A few weeks ago I received delicious goodies from Thailand which included some fresh organic Pandan leaves. For those not so familiar, Pandan or Pandanus is a tropical plant that’s used widely as flavouring in Southeast Asian cuisines. It’s naturally sweet fragrance and aromatic flavour pairs perfectly with anything coconut-ty.
With the temperature rising so rapidly, especially here in Dubai, summer seems to be approaching fast & fiery. Lucky for us, mangos are back in season to help us cope with the unforgiving heat. Continue reading →
Greetings from Bangkok, Thailand! I came back to visit my home town since last week just in time for the water festival along with the blistering heat. So a few days ago after desperately craving for cold drink (as a typical Indian would say), I made my self a chilled glass of Nutella chocolate milk from the hazelnuts I soaked from the previous night. Continue reading →
After regularly passing packets of Amaranth in the grains’ section at local the Organic store, I finally decided to pick one up and check out the text at the back. Perfect for porridge? Well that pretty much sealed the deal. Continue reading →
There is a reason why Quinoa was dubbed by the Incas as “the mother of all grains” – so much so that many of their traditions and ceremonies surrounded its harvest, cultivation & consumption. This is because this super grain is so rich in nutrients containing more complete protein than most cereal grains with very little saturated fat. Continue reading →
A few weeks ago I bought this really cool spiralizer that turns vegetables like potato, butternut squash & zucchini into ‘noodles’. I finally came around to experimenting and the result? A healthier, vegan, grain-free and gluten-free alternative to standard pasta that’s much lower in carbs! Continue reading →
Since this past Monday was St. Patrick’s day, I decided to have my own little commemoration despite the fact that I have no Irish in me whatsoever. But hey, nothing wrong with getting into the spirit of things right? I did not wear any shamrock nor was I downing any bubbly Irish brew – but I did ‘Go Green’. Unlike a few years ago when I was pub-hopping in my ‘Kiss me I’m Irish’ tee just for some kicks, this year was a little – well a lot- different. It was still very much green only it took place in my kitchen with me in an apron. Continue reading →
Firstly, a big apology for my disappearance! Over the last couple of weeks, I attempted to Tango in Buenos Aires, went vintage car sighting in Colonia del Sacramento, witnessed the magnificent Iguazu Falls and joined the Samba madness at the Carnaval in Rio!. In addition to all this fun, I of course, sampled plenty of yummy food that South America had to offer. And the biggest surprise of all? There’s finally a vegetarian/vegan food movement happening in the meat-dominant culture! Continue reading →