Thursday, 29 December 2016

Healthy Drinks to keep you Warm this Winter

As we have already started to feel the bite of the increasingly cold weather, especially during the mornings and evenings. All of us would love to cozy up with a delicious drink that would help us keep winter chills at bay. Let us look at a list of healthy and tasty drinks that would make you feel better, boost your immunity and improve your overall health.

Monday, 26 December 2016

DIY: Easy Basil Pesto Recipe

We believe, a big bowl of pasta made with fresh Basil Pesto can cure anything!!! A sauce originating in Genoa, Italy the recipe of Pesto is often modified to be made with available ingredients. Many are known to substitute the traditionally required pine nuts with almonds, cashew nuts or even walnuts. The powerful & heady aroma of basil will surely tempt one to think of innovative ways to eat up the fresh Basil Pesto as soon as it's made. Basil Pesto pairs wonderfully with roasted meats, pasta and can find a place of pride in your picnic basket along with focaccia bread. If we made you think of picnics, check some super easy food ideas for your picnic basket here.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Getting Your Kitchen Christmas Ready

The most wonderful time of the year was almost here. Christmas was fast approaching  & it was time to get together with family, indulge in fun, shop for gifts & eat delicious food. This year, I had planned to surprise my 5 year old nephew by baking his favorite brownies. I opened my kitchen cabinet to remove the baking supplies & smiled!!! My kitchen was spotless & free of any cockroach problem because of our trusted solution to the roach problem- LAL HIT.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Review: Barbeque evenings at The Leela, Mumbai.

Balmy winter evenings are perfect for a barbeque. 6 Degrees, the cosmopolitan bar at The Leela, Mumbai recently introduced barbeque evenings & we felt this was a great way to dine under the stars!!! A beginning of beautiful winters marked an occasion of a double celebration as my close friend & confidante- Dipika was down for a quick visit from Singapore. I headed to The Leela Mumbai to enjoy a wonderful evening in great company dining on delicious grills while sipping on my favorite tipple. A heady combination for a fun filled time...what say?

Monday, 19 December 2016

8 Fun Games for this Party Season

Its that time of the year for parties and if you are the host you need to plan for some icebreakers to get guests mingle. Especially when they do not know each other well or have not seen each other in a while. So as the guests start pouring in and drinks are making the round, plan some fun adult party games at various intervals to make the evening a memorable one.

Here is a roundup of some of our favorite adult party games which will leave your guests laughing, smiling and spirited this holiday season.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Christmas & New Year Cheer at The Leela Mumbai

The Leela Mumbai is a luxurious haven located in the heart of bustling city of Mumbai. Enter our easy contest to win a delightful Christmas Brunch for two with Santa by the pool.

Here is a sneak peek on the Christmas & New Year cheer at The Leela, Mumbai:

Friday, 16 December 2016

Serv’d : An app that helps service providers to go Cashless

My cook Deepali has a final say in what my family shall eat for dinner. A foodie by nature, I love cooking on weekends with Deepali taking over my daily cooking chores on the weekdays. What she didn’t have a say in during the recent demonetization frenzy was when many households she worked in delayed her salary due to a genuine cash crunch. I was in a fix too. As the salary day drew closer, I tried transferring money via an online wallet company to my cook. That didn’t work out. Why? Well, for starters Deepali possessed a feature phone & not a smart phone & no data pack. That got me thinking. Was there a way out?

The amazing food that Dipali makes

Monday, 12 December 2016

Health Benefits of Black Garlic- the New Superfood

Recently we tried an amazing black garlic dip at Luna Nudo Gusta, St Regis that had us raving for days & our interest in this new superfood piqued! This culinary wonder is making an appearance in many high- end restaurant menu & we decided to know more about it!! Loaded with health benefits & a robust healthy flavor, black garlic can be used to make dips, sauces, blended into pizza toppings. lentil dishes or can be served as an accompaniment with cheese or grilled meats & fish. Want to know more about this culinary "black gold"? Do not leave this page :D

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

The New Culinary Superfood - Black Rice

Forbidden things always taste better. And if they come loaded with health benefits, it helps erase all the guilt that gorging on them causes. We are talking about "Forbidden Rice" also known as "Black Rice" that is climbing the popularity charts across gourmet stores, restaurants and food sites.

Monday, 5 December 2016

7 Easy Picnic Food Ideas

As beautiful weather sets in, the outdoors beckon us. A great way to enjoy the vibrant outdoors in this weather is to craft a picnic with family, friends or a loved one. Whether you plan a romantic beach side picnic or a fun filled family picnic in the park, food plays an important role in the overall enjoyment. Packing a picnic basket may seem a fairly easy task, till you start putting one together. The challenge is to find foods that don't spoil easily as you spend a relaxed day outdoors. Wicked spoon confessions tells you about some easy picnic food ideas that are fuss-free and taste like flavors of spring on your taste buds.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Appreciating Agri Tourism with Courtyard by Marriott, Chakan

Living in a bustling city at a fast pace often leaves us disconnected with many things, especially the food we eat. We often stalk glossy supermarket aisles in search of healthy, organic or specialty food but how many of us are interested in knowing how the food that gives us sustenance is actually produced? Do we ever think of making a trip to a nearby farm to meet farmers, who toil endlessly to bring nature's bounty in our homes or take our kids to a cattle shed when they ask, "Where does milk come from?"

Agri Tourism, may hold different meaning across the globe, primarily involves indulging in farm related activities and/or a stay on the farm. A beautiful & innovative way to experience the shades of rural life and learn about the source of our food, Agri Tourism has gained slow but steady popularity among travelers. When Courtyard by Marriott, Chakan invited us to experience their Agri Tourism package, that offered us an irresistible way to get in touch with our roots,we were hooked!!