Archive | March, 2014

Simple veg menu

Food and celebration go so hand in hand in most cultures bringing with it immense amounts of satisfaction and comfort…while we no longer,in most Indian households ,put in the hard work of grinding,chopping,churning by hand,for large gatherings,we still do feel the need to replicate the occasions from past memories from childhood ! In those days […]

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South indian lunch

I’ve often been asked how to figure out a menu where the dishes compliment one another,especially a vegetarian one ,where many feel the choices are so limited… I do believe that our country is a veggie lover’s paradise,with so much to choose from and so many variations to the way 1 vegetable can be cooked…nothing […]

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Menu for Halloween

Halloween or All Hallows eve is a yearly celebration in many western countries on Oct 31st.Typical activities include trick or treating, attending costume parties,apple bobbing,carving jack o lanterns out of pumpkins,listening to horror stories playing harmless pranks and just a lot of fun ! As we live in a global community…kids celebrations quickly get popular […]

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Wine and Cheese

There is something very uplifting about a mid week “girls only” outing.It’s not really something you have to do orĀ  even ‘need’ to but when it happens it’s definitely a lot of fun. A “wine and cheese” evening was suggested by a friend and I loved the idea of spending time relaxing and catching up […]

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Chives

  Using herbs in the right quantity and for the right dish,enhances the flavour of a dish and adds a subtle depth to the taste…that if you were to cook the same dish minus the herb the next time around you would definitely find it lacking in flavour ! Once you do educate yourself about […]

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Mint

Mint…just hearing the name refreshes you ! As summer is just around the corner I am definitely going to be adding a healthy dose of this wonderful herb,in a lot of my food…it’s great in a salad,in a drink and pairs very well with robust flavours as well. Indian mint, Pudina ,as we call it, […]

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Kitchen Garden

Kitchen Garden… now to most of us the hesitations in having a fully functional kitchen garden is a lack of time ,sometimes a lack of space ,no extra set of hands to help to weed /maintain…the list can be endless ! ut I think once you introduce your family to the joy of seeing a […]

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Drumstick / Moringa

In our fast changing world where everything needs to be achieved yesterday and all possible shortcuts are welcomed and used for daily living…so too is the quest for healthy anti ageing miracle foods which boost our immunity and give us the satisfaction of doing good for our body which we may otherwise ignore while multi […]

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Apples

An Apple is one of the first fruits introduced to a child as weaning foods…it’s also one of the first words a child learns at school while learning the English alphabet ! The shape and colour of the fruit are so pleasing that it’s not uncommon to find it illustrated in a lot of our […]

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Iyal-organic food store

Every once in a while,sadly not that often,you hear about something that is unique and supports your lifestyle. After having read about the organic stores in Coimbatore( THE HINDU -Metroplus)…2 of which I frequent every week,the other one called IYAL…I had never heard of ! To my amazement it was in the heart of the […]

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