Saturday, 30 April 2016

Step By Step Recipe: Grated Sweet Potato Snack

Sweet potatoes, one of the best natural source of beta carotene have several health benefits. High in Vitamin C & B6 content, sweet potatoes support a healthy immune system & do not cause blood sugar spikes. A versatile spud, sweet potatoes can be enjoyed in several ways. Wicked Spoon Confessions, brings an easy step by step recipe of grated sweet potato snack that can be made in 20 minutes.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Tropical Fruit Cooler - Peach and Mango Smoothie

Nothing tastes better than the taste of summer and tropical fruits. Wicked Spoon Confessions brings to you a delightful smoothie of mango and peaches blended with yogurt & honey. The golden color of the smoothie will surely tempt you to spend a summer afternoon in a faraway tropical island.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Jamaican Rum Punch

To make an authentic Jamaican Rum Punch you need to follow a 4 part process of sour, sweet, strong and weak. Follow these steps and scale the measurements proportionately to make larger portions.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Know Your Dim Sum

We all love Chinese Food and Dim Sum (A Chinese light meal or brunch served with Chinese tea and typically eaten some time from morning to early afternoon) is surely a favorite among everyone.

Dim sum originated with the Cantonese in Southern China and is historically linked to the older tradition of Yum Cha (drinking tea) where small road side establishments served tea and snacks to weary travelers on the ancient Silk Route.

Over the centuries, dim sum has evolved from a secondary snack into a national cuisine in mainland China where families get together on weekend mornings to enjoy a dim sums meal.

In fact, the popular character Master Po from the Kung Fu Panda series, gorged on Dim sums whenever he got upset and wins over Master Shifu during a chopstick-sparring match over dumplings



Dim sum is available in many varieties such as dumplings, rolls, cakes and wraps. They are steamed, braised, deep fried and baked. Dim sums are mostly savory but sweet varieties also available and it is also customary to dip the dim sum in sauces such as soy sauce, sesame oil, chili sauce or chili oil, vinegar.

Confused already?? Don’t worry, Wicked Spoon Confessions lists the more popular types to make ordering easy or rather increase the odds of getting something you will actually want to eat next time you visit a specialty Chinese restaurant :)

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Escaping to the Misty Wayanad Hills

The name Wayanad derived from ‘Wayalnadu’ means land of paddy fields is a district in the north-east of Kerala state known for its lovely mist clad hill stations and also home to the largest concentration of tribal population in the state. The prehistoric engravings in Eddakal caves bear testimony to a pre-historic culture dating back to the Mesolithic Age.

Strikingly scenic, the rich natural resources of Wayanad offer several opportunities to suit everyone's taste. You can sit back and relax in the beautiful resorts or engage in several adventure activities. Recently Wicked Spoon Confessions took break to experience the awe-inspiring beauty, lush-green landscape and serene environment of this enchanting hill station. Here are our top moments from the trip.

Enjoying the Postcard Vistas from Sharoy Resort

Quick, No-bake & Easy Crème Brulee Recipe

Crème Brulee, a classic French dessert is basically a smooth & creamy custard with a golden crust of caramalised sugar on top. Though the classic recipe calls for an oven, one can use a steamer too. Here is a quick, no-bake & easy Crème Brulee recipe.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Popular Summer Delights

As the mercury soars Wicked Spoon Confessions lists Popular Summer Delights to keep you cool and hydrated this summer.

Smoothies:

When we talk about smoothies the first thing which comes to our mind is personalization. Choose a tasty base such as milk or fresh juices, build it up with protein such as yogurt, add a flavor boost such as honey, pack some vitamins such as spinach, cucumber, celery and finally whirl it up with the frozen fruit of your choice. Awesome!!! An endless list of recipes is available to choose from and depending on your taste – you can go the healthy way or some sinful indulgence :)

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Review: Dakshin Rivaayat Festival at Trident Bandra Kurla

The Indian kitchen is a treasure trove of recipes, a few of which may have lost in the hectic pace of a modern kitchen. The Oberoi group launched Rivaayat in Feb 2015 with an objective to revive some lost recipes & as a part of this initiative we were recently invited to experience unique vegetarian preparations from South India at Trident, Bandra Kurla. A festival aptly named “Dakshin Rivaayat” that highlighted the rich culinary heritage of South India through a buffet at O22 was a do-not-miss for us.

Curated by passionate cook, Ms. Shri Bala the festival aims at revisiting the richness of traditional home style food of South India.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Popular Indian Summer Drinks

Yup - summer is coming and we are all going to feel the overwhelming desire to drink refreshing liquids with fresh fruit and crushed ice. To beat the heat, hydrate and keep you body cool Wicked Spoon Confessions has stirred up a list of drinks that are just the ticket. Add a twist, drink up and cool off as its going be a hot one.

Lassi:

Sweet, savory or flavored, we love Lassi in the summers not only for the numerous health benefits but also the ability to blend it with our favorite fruits, syrups and garnishes. Plain, Mango, Strawberry, rose, khus, kesar – chose your pick and garnish it with dry fruits for a refreshing drink. Twist the experience by replacing the sugar with honey for a healthier version and an extra burst of taste.

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Monday, 4 April 2016

Spinach, Pomegranate and Chicken Salad

Treat yourself to a lavish summer treat - a healthy salad rich in calcium-packed spinach for strengthening your bones and lean, marinated chicken to pump up your protein intake with a healthy honey & balsamic vinegar dressing topped with ruby pomegranate pearls.

Friday, 1 April 2016

12 Delectable French Fries

Sometimes indulgence comes in the form of the simple but versatile potato. My love for French fries or rather potatoes has no boundaries right from my childhood days where we barbecued potatoes in small fires and relished it with salt and red chili powder to the current day uniformly cut, golden, crisp and glittering version dusted with fine salt and stacked in a pile. It’s amazing what you can do with potatoes, some oil, seasoning and dips - CREATE MAGICAL FLAVOURS and yes it is indeed true "No one can have just one" :)

Wicked Spoon Confessions lists the many faces of this global snack thanks to the smart knife work of French Fries enthusiasts across the globe.