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There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
There is no love sincerer than the love of food.

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Aloo Tikki Chaat, Potato Patties Salad :
It's warm and cool, sweet and spicy, gooey and crunchy at the same time. A salad, a snack, a light meal and fun food all rolled into one dish .

Warm potato patties are served over cool yogurt, topped with a variety of chutneys and chopped vegetables, finished with crispy crackers, rice pops or papadums crushed for a texture contrast.

Be it rain or shine, we South Asians love to celebrate everything, from weather to festivals with our delicious chaats .

Get Complete Recipe and ingredients at
http://www.foodaholic.biz/aloo-tikki-chaat-potato-patties-salad/

#vegetarian
#snack
#marianasirrecipes
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Chilli Chicken Dry recipe :
We all are familiar with the ineffable pleasure of Chinese stir fry dishes but why does the texture and taste seem to go wrong when cooked at home ?!

Learn the tricks of the trade to make perfect crispy fried chicken with crunchy vegetables, coated in a glossy sauce in your kitchen .

Next time you have that Chinese take out craving, make your own Chilli Chicken Dry at home, save yourself some calories and extra salt and marvel at the fact that it actually tastes a lot better than any take out!

Get the recipe and tips at
http://www.foodaholic.biz/chilli-chicken-dry-recipe/

#Chinese Food
#quickneasyrecipes
#marianasirrecipes
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Firstborn of Spring in my garden . It's picnic weather here!

#HappyWeekend๏ปฟ
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Kala Chana Shorba, Black Chickpeas Soup :

Did you know black chick peas are richer in fat free, high quality protein and complex carbohydrates than white chickpeas ! The soup is perfectly comforting and it helps build antibodies to fight cold and at the same time provides long lasting energy to the body.

This Shorba also contains, garlic, ginger, black pepper and turmeric, all ingredients acknowledged in Ayurvedic medicine as antibacterial, antiviral, anti histamine and anti-inflammatory . A squeeze of lemon on top and you have viamin C included in the recipe.

Recipe at
http://www.foodaholic.biz/kala-chana-shorba-black-chickpeas-soup/๏ปฟ

#healthy
#vegetarian
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The day just got better and brighter with this beautiful testimonial from my friend, +rick van elswijkโ€‹ .

If you are not following Rick on G +, you are seriously missing out on some great stuff that he shares. His posts on windmills, travels and art are amazing but my most favorite is his Food and Bread Made with Passion Collection. Check here https://plus.google.com/collection/EPr2c๏ปฟ
I made a delicious "easy chicken coconut curry" I've used a recipe from +maria nasirโ€‹, she is by far the master of the chicken dishes, as a side dish I made some pumpkin rice. ๏ปฟ
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And although it sometimes makes you feel like one small person against this big old world, you must remember you are the world to one particular person .
_Candace Knoebel

Celebrating life, love and friends !
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Easy Chicken Coconut Curry :
Valentine's Day Recipes
โ€œEating is so intimate. Itโ€™s very sensual. When you invite someone to sit at your table and you want to cook for them, youโ€™re inviting a person into your life .โ€
Maya Angelou

This Valentine's Day sizzle things up with aromas of spices in the air and a delicious curry on the table for two .

Youโ€™ve got sweetnessย from onions and coconut milk, tang from tomatoes and lemon, heat from green chilli and spices.ย The tender chicken in creamy curry is quite a fantastic party going on in your mouth.

You can go the pretty traditional/hackneyed way of taking your partner out for a romantic meal OR you can do something original - cook a delicious meal yourself.
Personally, I can't live without cooking and my spice collection . What can be better than a good home cooked curry to share with your loved ones!

This one is prepare-ahead, easy enough even for newbies, gets done within 30 minutes, tastes better than any takeaway .

Get the recipe at
http://www.foodaholic.biz/easy-chicken-coconut-curry/

#ValentinesDayRecipes
#CantLiveWithout
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Chocolate Oats with Dates and Fresh Fruit
Valentine's Day Recipes

Chocolate for breakfast ! Nowย THISย is how you start a day!

Oatmeal flavoured with cocoa and cinnamon, sweetened with dates and fresh fruit tastes like a very rich, creamy and comforting chocolate pudding.ย 

This might be the only way oats should always be eaten !
Stay healthy but still stay in touch with your sweet side.


Get the recipe at
http://www.foodaholic.biz/chocolate-oats-with-dates-and-fresh-fruit/๏ปฟ
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This has got to be the cutest Live Testimonial ever ! I was petrified to find my name tagged in a post that begins with Murder in the Kitchen but really I'm honoured by +Randy Resnickโ€‹ 's words and to know that I succeeded in creating a little culinary storm in a kitchen on the other side of the globe from mine ๐Ÿ˜Š

PSSSSST ! Guys, you must check out Randy's profile. Seriously, how many people you know who can play music, write intelligently, create art with tea stains, cook with passion , review movies and tv shows, be witty and be an all around good person! ๏ปฟ
Murder in the Kitchen (If I don't get it clean by tomorrow!)
Don't tl;dr me, here, there's a story behind this. I just made the biggest mess I have made in our kitchen to date. If this was a scene for a movie, it would win an Oscar for "Best Set Design for a Disasterous Kitchen Mess".
Now for the shame: The kitchen was sparkling clean when my wife left this morning. While this whole affair started from an innocent communication with the other woman, it would have ended badly, but for the fact that I also repaired the broken blender. The reason I broke the blender yesterday is also related to the other woman. The other woman is +maria nasir, and if you're into Asian cooking, you'd best follow her right now, or at least go explore her site.

I've experimented with a few of the recipes on the Foodaholic site, and I learned a lot about seasoning for these dishes. The crisis came when I asked Maria about making garlic ginger paste. It's an ingredient you'll find in almost every dish from the region. In my youthful enthusiasm, I used the wrong blender for the paste yesterday, and the motor froze. This dish (linked) was delicious, though! I had the rest of it for lunch with some ground beef. It goes with anything, you can even eat it as a dip.
I went out and bought four even bigger tomatoes this morning, and yet more garlic and ginger. I already had fenugreek, to which Maria introduced me on her blog, otherwise I had never heard of it. Making the dish today, I tried a few variations, and hence the battleground of a kitchen. I found, by the way, that the Golbheda ko Achar, Nepali Tomato Pickle was still better after spending the night in the fridge, which is where I'll spend mine, if I don't stop writing this and go finish cleaning! By the way, I chopped up the tomato skins and added them to the mix, I love the roasted taste of vegetables. ๏ปฟ

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Strawberry Cream Puffs
Valentine's Day Recipes
This is my idea of Happiness !

Melt-in-the-mouth Choux pastry filled with sweet and sour strawberries, vanilla flavoured whipped cream and oodles of it, last but not the least, icing sugar to be licked off ones fingers !

Recipe at
http://www.foodaholic.biz/strawberry-cream-puffs/

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#ValentinesDayRecipes
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