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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
This refreshing summer cocktail is perfect for any occasion and effortless to make. The tropical fruit combined with herbal undertones creates an impressive flavor serving to delight all!
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.
Naan is an Indian flatbread staple that is enjoyed by many in restaurants all over the world! It is comprised of flour, water, yogurt, and yeast and cooked in a tandoor oven. Because most of us do not have a tandoor oven in our homes (I wish!), the bread is luckily available at many Indian or South Asian grocery stores as well. Considering its thickness, it can serve as an excellent choice for pizza crust. Therefore, we decided to create two mind-blowing naan pizzas with ofcourse, an egg on top! Presenting our Italian Turkey Sausage Pizza (left) as well as Fig With Sausage and Burrata Pizza (right).
You may have noticed we have been cooking quite a bit with mushrooms lately! Well, when you have bought in excess, you tend to become creative in how you can use up all ingredients in the fridge. Just keeping it real ;) If you love Indian cuisine, this Mushroom Masala won't cause you to work up a sweat in the kitchen....it takes 25 minutes to create!
Nothing says summer like fish tacos that are battered up and golden fried to perfection with cabbage slaw for that beautiful added crunch. We opted for a Sriracha Mayo dressing because we can never get enough of that tangy and spicy drizzle! Enjoy our light and easy fish taco recipe below!
Being a Banana Bread fanatic, I was skeptical around the idea of Strawberry Bread until I tried this recipe from the blog entitled, Two Peas And Their Pod. Pro tip: The greek yogurt gave the bread an extra moistness while keeping it fluffy and light.
This 20 minute and 8 ingredient recipe makes for a quick meal that is simple to cook after a long day of work!
Indian cuisine for us is our comfort food, home base, and all that we know. Despite having a love for exploring new cuisines, we find ourselves returning to our roots every so often. We call it our "Reset" food. Since we have grown up with this genre of food and learned to cook it from our previous generations, we inevitably have a high standard of expectations when we do order or dine at Indian restaurants.
On today's edition of #FurryFriday, Furbaby is sporting another fashionable and budget-friendly Bond & Co piece for only $9.99. You can shop this hat and sunglasses combo for your dog on
Need a last minute party snack? This flavorful appetizer takes about 15 minutes takes to create and will wow your guests with minimal effort on your part. Enjoy our Bacon Wrapped Grapes With Brie Recipe!
While we have all started to get accustomed to the traditional avocado toast, a new player has also been getting quite the attention- the tacro (a taco in a croissant). We still have yet to try this recent craze, but thought a mashup of the two concepts may perhaps work. So, for our Sunday Funday Brunch, we experimented with the Avossant which our friends thought was the hit of the day.
Welcome to our second week of #FurryFridays where we discuss only the best products and services for your dog child. If you love to travel like us, it can be a challenging endeavor trying to find a reliable and nurturing environment for your dog while you are away. Forget dog boarding with isolating kennels, today I would like to share a dog-sitting app that we have tried and trusted.