Cauliflower – the vegetable of the moment. Isn’t that what this awesome cruciferous veggie is called? I honestly can’t agree more!

I’ve heard quite some people complain about the taste of this super veg. To me, it tastes more or less like cabbage (a co-member of the cruciferous family).  Fair enough I guess, considering its numerous nutritional values and health benefits. However, quite pleasurable is the fact that cauliflower can take on several flavors based on what you’re cooking it with. This gives that touch of flexibility; making it anything but boring.

Do you know that as early two-years-old, your little toddler can become quite handy around the house? Yes, she can! But we often overlook the capability of these young ones and sternly refuse them engaging in some chores. I was guilty of this.

Considered neither as fish nor meat, snails has always been seen as the ideal food to be consumed during Lent. But beyond that, there are quite a lot more reasons to eat snails. High in protein and other essential nutrients, Escargots as they are called in European cuisine, are a delicacy and an integral part of their cooking.

I recently came across a very interesting meal. A true Spainish delight, that's what Pan con Tomate is. Also known as Pa amb tomaquèt, this is a basic staple meal not only for the Catalans (where it originated from), but all over Spain. Talking of cuisines, the Spainards sure have a way with foods. Their unique cooking and food selection is an integral part of their rich history; visiting Spain and not indulging in their foods is almost a sin.

The word tikka in India simply means chunks or pieces. Chicken tikka is a classic speciality from the famous Indian cuisines and rustling it up is as easy as A, B, C. Similar to kebobs/kebabs, tikka are super-yummy, versatile, good to the eyes (colourful) and certainly, easy to make. All of these make them kid-friendly too!

I am not really a fan of the kitchen. There, I said it.

It is definitely not an issue of feminism. I enjoy cooking on rare occasions, and there are times when I wish I was more confident in the kitchen and had a variety of recipes up my sleeve. My mother traced my disinterest in domestic affairs to when she had a very tiny kitchen and would always chase me out. She believes I got used to not being in the kitchen and did not learn the vital things at a formidable age.