Week 23 – Beans Thoran

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Week 23 – Beans Thoran

Week 23 of 52 Weeks of Food 2017 ended in a delicious, but relentless, orgy of food. It’s going to take many weeks of sensible eating and hitting the gym to restore status quo. My very first recipe of 2018, therefore, is healthy and green. Beans thoran is a duet of French beans and coconut. […]

Week 22 – Onion Chutney

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Week 22 – Onion Chutney

Week 22 of 52 Weeks of Food I grew up in the south of India, and every now and then my tastebuds demand a trip back home. I’m a big fan of dosas, with their crisp outsides and soft, fluffy insides. But what makes dosas special are the variety of chutneys they are served with. […]

Week 21 – Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in food, life, nutrition | No Comments
Week 21 – Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup

Week 21 of 52 Weeks of Food The boy and I have decided to eat a lot healthier. We have embarked on #projectbeachbody, complete with weekly weigh-ins. I’ll admit, Kris is doing better than I am currently. So the recipes I’ve been seeking are healthier and more nutritious, without being overly fussy. I love soups. […]

Week 20 – Mushroom Rice

Posted by on Oct 8, 2017 in food, life, nutrition | No Comments
Week 20 – Mushroom Rice

Week 20 of 52 Weeks of Food I’m a big fan of button mushrooms. I love their distinctive buttery flavour, and I love that you can eat mushrooms with almost anything. Having said that, I am not a big fan of Indian mushroom preparations. It just doesn’t compute for me. This is a lovely mushroom […]

Week 19 – Sticky Sweet Onions

Posted by on Oct 7, 2017 in food, life, nutrition | No Comments
Week 19 – Sticky Sweet Onions

Week 19 of 52 Weeks of Food Sometimes, it’s the little things that make a big difference. Such as this little onion recipe, which was simple but packed quite a punch. You couldn’t really eat it by itself, but loaded on a steak, mash or a jacket potato, this little dish certainly raises the taste […]

Week 18 – Prawn and Corn Pasta

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Week 18 – Prawn and Corn Pasta

Week 18 of 52 Weeks of Food Pasta time, again! This was such an easy dish, that it almost felt like a cheat. Prawns and corn cook pretty fast, and the sauce didn’t take much time either. A handy recipe to have on hand when you don’t want to spend much time in the kitchen. […]

Week 17 – Aromatic Pork Belly Curry

Posted by on Jul 15, 2017 in food, life, nutrition | No Comments
Week 17 – Aromatic Pork Belly Curry

Week 17 of 52 Weeks of Food I had pork belly pieces. I felt like curry. I did a search for pork belly curry. And I literally used the first recipe that popped up. This Huffington Post recipe was perfect. Not only did I have most of the ingredients it demanded, it wasn’t too much […]

Week 16 – Chili

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in food, life, nutrition | No Comments
Week 16 – Chili

Week 16 of 52 Weeks of Food There wasn’t a lot of Mexican food to be had when I was growing up. Tacos, fajitas and quesadillas made their debut as popular cuisine in India less than a decade ago. But, as kids, one thing that we did eat every once in a while was chili […]

Week 15 – Roast Pork Belly with Crackling

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Week 15 – Roast Pork Belly with Crackling

Week 15 of 52 Weeks of Food I’ve been watching MasterChef Australia for years. And every season I’ve watched contestants earn much praise as they’ve served up amazing pork belly with delicious, salty crackling. Till recently, I had no idea where I could procure pork belly from. So cooking it seemed like a distant dream. […]

Week 14 – Slow Cooker Chicken and Lentil Curry

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017 in food, life, nutrition | No Comments
Week 14 – Slow Cooker Chicken and Lentil Curry

Week 14 of 52 Weeks of Food My mom is an ace cook. Her repertoire is wide and varied. But, of all the things she’s cooked and I love, a few signature dishes occupy a special place in my heart. And belly. Mulligatawny soup is one of them. For me, this lentil soup with its […]