Food and Recipes

My Take on Home-Made KFC Fried Chicken – Finger Lickin’ Good!

Once in a while we all crave for the guilty Food pleasures, right? And What better than some scrumptious Golden Fried Chicken, similar to KFC, made easily at home? (WHY NOT :D)

So a few days ago the Husband and I were Craving KFC Fried Chicken – We really wanted to make some at home, as we find the KFC Chicken slightly salty and super greasy! ( KFC Chicken standard is not what it once used to be, Amirite?) So i  found the perfect ratio of herbs, spices and ingredients from a few Tested Recipes and Found the Perfect – Closest KFC Recipe at Home 🍗Wohoo! Achievement Unlocked!

Ingredients (For the Chicken) – (Part- I)
• Chicken Pieces (With Bone) : 8-9 Pieces
• Salt as required
• Black Pepper: 1/2 tsp
• Mustard Sauce 1 Tbsp
• Ginger Garlic Paste ½ Tbsp
• 1 Egg (beat it)
• ½ Tbsp Soda Bicarbonate

Flour Seasoning -(Part –II)
• 3 Cups Flour
• ½ Tbsp Red Chilli Powder
• ½ Tbsp Black Pepper
• ½ Tbsp Oregano 
• ½ TbspThyme
• ½ Tbsp Paprika Powder
• ½ Tbsp Dried Basil
• ½ Tbsp White pepper
• 1 Cup Corn Flour
• ½ Tbsp Salt

Method:

1. In a Bowl beat an Egg and Add all the Spices and Chicken Pieces (Refer to Part – I).
2. Keep Aside. (Marinate for 15-20 Minutes)
3. Now Coat the Marinated Chicken pieces with the Dry Flour Seasoning.
4. Fry Away.
Tip: Don’t Over crowd the Fry bowl with many pieces, it will drop the temperature. Fry 2-3 pieces at one time.

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Ta-daa! Crispy, Finger lickin’ Good – Golden Fried Chicken is Ready to be Served!🍗🍗🍗🍗🍗 We Loved it!! 😍

Brand Review

The Hidden Door Festival 2018 – Edinburgh, UK

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Enter the World of Art, Music, Theatre, Story Telling, Jazz, Contemporary Art & much more at the Fantastic Hidden Door Festival Happening This week – Till 3rd June, In Leith, Edinburgh.

My Husband and I visited the Much Talked about Event Happing in Town  (The Festival) on Sunday, May 27th (Day 3) and we had SUCH a Great Time! What a Refresher! The Vibe was Pumping with energy, Young Talent, Awe-Striking Art, Excellent Performance and All in all – A fantastic Time for Fun and embracing Art.

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As soon as we entered into the Leith Theatre, We were welcomed by Happy, Vibrant faces; where everyone wanted to Just have a Jolly good time, with friends and Family – In the language of Art. It was Buzzing with excellent Vibes. We were given an Itinerary of the Day break and Week schedule, and this festival which is running from 25th May shall be running till 3rd June and is lined up with Excellent performances in one place, like never before! From Music Performances, Theatre Plays, Story Telling, Contemporary Art it’s a delightful place to be and have a Great time!

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The Entire Place was setup with Colorful Origami Display Hangings, Arts and Crafts and it was such a Pleasant Sight. Such a Treat to the eyes!

We were Super Excited about the very famous Annie Lord – Who is an Excellent Story Narrator. Her Storytelling Performance called Celluloid was Amazing! Took us to the Yesteryears, and made us fall into the depth Of her narration. It was the highlight of our Visit.

Every Piece of Art and Display of talent speaks volume. It’s a unique expression of one’s self and a definite pleasure to the viewer. The names of each piece, segment and performance was eye catching! Sunday, 27th May was all about Events that were meaningful, strong and had a great impact. Titled as Celluloid, Lets Smash the Patriarchy Party, CollecttivoXL and Voices from the Moon Every day is lined up with meaningful Performances, and each and everyone from the audience definitely takes that experience back home with them. 

Food, Drinks, Music, Art, – All things Awesome are happening at the Hidden Door Festival Edinburgh, 2018. If you are in Town, you should definitely check this out!

Ticket Details on the website : http://hiddendoorblog.org/

Brand Review

Forever Living Products – Add the Aloe Goodness to your life!

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We all want the fresh look to our skin and want to feel forever Young, Beautiful and Fresh. With busy schedules and every day routine it can sometimes get difficult to keep up with your wellness regime. But with the right set of products filled with Aloe Vera and natural Ingredients, beauty from inside out can definitely be achieved. 

Recently, i got lucky enough to get my hands on a few Products from the range, including the Infinite Skin Care range, Aloe Propolis Crème, Tooth Gel, Aloe Hand Wash, and Moisturizer.

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I used these products for a couple of days before giving my own review on the results. To my surprise, the products not only showed results as soon as i used them, my skin felt super soft and  fresh with just a few uses.

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The Infinite By Forever – Is a Skincare System. It includes products to help your skin feel rejuvenated and soft. Helps you combat any signs of wrinkle development or uneven skin tone. This incredible line of products is made up of natural ingredients and remarkable formulas.

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Hydrating Cleanser

The Hydrating Cleanser is full of potent, naturally-derived ingredients like apple extract, apple amino acid and cocoa fatty acids that increase skin hydration and gently wash away dirt and oil without drying. This mild, milky cleanser will leave skin feeling hydrated, soft and clean to lay a strong foundation for the rest of your anti ageing routine.It also has a greatly designed dispenser cap which you just twist open, squeeze a bit out and twist closed – no mess or wastage.

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Restoring Crème

                 

The Restoring Crème combines skin science and aloe with powerful botanicals including Acai and pomegranate, and vitamin B3 helps even out skin tone and texture.With over fifteen skin conditioning ingredients, Restoring Crème absorbs fast to leave skin feeling moisturised and smooth.Use daily to reinforce the skin’s natural barrier and replenish parched skin.

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Firming Serum

The Firming Serum contains  clinically-proven three-amino acid peptide that complements the natural process of skin to increase firmness and to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Paired with powerful natural ingredients and our patented aloe, Firming Serum is a rich moisturizer that makes skin feel smooth and firm, and your complexion appear visibly younger.

After using the Forever moisturizer my skin felt silky smooth and soft, I was also impressed with how supple the skin on my thighs in particular felt, thanks to collagen and elastin thrown into the mix of ingredients. My dry patches also haven’t made an appearance since using this, which is always a bonus!

The lotion can work well as a make-up base, which for me personally I think I would find too rich for my face, however if you are a sufferer of troublesome dry patches on your face, you may find this beneficial.

If you are interested to get your hands on any of the Forever living products, my friend Zoe is your person to get the right stuff for your health and Wellness – Check out her Page and information on : https://bit.ly/2s1KyZ2 

What are you waiting for? Get your skin glowing with the Awesome Forever Living products.

Travel

Japanese Blossom 3D Picture Event at the Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh!

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Fresh Summery Winds and Sunshine Pouring all across Edinburgh, this is just the perfect time to experience the Blossom all over.

Edinburgh is a spectacular City, with it’s rich cultural Heritage and History. To celebrate this weather, an upcoming Event is just perfect to make your weekend!  The Japanese Blossom 3D Picture event that is happening in Edinburgh, at the Lauriston Castle on Saturday 19th May 2018.

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I was invited to it’s Exclusive Insight, and what a lovely experience. The Castle was filled with Fresh Blossom Trees and the sun was perfectly bright to experience the Magical Strolls across the gorgeous Gardens while Mike Durnan was Telling the Tales of Japanese history. Felt like i was in Heaven. Experience the beautiful Edinburgh with this fantastic even and experience the Japanese Culture and Fresh Blossom Surroundings as you step into the Lauriston Castle.

 

Every Corner of these gardens has a story to tell. Summers are not too common in Edinburgh, and this seems like the perfect time to indulge int he summer sun and freshness that it has to offer.

The programme involved different steps starting with a brief history about the Japanese Art and heritage, Stroll around the Old Kitchen followed by the Walk across the magnificent gardens with the Famous Tales from the Past.  It’s such a therapeutic experience which literally was a treat! The Calm and peaceful ambiance as we see the lush green garden and gushing water falls, feels like one is standing in pure Japanese Calm atmosphere.

The 3D Art is taught in the most easiest way. Not only did i learn so much about their history the Art experience was special on its own! I was briefed about the different types of Japanese Art and it was so much fun playing with colors and trying to make out perfect 3D Setups.

If you are in Town, this is the perfect event for you t take your family to, your friends where yo can learn so much about the Japanese blossom Festival and create your own art, giving you the perfect chance to spend the quality time with friends and family and bond!IMG_3592

What are you waiting for? Book your Tickets to this Amazing event and experience the perfect weekend!

Book tickets from:

http://www.whatsoninedinburgh.co.uk/event/058995-japanese-blossom-3d-picture/

Food and Recipes

VAPIANO Edinburgh – Say Hello to Italian Food Heaven!

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Good food is a definite source of happiness. While we get busy in our daily life and work routines, it is important to indulge in some good food dining with your friends an family and give your self that well deserved break.

I love to explore new eateries, different menu’s and flavors. Since a few weeks i was meaning to try out this highly spoken about Italian Eatery  called VAPIANO here in Edinburgh, UK. Finally, my lucky day arrived where i was invited to try out their menu and it has got to be my Best Birthday Gift- As i it was my Birthday.

We were warmly welcomed upon our arrival and were briefed about the different items on the menu. The Interior is super vibrant, with  happy vibes and a well lit place.The music played is a definite mood lifter. Small green plants at every station is a good sight – giving the fresh vibes.

Food is freshly made in front of you, with fresh Italian herbs and ingredients. Loved how the VAPIANO Team were super helpful in helping us and we were briefed to order at different stations.

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We Ordered :

1. Barbecue Chicken Pizza

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Baked to perfection, this pizza had the perfect ration of sauce and toppings with the perfect sweet and sour kick to the sauce flavor. The cheese just melts in your mouth making you want to get another slice. My husband loved this and kind of ate half of this himself. (Haha)

2. Vegetarian Lasagne with a side of Balsamic Vinegar Salad

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Pure comfort food, filled with rich Flavor, the Vegetarian lasagne was a delight to eat. The crispy baked layer of cheese followed by layers of mushroom and tomato goodness was perfect enough to take us straight to lasagne heaven.

3.Estiva Pasta

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This was my personal winner. Felt like i was in Italy with the rightly spiced pasta and the sun-dried cherry tomatoes and chicken seasoned to perfection.

4. Bruschetta Gamberetti

I have never had this good of Bruschetta’s in life ever before! Well toasted Ciabatta Bread with seasoned tomatoes and Olive oil with grilled King prawns was divine. Fresh and filling. Perfect to start off your meal with, these are too good! The slight tangy flavor of the tomatoes with the golden crispy bread is a perfect combination.

5. DOLCI’s – Crèma Dí Fragola & Death by Chocolate Cake

To end our excellent main course dishes, it was time to add some sweet to the palette. Freshly made desserts won our hearts. Fresh Crèma Di Fragola with Strawberries was the perfect balance to sweet and slight tangy from the fruit. Death by chocolate cake was perfectly baked with the right amount of goey-ness and cream to go with it.

What a fantastic food experience at VAPIANO– Edinburgh. We were over joyed with the experience, food, service and ambience.

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If you are craving something rich in flavors and generous portions, This is your place to be! Tantalize your taste buds with the Italian flavors here.

Thank you VAPIANO. Cant wait to Visit again!

 

Food and Recipes, Uncategorized

Creamy Fettuccine Alfredo Pasta

Tired of the everyday basic food routine? Are you craving for something Italian and creamy yet you need it to be super quick and easy? Save that hefty amounts of money on those fancy, high-end Eateries and make the perfect creamy Alfredo Fettuccine Pasta to perfection at your home!

(Jennifer Lawrence is giving the exact expression i gave after popping the first bite of this delicious-ness in my mouth!) 

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This recipe is So easy, it makes the creamy pasta melt in your mouth with the Italian herbs giving that flavor of pure goodness. 

Ready? Lezgo! 

Ingredients Needed 

  1. Boneless chicken (Cubes)- 1/2kg
  2. Fettuccine Pasta (Any brand) ( I used Dececco, it’s an Italian Brand available in the UK)
  3. Garlic (Chopped) – 2 Tsp
  4. Mushrooms – 6
  5. Butter – 2-3 tablespoons
  6. Dried Parsley – 1 1/2 tsp
  7. Basil dried – 1 tsp
  8. Oregano – 1 tsp
  9. Chilli Flakes – 2 tsp
  10. Black Pepper – 1 1/2 tsp
  11. Soy Sauce – 2 tablespoons
  12. Mustard Paste – 2 tsp
  13. Lemon Juice – 2 tsp
  14. White Flour – 3 tablespoons
  15. Milk – 2 Cups (Warm Milk)
  16. Cheddar / Parmesan Cheese – 1/2 cup – Grated
  17. Salt – To taste
  18. Parsley leaves – To Garnish

Method : The method involves three quick steps, and then the final assembling of the pasta.

For the Chicken 

Marinate the chicken pieces in salt, Garlic, Black pepper, Mustard paste, Soy Sauce, Chilli Flakes, Lemon juice, Oregano and Basil Powder. Marinate for 20 minutes and fry in a drop of oil. Keep aside.

For the Pasta 

Boil your Fettuccine Pasta with salt water and rinse out with cold water and add a few drop of Oil to it, so they don’t stick to each other. Keep them aside.

For the Mushrooms 

In a pan take 1 tbsp butter, add Chopped Mushrooms, chopped garlic, Black pepper, salt  and Basil powder. Fry slightly and take out in a bowl.

For the White Creamy Sauce 

In the same pan add Butter and flour. Mix for a few minutes and add warm milk right after. Be quick in stirring so lumps don’t form. Keep on mixing. Add 1/2 cup of Parmesan and (or) Cheddar Cheese and mix till it’s a thick white creamy textured sauce.Now add all the Italian spices (dried basil, parsley and Oregano), Black pepper, Chilli flakes. Now add the fried chicken pieces and mushrooms in butter sauce. Mix well. Serve and garnish with chopped parsley leaves.

Creamy Fettuccine Alfredo is Ready!

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Bon Appetit!