It’s XMas season! The festival is just around the corner, and there’s festivity in the air. There are Christmas trees and fairy lights and lanterns and snowmen everywhere. There is a nip in the air, and the pictures of gingerbread and hot chocolate and fruit cake make you want to eat something sinful, too. Letters are being written to Santa, wishlists are being made. Why should I not, as well? 🙂
Here’s my foodie wishlist for Santa – 10 foodie gifts that I absolutely wouldn’t mind Santa bringing me this XMas.
I absolutely love Sprig’s very interesting range of gourmet food products, and have already waxed eloquent about them. Pikkle Shikkle’s is another home-grown brand that I absolutely adore. Today, I present to you a Hot & Sweet Sandwich that I made combining these two beautiful brands – with cheese, Sprig’s Mango & Jalapeno Sauce, and Pikkle Shikkle’s pineapple jam.
Check out the recipe, just in on my photo blog!
If you have been reading my blog regularly, you would know that, as a family, we are consciously working towards a more eco-friendly, simpler and healthier lifestyle, one little step at a time. We are constantly looking out for sustainable, chemical-free alternatives for various products we use for ourselves and for our home, that are made conscientiously.
I am all too aware of the loads of chemicals that go into the making of the sanitary pads I use, and have been looking out for a better alternative for quite some time now. So, I was super happy when I recently discovered Purganics, an organic cotton no-chemicals sanitary pad. They were kind enough to send across samples of their pads for an honest review, along with a bamboo toothbrush.
Check out my review of these two Purganics products, just in on my photo blog!
Imagine this situation.
You’ve been quite busy. Now, you are extremely tired and stressed out. Or you are unwell. And hungry. You are in no mood to cook, but you want something warm and nice to eat. What would you do? Order in from the nearest restaurant?
How would you feel if someone offered you comforting home-cooked food then? That is precisely where PinStove comes in.
Check out my detailed post about PinStove, the new food delivery app in town, just in on my photo blog!
I’m always looking for healthier, more eco-friendly alternatives to the things we use around our home on a daily basis. So, when I was asked if I would like to try out a sample of Oddy Uniwraps, an organic food wrapping paper, I agreed immediately. And… I’m so loving it!
Do check out my views about this product, just in on my photo blog!
Breakfast yesterday was rava (semolina) mixed vegetable upma, cooked with some green jackfruit flour. Yes, you read that right. 🙂 Eastern Condiments has recently come up with a revolutionary product, called the Jackfruit 365 Green Jackfruit Flour, which I was sent a sample of for testing and review.
Read my detailed post about this very healthy offering by Eastern, just in on my photo blog!
Baking with the bub has always been a dream of mine. Ever since I became a mommy – even before that I think – I would dream of, one day, standing alongside the bub in our kitchen, measuring out ingredients, mixing them up, placing a cake or cookies in the oven, letting her lick the last of the batter from the mixing bowl, waiting for the oven timer to go off, and laughing at the look of awe on her face on watching the finished product get out of the oven.. all of this and more. You get the drift, right?
I never actually attempted anything like this, though, till very recently, when I won a Bake Me India Vanilla Shortbread Cookies Baking Kit on an Instagram photo contest.
Check out my detailed review of the baking kit, just in on my photo blog!
Are you looking for a different-from-the-usual snack that can be made fairly easily? Try out these kacche kele ki tikki or raw banana cutlets, which are simple to prepare, but delish. They are shallow-fried, so not as much of a guilty indulgence as a deep-fried snack, but equally good! Anddddddd….. they are just perfect for the rainy evenings that seem to be the norm these days, especially in Bangalore!
Check out the recipe, just in on my photo blog!
Eid Mubarak to all those who are celebrating today! 🙂
This day, I had to break open the packet of Shan Special Sheer Khurma Mix that I had been hoarding for a while! It is the day of Eid after all! Let me tell you, I absolutely loved the way it turned out, and so did everyone at home.
Check out my thoughts about the mix, just in on my photo blog!
A while ago, I was invited to attend a workshop for kids by Lego, at Orion Mall, Bangalore, and I readily accepted.
Check out my post about the workshop as well as a review of one of Lego’s new Starter Sets, just in on my photo blog!