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

Knafeh for Home Bakers Challenge

Arabic Dessert,

For the month of June, Nupur picked some Arabic desserts for the home bakers challenge. I chose to bake Knafeh. Knafeh is also known as knafe, kunafeh, knafah, konafah, konafeh in various Arabic countries. It is a baked Arabic dessert made with sweetened ricotta cheese that has a thin noodles or vermicelli as a base. […] more

Watermelon Melody for Sapana’s Virtual Baby Shower

Smoothie, Watermelon Banana Smoothie, Watermelon Recipe, Banana Recipe,

One of our blogging marathoners, Sapana from “Cooking with Sapana” is expecting a baby in couple of months and the group decided to throw her a virtual baby shower. The idea is to cook something from her blog and do a post. I made her watermelon melody. It is a refreshing drink and in other […] more

Strawberry Banana Muffins

Strawberry Banana Muffins 5

For the third and last day of breakfasts starting with a letter from the range of E-N, I again chose letter M for muffins. Muffins are quick breads baked in cups; in cupcake or muffin pans. Unlike cupcakes, preparation of muffins involves mixing together dry ingredients with wet ingredients and then baking in muffin pans. […] more

Girdle (Griddle) Scones

Girdle Scones 3

For day 2 of breakfast, starting with a letter E-N from this list, I made Scottish girdle scones or griddle scones. Scots refer griddle as girdle and hence the name girdle scones. Scones are cooked in a hot pan or a griddle and the cooking time is faster than the oven baked scones. These scones […] more

Egg McMuffin

McDonald Style Egg McMuffin, Eggs, American Breakfast,

Starting today, I am doing a three day marathon with breakfast as the theme. For this theme, we need to cook anything that starts with letters E-N from this list. For the first day I have a breakfast that starts with letter ‘M’ McMuffin. McMuffin is a breakfast sandwich sold by McDonalds and there are […] more

Lentil Salad with Mozzarella Prosciutto

Lentils Salad, Picnic Food

Today’s recipe is a salad from Williams-Sonoma Salads cookbook. In this recipe, cooked lentils are tossed with red wine vinegar dressing and served with prosciutto and fresh mozzarella cheese. To make it a bit meatier, I added some hot Italian sausage. The recipe called for French green lentils and these lentils look like whole masoor. […] more