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I try to post recipes that are easy to make and which are on the healthier side. I strictly avoid desserts or things that need to be deep fried and as far as I can I try to stay away from too many carbs. It’s a personal choice really and this year I promised myself I’d make a complete lifestyle change. So no crash diets or rigid rules to follow but try to cut out the junk and eat clean as much as possible. Every once in a while there will always be cheat meals or recipes that are slightly…

My last tryst with cooking seafood was a luscious Crab Meat Fried Rice which was the first recipe in my Off The Hook series. I have teamed up with these amazing seafood specialists at Off The Hook to collaborate and produce some simple non intimidating recipes using their beautiful produce. This recipe is dedicate to a delicate fish called the Red Snapper. I’m not someone who likes cleaning fish so when I was given the choice, I opted for the fish to be scaled, cleaned and cut into fillets for me so then I don’t end up butchering it at…

I am not a professional chef nor am I a cook that’s been hovering about the kitchen for years. I actually started cooking quite by accident and I find it to be more therapeutic than anything else. It is my greatest stress buster and the more I explore or experiment the happier I am. I try my hardest at making simple dishes that are not over whelming or complicated and don’t need any special ingredients. I find I’m most attracted to recipes that do not intimidate me. For this reason in particular I tend to stick to vegetable or chicken…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. I adore December for all it’s Christmas cheer and festivities. It’s my favourite holiday and every aspect of Christmas has me giddy with excitement. My humble little tree is decorated, Christmas present shopping is under way and my kitchen smells divine. I’m trying to be adventerous with my recipes and cook up slightly healthier options but if I’m being completely honest it’s a losing battle. I took a break from all the cooking to make something for my mum who wanted to jazz up her evening coffee. Instead of a creative Christmas…

While it sounds impossible and actually quite depressing to take a beautiful tasty treat and turn it into a healthy dairy free version but believe me, it is incredible. I’ve been in a cooking baking mood lately which is rare for me because I’m not a baker. I don’t like making any sort of dessert in fact I use my oven for savory dishes only. Maybe it’s the festive season with Diwali and Halloween wrapping up and the countdown to Christmas has begun, or maybe it’s the much needed change of weather. Whatever it is, it has me in cookie…

When I started my blog I was more interested in the eating aspect of food than cooking. In fact I swore I wouldn’t set foot into the kitchen because I thought it was boring and most importantly difficult. However a lot of that has changed thanks to an extremely fussy and selective palette. Which means I get bored of eating the same thing and constantly crave new flavours and dishes. No one is going to indulge me which led to me starting my experiments in the kitchen to please my selective taste buds and before I knew it, I was…

My relationship with food is a tempestuous one. There are times when I love it and get all engrossed in flavours and different recipes and then there are days where I get frustrated and start counting calories. Like most people, the things I enjoy aren’t always the best for me and I’m struggling with the ‘ everything in moderation’  bit. My current state of affairs is that I’m desperately trying to eat clean. It isn’t always possible specially when I’m travelling but when I’m at home it is a massive effort to cut out the junk and focus of good…

I find most restaurants that serve Chinese food with a smattering of Thai or Malaysian based dishes describe themselves as ‘ Pan Asian’ restaurants. Most of the time it’s just Indianised Chinese fare that we are comfortable with but to really understand what sort of cuisines are included in this ‘ Pan Asian’ list, one needs to have a broad mind and a slightly adventurous palate. There is a certain thrill and excitement in discovering new food that only a curious eater will understand. Travelling always helps but the readiness to embark on a culinary adventure isn’t what every so…

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…