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19 October, 2016

Vaishali Bhutani’s -Murgh Malai Tikka-

Vaishali Bhutani’s -Murgh Malai Tikka-
Comments : 6 Posted in : Appetizers on by : Rubina Rahiman
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“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” -George Bernard Shaw Do you agree with the quote above? I did not, until I met Vaishali. Her face lights up, her speech is quick and light, while she shares her passions for cooking and traveling. My encounter with Vaishali was through food and travel which we are
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19 August, 2016

Gluten-free Banana Bread

Gluten-free Banana Bread
Comments : 3 Posted in : Gluten-free, Wholesome Breakfast on by : Rubina Rahiman
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This gluten-free banana loaf is sweetened with banana and organic coconut sugar, with no refined sugar added, making it a great healthy lunch box idea! My kids love banana bread. My sister is a sucker for banana bread. I knew when my sister was diagnosed with celiac disease that I’d need to create a gluten-free
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8 August, 2016

Utterly Refreshing Mango Lassi

Utterly Refreshing Mango Lassi
Posted in : Desserts on by : Rubina Rahiman
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A cherished drink at the Indian restaurants, Mango Lassi is a yogurt based mango milkshake or smoothie incorporating the sweetness of mango with coolness of yogurt!   Lassi comes in two distinct varieties: sweet and salty. The sweet version flavoured with sugar or honey can be pepped up with pureed fruit, rose-water or saffron strands. 
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2 July, 2016

Athens: 10 things to do

Athens: 10 things to do
Posted in : Exotic Destinations on by : Rubina Rahiman
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“I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.” ― Socrates Greece, the cradle of Western civilisation is the birth place of democracy, leaders such as Agamemnon, Pericles and Alexander the Great. Greek mythology brought to life the God Zeus, Goddess Hera, the beautiful Aphrodite, and the mighty Hercules. In 776 BC,
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18 June, 2016

Crunchy Pine nut Quinoa Salad

Crunchy Pine nut Quinoa Salad
Comments : 4 Posted in : Super Foods, Super Salads on by : Rubina Rahiman
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  Quinoa (KEEN-wah), super grain of the millennium is high in fiber enriched with a high-quality protein similar to that found in meat. This tiny nutritional powerhouse used to be a diet staple of the ancient Incas. It cooks up like rice and has a mild flavor similar to couscous. It is totally vegan, gluten free,
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16 June, 2016

Maqloobeh

Maqloobeh
Posted in : World Cuisine on by : Rubina Rahiman
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A classic and the most famous Middle Eastern dish,”Upside Down” or Maqloobeh is cooked with all the ingredients in a pot, and then inverted onto a serving plate. This dish has 3 layers- meat (chicken or lamb), fried vegetables and rice. The typical spice used for this exclusive dish is a mixture of cumin, cardamom,
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21 May, 2016

The Dutch Icon

The Dutch Icon
Posted in : Exotic Destinations on by : Rubina Rahiman
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Tulips, the Netherland’s national symbol, are renowned for their pride, freshness and colour. From mid-March to late May, tulips transform large parts of Netherlands into a colourful patchwork. Tuilp fields, stretching along the coast of The Hague, Leiden to Alkmaar in the North are excellent for enjoying tulips. In Kuekenhof, tulips grow abundantly in spectacular
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13 May, 2016

What room does fear have?

What room does fear have?
Comments : 2 Posted in : Food for Thought on by : Rubina Rahiman
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“Fears are nothing more than states of mind.” –Napoleon Hill  Fear is a feeling we usually try to avoid at all cost. In fact, we fear it! We do whatever it takes to not even get close to this feeling. But, fear isn’t bad at all. All emotions have a positive purpose that serves us. Have you ever thought
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5 March, 2016

The Colors of Morocco

The Colors of Morocco
Posted in : Exotic Destinations on by : Rubina Rahiman
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Keep your eyes open to the insight you’ll gain from the colors and patterns!     Welcome to Asilah, the art haven of Morocco! Asilah, a laid-back and brightly creative city, and an impressive introduction to Moroccan culture is a destination for art-world insiders. One cannot miss the pedestrian-only medina with it’s kaleidoscopic mediterranean-influenced houses,
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22 February, 2016

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes
Posted in : Healthy Bites for Kids on by : Rubina Rahiman
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These delicious, light, fluffy pancakes with Quaker’s Cruesli, buttermilk and blueberries will keep you energized all morning! Prepare these pancakes when fresh blueberries are in season. Buttermilk is a classic ingredient in pancakes, adding both a light tang in flavor and some acidity for leavening.   Tips 1. The secret to making thick and fluffy
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