Greek Salad & Clean eating days

Greek salad

Yes, This is the bitter truth that there are some days when I am determined to eat clean. The determination is so strong that I survive only on salad for the whole day. This happens when the clothes do not fit and the brain switches to panic mode. The intensity of determination fizzles out till the next morning and the word salad is erased out of my memory as if it never existed. So let me tell you how the Greek salad came into my life ! Every morning I play peekaboo with my clothes and my mother, however much I avoid, always appears out of nowhere when I open my cupboard and the clothes topple out. And what follows next is the most dreaded moment, I am lectured for my manners, clumsiness, laziness and discipline. I stand there without uttering a single word while in my head I am already in a different world where I am either choreographing a dance on the latest Bollywood song or planning to message a friend about watching a movie together. Yeah, that is what happens when you get used to being lectured everyday, your mind switches on the extra-activity compartment ( I have not yet […]

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The Midnight Baker & Her Gulab Jamun Cheesecake

Gulabjamun Cheesecake By The Cooking Soul

  My first food post is dedicated to Sneha – The Midnight Baker. Those who have read my first post would know who I am talking about. Even if you have not read, it is alright, I am going to talk only about her in this post. Sneha is a very dear friend of mine who gifted this blog to me. I was so touched by her gesture, my happiness knew no bounds and that very moment I decided that the first food post will be dedicated to her. And recreating her dish-Gulabamun Cheesecake would be a perfect gift for her. I have not copied her recipe (Its her bread and butter and I dare not ask her the recipe) and made this with a little modifications in my plain cheesecake recipe. This is a baked cheesecake and it is eggless. We meet so many people in our life, not all of them stay. Some people make a place in your heart with so much ease, you feel as if you have known them since ages. And you just know it that they are going to stay forever. Never did I know when I met Sneha for the first time that our friendship […]

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My First Post !

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Hi !! This is my first post !! Yayy !! Ideally the first post should be a food post but I had so much going on in my head that I decided I will just talk. Yes, what do you do when you meet someone for the first time? You talk about yourself and you try to know them, right? I am just going to talk, talk and talk. Please drop in a message as I would love to know you too !! I have lost count as to how many times I must have logged in to my account in the last 15 days staring at the laptop screen thinking what to write in my first post. I would stare, think, stare and log out postponing the work for the next day. So one fine day, a friend who knows about this blog asked me if I am ever going to start working on it. That is when I said to myself, “Enough of delaying the work and just start”. I wrote ONE line. Fast forward to three days, I wrote the SECOND line. Did you just expect me to finish the post that day itself? Oh my god! Are […]

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