Chickenless Drumsticks- Food for thought

Good food doesn’t always have to have meat in it. If you are considering giving your chicken loving family a small break from meats,then illusion food is the right way to get them to fall in love with their veggies.  I was toying with the idea of creating an  illusion dish which would not only…

Homage to a Wonderful Father in Law

This quote will always remind me of an amazing person,my father in law who sadly passed a few months ago. Orphaned at the age of 8 years,he took upon himself to look after and educate not only himself but also his 6 siblings,showering them with love and affection,in short being a parent to them.At the…

Sheekh Kebabs in a Pan- Melt in the Mouth Delicacy

My earliest Sheekh kebab memory is from my childhood when  dad used to drive me to a tiny water front kebab joint which served the tastiest kebabs in town.I don’t think there were any other kebab joints back then,at least none that I knew of. Like it is popularly said, the first impression is always…

Healthy Salads: Week 1- Fruit & Nut

  When we are planning to lose weight or just eat healthy, the one advice we often get to hear is to eat five small meals instead of three big meals. In addition to planning healthy  breakfast,lunch and dinners, there are two other meals we need to fix- mid morning and evening. Usually the gap…

Best Blueberry & Cranberry Muffins Ever

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own               -Charles Dickens The world around us is as pretty as a picture if only we have the time to look and admire.I don’t know about the places which are still covered in snow but the weather in…

Healthy Breakfast Smoothies:Week 3 – Pista Apple Chikoo & Almond Milk

As the New Year draws closer,I am sure everyone is enjoying the holiday season with family and friends…partying hard and feasting harder. The cold air is filled with the irresistibly delicious aromas of baked goodies everywhere. They inevitably find a way into our homes even if we are not whipping them up in our kitchens. I…

Healthy Breakfast Smoothies:Week 2 (Apple dates &nuts)

If you are a fitness enthusiast, have a weight loss goal or simply want to look good this party season, this delicious and healthy smoothie is made just for you. I hope you have tried and enjoyed the Strawberry and banana smoothie I shared with you last week. This week I have a different one…

Healthy Breakfast Smoothies: Week 1

December across the globe is a month of feasts and festivities. In Hyderabad,the weather in December is pleasant and beautiful,which means the entire month is lined up with weddings,parties and events. Hyderabadi weddings are a gastronomer’s delight.There is a huge spread of delicious hard to resist food.  Hyderabadi dum biryani, haleem , Marag, dum ka murgh,…