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Buttery oats with spiced apples [ Breakfast Recipe]

A yummy oats and apples breakfast recipe that my hostess treated me to recently in Uttarakhand and I just had to beg her to allow me to share it on my blog. Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I have.… Read More Buttery oats with spiced apples [ Breakfast Recipe]

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When Thalipith married the Pizza [ #Guestpost ]

A quirky tale of food marriage where the typical Maharashtrian Thalipith got enamoured with the Atypical Italian Pizza- to give us an innovative dish which is detailed out here in the blogpost. … Read More When Thalipith married the Pizza [ #Guestpost ]

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When you are feeling blue, adding lemon can make you purple!

This year’s Bangalore trip saw me catching up with loads of friends, which meant that I got to check out tonnes of neat cafe there. One such get together saw me at Claytopia in Koramangala. We deigned to sit in the open courtyard, fanned by the green foliage of the tree cover. Our curiosity was… Read More When you are feeling blue, adding lemon can make you purple!

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When I got to be a Bond Girl!!!

Saturday afternoon saw me flitting about in the latest food festival in town – The gourmet High Street. A gentleman hailed me and said that there is a mixology session about to start with the Speakeasy ( a popular bar n restaurant in gugraon) Bartender – Yangdup Lama! And its a complimentary session (they were… Read More When I got to be a Bond Girl!!!

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Palatable or not!?!

Much fanfare and updates on social media about the New Delhi Palate Fest 2015 had me curious enough to plan a day there. Though my last years experience was a disaster at the same fair, this year promised to be a bit different. Well! The crowds seemed to be huge and food overpriced ( social… Read More Palatable or not!?!

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Of lazy breakfasts & beach bumming!

While planning the Goa trip, the gourmet offerings of this beach city were top of our list to explore. Needless to say, we researched some food and travel blogs, got tips from friends and family and made a sumptuous list which looked too big for our four days there. Undaunted, we went at with a true… Read More Of lazy breakfasts & beach bumming!

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Ode to Le Cake

It slowly wafted into the olfactory passages, teasing them with the citrus- sultry orange zest, sweet heat of cinnamon, gooey darkness of chocolate and the spicy sense of dark rum – all rolled into one but then each released individually, in slow motion, one after the other like the helium filled gas balloons that we… Read More Ode to Le Cake

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2 Sangrias, 6 Starters & 1 Eclectic space

When the wine sisterhood group on FB announced a Sangria night at the much in news restaurant Lavaash by Saby; excitement ran high and seven of us immediately signed up. We drove into a secluded driveway of a building with tasteful exteriors. Valet took custody of the car and last-minute dress straightening, hair primping and… Read More 2 Sangrias, 6 Starters & 1 Eclectic space

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The pasta bowl company

The pasta bowl company is a quaint little Italian place bursting with loads of good food and vibes. I first tried this place in 2013, when it was newly launched. Had a few delightful meals there, though found the selection to be small. Loved the cosy interiors with pics of Italy and some pasta stuck… Read More The pasta bowl company

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SugarBug café

Landed up in garden estate on Sunday and checked out this cafe which I has been hearing rave reviews on many food forums on Facebook – sugar bug!!! Cute name and very pleasing ambience too, in fact found the large table sizes with plenty of elbow room and an organised cutlery basket to be very… Read More SugarBug café

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Marching to Goa!!

10.03.2015 So bday dhamaal continues unabated. Next on the cards was this trip that got planned for Goa with Pallavi (strangely, despite our intense bonding, it’s our first trip) and all thanks to Sonu Di (yeah she is my biggest holiday benefactor these days- love you Di 🙅😘) as she had some vacation miles at… Read More Marching to Goa!!

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Oh womaniya!!!! 

07.03.2015 saw me at the Pop-up restaurant at the Asiad Village – a place I had  been wanting to go since ages. The food was being reported as revolutionary – fig ketchup, pulled chicken, etc! Mumbai se aaya mera ek dost was in  town and we finally managed to plan out a meetup, since meeting… Read More Oh womaniya!!!! 

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Berry oaty smash!

Intending them as some Valentine day love for thyself, I purchased a box of luscious strawberries. But the unusually warm weather and some neglect on my part, ensured a few of the gorgeous berries getting spoilt. Worrying over the waste, I sat down to surf the net for some  quick n easy cake/muffin recipe to consume… Read More Berry oaty smash!

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Food safety +Nutrition +Packaging = Healthy me!

2015 is my year of stepping into the fourth decade of my life; its apt that my new year mantra be Forty – Fit & Fabulous! A couple of resolutions towards this step is to buy organic, fresh and seasonal fruits & veggies and to bake my own breads of flours, other than processed flour… Read More Food safety +Nutrition +Packaging = Healthy me!

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Banoffee Pie – a whimsical gluttony!

On a recent trip to nainital, I happened to order a banoffee pie at the famous sakleys restaurant on the Naini lake front. Mmmmmmmmm was the verdict with mouth filled till the last bite. I decided to replicate this dessert, purely on taste and of course whim! “How difficult could it be”,mused the gourmand in… Read More Banoffee Pie – a whimsical gluttony!

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Product review : no bake cheesecake

On a latest visit to the supermarket, this box of ‘No bake cheesecake’, beckoned me. The pic on the box set me drooling and I thought to myself, ‘why not?’ But the Puritan in me rebelled at the thought of a dessert out of a box. I managed to pacify her by telling her that… Read More Product review : no bake cheesecake

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Note from Banaras – A jaunt through kachori gali

Yesterday evening I went pickle shopping in Banaras with our erstwhile and very resourceful guide who took me to a lane called kachori gali. And there was this Willy Wonka’ s version of a pickle shop with all kinds of sweet and savoury preparations in huge glass jars -some were yesteryear friends like mango, chilies,… Read More Note from Banaras – A jaunt through kachori gali

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Pushkar – a foodie haven!!

A visit to the annual Pushkar fair (held during the month of November) had been much awaited from my end for years. 2013 was the year when the wait was over and I finally got an opportunity to join a group of photographers who were traveling there. Most people came back with multi-pronged images of… Read More Pushkar – a foodie haven!!

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Annual Christmas Cake Mixing at The Park hotel

The table setting was straight out of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, laden with bowls of fine chocolate sprinkles, multi-colored discs of chocolate confectionary, cylinders of marsh-mellows, big round cookies, bits of sponge cake, tiny squares of tutti-frutti, fluffy icing cream and a huge bowl full-to-the-brim with molten chocolate. It was a veritable smorgasbord for any… Read More Annual Christmas Cake Mixing at The Park hotel

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Ginger & Carrot cake with a twist

Come winter time and my memories are of “gajar ka halwa” being prepared in quantities generous enough to feed a couple of large baraats. This was the scene at my house, nani’s house, my friends houses; year after year – I had “gajar ka halwa” coming out of my ears. As a result, I was totally put off by it for… Read More Ginger & Carrot cake with a twist