Bangladeshi Rustic Style Chicken Curry

Bangladesi Chicken Curry V

For the second day of around the world in 30 days with ABC cooking, we travel to Bangladesh to taste this rustic chicken curry. Bangladesh was once part of India and the food is similar to Indian food, to be more precise the food is similar to Bengali cuisine. The recipe I chose for this […] more

Algerian Shorba Frik

Shorba Frik, Green Wheat Soup, Algerian Soup, Ramadan Soup, Around the world in 30 days with ABC Cooking

Starting today I am doing a month long marathon with “Around the world in 30 days with international ABC cooking” as the theme. Every day I will be posting a recipe from a country in alphabetical order. For first day, I chose Algeria for country starting with A. Today’s recipe is shorba frik, a soup […] more

Corn, Bell Pepper and Cheese Toasties

Corn capsicum toasties, Cooking from cookbooks challenge,

Today I have a quick and easy recipe from Sanjeev Kapoor’s Khana Khazana. This is similar to bread canapes I posted sometime back with mixed vegetables. Today it is with a mixture of corn & green bell peppers. I mention this every time I post a corn recipe and I am going to repeat it […] more

Scrambled Tofu with Tomatoes and Scallions

Cooking from Cookbook Challenge,

I am not a big fan of tofu but do cook it once in a while on the days I do not eat meats. Tofu is my source of protein on that day. I usually spicy it up to make it flavorful and make either grilled tofu or tofu curry. Few days ago New York […] more

Food Photography – Backgrounds, Props & Styling

Background Charts Collage - 1

For the last day of behind the scenes of my food photos, it is food styling which includes background and props used to style the photos. After showing you my gear, the settings and the lighting I use for my food photography, it is now time for styling the food. Food styling is an art […] more

Food Photography – Lighting

Behind the scene shots - Floor shot 2

Before I get to today’s topic, let me apologize for posting late. I was busy the last 2-3 days and could not update the blog. For the day two of “behind the scenes of my food pictures”, I had planned to do food styling but I do not have all the pictures for the post. […] more

Food Photography – The Gear, Settings and Post Processing

Behind the scene shots - Aperture-001

For this week’s three day marathon, my theme is miscellaneous food and I chose behind the scene shots of my food pictures . As I mentioned last week, I was going to skip this Month’s marathon but this theme forced me to do it. I was nervous to take it up as I am still […] more

Chicken Sauteed with Creole Seasoning

Creole Chicken, Low Carb Recipe,

For the last day of low cab recipes, I have a quick and easy chicken recipe. Chicken is seasoned and marinated with creole seasoning and then sautéed. Since I like to marinate my meats, I marinate it for at least 30 – 60 minutes or overnight in the refrigerator. I made half the recipe for […] more

Sauteed Indian Beans ~ Sauteed Valor Lilva

Sauteed Valor Lilva, Sauteed Indian Beans, Chikkudu Ginjalu, Chikkudu, blogging marathon, no carb salad, low carb salad, Sauteed Legumes

For the second day of low carb recipes I have sautéed Indian Beans. Indian beans ~ valor lilva ~ chikkudu ginjalu are low in carbs and rich in fiber. It has about 13 – 15% of protein per serving, 2.5 serving per packet based on the nutritional information on the back of the beans packet. […] more

Black Eyed Peas Salad

Black eyed peas salad, blogging marathon, no carb salad, low carb salad, Legumes Salad

Last month we tried to follow a no carb diet and successfully followed it for 7 – 10 days. Then we switched to low carb diet. When Valli, announced blogging marathon (BM) # 42 with no carb recipes, I immediately picked that theme. Well, actually I was going to skip this month’s BM but had […] more