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The “Baby Shower” part

Having an expectant mommy as a friend adds another dimension to the ‘friendship’. More smiles, many more topics of conversation,new vistas to explore and generally a whole lot more love going around ! Pregnancy,we all know is, often, after the initial excitement dies down, a period of introspection for the expectant parents. A multitude of […]

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Simple veggie menu

It’s always a dilemma for a foodie what to serve when inviting people over for a meal…keeping in mind the general preferences,if any,it’s always best I think to follow a few simple rules 1.Never try more than 2/3 new dishes for the first time,for a party 2.Stick to a few dishes that you are familiar […]

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Simple italian veggie menu

A vegetarian menu can be slightly daunting to people who are non-veggie lovers…on many an occasion I have had people, who are excellent cooks,ask me for suggestions for a completely veggie meal.While our Indian cuisine does offer a staggeringly wide variety of veggie options,when one wants to pick another cuisine to cook from,very often,the sheer […]

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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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