2014
Jan
11
a good start
“I hope you had a good start to 2014! Like with every new year, I have ...”
Apr
30
easter brunch
“Rather than celebrating at a crowded restaurant, this year, I decided to host an Easter brunch at ...”
Sep
30
Signature Concoctions Diwali Cooking Parties
“Thinking of hosting a Diwali party this year and need some help?! Announcing Signature Concoctions ...”
Oct
17
Stella & Dot Pre-Diwali Trunk Show
“This year, instead of having the usual Diwali party, I decided to switch things up and host ...”
2013
Mar
13
keeping a promise
“And again, it's been months since a published my last post!  I don't have any ...”
29
a big production
“Every year, as the holiday season starts winding down, I gear up for a big ...”
Apr
04
oat idlis for lil' ones - by Gauri
“Gauri and I go back many many years, all the way to kindergarten! Over the ...”
May
14
brew-skeh-tehs!
“Girl talks, giggles and good food with a splash of alcohol - now thats a perfect recipe ...”
Oct
06
Kanchan's cooking experiments
“And there I go...just couldn't keep my promise :( . What a long unexpected hiatus this has ...”
2012
Jan
09
kheema and beyond
“Kheema, a North Indian classic, is a spicy curry made with minced meat and fresh peas, simmered ...”
15
Til Gul - the essence of Sankrant
“As the sesame seeds were roasting, their delicate aroma hovered over the pan and soon ...”
Mar
09
lazy weekend mornings
“Weekdays come and go...and then come the weekends! I simply love them...and I'm sure so ...”
Apr
01
concoctions for tiny fingers
“You've met the lil' connoisseur before! This little guy loves yummy mom-made food and now insists ...”
May
01
will travel for FOOD&WINE!
“Thanks to my friend, Fats, I just got back from a delicious and exciting weekend ...”
07
a weekender at the Austin Food & Wine Festival
“ Last weekend, I traveled all the way to Austin for it's first ever FOOD & WINE festival. ...”
12
my lil' Top Chef!
“I'm not surprised that my 5 year old is quite a foodie, worships Giada and dreams of being ...”
18
my first student
“A couple of months ago, this girl I know, reached out to see if I ...”
Sep
22
highlights of my summer
“Summer, this year, flew by so quickly! It's starting to get a little "more" nippy ...”
Oct
17
pack a punch!
“I sure love to taste a little bit of San Francisco every day but once in ...”
2011
Mar
04
cooking therapy
“ Its been quite a while since my last post!  Well, after a fun-filled Summer and Fall at ...”
Jun
12
food-ostalgia!
“A homesick Puneite...that's me! It's been long since I visited home. I'm from Pune and it's simply the best ...”
14
a desi burrito
“If you love fusion food, here's one for you - Chicken Tikka Masala Burrito! This yummy ...”
19
a cherrylicious dessert
“I've been popping cherries in my mouth all the time this week! Thanks to my ...”
Jul
01
inspirations from the "chocolate salon"
“Just a few days ago, Kanika stopped by and got with her these absolutely amazing ...”
lil' connoisseur
“Meet the lil' connoisseur! He has a few teeth and he loves to eat...   This is a ...”
16
more with the mango
“It's that time of year when mangoes are all over the place. And for me, no ...”
Aug
23
3 cheers!!!
“And here we are at the finalé of yet another amazing season of signature concoctions! What an eventful ...”
2010
Feb
09
sweet little hearts for Valentine’s Day
“Many a Valentine’s Day has come and gone. Some of them filled with the timeless ...”
16
cupcake birthday
“"I am 3!" said my daughter, Nia, as she raised her little fingers and counted ...”
Apr
12
lights, camera and ... no recipe!
“Life's been busy... yeah, going to school along with a full time job can really ...”
20
roast chicken
“There are two kinds of roasts. One happens on Comedy Central and the other in ...”
30
inspirations from spring
“  Yes it is here... and about time too! And with it comes all that is bright, ...”
May
08
cooking with mom
“Who doesn't like to sit back, relax and have fresh, homemade food make it's way ...”
Jun
01
constant cravings
“The recipes that I am sharing today reflect the characteristic "Brahmin" cooking style from my ...”
03
i'm hooked
“It has been airing only for a couple of days now and I'm loving it! As ...”
09
a picnic at the Central Park
“This Memorial day, we had another one of our quick picnics by the Lake at ...”
Jul
01
...so long Montclair
“Montclair has been our home for 6 years now. But all good things must come ...”
06
taking a break
“ In the meantime, give some of these concoctions a try!”
Aug
06
back in business
“After a long eventful break, I'm back with my signature concoctions with a twist of California! ...”
17
the first post of season 3
“It's been 2 years since I started writing ... Life's been busy happening and before I ...”
29
"halibut st."
“ Welcome to Foster City, my new neighborhood. As I walked around  the city, I found ...”
Sep
03
fill'em up
“ Coming up next in the series of things I learnt at school, are tarts. I ...”
25
Maharashtrian sweet dishes
“ 10 days of Ganesh Utsav are now over. In the state of Maharashtra, where I ...”
Oct
23
a little bit of San Francisco
“Being in the Bay Area, San Francisco city is now just a few minutes away from ...”
Nov
16
black magic
“I can't really go without Indian (or Maharashtrian) food for too long. After a week ...”
24
fearless with phyllo
“Light, crispy and decadent baklava reminds me of my first and the worst encounter with ...”
Dec
06
a new tradition
“As I was making preparations for the dinner in the morning on Thanksgiving Day, I ...”
2009
Jan
01
SignatureConcoctions 2.0
“It's been a while since I wrote here....   Life's been busy...lots'a work, a little bit of ...”
10
holiday dinner recap
“Every other Chrismas holiday, we go to India. This year we enjoyed Nia's first Christmas here, in ...”
18
winter squash soup for a winter freeze
“"Ice is my middle name", said my husband as he entered the house.  It was freezing outside ...”
29
date night
“I miss those days when we went out on dates all the time :) Dinners at datesy ...”
Feb
13
a (heart)y gift box
“Chocolate is great any time of the year, but it surely gets special attention on Valentine's ...”
21
food of 'malvan'
“Crispy & spicy Fish Fries, hot & tangy Shrimp Curry and cool & refreshing Sol Kadhi are all ...”
Mar
10
eggceptional breakfast ideas
“ Eggs certainly have a special place on the breakfast table. With yellow yolks and silky ...”
17
soups on!
“When it comes to soups, sky is the limit.  Whether created using the season's best ...”
21
welcome spring!
“Friday, March 20th, was "officially" the first day of Spring '09 and we woke up ...”
29
goodies for gudi padwa
“Friday, March 27th 2009, was Gudi Padwa, New Year's Day for Indians from the state ...”
Apr
13
eggs for easter
“Easter is the first Spring holiday; a great day to celebrate the return of warm ...”
26
foodé couture
“ Come Spring, designers of the fashion world send their glamorous models down the runways showcasing the ...”
May
01
my spring fling with asparagus
“This year, I had a "Spring fling" with asparagus ;) As Spring started to bloom in ...”
05
simply delicioso cinco de mayo
“We often have fiesta dinners at home. This past weekend, we had one for Cinco ...”
11
my mom's signature concoction
“I am sure we all hold dear in our childhood memories, the food prepared for ...”
20
food for my tot
“My sweet babydoll, Nia, is growing up real fast. BabyCenter even classifies her now as a preschooler. ...”
Jun
07
a quick picnic
“While spring and summer are still dueling, I decided to take advantage of a sunny ...”
20
for the love of Butter Chicken
“ "There are a lot of things I miss about home; a ‘katta’ evening at University ...”
dad's mac & cheese
“ "My daughter invited me to write on her website today, on the occassion of Father's ...”
father's day special
“So this year, for Father's Day, I gave some work to the two superdads in ...”
26
the green side of mango
“Here in America, green mango is popular with Thai food. Most Thai restaurants have either ...”
Jul
18
Thai éncore
“...And with popular demand, I'm back with some hot and spicy Thai food! It's been ...”
27
souvenirs de Montréal
“Living in New Jersey, Montréal  is my favorite long weekend getaway. In just over 5 hours I ...”
30
here's to friends!
“I am gonna take a little break from food blogging today! While I love playing ...”
31
Aai's mutton biryani - by Anagha
“You'll forget my chicken biryani when you try this mutton biryani that Anagha makes!  More ...”
preserved through generations - by Nisha
“Nisha, my daughter's godmother, is an awesome cook! A mother of twins, Meghana and Joshua, ...”
Aug
02
a light summer meal - by Roshni
“Roshni and I go back many years! She is the bubbliest, prettiest and smiley-est person ...”
a special concoction from my mom’s kitchen - by Neeta
“Neeta and I have been good friends since childhood. She's a super mom of an ...”
lip-smacking dishes - by Kanika
“Kanika and I met a year ago and we hit it off instantly! Kanika and ...”
my recent favorites - by Rati
“Rati, is a good old friend and one of my college roomies at Rutgers. When she ...”
15
season deux
“I am thrilled to welcome you all to Season 2 of Signature Concoctions! Yes! It has ...”
Sep
01
easy-to-make recipes for ganpati bappa - by Meghana
“I'm kicking off Season 2 with a guest post from my dear friend, Meghana! Meghana ...”
02
ganpati bappa's favorite
“"Ganpati Bappa Morya, Pudhchya Varshi Lavkar Ya" ... and Ganpati Bappa is back! For Maharashtrians ...”
12
a cookbook - grilled pizzas and piadinas
“ A couple of weeks ago, I was browsing the New Books aisle at my local ...”
Oct
14
dazzling Diwali hors d'oeuvres
“ During the new moon of Kartika (eighth month of the Hindu Calendar year), which usually falls in the months ...”
21
mango madness
“Every season brings out the nature's select fruits and/or vegetables, like Pumpkins for Fall, Asparagus ...”
29
Nov
16
comfort cooking
“ Life happens! As with all of us, when things get busy and I don't get ...”
Dec
17
'tis the season for holiday baking!
“When it’s snowy and freezing outside, 'tis the season for holiday baking!  It is December ...”
31
top 9 of '09
“  Bringing in the new year with the most popular posts of 2009! (Click on the images ...”
2008
Aug
15
without further ado......
“So, I have finally decided to take my first step in the world of foodblogs. I ...”
the most comforting comfort food
“After a long, hard day or on a cold winter night (and those times when ...”
21
playing around with pesto
“This summer, as the markets started filling up with all the wonderful veggies, fruits and herbs, ...”
25
sundays are fun days!
“Sundays are kinda relaxed in my house. Its family time with a peaceful mornings watching cartoons with ...”
28
jhatpat subzis
“No matter how busy I get, I really like to cook something every night during the week. I ...”
Sep
05
fiesta dinner tonite!
“"Fiesta dinner tonite!", read the text message on my husband's cell phone, as he was getting down ...”
12
story of a happy little tummy
“Today I am gonna tell you the story of a happy little tummy.... When lil' Nia turned ...”
23
curried concoctions
“Whenever I say, "I'm from India", most of the time, people here in the US say, "Oh, ...”
27
extreme makeover: maharashtrian food
“Everyday Maharashtrian food is simple, quick, healthy and very flavorful. Poli or chapati (wheat bread), bhaji ...”
Oct
09
in the festive spirit of navaratri
“   || Happy Dasara ||    ”
15
masala doodh, wonderful doodh!
“ It's a "gotta-have" drink, especially today, on Kojaagiri Pournima. Actually, I wouldn't really mind this sweet, ...”
21
thai take-out from my kitchen
“We are big fans of the hot and spicy Thai food and its usually our ...”
25
let the celebrations begin....
“ Happy Diwali ”
26
'tis the season!
“Its that time of the year, when everyone in India is celebrating..... Navratri & Dasara followed by ...”
Nov
03
it's the end of fall!
“ "It's the end of Fall :( " That's what my darling hubby has been saying ...”

 

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