Food defines a locale

Traveling opens up a whole new side of you. I have been lucky to have traveled within and outside my country. I love using public transport especially trains and enjoy all the simple, local food every stop had to offer. Food gives you a better understanding of a place. It is best reflected in its…

Dipped to Chill!!

This is my second post on Tea. I didn’t want to share the picture of a cup of green tea and talk about it because green tea comes across as a bland beverage. But green tea can be fun too. There are so many ways of including it into our diet, and actually, drinking is…

Drizzle some inspiration…

It’s not that we must remember to care about our planet on just one day “Earth Day”. I believe it’s like a reminder to be a little more selfless, a little more caring, a little more aware and make as many small changes as possible in our own lives. It will lead us to a…

Red Themed Party!!

I honestly don’t now how I got inspired to make this version of chicken. I had been wanting to use pomegranate on chicken for some time. Once I got the two ingredients, I wanted the red hues of the pomegranate to shine. And I kept adding ingredients which are red in color – red wine…

THANDAI…for Holi!!

Thandai is a spiced Indian milk served cold. Very popular in the Northern parts of the country. Having lived in Delhi for over a decade (before moving to Dubai), my husband is a huge fan of Delhi’s street food. You start your day with parathas, lunch would be chole bhature/ rajma chawal and kebabs for…

Some Vegan Love…

Well, its an incredibly late post for Valentine’s day. Nevertheless, love doesn’t (cease to exist) begin nor end with a day. Every day is different, and we end up understanding love a little more and overstating a lot more. But let’s not go down that route….there is nothing that hasn’t been discussed already. Even as…

A dip in the soup!!

While clearing my refrigerator the other day, I found a piece of leek and some goat cheese. All that came to my mind was the possibility of a tart or soup. I settled for soup as it sounded like lot easier than the former option. A soup would also go perfectly with the previous day’s…

Add Oil to Fire!!

Harissa is a fiery red pepper paste and used mainly Tunisia and Moroccan cuisine as well. This chili paste is prepared in a similar manner. I used a mixer of oven roasted sweet chili and dry Kashmiri chilies. The salt and olive oil in it makes sure it stays fresh for a week. You can…

Plan for some unplanned sweets!!

Well, picture this…..I went to the kitchen with the Indian carrot fudge (Gajar ka halwa) in mind, but I ended up making this. That’s the beauty of getting inspired. I had been planning to make a vegan and refined sugar-free version of this traditional Indian sweet which happens to be one of my favorite desserts….

A new guide to Kebabs

The onset of winter in the UAE means the start of barbecue season. Families gather in parks and beaches for open air barbecue. I love the smells that fill the winter air. The lively chatter as families enjoys the outdoors with good food and amazing weather. Every park and beach have a decent arrangement for…