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Pineapple Juice and Ginger Beer Mocktail

By on May 2, 2016

I know you are all fed up of me droning on and on about the heat. But sorry, peeps, it’s become the biggest talking point for everyone around me that there’s really no escaping it. To distance myself from the always heat-related and by-no-means hot conversations, I have taken to practising my hindustani music lessons endlessly or eating bowls of fruit while watching reruns of Luther. Idris Elba, you hot, hot man!!! How I wish any heat related conversations revolved around your kinda hot and not the prickly-heat kinda hot! Sigh…

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beginner | Breakfast | dairy free | ovo vegetarian | Under 30 minute Dinners

Raw Mango Mint and Egg Sandwich and a Vegetarian Alternative

By on March 17, 2016

There’s something equally magical and asshat irritating about summers. Right now, as I’m writing this, I’m feeling a little bit of the latter, because the electricity has decided to take a break and now it’s like sitting in a very slow cooker.  I have to admit though that this cooker is way better than the blast furnace that Kerala was. The humidity there is something else!

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beginner | Dips, Raitas, Chutneys and Pickles | gluten free | ovo vegetarian | vegetarian

Roasted Peanut and Yoghurt Dip

By on March 11, 2016

It seems fitting that I talk about protests in the aftermath of International Women’s Day. Not that I believe that the day is essentially about protests or protesting. It’s simply because the day still marks the triumph of women wanting to do what they pleased. Surely there must have been some amount of protesting before patriarchal norms were brushed side, right? At least all that bra burning must have been thought of as protest I would imagine.

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Red Chard and Buffalo Mozzarella Salad with a Sweet and Spicy Peanut Honey Dressing

By on March 8, 2016

Sigh! Summer is here….

From freezing Tokyo to bleeding hot Bangalore. Yes, War and Cheese has been uncharacteristically silent these last few days because, this author was wrapped up at the Cookpad office in Tokyo. Tokyo… What a beauty! Everything about the place screamed pretty and polite. In our ten days there, every person we met was the epitome of politeness.

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beginner | dairy free | Easy Snacks | Kerala Recipes | ovo vegetarian | vegan | vegetarian

Pazham Pori (Kerala Style Banana Fritters)

By on January 10, 2016

There are few incidents in my family where food has evoked tears and lamentation. Yes, when I was younger I used to throw a major hissy fit when I was given (forced fed) eggs. But as slightly older kids, I don’t recall any major tears with either me or any cousins when food was involved. Except this incident with the sister and obviously, the banana fritters.

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beginner | Guest Post | non vegetarian | Non-Vegetarian Main Course

Grilled Orange Chicken With assorted Vegetable Stir Fry: A Guest Post By Subhasmita Panigrahi of The Flavours of Kitchen

By on December 2, 2015

I’m sure you all have heard about the Laws of attraction, right? Not the silly movie, the concept that if you wish for something hard enough, you will get it? Yeah, those laws of attraction! For the past few days I have been having the most persistent craving for Orange Chicken. So much so that I caught myself daydreaming about it with a glazed look on my face while drooling at pictures of said chicken on Pinterest.

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