I can’t tell you how excited I am to be a part of the March issue of Cosmopolitan India. I was given the special task to come up with a chocolate recipe that could be prepared in 15 minutes. Almost immediately I was thinking Chocolate Bark. I remember seeing so many wonderful chcolate barks around christmas time, but never really got around to making any. I knew this was the perfect moment for it .
Dark Chocolate, is one ingredient that you will always find in my kitchen. I did make a trip to my favourite store however to pick up the other jewels to stud my bark. Mixing lightly salted nuts with the sweet dried fruit and chocolate is a brilliant thing to do, as your tastebuds will tingle with the different sensations at every bite. My favourite in this is got to be the honey roasted almonds hands down .
There was a little interview that the lovely Priyam from Cosmo India did with me. The whole things was not published so I thought of sharing it here.
Me : Soon after I got married, I got into cooking with gusto and I started making food that looked good and tasted great. Blogging began honestly to document what I was doing, so I could see my work and have a recipe saved for whenever I needed to make it again.
- Cosmo : What kind of work were you doing before then?
Me : Blogging about food is a hobby and not a job. I started blogging while I was living in Africa, where I was handling the logistics for my husbands company. Blogging used to happen post work.
- Cosmo : Your cooking style is…
Me : Comforting home style cooking
- Cosmo : One secret ingredient that works every time is …
Me : Chicken Powder
- Cosmo : Your top tips for cooking at home are…
Me : Always plan before, it saves a lot of time if you are organised. For me thinking what to make takes up more time than actually doing the job. Always keep your kitchen well stocked, you wont believe how easy it is to dish up a lovely meal when you have everything you need lying around.
- Cosmo : What’s your favourite cuisine? Why?
Me : Lebanese. A – cuz I make it really well lol but B – honestly cuz its a wonderful balance of fresh and cooked, meat and veggies, carbs and protein. It’s a beautiful sight when the table is laid out and makes you just want to dive in. Works great in parties and even for everyday meals
Cosmo : Which is your favourite eatery in your city?
Me : Fast food : Ram & Shyam Chat Walla , Restaurant : Peshawari, DimSums at China1& Indigo Cafe
- Cosmo : How much time do you spend on your blog in a week? (On an average)
Me : About 4- 5 hours the day I belt out a post, including cooking, photographing, writing.
- Cosmo : If you could interview one person about food, who would it be?
Me : The person I’d really want to talk to about food and get a few tips from would be Imitaz Qureshi for his Kakori kebabs & Dum Pukht preparations
- Cosmo : What other food blogs do you follow? Do you have a food-inspiration?
Me : Some of the food blogs I follow are White on Rice Couple, Matt Bites, Rasa Malaysia, Rosa Maryland, Whats for Lunch Honey