Have I told you guys I have gone off chocolate? Yeah. I know! Craziest decision ever. Especially when everyone in my family wants me to bake them delicious treats. It’s not like they need the sugar high, but, they are a pretty chocolate obsessed lot.
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…
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!
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.
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.
Okay so for anyone who hasn’t kept up with my rants on this, I hate Valentines Day. I have the same reaction John Oliver has when he is asked about Donald Trump. I couldn’t give less of a shit!
I had told you about our recent marathon Star Wars viewings right? That meant some healthy snacks to go with the movie watching, to not run the risk of getting into Jabbaesque shape. So we made some chickpea crackers and decided to dip said crackers in this sweet, herbed and so so yummy dip. YUMMMMMM!!!
What’s a great side for some roast chicken that’s not as fatty as the buttery potato mash? This gorgeous stovetop sweet potatoes cooked in a skillet with the bare minimum ingredients, of course! I have always loved sweet potatoes, and they are versatile enough to be incorporated into most cuisines too.
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.
Grilled Orange Chicken With assorted Vegetable Stir Fry: A Guest Post By Subhasmita Panigrahi of The Flavours of KitchenBy Ramya Menon 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.