Red Curry Chicken Sausage Meatballs with Dill Sour Cream Dipping Sauce - Mirch Masala - Supoerbowl  Game Day Snacks

It was a great weekend for the Seahawks nation, aka, Seattle. The current Super bowl champions just became the NFC champions and are heading to the super bowl. Woo Hoo! We were all geared up for the game against the Green bay Packers and I did some test cooking the day before to see what came out good, to make for the game day. On the menu was Spicy Asian Chicken Wings, Vegetarian Nacho Cups, Red Curry Chicken Sausage Meatballs, pretzels and a couple of different sauces that I brought back from our recent trip to Leavenworth, as dips and of course lots of beer!

Here is the recipe for the meatballs and the dill sour cream dipping sauce I made to go along with it. The Spicy Asian Chicken Wings recipe is coming up soon before Super bowl.

Red Curry Chicken Sausage Meatballs with Dill Sour Cream Dipping Sauce - Mirch Masala - Supoerbowl  Game Day Snacks (2)

Red Curry Chicken Sausage Meatballs with Dill Sour Cream Dipping Sauce - Mirch Masala - Supoerbowl  Game Day Snacks

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Cababge Thoran - Cabbage Saute with Coconut and Spices - A Kerala Recipe for Sadya - Mirch Masala

Does it happen to you as well that, some days just get the better of you. They just tire you out. Not for any particular reason but its as if that is what the day was supposed to do to you. Where as some other days bring in all the positive energy from around the world. You get through all of your to-do list, find time for everything and go to bed a very happy accomplished person. Then again, you probably went to bed the night before the good day and the bad day thinking you have to get to those 1000 things on your to-do list. It is not like you planned for it to be any kind of day. It just happens.

I have been trying to make some of those bad days into good ones, lately. One of the few different things I am trying is get back into my yoga days. I am not an active yoga practitioner or anything even close to that. I am a beginner at the very best. I just love yoga. I can find the energy to do it even on the most harried of days and I feel a lot at peace after that. I was a regular at it for almost a year before I got pregnant and through out my pregnancy as well. I tried to get back into it after V, but I have not been able to sustain it. A few weeks here and there at best is all I have been able to manage.

Another thing I am trying to do is to write in my little book of gratitude – the things I am happy about for that day – before going to bed every night. I do think of all the good things that happen to be and feel grateful for my life but I somehow feel that when I write it down and I see those words, they make a huge difference.

What is it that you do to try and turn around those bad days into good ones? Read More

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Vegetarian Nacho Cups

January 14, 2015
Vegetarian Nacho Cups -Superbowl Gameday Snack - Mirch Masala

I have a love-hate relationship with Mexican cuisine. You would think that, with all the similarities in spices and the heat levels to Indian food, I should love it. I do. But not always. Maybe because I am a vegetarian and I have to substitute bland beans for the meat, which probably is the one […]

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Kerala Style Egg Roast ~ Mutta Roast

January 11, 2015
Kerala Style Egg Roast ~ Mutta Roast

Phew! What a start to the year 2015, it was! The first week of January is always special to me as it is my birthday. In my personal calendar, the holidays don’t stop at New Years. It goes on till the first or the second week of January till the time we finish celebrating my […]

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Mirch Masala’s Best of 2014

December 30, 2014
Peanut Butter Jelly French Toast - Mirch Masala

2014 has been a great comeback year for Mirch Masala. I tried to focus more on the seasonal aspect of ingredients and recipes, which has always been very dear to me personally and we, as a family, tried to eat healthy and balanced meals as much as possible. A lot of emphasis was there to […]

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Harissa Marinated Chickpea Salad with Lemon and Feta

December 29, 2014
Harissa Marinated Chickpea Salad with Lemon and Feta - Mirch Masala - Vegetarian Salad Recipe

A couple of weeks ago was V’s 2nd birthday and we had the birthday party at the Seattle Children’s Museum. It was a lunch time party and we ordered some sandwiches from Panera Bread. I wanted to make at least the other sides for the lunch along with the birthday cake. I made some mac […]

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Coconut Orange Macadamia Shortbread Cookies

December 23, 2014
Coconut Orange Macadamia Shortbread Cookies - Mirch Masala

Baking some short bread cookies for the holidays was always on my list but I never got around to doing it. This time around I made sure that it somehow got into my holiday baking. I started out with a basic shortbread cookie recipe but decided to double up the recipe and add two variations […]

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Triple Chocolate Hot Chocolate

December 21, 2014
Triple Chocolate Hot Chocolate - Mirch Masala

Who doesn’t like hot chocolate? Especially during this cold winter months. The image of a nice warm mug of hot chocolate, the fireplace and a cozy throw is all you need to keep you feeling warm. For the longest time I only made hot chocolate with the pre-mixed mixes. The just-add-hot-water kinds. I always found […]

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

December 20, 2014
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies - Mirch Masala

It is amazing how some things that you love, you pass it along to your children. Especially, when it comes to food. I don’t know if it is because you make those things more often because you like them or there is something else in the gene pool that gets transferred. Either way, both V […]

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The Best Ever Sugar Cookies

December 18, 2014
The Best Ever Sugar COokies - Mirch Masala

I honestly cannot take much credit for this recipe. AJ got this recipe as a Secret Santa gift at his old work place several years ago and we have been using this recipe for making sugar cookies every Christmas since. I have tried a few other recipes before this and have also eaten my share […]

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