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If I’m being completely honest, I’m an extremely fussy eater. While I eat almost everything I need variety constantly and am always looking for new dishes to create since that’s the only way I’ll be happy with what I eat. If I left my meals up to someone else, I’d probably be eating dal and sabzi everyday and while I enjoy it, I’d get sick of it on the second day! So while I was doing my usual recipe research on the internet I chanced upon a Cobb Salad recipe and since I really enjoy this salad I thought I’d…

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A trip to Singapore is always full of fun frolic shopping and great food. Plenty of tourist attractions and enough to occupy you. I find this small but incredibly evolving country fascinating. With four official languages ( English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil ) and is own history and heritage, Singapore has come a long way from being a tiny little speck on the map. I’ve been to Singapore a fair number of times so I’m always looking for something new. Despite visiting a couple of time earlier, it is only on a recent trip where I learnt about the original…

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People always ask me my favourite spots to visit and are often taken aback when I say Singapore is one of them. I think most expect me to say London or Paris but I have a very special fondness for this Asian city. Singapore has museums, fun attractions( they seem to constantly invent more ), great local transport, incredible food and such diversity of cuisines and endless shopping. It’s a terrific holiday spot and I couldn’t recommend it enough. So when the city decides to make it easier and more accessible to  holiday there, it’s definitely worth talking about. I…

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Ramadan is nearly over and with Eid just around the corner, my short but enjoyable series of Ramadan Recipes comes to an end. I had a few more recipes that I wanted to experiment with but I shall do those in time as this was a hectic month and tonight I’m off traveling. Since this is the last recipe in the series ( at least for the moment ) I thought I’d go out on a high note and attempt something that I love eating and ordering in but have never made. After carefully meticulously following the recipe and plenty…

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The quest for good food is never easy. There are trials and tribulations and the search for fine cuisine is always a daunting task as most places claim to serve greatness but what they serve up is usually lackluster and mediocre at best. The recent dinner had me in raptures by the end of the meal but the road to get to that meal sadly was lined with traffic and lashing rain. I live in the more southern part of Mumbai, a great metropolis where are the best of times, you’re stuck in traffic. Evening rush hour was particularly brutal yesterday…

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One of the things that makes me incredibly happy is when folks are receptive to the things I write and enjoy what I post. When people try out recipes that I’ve toiled over and experimented with, it’s a different kind of high. The response for my ongoing Ramadan Recipes series has been wonderful but the nicest response was when Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing extended some recipes that are a Ramadan specialties,  sourced from Chef Jens Muenchenbach, at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah. I absolutely love collecting recipes and tend to do cooking classes wherever I go. Chef Muenchenbach’s recipes…

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This new series of Ramadan Recipes that I’ve started is turning out to be quite tricky. It’s completely out of my element and not food I cook often but it is food that I really enjoy. To try and keep up so that I post regularly BEFORE Ramdan is actually over, I’ve picked a simple dessert that is so easy, you can make this in no time and most of the ingredients are things you might already have handy in your pantry. If not, no worries a quick grocery run and you’ll be set. This is an interesting dessert called…

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I really enjoy a good salad but I find that I enjoy it more when it’s made for me and I’m not doing all the prep. Sadly it isn’t possible to go out everyday or order in every time I feel like a light lunch. I’ve been experimenting with various ingredients, usually it’s with whatever I have on hand, and I’ve come up with some combinations that really work for me. Sadly I’m an extremely fussy eater and one that constantly craves new dishes which means either I fend for myself or eat whatever is on the table. I choose…

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As part of my Ramadan Recipes series on the blog, I’m trying to find dishes that you would typically eat during the holy month of Ramzan for iftar. There are plenty of recipes but this is not my area of expertise so it takes a little time and practice to perfect these recipes. A dish I thoroughly enjoy no matter what time of the year is a Baida Roti ( egg roti ) It’s usually stuffed with lamb but I enjoy the chicken one as well. It’s like a thick stuffed pancake almost and eerily similar to an Indonesian Murtabak.…

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I have this really silly travel theory where I always though that the countries closer to me and more accessible to me should be visited later and the ones that are further way should be visited first. I have no reasonable or logical or even sensible thought behind this idea but this is why I didn’t go to Sri Lanka till work took me there this year and I fell in love. It is also the same bizarre reason why I’ve never been to the Middle East or the Gulf region. While I don’t discriminate with countries it just seemed…