Scary Menu for the Halloween Party

Hey pals! Hope you my Halloween cocktails were spooky enough to be on the menu list of Halloween cocktails. I have yet amazing stuff to stuff you with. Check out my scary menu right away.

Deadly Meatloaf

Deadly Meatloaf

Deadly Meatloafs – There is flesh (minced beef), there is blood (tomato sauce), there are eyeballs (mashed potato) and teeth (stir-fried onions) and this is what makes a perfect meatloaf for the Halloween’s dinner table. Take a wok and add in ginger-garlic paste plus red chillies. Now add grated onions and tomato puree. Lastly add in minced beef or any minced meat of your choice. Stir-fry! Cover and cook till the meat is chewy and soft. Present it my way. Rest add in your creativity!

Spooky Fingers

Spooky Fingers

Spooky Fingers – Talking about spooky food, these Halloween fingers are really creepy for all the kids and adult on the party. The process is super easy and the treat is really yummy. Beat sugar, almond and vanilla extracts in a bowl. Add in flour, baking powder and egg. Make a dough. Form into fingers, using forks. Add strawberry jam on tips. Thereby place and press sliced almonds as shown. Bake till done. Serve the spooky, bloody yet tasty and nutty fingers!

Bloody Eyes Pasta

Bloody Eyes Pasta

Bloody Eyes Pasta – Fond of pasta? Boil spinach pasta. Prepare a sauce of basil, chillies and tomatoes. You can add in minced meat too. I always do that for real meaty craving. Scoop crumbled cottage cheese to make eyeballs. For pupil, use black olives. Add saffron threads as shown on the eyeballs. Enjoy the fiery and feary pasta! The kids are actually gonna love it. So what crazy are you trying this Halloween?

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Have a Deadly Halloween. Ho ha ha ha!

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Dance with the Traditional Drink on Holi

Winter in India is a big deal in the Northern part. Winter comes to an end in the month of March which marks the arrival of spring, a season of colors. Years ago, Indians came up with a festival “Holi”. Also known as festival of love, victory of good over evil (unlike Diwali, which is quite sober as compared to Holi) and for some, this is an excuse to meet old friends and family. Well, everybody has their own excuse to celebrate and color anybody they come across. This is the beauty of Holi. Celebrations are day long and in some parts of India it goes on for 2 weeks.

Traditional Drink on Holi

Traditional Drink on Holi

People move out of their houses and go to each others house, throw colors. You can see them everywhere, dancing, laughing, dragging each other to throw colors. In Mathura (around 100 miles from New Delhi) women playfully beat their husbands. Where do you think this energy comes from, as food is cooked from oil which eventually slows people down? May be this Thandai is where all the happiness comes from. Thandai, the traditional Holi drink, is the perfect source of energy and unlimited source of ecstasy which has been a part of the Indian culture from ancient times. Hope you’ve enjoyed my last blog, Red Meat Recipe. This time let’s dance to the beat of drums and celebrate Holi with vibrant powder and wet colors and of course the Thandai.

Thandai Recipe

Ingredients:-

1 1/2 litre milk,

Few ice cubes,

6 peppercorns,

6 teaspoons sugar,

10 peeled almonds,

2 teaspoons fennel seeds,

1 teaspoon  poppy seeds essence,

250 grams sweetened condensed milk,

1/2 teaspoon powdered cardamom.

Preparation Method:-

1. Grind well the peeled almonds, cardamom and fennel seeds to a fine paste and mix with the rest of the ingredients. Strain the mixture well.

2. Take crushed ice cubes in a glass till half and fill the rest with the above mixture.

3. Serve garnished with rose petals. This makes for 12 glasses.

Holi Celebration

Holi Celebration

Wish you a colorful Holi!

Cheers for Foodaholics!!

George Bernard Shaw, one of the profound Irish writers said, ‘there is no sincerer love than the love of food’. This is a remarkable statement as far as intense food lovers are concerned. Any person would reel off couple of delectable dishes or may be even more without hesitation, once he’s asked about his favorite food or cuisine. Not only homo sapiens, but animals find it difficult to control their taste buds when it comes to savory meal. My pet Bruno, pure Alsatian, is almost on the verge of breaking his rope leash, once he smells the meat boiling in the kitchen.

Even Garfield, one of our favorite cartoon characters, is loved not only for the unique humor but also for his intense craving for food. There is no doubt that food and mood are interrelated. Food is a complete dose that can revitalize the worst of our mood. We are so pleased to see the Chinese platter once we are back from our hectic working day. The cold dessert after dinner definitely serves as icing on the cake.  Love for food knows no boundaries.

Whether it is New Year or Christmas, most of us wait for the festivals to arrive so that we can have the most popular luscious food of that occasion be it the Aussie meat pie or sumptuous maple syrup pancake. Isn’t it? Well there is nothing to hide, food is an art and must be consumed in the best way we want. Food habits, to a large extent, decides compatibility of couples and it’s true that chocolate in any form doubles the romance, especially the dark liquid chocolate rolled in strawberry. Yummz!!!! Rest of the fun can be discussed later. Sparkling cocktails act like a booster in those intimate moments.

Agility of taste buds may vary from person to person. Some people are fond of ultimate spicy meal whereas some always crave of having honey like desserts. Taylor Swift’s all time favorite food is sweet and mushy cheesecake while the Hollywood’s swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen loves crispy and spicy bacon in any form. Barack Obama, America’s first black president, who declares broccoli as his favorite food, is equally fond of junk food like burger and hotdog. And to our surprise he’s got that sensuous six packs, any girl on earth would love to admire.

It’s a myth that slender people are not fond of food. Just go for your favorite dance steps and a morning walk and there you are with an absolutely flaunting body. After all, eating and dancing are the ultimate source of living life to the fullest. No ifs and buts in the food habits can result in a happier life. Yes this is my own experience. I am a foodaholic yet slim, trim and the best part is that I am happy and gay.. Hey! not that way. And yes the more goodies you pile, the better you feel, it’s my belief. Food is my religion, what’s yours????

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