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Top 20 Foodie Myths

Quintessential Foodie: Myth or Reality? Casual social conversation makes me nervous. Or at least it used to. The age old conversation topics of politics, weather and current affairs have always daunted me – not because I am a poor conversationalist, but more because these subjects don’t hold more than a perfunctory interest for me. Fortunately… 

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Mulaka Pachadi: Sweet & Sour Chilly Pickle

Or my current obsession with my Kerala Cookbook! Did I mention that I got my hands on an old Kerala Cookbook recently? It’s an old school one, called the Malabar Cookbook presented by Mathrubhumi and Grihalakshmi – I think it was a special edition for a spice festival. AK’s grand uncle was responsible for compiling and… 

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Easy Breezy Lemon Bars

Birthdays are special. At least I think so. Not just in an “another-year-older-and-wiser” way. Or in a “reflection-on-the-past-and-resolutions-for-the-future” way. I mean those are all lovely traditions and everyone should get what they want on their birthday. For me, it’s about the celebration. Planning a special day for a loved one is one of my favourite gifts…. 

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Product Review: Vegit Ready-to-Cook Snack Mixes

Rating: Taste: 3/5 Convenience: 4.5/5 Price: 4/5 To Veg or not to Veg. Or how to crack lame food jokes. Jokes apart, a few weeks ago, I received a sample packet each of 4 of the Vegit Ready-to-Cook Snacks – Hara Bhara Kabab, Vegetable Shammi Kabab, Cheese Balls and Vegetable Cutlets. Sadly, a combination of travel, work and… 

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Favourite Summer Coolers: Recipe Link-Up

Or how to beat the heat in this hot, hot, Delhi Summer! Those of you living in or familiar with the Delhi Summer would know what I am talking about. The temperature has been soaring and the most tempting impulse is to lock yourself away in an air-conditioned room and do nothing at all. A… 

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Instant Raw Mango Pickle

Come Delhi summer and there are mangoes everywhere. Market, home, cafes, dessert shops, social media feeds. It’s like everyone loses sight of every other delicious thing and gains tunnel-vision towards this “king of fruits”. My husband is one of them, religiously downing mango milkshake for breakfast and cut mangoes with or without ice cream as… 

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Ruggedly Loaded Brownies

Or kinda-sorta-rocky-road-brownies. You know how I’ve been ranting about “light baking” recently? The last few times that I baked, I made this muffin and this tea cake and this biscuit. I was very proud of how quick and “healthier” these bakes were. The thing is, I really do love this kind of baking, where I… 

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Carrot Bran Breakfast Muffins

Recently, as you may have noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a muffin kick. Or it could be a simple- one-bowl-cake kick. Or even a lighter baking (read: can be eaten with lesser guilt) kick. Either way, recent posts on this blog have been bakes which are variations and spin-offs of each other. Maybe… 

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Orange Marmalade Tea Cake

Once in a while, I find myself fixated on an ingredient. Not necessarily because “I’m in love” with it. Or maybe because I am. But more often, the reason is that I made a huge batch of it and I need to and want to use it in many, many ways. Like Tahini, for example…. 

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Chewy Chocolate Cookies with White Chocolate Chunks

This past Sunday was a bit of a maddening day in our home — from a re-arrangement of furniture and cleaning overhead storage closets point of view. It was one of those days where, by the end of it, all good sense and restraint about “sensible eating” was tossed out the window. You know the… 

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