My trysts with Bangalore city are both swift and scarce. For some reason I never seem to spend enough time there and all my visits are fleeting at best. My recent trip was no different except that I was there for 3 meals and each one was memorable. This city really knows how to eat well. I know all the main hotspots or at least I’ve heard about them all and to the best of my knowledge they’re packed in places like Indiranagar or Koramangala but this time I went further North and an excellent culinary experience. I haven’t posted…

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 that time of the year when I can’t quite decide how I feel about the new year. 2016 was a bit of a rollercoaster but for the most part all positive for which I am deeply grateful because I really can do without the drama. I was fortunate enough to tuck in a fair bit of domestic and international travel which quite honestly gives me the greatest joy. People always find it strange but I seem to be happiest at airports and hotels completely haggard and surviving on barely any sleep and superb intense itineries. No matter the stress…

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…

I was planning a trip to Hong Kong this year and for some reason got a lot of flack about being excited to visit Disneyland. Some friends told me it’s just for kids and Ocean Park has the better rides but for someone who grew up in the warmth and comfort of Disney and basically lived in Cartoon land, how could I not visit one of the happiest places on earth! I’m one of those people that wish they never grew up. I couldn’t contain my excitement for Disneyland and I wasn’t disappointed at all. While of course there were…

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 thought of Jerusalem I always thought of it as a place for religion. I thought it would be a desert land all solemn and pious, devoid of anything except religious sites, I mean it is the Holy land after all. When I actually found myself in the Holy land driving around, I realised that this is as much a regular thriving cosmopolitan city as any other. Jerusalem is actually beautiful with its building built with traditional Jerusalem stone, the old city which to say is soaked in culture and history is an understatement and the lush thriving cafes…

Thailand is one country I just do not get tired of visiting. There is plenty to explore and enough to ensure that you have the time of  your life. Bangkok is a great stop for cultural exploring and shopping but for a more relaxed stay and some fun in the sun I prefer to hit any of the many islands in the country. Koh Samui is the third largest and has a reputation for being exclusive to honeymooners. I must admit it is an absolute dream for the loverbirds and after all the wedding madness, an ideal spot for some…

For me travelling is the key to my personal happiness. I find it therapeutic, relaxing, invigorating, exciting and a massive eye opener. There is nothing more soul satisfying than exploring a new city or country and learning about their culture. The world really is my oyster and as I travel I find I break a lot of silly misconceptions and stereotypes I had in my mind. I think the media plays a big part is this or maybe just the fear of the unknown but it’s a great feeling to create your own impressions about a country and debunk some…

When I think of the Philippines, I think of pristine beaches and crystal clear waters and world famous beaches like Borocay and Palawan. Somehow the capital city of Manila is not my first thought. I found myself in Manila this year and ended up spending nearly a week there and I have to confess it might not be as alluring as the world famous beaches and the traffic will kill you, but the city has a charm of its own. It’s a great city to give you a true sense of Filipinos and I’d say is a pretty good introduction…

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