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10 Curry Recipes without Tomatoes

5 Jul

Vegetarian Curry Recipes without Tomatoes

Sometimes the universe sends you many little signals nudging you towards a certain action.

Last month I was swapping recipes with a colleague for quick lunchbox ideas when she asked: "Don’t you make anything at all without tomatoes?" I had been describing to her my red capsicum curry. Her remark made me pause and reflect. Yes, I am partial to tomatoes.

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Chia Seeds vs Sabja Seeds: How They Differ

29 Jun

Chia Seeds and Sweet Basil Seeds

You read that right: chia seeds and sabja seeds are not the same. Ignore the wisdom that tells you otherwise. Here’s a rundown of the differences between these two wonder foods.

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A-Z of Kitchenware: Interesting Tools and Utensils from Around the World

18 Dec

A-Z of Kitchenware: Interesting Tools and Utensils from Around the World

The names of interesting tools and utensils used for cooking/dining around the world, one for each letter of the alphabet.

A-Z of kitchenware: how many of these are new to you?

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5 Gift Ideas for Food Lovers

9 Nov

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Looking for a creative/unusual gift for a food lover? Here are some gift ideas based on my favorite buys and stuff from my wish list, which you could pick from. Hope your food lover likes them as much as I do!

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A-Z: 26 Words for Food Lovers

26 Jun

An assorted collection of food words, one for each letter of the English alphabet. Every word in the list has something special to recommend it – the quirkiness of the dish it represents, the sound of the word as it rolls off the tongue, or a bit of both.

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Top Posts from The Steaming Pot

18 Apr

It has been over two years of blogging at The Steaming Pot. Today I thought of taking stock of the blog’s all-time most popular posts on social media.

The findings took me by surprise.

It turns out that, of the 185 articles on the blog till date, there is a different set of “most popular” posts on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and StumbleUpon. Sharing the top posts list with you – some “food” for thought for social media analysts, and a useful reference (so I hope :-)) for new readers of The Steaming Pot.

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10 No Onion No Garlic Curries

11 Dec

There are times when many of us want to exclude onion and garlic from our diet – religious festivals, a lifestyle choice borne out of ayurvedic principles, or more earthly matters such as exorbitant prices.

The good news is that a “no onion no garlic” diet need not be one of frugality. Just because you aren’t eating onion or garlic does not mean you are doomed to subsist on bland watery boiled vegetables instead. Curries without onions and garlic can be so tasty, you will not even notice that a conventional ingredient is absent.

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