Monday, October 1, 2012

Introducing my Son Jake.

I haven’t been able to post for a few days last week for some reason or the other. (Isn’t this a polite way of saying I got lazy).  Surprising my friend Beni isn’t on my back for not posting. Probably she got tired of waiting but every time I don’t post in the right time I get guilty.

Beni . . . What have u done to me???????

Any way back to the post. When I was whining to Beni couple of months back, that I wasn’t having any inspiration, her answer was “You have Jake, what more inspiration do you need”. She’s right, you know. I can write his antics over and over. It’s so beautiful to watch. I always wanted to write but you don’t talk much about your baby’s achievements in public forum. It’s what the elders say. . . But me and hubs decided to share some of his antics/achievements with ya all . . .

How do I describe him????? He's witty, very observant, funny, silly, intelligent and charming actor. Did I say Actor???? Of yeah he is an actor. Those are for another day. Now I wanna share the moment I held him in my hands.

I had relatively short but a rather painful delivery. After 5 hours, I had the proud moment when I had my little one in my hands. He was so tiny and the most beautiful baby I’d ever seen; scrunchy face and all. It was the happiest moment in my life. Trust me, it is one moment anyone will be lost for words. Even today I see how much he has grown and I remember the first days of his life.

I am not even going to touch the topic of diet which was restricted for a quite long time with me having a really yucky herbal mixture of fish curry and loadsa veggies. And those herbal mixtures I had to have. It was Jake who helped me have those. One look at his face and I cud have done anything for him. I was frustrated so many times but the moment I saw my lil one I decided I would have every single one of those stuff if it was good for my son.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sausage Masala or Sausage ?????????

This was supposed to be posted on last saturday but cudn't get around to post it till today but still am maintaining the same post I wrote for last weekend.

Its Saturday and weekend . . . Yipeeeeee. This weekend is going to be an idle one with me planning a manicure and a facial if I can. May be Chinese lunch Take out. Life’s good :D.

Hope you all liked the Sausage Pepper fry. Am definitely making it again. May be one day I will get my friend Nisha to write a guest post on the recipe for a sausage fry. Her recipes are always great, yummy and healthy.

Coming back to our post today, its again Sausage but I haven’t named it yet: P. Sausage Masala or Sausage ?????????. Seriously I am very bad at naming. I will leave u guys to name.

Sausage – 2 pounds (Premio Hot Italian Sausage. Sausage seasoned with crushed red and black pepper)
Tomato – 1 Medium
Onion – 2 Medium
Ginger Garlic Paste
Chilli Powder
Coriander Powder
Garam Masala

  1. Boil the sausage in water for about 15 min. Sausage would have been cooked by then. 
  2. Heat oil in Tawa and fry the Sausage in oil for about 3 min on each side on medium flame. (This enhances the taste)
  3. Cut it in one inch wide pieces.
  4. Cut onion and tomato into fine pieces.
  5. Heat oil in a pan/kadai.
  6. Saute the onion until it turns golden brown. (Tip: Add a pinch of salt for the onion to cook faster)
  7. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté it for a couple of minutes.
  8. Then add tomato and let it cook until tomato turns mushy. (Tip: Add salt for the tomato to cook faster)
  9. After the tomato is cooked add salt, chilli powder and coriander powder(Tip: chilli powder and coriander powder should be in the ration 1:2)
  10. Stir it well for a couple of minutes and then add sausage and stir well again.
  11. Add little water and reduce the flame.
  12. Add garam masala and let it mix well for sometime.
  13. Add more water if u want it gravy. I made it quite thick.

And Voila !!!! You have your Sausage masala . . .

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sausage Pepper Fry

I love having sausage in restaurants but I have never thought about cooking one. But when my BFF Nishath suggested me that I try cooking one I was intrigued. She was all praises about how yummy it was. So I decided to try for myself. I am neither an experimental cook nor one who follows recipes letter for letter. Somewhere in mid I guess. I couldn't find one proper recipe to cook sausage Indian way. It was all left for me to wonder. 

This was in my mind when I chose my sausage. I decided to buy "Premio Hot Italian Sausage". The reason being that, this is not a plain sausage. Rather, it also had crushed red and black pepper and seasoning. I was also skeptical about buying this since I was going to make it Indian way, or to say, my way. 

It not only turned out great, my family luved it. Especially my 19 month old son. He devoured it.

Lemme leave the rambling and come to the recipe. 

Premio Hot Italian Sausage - 2 pounds
Onion - 2 medium
Chilli powder
Coriander powder

  1. Boil the sausage in water for about 15 min. Sausage would have been cooked by then. 
  2. Cut it in one inch wide pieces.
  3. Slice onion length wise.
  4. Heat oil in a pan/kadai.
  5. Saute the onion until it turns golden brown.
  6. Add pepper powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt (I added very little of all these since my sausage was already seasoned) and saute it for a min or so. It better to do this in a low flame.
  7. Add the cut sausages and keep stirring around. Let it cook for a while. (Again low flame. Since sausage is already cooked, it just needs to mix well with the spices we have added) 
  8. Tadaaaaa . . . U have your sausage pepper fry.

 We had it with sambar and rice. And another instance we had it as a snack.  

If your sausage isn't seasoned, you might have to add the seasonings accordingly. Mine was yummy to eat after just boiling.

Do try it out and tell me how it is.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Maybelline Color Show Nail Laquer

Maybelline is a brand known for its quality yet affordable products and has been around for a long time. Their latest launch is the Maybelline Color Show Nail Laquer. The moment I saw the pictures I was captivated. It such a beauty to look and to own. They have introduced 40 new shades in four variants.

Color Show Nail Laquer, The Denim Collection

Color Show Nail Laquer, The Mettalic Collection

 Color Show Nail Laquer, The Shredded Collection

  Color Show Nail Laquer

I saw them on display when I went to Bed, Bath and Beyond. I didn’t have time to linger and choose one. So I decided on the Purple Possibilities from the Shredded Collection. I so wanted to try the Denim Collection first. But this wasn’t a disappointment.Then again, I picked up the styled out from the Denim Collection when I went to walmart last week but there was this one from metallic collection peeking at me which made me replace the styled out and pick this. And that one is Navy Narcissist. Both reviews coming soon.

Am eyeing on Styled Out, Tenacious Teal, Coral Crush, and Silver Stunner next.
But I suggest you not to decide on the colors based on the website. The colors are much more vibrant and attractive in real.
Check out Maybelline Color Wheel for more details on the Color Show nail Laquer.

So, what do you think about the color show nail laquer? Is it going to be you next buy?

Saturday, September 15, 2012


I have been planning some stuff for my blog for sometime now. Have already revamped my blog, with new themes, widgets and stuff. Nothing big but planning on branching out to some recipes, product reviews, my son’s exploits and of course my take on life. Before I go ahead I would like to clear some things.

After following recipes so many times, I dont to go ahead with exactly the same amount of spices coz’ I might not use the same brand as urs and mine might be lot more spicy but you might not like spicy items. I will help you if there’s any ratio involved but will leave the rest to you. I am not one to decorate my food and display. Its not that I don’t like but I don’t get time to cook and display and even take pics when cooking, tho’ I will try to do so if I get time.

In between you can also see some outfits I have put together in polyvore. I love going through outfits in polyvore and putting together something beautiful.

Have fun reading my blog and follow and subscribe in the widgets you can see on the right hand side of the blog.

Ain't it class????

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sunday Funday

Have been thinking about writing more posts, at least once a week but it hasn't been possible till now. Me now in New York with hubby and son. I wanted to write more now that I get some time but somehow the inspiration isn't there. But this one I wanted to write, before my need to write wanes off. 

This wasn't even a planned blog post. Just that I felt writing. I have been telling about lack of inspiration to write but what inspired me to write this was the beautiful sights I saw on the way to a birthday party on Sunday. Beautiful trees green and luscious. It made me feel beautiful as if it was lending its beauty to everyone around. Such a pleasure to watch even though it was from a fast moving car. If I'd have time, I would just stand and watch and grab all the beauty around me. I have been in Chennai which is a metro for 7 yrs now and I don't get to enjoy these often. But when I do get to enjoy, it is imprinted in my mind. Am still able to picture it in my mind. 

I know many are ready to shell out money anywhere where they can get a promise of relaxation. But my question is Why do you have to run in search of peace when it is available for free. Just stand and watch all those green plants and trees with those colorful flowers, you can feel the peace you crave for. 

I so so so have to brag now. About the enjoyment I had on sunday. 
I had so much fun at the party meeting many people who worked with hubby. The only dampener was my son getting hurt. He is at a stage where he is in such a urgency to grasp the whole world in his little hands. He just doesn't know the meaning of fear. But just after 30 min of being cranky he was out and about again charming his way. The host had planned a beautiful party with pot luck and barbeque. (I let my hubby do the cooking :D). I don't think any one bothered much about food. It was more about just talking and getting to know each other and of course running after the kids. I had fun associating faces to the names I have heard everyday. It was a birthday party and of course the birthday baby just shined. She was such an adorable princess with a cute smile. I hadn't thought much about it but when I started playing it back in my head I realized how much fun I had. Am a person who enjoys the simple things in life and this one was a simple affair but just made my day.