The present tense doesn’t need to be a tense one if you could eat a present. Confused? That was the objective actually – to ask you how would you feel if you could eat a present and move into future with a happy tummy? This Christmas you can try to find out which of the presents you will receive are edible, which are wearable and which are merely for personal or home use. Why not gift a loved one the joy of receiving a gift which could actually be eaten too?
So the winter has set in, when the air holds the cold and slouching in the couch in the chilly evenings seems to be a lucrative option for many.
Chia seed pudding is an easy and delectable way to simply get the benefits of chia seeds. It takes less time to make than a cup of tea and has the right amount of protein and nutrients to be an instant, on-the-go breakfast option.
The word ‘sandesh’ means ‘news’ in Hindi and it also is the name of the popular delicious Bengali sweet; popular among Bengalis and Non-Bengalis around the world. Play with the words as much as you like, you can certainly savour some sweet ‘sandesh’ when you receive a ‘good sandesh’ (good news) or during festivities to celebrate and share with loved ones. It is often made at home during festival and special occasions, more importantly for Durga Puja or Bengali’s biggest festival – Poila Boishakh (Bengali New Year’s Day).
A couple more sleeps to Easter so it’s time to get on the sweet feast roller coaster of yummy carrot cupcakes.
A few months ago, I shared an image on Instagram and Facebook of a savoury snack I made on a rainy afternoon when home alone in London. Although London gets rainy anytime but its an old habit to indulge in sinful food when its raining. Usually we don’t keep any sweet or savoury snacks at home except cookies (calories police!) leaving me with only option to make some sweets at home. These Brown Banana Balls coated with white chocolate was ready in 15 minutes and gave my afternoon tea the warm, and irresistible company it needed, and they are moreish, don’t believe me, try yourself!
Like any festival, Eid brings with it joy, merrymaking, fun and feasts. If there is colour to splash on every aspect of this fun filled occasion, rest assured that the food you will feast on cannot stay far away from being colourised! So I bring to you the saffron flavoured sweet rice generously garnished with fresh and dry fruits – which we fondly and famously call ‘Zarda rice’. Read the easy preparations below and dish out to your loved ones the sweetness in the air on this Eid.