How to Cut a Pomegranate – Mess Free Technique

Pomegranates are a Fall to Winter fruit, and I am seeing a lot of them in the farmer's markets, as well as hanging on some trees in the neighborhood, ready to be picked, if they can survive the attack of the birds and squirrels! The ruby red fruit has been added to the list of Superfoods recently, due to its several health benefits. However, when it comes to enjoying this fruit, people tend to … [Read more...]

How To Carve A Pumpkin

Halloween is less than a fortnight away, and I've already started prepping for the Pumpkin Carving fiesta at our house. Last year it was a big hit, with friends and family assembled in our backyard, carving creepy designs like cats, owls, pirates and more. This year, as Ritika is excited to have her own pumpkin to carve, it will be even more fun, and as I was collecting my carving kit and other … [Read more...]

Kitchen Hack – How To Preserve Cilantro For a Longer Time

Any Indian recipe is incomplete without Cilantro, except Desserts, I think:) and personally, I love this fragrant herb - it is not only pretty to look at, it smells great, lends a deep flavor to my food, and also has tons of vitamins that go with most of the greens. I love using it in all of my curries, Dal, even Pulao or Pasta! Usually, I tend to buy 2 or 3 cilantro bunches at a time. And while … [Read more...]

How to Handle Picky Eaters?

I am sure all Moms out there experience a time when their kids will just not eat what's served at the dinner table. 7pm is not called the Witching Hour for no reason - a happily playing kid suddenly turns into this "NO" maniac who refuses to eat what's on his plate. Though our daughter has been a decently good eater, lately, its getting more challenging to feed her at dinner. She only wants one … [Read more...]

Beginner’s Tips to Decorate a Birthday Cake

If you are amazed at the ornate birthday cakes lying decorated at the shops, stop frowning because it is not rocket science. The reason for making unique birthday cakes is that, for birthday cakes, different age groups need different kinds of looks. Kids love themed cakes, perhaps with their favorite super hero whereas adults might like more of a design or reminder of something special to them. No … [Read more...]

Roasted Artichokes With Herbed Lemon Butter

I have to admit I am not a complete Artichoke fan yet, and perhaps will never be a dedicated one. But over years, after having been subjected to numerous instances of tasting them in various ways, one is bound to develop a certain respect for them, given the fact that they are locally grown in California, and are nutritious too, and can actually do good to your body. The "fleshy" leaves have a … [Read more...]

How To Boil An Egg Perfectly

  Perfectly Soft-Boiled Egg via Respectful Eggs Eggs are a powerhouse of nutrition, and one of the best ways to enjoy an egg is by boiling it, then sprinkling it with some salt and pepper, and off it goes into your mouth! With just 70 calories, and full of nature’s most perfect form of protein, boiled eggs are a good thing to include in your diet. I am trying to get my toddler to eat eggs … [Read more...]

ExpertTalk: Pie Baking 101

I am thrilled to pen down my first post in this new series that we are launching at FFC. ExpertTalk, as the name suggests, will bring to you some expert tips, tricks and techniques about the chosen topic, which in this case, is Pie Baking. Today we are joined by Deeba, the chef behind the glorious creations at Passionate About Baking, and Shaheen, the famous chef also known as The Purple Foodie. … [Read more...]

How To Cut & Cook Pumpkin

How To Cut a PumpkinPumpkins are showing off everywhere, be it the big gigantic Fairyland pumpkins used to decorate your house, or the huge Orange ones specifically for displaying your Jack-o-lantern carving skills, or the really cute little mini pumpkins that look so pretty on your dinner tables or your produce basket! But when it comes to cooking with Pumpkins, the medium-sized Pie Pumpkins are … [Read more...]

Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

Easy Pizza Dough RecipeWhen it comes to enjoying a homemade Pizza, a good crust is the key. These days, its not hard to find good quality pizza dough in the market; however, it is very easy to make your own pizza dough at home, with as little as 5 ingredients, and not much prepping or kneading! In our home, Pizza is usually an option when there's not much time to cook anything else. Grabbing some … [Read more...]