Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Best of the year 2011

And here it is...sneaking up on us ever so quietly and quickly! "THE END OF THE YEAR"!! Cannot believe that year 2011 is already leaving us and we are gearing up for the new year 2012.
Lots of new things have happened in the past year, lots of things which I looked forward to and some which I haven't looked forward to.

Thanks to Srivalli, I decided to take part and post for Srivalli's Best of the Year 2011 event, so that I can go back up and live thru the yummy memories of 2011. I didn't think I will be able to do it, but I took out some time and did it yaayy!!

The very big thing which has happened this year, is our move to the west coast, to San Francisco.
This move has some good things and a few not so good things attached to it! Well whatever they are we have come to like this place slowly and the process of getting settled in, is slowly ending! I know its taken so long...almost 6 months....but maybe that's small compared to the 10 years which we have spent in the east coast!

There are times when I couldn't or can't blog regularly and that's what I have missed the most! Times when I can't visit other blogs and enjoy their yummy creations is what I miss most..I love oogling at yummy pictures and there are so many yummy ones out there! It gives me peace to watch at delicious posts of yummy pictures...the best way to spend my day!

I miss doing the Blogging Marathon and the Indian Cooking Challenge, which kept me on my toes and let me to discover new dishes and make new ones to enjoy.
I miss taking part in events ...oh these time constraints!!! Not liking it a bit!!

End of the year always makes me busy with all the festivals and holidays and making me not blog regularly.
I wish in the new year I will be able to overcome these issues and be more regular and come around more! Oh how I wish I will be able to do this!!

Thanks to Facebook, I have made so many friends with whom I share common interests and I know I can depend on them for prompt answers to any of my questions!...Love you all!

Not that I am not cooking or taking any pictures, I have so many in drafts that I wish I could put them in front of you guys more often! :)

Here are a few clicks for you to enjoy!

Coming to the Best of the year 2011 on my blog...I should say all are yummy, delicious, simple and easy to make! but since I am going to highlight a few, here they are -

Vegetarian Dishes -

Karam Annam

Vangi Bath

Lemony Quinoa

Zucchini Sambar

Mixed Vegetable Paratha

Quinoa Side Dish with Peppers and Onion

Non-vegetarian Dishes -

Chepala Pulusu / Fish in tangy, sweet and sour gravy

Kasoori Methi Chicken

Lamb / Mutton Kofta curry

Roghan Josh

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Chilli Soup

Appetizers, Snacks and Sweets -


Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Borugulu / Puffed Rice snack

Spinach and Cheese Pinwheels

Flat Mediterranean Pizza

Cinnamon Sugar Twists

Mini Zucchini Pancakes

Brown Rice and Flax seed Dosa

Blueberry Pound Cake

Vegetable and Corn Chowder

Here to name a few....
And Many Many More....I hope you guys will find time to go thru them and enjoy them as much as I did!

And soon to come my 300th Post and a delicious post yet - Mango Panna Cotta

Thanks To all of you for bearing with me and reading thru this post :)
Happy Holidays!!! :)
I will be back soon with my 300th post to welcome the new year - Mango Panna Cotta - Keep watching this space....

Sending this LiteBite's Virtual New Year's eve party, hosted by Sanjeeta of Lite Bite


  1. Lovely Post !!! Enjoyed the virtual treat..same here we had lot of stuffs happening in 2011 which kept me away from the blog..Let's see what 2012 has in store for us !!

  2. Enjoyed going through ur gallery...Wish u a very Happy New Year

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Wat a fabulous recap Smitha,incredible collection of super delicious dishes..Congrats on ur 300th post dear, mango pannacotta looks absolutely divine.

  4. nice recap and a lovely write-up smitha

  5. Great to read your recap Smitha..I missed your active participation in all my come back with a bang ok..

  6. wow.. everything looks soo yummm.. Thank you for sharing and Happy New Year :)

  7. Glad to meet you through this virtual party! Wonderful recap of dishes here...your biryani looks delicious!

  8. Happy New Year! Your roundup is gorgeous:-) Your carrot ginger juice looks refreshing! Love the basil walnut pesto, sounds delicious! Hugs, Terra

  9. Hi Smitha, I am loving all the dishes in the post but the best has to be mango panna cotta! Its Gorgeous!

    Enjoy you New Year!

  10. Drooled looking at the pics,..:) wish ya great year ahead,,

  11. I'm drooling here-seeing a nice and delicious roundup of 2011. BonAppetit!.


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