Mango Lassi Popsicles

It is almost the tail end of summer but we are still having some really warm days and I want to make the most of sitting outside on our deck, having dinner outside with a glass of wine and having lots of popsicles. I started making these for lil V, but he is not too fond of the icy cold feeling. If I melt it a little and hand it to him in a bowl with a spoon, he is a happy kiddo. He loves ice-creams but popsicles, not so much. Hopefully that changes soon and I am forced to make more popsicles next summer Smile If your kiddo loves popsicles, then this might be worth a try!

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Edamame Sundal - Mirch Masala Toddler Food (3)

When it comes to snack time, I am always at a loss as to what to make for lil V, that does not come out of a box. I know that crackers and cookies are easy and he loves them too. But I don’t want his snack to be just that. I sometimes make smoothies or give his cheese sticks or hummus or cheese spread over crackers but I have always felt like I needed more options.

Here is a quick recipe that does not require a whole lot of cooking time, can be made ahead and is filling too, so that your snack time does not become yet another snack time in half hours time.

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Paneer Methi Pulao ~ Basmati Rice scented with Spices, Fenugreek Leaves and Paneer

August 13, 2014
Paneer Methi Pulao - Mirch Masala (4)

Yes, I have been away yet another time. This time it was only because a good part of the house was under construction, including the kitchen, after a flood incident we had in the house. There wasn’t much cooking happening in the Mirch Masala kitchen, just some very basic things for the lil one. We [...]

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Fried Eggs Over Roasted Asparagus and Green Garlic Herb Butter Sauce | A Spring Brunch Recipe

June 15, 2014
Fried Eggs Over Roasted Asparagus and Green Garlic Herb Butter  Spring Brunch Recipe (5)

Sorry, I have been away for a while. We were away on a vacation to Brazil for about 10 days. Yay! But we got home to see our house flooded and needing some major demo and reconstruction work. The last few weeks were spent trying to deal with that. With two floors of our house [...]

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Seattle Mobile Food Rodeo 2014 | Seattle Events

May 20, 2014
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Here is a photo post from the Seattle Mobile Food Rodeo that happened during the weekend of May 3rd and 4th. This is our second time here and even though it was POURING that day, we still managed to eat a lot and have lots of fun!

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Almond Peanut Butter Rum Balls OR Almond Peanut Butter Sun Butter Balls for Kids/Toddlers

May 10, 2014
Almond Peanut Butter Rum Balls - mirch Masala OR Almond Peanut butter Sun butter balls for toddlers  kids (4)

This is one of the most easiest and yet quite tasty recipes that you can make. Especially if you have invited folks over for dinner and you realize all you have is some plain vanilla ice cream and you want to serve them something more. Or make some for mom as a treat this mother’s [...]

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Grilled Chicken and Black Bean Taco Salad with Tequila Lime Dressing | Cinco de Mayo Recipes

May 3, 2014
Grilled Chicken and Black Bean Taco Salad with Tequila Lime Dressing  Cinco de Mayo Recipes - Mirch Masala (2)

Cinco de Mayo is here again already! Which means it is May, which means we are one step closer to the first holiday of the year. See, how my mind works! I did not always particularly care for Mexican food. It then changed and I hated and could not stand Mexican food when I was [...]

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Sambharam Ice Pops | Spiced Buttermilk Ice Pops

May 2, 2014
Sambharam Ice Pops - Spiced Buttermilk Ice Pops - Mirch Masala - Kerala Style Sambharam Morum Vellam (2)

I always make sambharam in the summers. Sambharam is sort of a South Indian version of lassi. It is buttermilk spiced with ginger, green chillies and curry leaves and is one of the best thirst quenchers ever invented. A glass of chilled sambharam is enough to cool off any hot day, especially the kind of [...]

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Eating Out in Seattle | April Edition

May 1, 2014
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Clockwise from top right – Sautéed Mushroom crepes with Fresh spinach, earthy shitake, crimini & oyster mushrooms sautéed w/ shallots & thyme. Finished with Gruyère & a drizzle of balsamic; Caramelized Pear Crepe and Spicy Sausage ~ Egg ~ Cheddar Cheese BREAKFAST TACOS. Served on flour tortillas. We used to eat out a lot before [...]

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Frozen Yogurt Covered Strawberries! ~ Little People Food

April 30, 2014
Frozen Yogurt Covered Strawberries - Mirch Masala Little People Food - Toddler Food Recipes (2)

Lil V loves all fruits, especially strawberries. It is so cute to see when he signs “more” after he is “ah-dah” (all done) with his meal to get his dessert course, which is mostly fruit. If he specifically wants strawberries he signs “more” and says “sa-sa” which means strawberries. Lately, we have noticed that he [...]

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