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…

Chicken and Cheese Shots for a Pluviophile

  It’s raining once again.After a hot dry summer, it’s such a welcome change.Especially when you are at home watching nature’s beautiful gift through your open window,letting in the cool breeze and the fresh comforting smell of rain kissed earth.It seems to awaken all your senses and transport you into a state of calm and…

Eggplant Rollups

  My dear friends and readers, your friendly food blog is finally on Facebook. All of you have been a huge support to me and have encouraged me with your likes and kind comments.I want to thank each and everyone for that. Please continue with your motivation by joining me on Facebook. Please join me…

Vietnamese Rice paper Rolls – Fiesta Friday Anniversary:Week One

The count down has begun, the carpets have been laid, the invites have been sent out, preparations are on full swing, menus all planned, mise en place well organised for service, the best of silver polished and the dresses are out of the wardrobe for the biggest ever block party-              …

Orange Glazed Chicken and Fruit Skewers -Barbecue and Bonfire on the Beach

  Family outings can be real fun, especially when it is a weekend holiday by the seaside with two dozen excited people of all ages. Building sand castles, playing beach volleyball, bonfire parties, barbecuing, surfing, swimming, star gazing, day dreaming, relaxing… name it we did it ,whilst munching on the endless goodies which kept coming out…

Brain Fritters

  Lambs’ brains are prized in France, New Zealand and almost every Asian country.The French  fry and saute them with lemon and parsley, In New Zealand we have traditionally made fritters out of brains, . In Turkish cuisine brain is either fried or baked.Chinese often cook it in a spicy hot pot or barbecue it.In North Africa, ( as told…

Lemon Honey Glazed Chicken with Roasted Baby Potatoes , Quinoa and Corn on the Cob

    Did you know that on this day i.e August 27th,  world’s first jet aircraft had its first flight  ,  Malaysia’s constitution came into force, Mars made its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years,First hydrogen balloon flight  reached 900 m altitude,Parks College, America’s oldest aviation school opened,1st transmission of a TV programme from continental Europe was…

Tricolor Sandwich Fritters : Happy Indian Independence Day

      July 4th was celebrated as American Independence day with  fireworks,parades,cakes,barbecues,carnivals, concerts, family reunions and ceremonies. August 15th happens to be India’s Independence day. Indians across the globe are celebrating  their 68th year of independence with joy and fervor. At midnight of 15 August, 1947, India achieved Independence.The Indian tricolor (saffron, green and white) flag was unfurled by…

Veggie Ice Cream Bars

    Have you ever been presented with a food that looks like one thing but tastes like another. At a party you  forward your hand to grab a hamburger, but it is only after you sink your teeth into it, that you realize you have been skilfully  tricked into a cake. Chefs have been…