Veena Kashyap http://www.veenakashyap.com Writer. I write, therefore I am. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:18:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.10 sunday night beef, potato and carrot stew http://www.veenakashyap.com/sunday-night-beef-potato-carrot-stew/ Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:17:41 +0000 http://www.veenakashyap.com/?p=702 sunday night beef, potato and carrot stew serves 4 – 6 prep time: 30 minutes (in stages) cook time: 2 hours Flour to dredge beef Olive oil for searing 1 pound of cubed beef tips 2 tablespoons butter Salt and pepper to taste 3 celery stalks chopped 1/2 large red onion chopped 5-6 garlic gloves... read more

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dhabha (indian road-side eatery) style chana (chick peas) http://www.veenakashyap.com/dhabha-indian-road-side-eatery-style-chana-chick-peas/ Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:53:49 +0000 http://www.veenakashyap.com/?p=688 dhabha style chana serves 4 prep time: 20 minutes cook time: 40 minutes 2 cans garbanzo beans 1/2 of a large red onion sliced thin 3 cloves garlic chopped ½ inch knob ginger chopped 1 medium vine ripe tomato chopped 1/2 cup tomato sauce two handfuls of washed and chopped coriander leaves 2 tablespoons olive oil ½... read more

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welcome autumn… http://www.veenakashyap.com/autumn/ Sat, 12 Oct 2013 00:41:43 +0000 http://www.veenakashyap.com/?p=648 It’s officially Autumn.  But it isn’t like the Autumn of my childhood.  How I miss the Autumns of my youth. I miss the colorful changes in foliage I enjoyed during the many years I spent living in the north-east.  We would drive through the Pocono mountains to experience the changing landscape in all its loveliness.... read more

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poetry in motion – when two minds collide! http://www.veenakashyap.com/poetry-in-motion-when-two-minds-collide/ http://www.veenakashyap.com/poetry-in-motion-when-two-minds-collide/#comments Sat, 29 Jun 2013 21:35:30 +0000 http://www.veenakashyap.com/?p=621 I wrote the poem, “The Life Inside Me,” as a collaborative work with my friend hastywords.  We met at the DFW Writers’ Conference this past May.  She is a genuine soul with a whacky laugh and a heart of gold.  Not to mention she has the most beguiling eyes I’ve ever seen.  I am not... read more

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what i learned from my son… http://www.veenakashyap.com/what-i-learned-from-my-son/ http://www.veenakashyap.com/what-i-learned-from-my-son/#comments Tue, 28 May 2013 11:27:38 +0000 http://www.veenakashyap.com/?p=607 This past weekend I spent time doing some pretty nifty things with my son.  Nick is five.  We call him the “energizer bunny” and if you don’t believe me, just ask our friends – they’ll vouch. We hung out with the dinosaurs at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.  That was quite a lot... read more

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and the quote of the day… http://www.veenakashyap.com/and-the-quote-of-the-day/ Wed, 22 May 2013 12:01:59 +0000 http://www.veenakashyap.com/?p=601 Best quote ever…enough said. Happy Hump Day!    

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sending out thoughts… http://www.veenakashyap.com/sending-out-thoughts/ Tue, 21 May 2013 03:06:37 +0000 http://www.veenakashyap.com/?p=594 to those impacted by all the devastation in Oklahoma and across the mid-west.  Never under-estimate the wrath of Mother Nature.  Be safe and hug your loved ones tight.

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monday morning blahs… http://www.veenakashyap.com/monday-mornings/ Mon, 20 May 2013 22:27:04 +0000 http://www.veenakashyap.com/?p=586 Dear Monday, Why oh why do you come so soon? I don’t love you like the way I love Saturday and Sunday and maybe even Friday too. I only feel affection for you on Memorial and Labor day and any other government holiday. You’re like that unwelcome relative that comes to visit when I ask... read more

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favorite tv shows… http://www.veenakashyap.com/veenas-top-ten-much-watch-shows/ Tue, 14 May 2013 03:09:25 +0000 http://www.veenakashyap.com/?p=527 I admit, I do enjoy watching television.  I’m doing it now, watching the idiot box and since I love “top ten” lists, I decided to create one for my favorite shows.  Here goes and in no particular order: 1. Game of Thrones 2. Castle 3. Hawaii 5 – O 4. Big Bang Theory 5. True... read more

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coffee, it’s an addiction! http://www.veenakashyap.com/coffee-its-my-addiction/ http://www.veenakashyap.com/coffee-its-my-addiction/#comments Mon, 13 May 2013 22:15:40 +0000 http://www.veenakashyap.com/?p=505 I can drink coffee any hour of the day.  In fact, I have and I do. These days I am experimenting with my new coffee press.  I picked it up at Starbucks and am proud to say, it is made of 30% post consumer plastic. The press is benign looking, reasonably priced and does the trick.... read more

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