All in Recipes
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!
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!
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.
This healthy-ish Mexican staple is so easy to make and with summer around the corner, shrimp is an excellent fresh option to mix up the work week routine without sacrificing too much time! We incorporated 4 blends of Indian spices to experiment and this version was the winner without a doubt. Enjoy our free Masala Shrimp Tostada recipe below!
Unlike the title of this post, the effort that it takes to make this delightful dessert is anything but hefty. In our childhood, we used to celebrate special occasions with a Strawberry Cheesecake. I decided to put an Indian (and I suppose Italian) spin on this to give you the FIRST EVER No Bake Basil-Infused Mango Cheesecake Recipe. This refreshing dessert is perfect for a summer dinner party!
Well, when you get bananas delivered by Amazon Prime and forgot you already had some at home, you make Banana Bread! Contrast to my previous post, this is one of the very few things I consistently bake to accompany my coffee on the go!
First things first, we are not bakers! Neal and I typically taste as we cook and like to modify ingredients during the process. There is a certain precision around baking that makes it terrifying but also very admirable.