Game Day Food Ideas

Game day food

I’m a born spectator – Ogden Nash aptly sums up my attitude to sports in his poem ‘Confessions of a Born Spectator’ in these favorite lines below: “Athletes, I’ll drink to you, Or eat with you Or anything except compete with you Buy tickets worth their radium To watch you gamble in the stadium And… 

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3 Years of Mouthwatering Memories from India

Yogurt-based Mango Lassi, Kale and Cauliflower (Gobi) Paratha, Garlic Thyme Naan, Potato (Aloo) Paratha

Time flies; this week Peri’s Spice Ladle is 3 years old. I strongly believe that ‘the only time you should look back is to see how far you’ve come.’ So today, 165 weekly posts and an e-cookbook later, I’m taking you along with me, to look back at how far we’ve come together in this… 

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Vanilla Cardamom Chai Latte

Vanilla Cardamom Chai Latte

Happy New Year to all my readers!  As has been the tradition for the past two years, I’m starting 2015 with a cuppa Chai.  This year’s serving of Vanilla Cardamom Chai Latte has a global twist to it.  Anyone who’s experienced over-sweetened pre-packaged ‘Chai Latte’ at a coffee shop knows where I’m going with this… 

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Scrambling for Side Dishes?

Brown Rice Cranberry Salad

While entertaining, I generally have a pretty good idea of the entrées I plan on serving. But finding simple side dishes to accompany the main course sometimes leaves me scrambling for ideas. So, over the years, I’ve come to create and perfect certain dependable simple sides like the ones below. (Images and titles link to… 

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Potato and Cottage Cheese ‘Aloo Paneer’ Pizza

Potato and Cottage Cheese ‘Aloo Paneer’ Pizza

If you’ve never tasted Indian Aloo Paneer, potatoes and cottage cheese stir-fried in spices, I’d suggest you try it out right away.  The non-curry, stir-fry version of Aloo Paneer I’ve prepared in today’s recipe, is as simple as any Indian meal can get… Paneer is one of the few fresh cheeses to hold its shape… 

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Parsi Chicken Bafat, a Good Ole Home-cooked Meal

Parsi Chicken Bafat, a Good Ole Home-cooked Family Meal

This Parsi specialty, to me, brings back childhood memories of family dinners around our cozy dining table. As we kids chatted about our day at school, all five of us would happily soak up the home-cooked goodness of Parsi chicken Bafat, at times made with mutton in place of chicken. Now-a-days, the sight of my… 

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