Gazpacho – Cold Soup

Gazpacho is a cold soup made from blended raw vegetables. It is widely eaten in Spain and Portugal area. It is refreshing and certainly welcome on any summer day. Ingredients:- Cucumber – 1 Avocado – 1/2 Garlic – 5 cloves Jalapeno – 1 (seeds removed) Cilantro – 1 bunch White wine vinegar – 1 Tbspn…

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot @ VA

✅parking ✅veg/non-veg ✅beers ✅reservation Hot Pot is not only a dish but is an experience, and I had a chance to experience it last weekend. It promotes communal eating as everyone on the table is cooking their ingredients in a shared pot of boiling broth. Little Sheep is a chain that originated in China and…

Chill Zone Coffee @Arlington, VA

wifi ✅ veg/non-veg ✅ keto/atkins✅ beers/wine✅ parking✅ Ambiance 10/10 The Chill Zone Coffee looks like an ordinary corner cafe shop until you step into it. At the door, you are greeted with the pleasant sound of a brass bell. The ambiance of the Chill Zone Coffee is true to its name. As soon as you…

Bindass @ DC

Being born and brought up in India, one of the things that I miss most about my country is its street food. As soon as I think about Indian street food, my mouth gets all watery, and I crave for sweet, tangy, spicy flavors that are found in Indian street food. Imagine my excitement when…

Oki Bowl @DC

Oki Bowl is run by chef and co-owner Metinee “May” Lieppert. Oki bowl has two branches in Washington, DC– one in Georgetown and second at Dupont circle. Although Ramen is a dish of Japan, the chef’s Thai heritage is a positive influence on the recipes, adding fermented flavors and the taste of red chili. Ambiance-…

Kayaking @Potomac River

Washington DC is a place where you can find exciting activities happening in the city all year round. There is so much to do—Smithsonian museums, long drives to Shenandoah, visiting Great falls or be part of activities happening on the street. I have lived in Washington, DC for about 2 years now and never took…

Sunday Brunch @The Stanley

I love Brunch!! I am thinking about creating a whole new category called ‘Brunch Places’ for my blog. On the recommendation of a friend, my friends and I visited The Stanley for Brunch. The Stanley is a family-run restaurant by James Beard and his son Alex, who is also his Sous chef. It is located…

Florida- It’s FreshWater Springs Time

Be grateful for good friends, the hot sun, and freshwater springs. My 4th of July was all about discovering aquatic life and freshwater springs. For readers who might be unaware, freshwater springs have crystal clear water. My friends and I decided to visit Ichetucknee Spring State Park and Ginnie Springs in Florida. We indulged ourselves…

Charleston – The first trip of many

Charleston was named as the “best city in the world” by Conde Nast in 2018. Charleston’s cityscape is influenced by the Colonial, Georgian, Federal, Classical Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Victorian, and Art Deco architecture style. While walking in King Street, you will see Horse-driven carriages, cobblestone streets, and an endless row of fantastic food joints….

The Fall Colors in New Hampshire

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”– George Eliot Fall, as autumn is referred to in the USA and Canada, not only comes as a reminder of the year closing festivities, such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas…

Outer Banks and The Milky Way

We gazed dreamily at the Milky Way and once in a while caught some shooting stars. Times like those gave me the opportunity to wonder and ask all those very basic questions. That sense of awe for the heavens started there. –Kalpana Chawla Our first evening was drenched in the rain and ended up in…

Outer Banks and The Beaches

Every time I stand before a beautiful beach, its waves seem to whisper to me: If you choose the simple things and find joy in nature’s simple treasures, life and living need not be so hard.      — Psyche Roxas-Mendoza There is no alternative to spending a relaxing day at the beach. There is nothing more…

The Great Smokey Mountains

“I like the mountains because they make me feel small,’ Jeff says. ‘They help me sort out what’s important in life.”― Mark Obmascik Something similar happens to me too. If I had to rank the order of places I would want to spend my time in – mountains would top the list, then cities and…

Chicago- First Trip in USA

The semester was half-over and it was spring break. I had already made new friends and what better way to cherish the new friendhips than to go on vacation. Although we were leaning more towards the Florida beaches but due to high airfare and last minute planning, we ended up deciding on Chicago. The temperature…

Egg in a Nest

I have been trying to cook a lot at home lately especially healthy and protein rich dishes. This dish i actually learned from a roommate of mine who belongs to southern part of India.I made some changes to the recipe to enrich the taste more and according to my pallet. Everyone at home loved this…

Strawberry Cheese Cup Cakes

I love to celebrate, be it a festival, birthdays or as small as celebrating Friday evenings and thanking Greeks for putting Saturday in a week. I am trying to lose weight and achieve a healthier BMI index, that is why I have restricted my sweet cravings to Friday evenings. Though I love to bake desserts,…

Teaism

I like tea. I think that’s an understatement, I love tea. I can have it at any point of the day, even in a shower. The easiest way to keep me by your side is to make a cup of tea for me. I have never actually tasted a bad brew. According to me, it’s…

A Date Night Saga

Like any girl who grew up watching the Disney channel and reading books like Pride and Prejudice, I too regard date nights as holy and important. So I started by cooking an easy but elegant meal, and planned to watch the movie Switch(randomly selected), while savoring the meal. He lit up the fireplace and poured…

The Trailhead Market & Pub

One more trip to see the fall colors of 2018 before they start fading away and the winter comes( 🙁 I am sad about that ). I landed in Charlotte, NC from where my gang and I drove to Blue Ridge Parkway. The first stop was Linville Falls, where the waterfall area was filled with…

Lanna Thai- Laconia

When you are hungry from a whole day of traveling and in between the picturesque fall colors, nothing beats the warm homely food. I was in New Hampshire along with my gang for the amazing fall colors. It was after 8 PM and we were searching for some amazing and then we came across Lanna…