• 'Course' of Life

    How grand is Grand Hyatt?

    Hey guys, if you guys do follow me on Instagram (it would be nice if you do, thanks) you might as well know that I had been to Grand Hyatt recently and that I went bonkers over the place. Jab Bhagwan deta hai toh chappar phaad ke deta hai, yes, sometimes the universe does conspire and help you live the luxury! PS: If you are looking for a hard and fast review, this wouldn’t be one. This will be an emotional and honest anecdote, brace yourselves! When I wrote the article: When District 7 Made Me Feel Like A Food Blogger! little did I know that the same team would make not…

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    We-Gan Chapter 6: Morning Mantra Smoothie

    Happy Sunday you guys, we are back with chapter 6 of the We- Gan series where Malavika Ak and I recreate some delicious vegan treats from Annina Vivian’s ebook Raw Vegan Yogi Treats . Head straight to chapter 1 to know more. Last week had been pretty hectic and I made this impromptu decision to join a yoga class. I have to admit, it works wonders. While going through the ebook I stumbled upon the morning mantra smoothie and the word ‘Mantra’ got me hooked. The recipe looked super easy, smoothies are simple isn’t it, just dump all the delicious ingredients and blits away!   The recipe had hemp hearts which is a…

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    We-Gan Chapter 5: Zucchini Coconut Bites

    Breaks aren’t good, I know I have been taking too many of them recently. But hey, welcome back to another delicious power packed chapter of the We-Gan series! It’s the same old drill if you do not know what you are reading about, head straight to Chapter 1.  The book had the recipe for Chocolate Zucchini Bites, Malavika Ak and I was super excited to make something chocolaty until we realised the recipe had cocoa powder. I was in no mood to take chances with my health, so we slightly replaced the cocoa powder with chocolate flavoured soy milk which did change the texture of the whole dish a bit, but…

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    We-Gan Chapter 4: Coconut Truffles

    I really missed the chaos that We-Gan series brought with it for the past three Sundays, didn’t you? But hey, we are back on track! Welcome back to the We-Gan series where Malavika AK and I cook up some vegan goodies from Annina’s e-book: Raw Vegan Yogi Treats.  We chose to make truffles because the recipe looked super duper easy. Just three basic ingredients and voila! I obviously tweaked the recipe a bit here and there for it to fit into my budget. This dish needed more preparation than the rest of the three dishes we tried. Being a Malayalee helped me save time in getting the coconut desiccated, that step…

  • Food For Thought

    Diwali with Liso Chocolatier!!!!

    Liso Chocolatier’s chocolate hazelnut spread and I became friends at Olam, Trivandrum’s only flea market. The vanilla hazelnut spread befriended me at Malavika Ak’s house on top of a toast, I had fallen in love with Liso’s products since. At home we don’t do anything fancy for Diwali, we just cook our traditional Diwali food and all of us sit together and watch a movie. This time, Ashik, my colleague, got me a bag of Liso goodies all the way from Kochi! So, I got to spend less time doing nothing and more time clicking beautiful pictures of the hamper and pretending that Diwali was lit at home, we did not…

  • We-Gan

    We-Gan Chapter 3: Coconut Chia Breakfast Bowl

    Hey guys, We-Gan series is back with its third chapter. This Sunday, we skipped a recipe from the e-book and landed at the Coconut Chia Breakfast Bowl. This is probably the easiest recipe from the book, to be honest, all the recipes from the book are super duper easy to make! We shot for this recipe last Sunday itself because Malavika Ak is on vacay and is probably having the time of her life while I am typing this. This is also probably why I almost forgot to draft and publish this article on time.   If you are as lazy as I am when it comes to preparing breakfast…

  • Food For Thought

    Have You Started Following These 5 Foodgasmic Instagram Accounts Already?

    I try to find inspiration from anywhere and anything and Instagram probably tops the list of it all. In today’s world, people connect to pictures and videos of food more than a piece of writing, that doesn’t give you the right to leave this article unread, I will add more pictures to this one, I swear! I follow a lot of Epicurious profiles on Instagram and inspiration hits me like a rocket. Scrolling through these profiles at midnight is my favourite pass time (you should try it too, stand right next to the refrigerator when you do this.) Listing down my favourites in no particular order: Chef Thomas Zacharias (@cheftzac):…

  • 'Course' of Life

    We-Gan: Chapter 2: Sapota Banana Smoothie Bowl

    Hello there! Welcome back to the We-Gan series. If you are unaware of what this is, you can check out chapter one on the blog and your doubts shall be cleared away. A lot of people had messaged me on Instagram asking me why I turned vegan all of a sudden. I have not turned into one, neither am I planning to be one in the near future. I respect all food habits and lifestyles and I really don’t find any fault in someone being one, though living a vegan life in India is pretty expensive! Coming back to our series, this week was super hectic and time flew at…

  • 'Course' of Life

    When District 7 Made Me Feel Like A Food Blogger!

    Networking has always been a part of me and I swear, I do not do it intentionally. (Kids, do not talk to strangers!) . This is exactly how I met Oneal Sabu, a culinary enthusiast from Kochin, he knows and loves his food so it was pretty easy to connect, he had suggested my name for the food bloggers event organised by District 7 at Vytilla, Kochi. I received an invite from them and I was super stoked to get my ass to Kochi to attend the event along with some renowned food bloggers in Kerala. So much learning and so much fun, boy was I psyched! Shiv was courteous…

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    We-gan Series – Chapter 1 – Banana Nice Cream

    Hello there, welcome to the We-gan series! I hope you are on track with the fat gain journey, but I have to agree that the blog has become monotonous! I have always wanted to write about how it is to be a vegan in India, even have a draft lying dead on my dashboard, but then, where’s the fun in just listening and writing about vegan food? In We-gan, TGImF is collaborating with My Sweet Dharma (Annina Vivian) and Malavika Ak in recreating a mini version of Julie and Julia, but completely vegan. We will be trying out 24 recipes from Annina’s super cute e-book: Raw Vegan Yogi Treats. You…