We decided to do the decor on our own and started…

Sathumaavu Biscuits

When I searched YouTube for the recipe of Sathumaavu Biscuits, the first link to pop up was from a channel named “Adhium Naanum“. The minute the video began, there was a smile on my face because the host spoke Kongu Tamizh! Stanley used to make fun of me that my face would brighten up by…

It’s been 5 years in Kuwait

Kuwait is not Saudi Arabia nor Dubai. Kuwait is a separate country in the Middle East. It’s not fast and trending as Dubai but also it is not mandatory for all women to wear a burqa/hijab like they do in Saudi. Making this clear because that is what I am most asked about. Yeah we…

Karuvepillai Podi/Curry leaves Powder

These days,Amma is been suggesting some recipes that catches her attention on YouTube. She is like “try that thokku from Sarasu’s samayal; muruku is easy to do at home, follow Revathy Shanmugham’s channel..“. She has her own list of favorite cookery channels now and keeps trying recipes out of her comfort zone like stove top…

Eggless Dates Cake

What is your cake type? Simple flavored cakes or frosted cakes? I am all for cakes without any frosting and very midly sweetened ones; the ones that you can have with a mug of coffee or tea. I spend quite sometime in searching recipes that don’t involve too many steps. I love recipes that help…

Baby Products that we loved during the first year of Adhiyan

Hello there! Hope you’re all now used to the new normal and staying safe. It’s been ages since I logged into WordPress and I thought I will keep the blog alive with a post. I am giving details of the products that were of great use during the first year of Adhiyan. I, like every…

Holidaying in Delhi with a baby

We went on a week long trip to Delhi with Adhiyan last month. That was our first holiday as a family after he was born. Why Delhi? Stanley’s aunt lives there and we thought it would be easier to stay with them instead going to a new place and staying at airbnb or a hotel…

Sumaar Foods to Super Foods

Been wanting to write this piece for sometime now. I was able to sneak in and consolidate the information I had on hand and here it is! The so “Super Foods” were used very normally in day to day lives of people. Modernization/Westernization/Globalization pushed them to the back seat and gave way for a very…

Adai

Adai is a protein rich dosai made from a variety of legumes. The choice of legumes that can be used makes it a very healthy dish. Millets can also used in substitute of rice while grinding the batter. Usually adai is quite thicker and the batter is ground and readily used for making adai whereas…

Peanut Ladoo

This is my first blog post after Adhiyan and it happened to be a sweet dish. After a good 5 months at my parents home I am back in Kuwait. Having left the fully loaded pantry with the husband has resulted in many unopened packets of groceries. Had to finish them at the earliest before…