I don’t seem to be a very loyal traveler as I’m constantly falling in love with places I visit. People always ask me my ‘ top’ destinations and it’s always such a hard pick because in all honesty the world is beautiful and as clichéd as it might sound, it is just terrible to compare. However there will always be a few places that I seem to love a tad bit more than the others and Portugal as a country is one of them. I spent nearly 3 weeks travelling all over exploring their food and wine and just felt…

One of my favorite snacks is granola. I enjoy it at breakfast in a parfait with some yogurt or in the evening as a granola bar or even just something to munch on through the day. The recipe is really simple and the best part is you can customize it whichever way you like. I must admit I’ve bought plenty of granola from various shops and brands but now I prefer to make it at home because I get to control how much of sugar I add to my recipe. This one has no added sugar, just the regular ingredients…

If you’ve been paying close attention to my posts or social media updates, you’ve noticed I’m trying my hardest to stay as healthy as possible and eat clean. As part of this I try to stay away from meat ( including chicken ) atleast 4 or 5 times in the week ( I indulge on the weekend ) and I avoid carbs post 7pm and try to cut out as much sugar from my diet as possible so no biscuit cake etc. It’s extremely hard to stick to this but again, not impossible. Since my job revolves mostly around food,…

There are very few people I know that dislike potatoes and I for one am absolutely in love with them. I don’t discriminate, I eat them in all their various forms – fried, baked, boiled, mashed or any other way they’re presented to me. I’ve been making a conscious effort to avoid them since they clearly are my weak spot and for the most part, I’m successful.However every once in a while I will complete cave into my cravings and whip up a small batch of potatoes. This time I thought I’d try something new. I’ve stopped frying completely. In…

I’ve started what I call my breakfast series on the blog recently and uptill now it only had a roundup of places I’ve visited for their breakfast spread. This is my first attempt at sharing a breakfast recipe. I’m trying my hardest to think of simple and innovative ideas for breakfast that are easy to make, don’t need much prep ( since I’m always in a daze in the morning ) and most importantly are slightly healthy. I’m trying my hardest to stay away from anything that has too much butter, sugar or any flour at all. It’s not easy…

I find breakfast to be the most interesting meal of the day. Despite skipping it when I’m having a busy morning bursting with meetings or  the fact that my breakfast affair at home is a rather modest one, it is still my favourite meal. It is usually when I travel that I do the most justice to a hotel breakfast buffet or the occasional weekend indulgence like I did recently. As I mentioned in a previous post, I’m going to now start taking the time to do more breakfast based reviews and this is my second one in what is…

Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities to visit. It is also one of South Africa’s most popular and vibrant cities and attracts tourists and travelers alike. Cape Town offers plenty  in terms of scenic views, the waterfront, majestic sights and exquisite food. If I had to pick my very favourite city in South Africa, I’d have to choose Cape Town solely because there is plenty to do and keep yourself occupied and its so pretty it just seem very unlike a commercial city. I spent about three days in Cape Town and I think I fell in…

Summer’s here ! Well atleast for us folks in India. The heat is intense and thanks to global warming, it’s about to get a hotter. Schools are closed for a good two months and even if you’re not planning your vacation time around kids schedule, it’s still a great idea to take a break and jet off somewhere else. Most people get lazy and tend to flock to Goa which personally if you ask me is great as a destination but a tiny bit over rated. I decided to give you a quick glance at a few places I think…

One of the most exciting meals when I travel is breakfast. When I’m at home it’s nothing fancy maybe the odd egg or toast but when I travel is when I really indulge and do justice to a breakfast buffet. I was recently asked to meet someone over a breakfast meeting and while it sounded very tempting, the reality of waking up and getting ready so I could reach on time was far from delightful. To make matters worse my meeting was scheduled at the other end of where I live, temptingly close to the international airport ! If you…

I’ve been a big fan of Restaurant Week India which to me is one of the most interesting endeavours in the food industry in India. This five year old property encourages people to dine at some of the best restaurants in the city and enjoy a fixed coursed meal at a fixed ( much more affordable ) price. So you can pick a gorgeous restaurant in a 5 star hotel and end up paying half of what you would on a normal day. I think its absolutely genius and most importantly wonderful because it really encourages folks to ditch the…