Peach Mango Smoothie

This awakening fruit smoothie is so simple that it does not even need a recipe card! Sometimes, we have moments where we rummage through our fridge and whip up an easy concoction that will fuel the rest of our day. Our Peach Mango Smoothie is exactly that---a speedy, sweet, start to your morning!

Shrimp Biryani

I particularly enjoy Hyderabadi style biryanis because of its spicier personality incorporating a vast spectrum of characters such as star anise, cinnamon, and cardamom. For today’s post, I opted to modify my favorite chicken recipe to cook with shrimp. It is a simpler option if you do not have as much time on your hands to prepare a meal, but still long for the Indian delicacy. Enjoy our Shrimp Hyderbadi Biryani recipe below.

Coffee Protein Smoothie with Cinnamon

When I embarked on the journey of strength-building in 2015, I began to incorporate  supplemental protein into my diet and struggled with how to do it in a way that was delicious and not substituting an entire meal. Being a coffee lover, I thought to add protein into my daily fix with some ice on a hot summer morning for my commute to work. Over time, I have refined different variations of this creation and ecstatic to share the original on the blog!

Garlic Butter Zoodles aka Zucchini Noodles

I have a confession to make...I am an avid carb lover. If I don't have my once-a-day allotment, Neal can attest to my very obvious change in demeanor which consists of pure grouchiness and transitions into a grieving cycle. With that being said, you can imagine how much I love pasta. So, take it from me that jumping on the zoodle train was accompanied by some initial hesitation and skepticism.

Baked Salmon With Mango Glaze and Asparagus

On a week night, preparing dinner can be challenging and you may be tempted to just stick a frozen meal in the microwave and call it a day! Lucky for you, our one pan baked salmon recipe asks for only 22-25 minutes of your time and tastes like heaven! The sweet and semi spicy mango glaze adds flair to the fresh salmon and complements the tossed lemon garlic vegetables. Easy, healthy, and very satisfying!

Jalapeño Poppers with Paneer

Recently, we had stuffed jalapeños with crab at a sushi restaurant in Palm Springs! As Neal and I were blissfully feasting, we started chatting about jalapeño poppers and wondering what happened to the beloved appetizer of the 90's! I remember as a child, grabbing as many as I could at dinner parties hosted by my mother and sneaking up to my room. I loved the duo of hot, melted cheese and the crunch of the jalapeño. During this trip down to memory lane, I asked myself if we could create a variation with our mark on it. And that is exactly how Jalapeño Poppers with paneer was born!

Gourmet Meal Prep: Our Breakfast Frittata

On the weekdays, many of our friends opt for breakfast on the go (quickly grabbing a protein or energy bar on their way out) or skip it altogether in order to savor those extra precious moments of sleep. After all, who has the time to cook a lavish breakfast every morning?  Well, we created a delicious and healthy frittata for you and all you need is ten minutes on a Sunday. 

15-Minute Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Nothing says summer quite like a chilled glass of lemonade to beat the heat! Since we always have a crazy amount of fruit in the fridge during this season, we thought to put it to good use! This very simple recipe will have you abandoning the lemonade pulp or that powder stuff forever. All you need is a few fresh ingredients and you're on your way to bliss...

Thai Farro Salad

One thing you will learn about Neal and I in this blog is that we believe that healthy food can be ridiculously delicious! Growing up, our families did not consider salads as a meal on its own. Perhaps, it was the nature of Indian cuisine or the lack of fresh and locally sourced ingredients at the time. However, we have set out to show how delicious a gourmet salad can be while keeping you feeling energetic and satisfied.

Rose Cupcakes with Cardamom Buttercream

When I started Furbaby and Foodie, I had no idea I would start to enjoy the intricacies of baking and creating fusion desserts. Neal and I have primarily spent our time in the kitchen cooking dinners and sometimes experimenting with craft cocktails. I suppose when you practice a skill everyday, new doors open up for you and sometimes even new passions.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Panna Cotta with Apple Compote

This post was inspired by an episode of Chef's Table featuring Christina Tosi, founder of Milk Bar. The cinematic storytelling combined with Christina's background swayed me beyond words and I instantly thought Panna Cotta. For those of you that haven't viewed this episode, Christina Tosi is known for starting the cereal flavored milk ice cream craze that can now be found in chains all over the country. My favorite cereal growing up was Cinnamon Toast Crunch and our favorite family dessert was Apple Pie with Ice Cream....eventually leading to this recipe!

Acai Bowl in Pineapple Boat

When we were honeymooning in New Zealand, Acai Bowls were on every corner! We became obsessed with the refreshing breakfast treat. Initially, when we attempted to recreate from memory, the consistency was not as creamy. After some experimenting and research, we realized a frozen banana is key to achieving the right thickness. The pineapple boat is simply for aesthetic because anything is more fun to eat out of a fruit, am I right?! You can top with any garnishes or none at all depending on your preference. Continue below to read what went into our Acai Bowl Recipe!

Stable Cafe: A Dog-Friendly Dining Escape in San Francisco

We are always on the hunt for great dog-friendly brunches throughout San Francisco and discovered a charming spot in the Mission District called Stable Cafe. Restaurant owner Thomas Neapolitan pays tribute to his roots with old family recipes while also displaying his love for Latin American Cuisine. Fresh and sustainable ingredients are sourced from his local farm in Petaluma! 

Oreo Goat Cheese Cheesecake

With our favorite cookie being the Oreo, it was a must for me to create a unique recipe involving it! I opted for a spin on the traditional cheesecake incorporating goat cheese as well as cream cheese and the lighter greek yogurt alternative. The combination is a perfect amount of sweetness meaning you can skip the glass of water after....if desserts tend to have that effect on you!

Punjabi Kadhi Chawal

Kadhi Chawal is defined as yogurt curry with rice and consists of chickpea flour, yogurt, and spices. It is meant to be a simple comfort food but its method of cooking involves frequent monitoring with a longer cooking duration. You can also find many variations of it depending on the state of India you are from! I will be specifically sharing the recipe coming from the state of Punjab.