Last couple of months have been tough world wide! The mayhem caused by the the virus COVID 19 continues and we all are trying to stay safe. We can take care by staying indoors, by practising social distancing and staying healthy and calm. To stay healthy it is important to consume healthy food, food that is rich in protein. It is common knowledge that proteins are a very important part of our diet. Not only do they build and repair body tissue but they also help to fight viral and bacterial infections. So this function of proteins of increasing the body immunity to fight infections is what is really important today. Continue reading “Sprouted Mung Side – Goan Style”
Salt makes it all good doesn’t it? As much as I love my sugar, I cannot imagine food without salt. Salt cannot be had on its own but as soon as you add it to something, magical transformation happens. It is as though the dish suddenly comes alive! And what if that salt is flavoured ? Continue reading “Basil Salt”
“Orange is the happiest colour”, said Frank Sinatra. His love for his favourite hue showed in his choice of clothes, in the carpeting of his house, the tiles, the draperies, towels, sofa and even his refrigerator ! Well I am crazy about orange too, both for the colour and the fruit after which the colour has been named! Continue reading “Candied Orange Zest”
The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.
I bet Galileo also loved his grapes for he chose grapes to explain the miracles of nature so beautifully! Grapes are one of my favourite fruits as well. I wait for the grapes season to arrive so that I can feast on them, especially the purple ones! Also there are endless possibilities of creating desserts with grapes and I never miss such an opportunity. Continue reading “Coffee Cake with purple grapes”
What brings smile to your face when you think Christmas ? For me its the Christmas cakes and bakes! And most of all the very festive fruit cake! As you travel around the world, the fruit cake varies slightly depending on the local ingredients. But the key ingredients remain the same, more or less – candied and/or dried fruits, nuts and spices. The cake can be optionally soaked in spirits and could be decorated. It can sometimes even be chocolate flavoured. And some could have yeast in them. Continue reading “Siena Panforte – spread the festive cheer…”