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Wednesday 10 November 2010 | Posted by Kishi | foodaholics







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Hearty soup and foodaholics in the news…

Wednesday 10 November 2010 | Posted by Kishi | foodaholics,Soup

Time is running and years are flying. Sister was in town and her one month visit is already over.  Both my siblings will be based in Uncle Sam’s land for the next few years, another reason to take holiday now 🙂 With winters settling in Delhi it’s time for hearty soups and salads. The quality of the vegetables becomes better and one doesn’t need to drive to INA to get some. This season also brings in lots of Cold, cough and flu. It’s my second time in past 3 weeks to be loved by flu, so that is another reason why so many experiments are being made with “liquid foods”. As you enjoy a steaming bowl of homemade soup, you may not ponder over the “profits” (as mom says) it brings to you. Soup has collective demand in our family because of its convenience, simplicity and variety and also coz we are a vegetarian family.

So here is the recipe of the soup that I just made up and she turned into one of the nicest meals!
About half a litre of water   
3-4 tomatoes (chopped)
5-6 cloves of garlic (crushed)
2-3 black pepper (crushed)
1 onion (chopped)

Put all these items in a big pot and let it simmer for about an hour or so. Puree and strain.

Add Chopped vegetables (whatever is in your fridge really!!)

My mother added “ghiya”-gourd, beans, carrots, broccoli, green peas, mushrooms, baby corn and even cauliflower. Lastly she added chopped spinach. It boosts your soup’s vitamin, mineral and antioxidant content which helps fend off-season colds. . I swear if she had a chance she would have added ladyfingers(bhindi) too!! Season it with salt and lots and lots of pepper (clear’s your sinuses). Give it a simmer and then garnish with more burnt garlic and fresh coriander. Sip and enjoy!

Vegetable Soup
So trick to make this soup real yummy – add a spoon full of pesto (we had some leftover you can even use the canned one).Not only is it my faith but factually also Soups can prevent diseases and add much needed nutrition to your general diet. And most of all its mmmyyyuuuumm good!
Foodaholics got covered in few publications sharing the same with you!

Hope everyone had a good Diwali🙂

A rangoli made by sister and mother.



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Purple Haze and Blueberry Bavarian

Wednesday 22 September 2010 | Posted by Kishi | Fruits,Product Knowledge

It amazes that many people around me don’t know about blueberry. Don’t blame them,We in India only know two types of berries in particular- strawberry and raspberry (The Indian gooseberry).

I just finished making some Blueberry Bavarian cakes.Sharing the same with you.I have used frozen blueberries in my cake and its close to impossible to find the fresh one in Delhi.One in a while if you get lucky you can find the same but at triple the cost.

Here is a little trivia on blueberry I had with me from my product knowledge class at CIA.

Blueberries are small fruits of a shrub tree. These berries grow in clusters and vary in size from that of the size of a pea, to the size of a marble. The colour often ranges from maroon to purple black. The flesh of the blueberries is semi-transparent and encases tiny seeds. The berries, which are cultivated, are mildly sweet, whereas those which grow in the wild are more tart and tangy in flavour.

They are round and flattened in shape. They have a crown like structure at the bottom, and a depressed ring at the top of the fruit. Blueberries are usually around 1/2 inch in diameter. These berries are native to North America, where they grow in abundance in the mountains, forests of US and Canada.

· Blueberries are best had in their raw form

· Frozen berries may be added to your breakfast shake to make it more zingy and lip smacking

· Dried berries can be added to the dull breakfast cereal to pep it up

· Blueberries added in yogurt and then frozen make an excellent low fat dessert. It can be topped with crystallized ginger for best results

· Blueberry jams, muffins, pies are the favourite among people of all ages alike. They can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Health Benefits
Blueberries are a rich source of vitamins and minerals, and have various health benefits associated with them. Some of them include the following:

· Blueberries are one of the richest sources of antioxidants. The antioxidants play a pivotal role in keeping our body healthy and young. They help fight free radicals of the body, which damage the cells of the body as we grow older. They may also result in the degeneration of the DNA. Blueberries provide protection against the same

· These berries are rich in an anti-cancer agent, several, which helps combat the fatal disease

· They contain chemicals that are believed to decrease the growth of cervical and breast cancer cells by a considerable percentage

· Research has confirmed that blueberries not only slow the aging process but also reverse it

· Various experiments conducted have also indicated that eating blueberries improves short term memory loss and improves balance and coordination

· A compound found in blueberries called the pterostilbene, has been found to develop into a nutraceutical for lowering cholesterol

· If consumed regularly, these berries have shown to improve night time vision and promote quicker adjustment to darkness and faster restoration of visual acuity after exposure to glare

· They are also beneficial in reducing effects of age related conditions such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia

· These wonder berries provide respite against both diarrhea and constipation

· They are rich sources of soluble and insoluble fiber and contain tannins, which act as astringents in the digestive system to reduce inflammation

· Regularly consuming blueberries helps in fighting urinary tract infections.

Varieties of Blueberries

  • Blueberry-Brigitta: This variety is a late season variety producing large, firm, and light blue berries. The shrub of this cultivar is upright and usually grows to a height of about 6 feet. The berry borne by the variety is large, crisp and rich in flavour and texture. Thus they make an excellent option for freezing as well as eating fresh. The fruits ripen towards the end of August
  • Blueberry-Chandler: This variety of berries is large, firm and has a wonderful flavour. Each berry weighs about 2g. The bush is extremely attractive and grows low to a height of about 150 cms
  • Blueberry-Earliblue: As the name of the berry suggests, it matures early as compared to the other varieties. The berries borne by the tree are large, juicy and have a mild and sweet flavour. The berries grow in medium sized clusters and ripen in the beginning of July
  • Blueberry Top Hat: It is an extremely nutritious variety, which also makes for an extremely ornamental plant. The berries produced are extremely plump and make an ideal ingredient in pies, muffins and jams

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Foodaholics Recipe Contest

Sunday 5 September 2010 | Posted by Kishi | Contest,Food,foodaholics,Guess what?
Foodaholics Recipe Contest

Take part and win free fudge...

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A getaway to Bangalore and Dora Cake

Saturday 4 September 2010 | Posted by Kishi | Cake

I was in Bangalore for few days and I must say I loved the city.The food was amazing and city for sure has something special to offer for everyone.

I tweeted about food and every place I visited.

This was the cake I made as soon as I landed back in Delhi.


Ferrero Rocher Cake + Dora!






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