Perfect Homemade Iced Coffee

Right now we are in the early March and yet the time has come to brew perfect iced coffee at home. The winter this year was gentle, not too many cold days and that means a harsh summer is waiting ahead. And to sail through the midsummer, I need homemade iced coffee. As much during winters, hot cup of cappuccino warm up my senses, similarly iced coffee keep me sane throughout summers. Whether piping hot or iced cold, we are sipping this dark, aromatic, energizing liquid year around. Many ambush the idea of serving coffee brew ice-cold. For them, cold coffee always has to be thick, sugar laced, creamy summer thirst quencher. There is nothing wrong in that cold coffee. Most places out of India, milk is not an additive to coffee, or for that matter even tea. Coffee with ice-cream and milk is often classified as a milkshake. We like to adore and appreciate coffee in it’s purest form. The aroma of fresh beans filling the morning air, that gurgling sound of the coffee filter in the quiet kitchen and finally you proudly drinking homemade brewed coffee with the breakfast. Nothing like it! 

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Does My Blog Look Good in This (DMBLGiT), Oct 2015

Food Photography and Food Styling is surely an addictive creative avocation. It is a skilled art form to transform food on the plate to an eye appetising masterpiece. Over the period of time food blogs across the world have turned out into a galleria to showcase the  paragon of Food Photography and styling. 

 

DMBLGiT – Does My Blog Look Good in This, is a community-run food photography contest that was established in 2005 – 10 years ago. In 2014, LFP “acquired” this food photography contest from Andrew, who was running this contest for several years. It’s a one of its kind virtual food photography contest that is hosted by different food bloggers across the globe every month, judged by team of outstanding food photographers. For the month of October, we have the honor and pleasure to host the DMBLGiT Contest on the blog

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Food Events | October 9, 2015 By

Foodtainment with Living Foodz Channel

If you are deeply in love with food and travel then Foodtainment Channel Living Foodz launched on 11th September, bringing to you a complete package of interesting brand new travel and food shows. Living Foodz is coming with an array of interesting new shows, which are like a breath of fresh air with brand new approach towards food, travel and lifestyle. Living Food exposes the channel audience to whole new pandora box of food and travel shows not confined by the geographical boundaries.

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Brand Posts, Product Review | September 16, 2015 By

Renault Lodgy – A #LiveLodgyCal Drive to Remember

Sleek and elegant design, smooth bump free ride and ample space to tug inside my photography gear, barbecue grill and a hefty pug pet for a long drive, are my sole selection criteria before buying any new car. Surprisingly Renault’s brand new Lodgy has all the required features which makes it top the list of my favorite MPV (multi purpose vehicle) cars. I ain’t no automobile expert to review a car or criticize its features but as a consumer I have an array of thoughts about the new Renault baby in town and what could be better platform then blogpost to voice your thoughts.  

 

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#LiveLodgyCal Drive by Blogadda @The Leela Palace, Goa

Lately you might have noticed mention of #LiveLodgyCal on most of our social media posts, the whole shout out was about the #livelodgycal drive organized by the team Blogadda at The Leela Palace and Resort, Goa in association with Renault India. The occasion behind the event and the hashtag livelodgycal was the launch of Lodgy – a new car in the MPV segment by the Renault India Team.  There was no reason to amiss the opportunity to meet the 40 bloggers from across the country at Leela Palace in Goa that too in the monsoon season, when Goa at its serene best. The minute team Blogadda confirmed the travel itinerary, travel bags were packed, lenses and gear cleaned and from the sweltering Northern heat I escaped to the moist, dark and picturesque Goa. 

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Good Read – Visit to First Agro Farm and Kabocha Soup Recipe

Some wise man rightly said, ” To forget how to dig the Earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” While living in the metro from past many years I never paid attention towards behind the science functioning of food that comes to my plate. I had no clue about the difference between Organic Produce and the Zero Pesticide Produce, basking in my ignorance I classified them in the same category. Till one day when  I was introduced to the First Agro Produce by a friend, for the first time the word Zero Pesticide caught my attention. First Agro is India’s first commercial grower (farming) organization with Zero Pesticide™ fresh produce complying with FAO’s and WHO’s Codex Alimentarius, the global food safety standard, for the Indian domestic market. The story behind the First Agro establishment is quite unique. The idea of natural farming struck Nameet M, one of the co-founders and a former pilot when he was flying in Canada. Over the years, Nameet started working with few Canadian farmers on how to grow pesticide free fresh produce using natural methods. After perfecting growing method, he teamed up with his brother M.V. Naveen and cousin K.N. Prasad to form the company. While Naveen has worked in regional leadership roles in global IT services companies, Prasad had leadership roles in IT services and Supply Chain Management with global companies. First Agro’s management team is dynamic, technology-savvy and well-balanced to exponentially scale the organization across 1,500 acres and 16 locations in India. 

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Restaurant Review – Drinks on MG, Bengaluru

Looking for some serious cocktails? Then Drinks on MG is your place. Right in the middle of the humdrum of MG Road is a newly opened placed called Drinks. Drinks, rightfully tagged Cocktails and Conversations, was conceptualised by Puja Singh with a single point agenda, a beautiful space that will make you feel welcome, a place where you can have a conversation, whether you are catching up with an old friend or a business partner, and drinks that can be customized according to your taste buds. Drinks on MG is exactly where you should be if you want to try out made-to-order customised cocktails over a leisurely chat.

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Restaurant Review | March 22, 2015 By

Review of Chefkraft (DIY Gourmet Meals At Home)

Planning to make an elaborate gourmet meal at home? but agitated after seeing the list if ingredients required, now Chefkraft is the answer to all your gourmet meal related worries. In Bangalore, a new food venture called Chefkraftis facilitating the food lovers to cook fancy gourmet meals at home without wasting time on grocery shopping and chopping of vegetables. Chefkraft delivers at your doorstep nicely packed DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Recipe Box containing an array of ready to use quality ingredients and the recipe card with detail step-by-step instructions to prepare the dish. 

 
The idea behind Chefkraft is not new to the Bangalore but the unique feature of the Chefkraft is the supreme ingredients already washed, chopped and packed in different boxes. At Chefkraft, the expert chefs curate exciting new casual dining and main course recipes every month, each recipe is tried and tasted before making including in the final menu on the website. Chef Xerxes of Red Fork fame specializes in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Italian cuisines and Chef Shubhankar in Indian and Pan-Asian, are the two talented chef behind all the recipes shared with the customers. 
 
The menu at Chefkraft is segmented into four broad sections – Salads, Minis, Casual Dining and Main-Course, each section has an ample choices of vegetarian and meat dishes to select from. Then there are monthly meal plans as well who want to subscribe for the regular recipe boxes on a long-term basis. We planned to order the Chefkraft box for the weekend so that we can enjoy fabulous meal at the luxury of sitting at home. We selected Curried Red Snapper (A delicious Asian preparation of red snapper with coconut milk, chili and vegetables) with Jasmine Rice from the main-course section and Thai Style Chicken Salad (This salad brings forth a nice bang of spice and sour flavors, typical of Thai food with the crunch of peanuts) from the salad section for our Sunday lunch. The reason behind selecting fish for the order was to test the quality and packaging of the seafood. 
Our order came nicely packed in a cardboard box, very intelligently the delivery staff explained that the box containing fish is been accompanied by an ice-pack to keep the seafood fresh, which is quite impressive. Once I opened the packages there was not even a slight smell of fish in the box, fish was very well cleaned, cubed, packed and placed above the ice pack in a sealed packet. Mise-en-place for the fish curry was so beautifully cut and organized that anybody can get motivated to cook it right away. Ingredients for the Thai Salad were packed in a separate container all together, which was also accompanied by the ice pack to keep the salad greens and chicken fresh. 

The instructions mentioned on the recipe card were easy to understand and follow, but I wish the method to prepare Red Snapper Curry could be explained more in detail, sometimes all the customers are not so familiar with the nuances of cooking seafood/meat at home. The quantity of ingredients and seasoning was quite accurate and spot on, except a teaspoon of salt and pans for cooking nothing additional was required to prepare the entire meal. The portion size of both the dishes were more than enough to serve two adults. The fish curry, rice and the Thai Salad took almost the same time as mentioned in the recipe card. 
 
 
The family favorite was the Thai Style Chicken Salad, with bursting sweet and sour flavors and the topping of roasted peanuts gave the required crunch to the salad. And the quality of the red snapper as well as jasmine rice was extremely superior. If you want to be innovative in your kitchen or want to surprise your family with gourmet meal but not willing to spend a fortune on buying all the ingredients then Chefkraft is the solution to cook sophisticated meal from the global cuisine in your kitchen. 


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Product Review | March 9, 2015 By


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