Fool proof meatballs!


1 pound of minced beef/ turkey/chicken/pork (combination of beef and pork is the best)
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 small white onion chopped fine
1 Tbsp each of fresh basil, cilantro and/or mint
1 egg
1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
1 Tbsp of dry italian seasoning
Salt and black pepper to taste (2 tsp and 1 tsp)

Mix all together. Make about 15-18 medium sized balls. Heat 2-3 Tbsp of Olive oil in a shallow pan. Arrange the meatballs in a single layer. Cook on medium heat for 6-8 min on each side. Lower the heat and simmer with your favorite sauce for 15-20 min.

Mango Basundi


To serve 4-6 generously;

1/2 Gallon of full milk
1/2 Gallon of half and half
1/2- 1 cup of sugar depending on your taste
3-4 cardamom pods seeds crushed
1 tsp of Saffron blossomed in a Tbsp of warm milk
1 cup of chopped ripe mangoes (or 1 cup of mango pulp)
Your choice of dry fruits roasted in ghee for garnishing


In a steel heavy bottom pan, Add the milk and the half and half and bring to a boil on high heat. (Keep stirring)
Lower the heat and simmer till the milk reduces to a half quantity and slightly changes color. (Keep stirring)
This will take about an hour or more so please be patient and keep stirring to avoid the milk solids from sticking to the pan.
Add the cardamoms and the saffron. Mix well. (Keep stirring)
Add the sugar to taste and cook further till the milk reduces to a quarter quantity. Check for sugar. Remove from the stove. (Stir)
Bring to room temperature before adding the mango.
Garnish with the dry fruits. Serve warm or chilled (at least 4-5 hrs).


3 ingredients Lemon and Dill Salmon

It’s been a busy morning already!! Multiple kids birthday parties, running errands, chores, getting ready for a birthday BBQ AND a sick child!!
Thank goodness for easy and healthy recipes like this one, I don’t have to stop by the fast food drive-thru today!!
Try my 3 ingredients Lemon dill Salmon broiled to perfection as is or on top of a colorful Luca’s “rainbow” salad!!



For each 6-8 Oz. filet of Salmon, mix the below;

1 Tbsp Olive oil,
1 Tbsp fresh dill leaves,
1 Tbsp Lemon juice,
Salt and black pepper to taste.


Marinade the fish in the above dressing for at least 5 minutes.
Broil on high for 12-15 minutes.