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I’m not a parent but constantly hear of parenting woes specially when it comes to kids and food. My nephew at a tender age of 6 seems to have extremely strong opinions on food and catering to his whims and fancies and be exhausting. To try and create food  that he might enjoy  specially when it comes to food for his school Tiffin box, is not my area of expertise but when I came across these adorable little cookie cutters I thought I might experiment. The cookie cuts came free with a recent Big Basket purchase of Kissan Mixed Fruit Jam…

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I’m no baker and my kryptonite is any sort of dough or batter. I don’t really care much for desserts I’m more of a savory person and so I don’t make much sweet stuff or bake often. My oven is used for baking food or vegetables but never for a cake or cookies. While spending endless hours looking up recipes ( it’s one of my fav past times ) I chanced upon one for what they call a Chiffon cake. I think it’s just a really light airy and fluffy version of a sponge cake. It was orange in flavour…

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People always ask me which is my favourite place to visit and I’m always stumped because really, how can you choose just one single destination. I will say that Singapore features quite high on my list of top places I enjoy visiting and to be honest it has everything to do with the Singaporean culinary scene. It’s a city that is constantly eating and eats well! There is an abundant variety of dishes and cuisines and you can find almost every single type of food here. I always tend to gravitate towards local dishes best found in hawker centers so…

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I had a great Euro adventure last year and one of the stops on this fun express was Germany. A quick trip to Munich and Heidelberg filled with beer, sausage and long nights of revelry was my first taste of this country. Great memories but not enough time to really explore or process much. The same time this year I managed to spend a significant amount of time in the country, mostly in Bavaria and it would seem I fell in love. This trip took me all over from smaller cities I hadn’t thought much of to the hustle and…

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Most folks are either terrified of flying or dread flights because they take them often for work trips. For me, both scenarios seem extremely odd because for this curious traveler, every single flight is an adventure. Not always are my adventures pleasant, I end up with inconsiderate people, invariably a screeching baby or a indisciplined child that kicks my seat throughout the flight. I’ve had drunks behind me fight with the cabin crew and have even had really noisy loud families talk to each other in such high decibel levels that I can hear their entire conversation though my head…

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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…