Monday, June 25, 2018

Crabby Times


Crabby On My Plate ~ 

Summers are incomplete without fun and 
loads of fresh fruits and veggies !! The fun surely doubles 
when instead of apples and bananas you have a big cute 
all vegan crabby sitting cosily and waiting for the nom
 nom nom to  begin .......

My vegan Crab 


  
Over few months many new projects and professional 
commitments kept me away from blogging, but 
food art once again came as an answer to kiddos 
summer vacation boredom ....Besides natural 
excursions and photography ,playing with food 
is equally satisfying for me  !! The fun element 
truly never lets my inner child die :) 




Seas and backwaters have their own charm. Cool
 wind, swaying coconut trees, sound of waves , the
 soothing sand and of course collecting seashells
 and watching the tiny red brown crabs crawling all
 over the beach is just so therapeutic...... n our 
crab food art is undoubtedly inspired from
 the crustaceans.....
Do check out our maiden attempt to the step by 
step slideshow too .......












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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Childrens Day



~ Happy Children's Day ~ 
The Seascape Party !!! 

Little Food Junction wishes all the kids 
a very Happy Childrens' day !!! 

Children's day (in India) is celebrated on 14 th November
 each year. The day commemorates the birthday of our first
 Prime Minister ,Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who  loved kids
 and believed that they are the future of our country and 
should be nurtured and loved dearly, as a tribute to 
which his birthday is celebrated as children's day. Kids 
and their love for water goes hand in  hand thus 
nothing could be better than throwing a tiny 
Sea themed party with  super simple yet healthy
 recipes  that can be made in a jiffy  !!!!


Mr Octopus Sandwich 


Ingredients

2 slices whole wheat bread roundels filled with lettuce and 
scrambled egg , topped with radish & olive eyes, cucumber 
mouth and eight red pepper tentacles.  



Orange Goldfish 


Orange sliced topped with grape eyes, radish mouth , 
olive gills.Weeds with  cucumber and apple. 



Tomato  Boats 
Row row row your boats and gulp it all the way !! 


Hollowed tomatoes filled with seasoned hung yogurt
(greek yogurt) with dill topped with pepper triangles . 

It was fun do create special children's day fun foods
 for  Child Magazine (India) , Nov issue 12-14
.......its raining seas everywhere !!  






 Check out the creations on The Hindu - Metro plus too 



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Friday, October 27, 2017

Halloween


~Halloween Fun ~

The crisp air of October not only gives a set go 
to an array of Indian festivals but also to one of the 
most awaited fun centric celebration of Halloween
 too. My first introduction to the eerie ghostly festival
happened sometimes in middle school via Agatha 
Christie's - Halloween party. I still remember how 
I spent countless hours with my encyclopaedia, trying 
to gather more information about the festival that 
was almost unknown to the kids back then. 

Crack - o - Lantern 
( when Crackers become Jack o lanterns )


Crackers topped with Veeba cheese & jalapeño dip, 
trimmed olives and  pickled cucumber eyes n mouth 
 bean stems and cheese ghosts

Halloween is synonymous to the carved pumpkins 
or the jack o lanterns. even if you are not carving a 
pumpkin for your kiddos , these tiny treats are sure
to put a smile on the lil faces !!Jus a few basic 
ingredients n some dips / spreads are enough to set 
the fun mood in .You know how much I love
 playing around with dips and spreads !!
 Life is so much easy if you have some
 in the refrigerator . 


 Shopping for freshest ingredients 
from local farmers markets to picking up some 
exotic ingredients from global gourmet stores
my heart just loves ingredient shopping !! With the 
festival season and ongoing professional assignments 
the market trips took a backseat and Veeba came
 in as a rescue and had to be surely put to test ! 


Daughter wanted to invite her besties for a 
quick snacking and of course with the weekend 
around I couldn't turn down her request. A generous 
smear of Veeba cheese and  jalapeño dip over 
the crackers , some extra paprika and quick olive
and pickle cutouts our first appetiser was ready. 
The cheesy goodness of the dip beautifully balanced
the heat of the jalapeños. Oh how I wish if there 
was packet of tortilla chips in the pantry too !! 


who said the gingerbread cutters are just 
for Christmas ?? Our second appetisers were some 
mummy sandwiches !! I prepared a filling of some 
minty coleslaw using Veeba's mint mayonnaise while 
some regular eggless mayo went in the piping bag 
for decorating the mummy with some mayo bands.
The kids had so much fun cutting the cucumber 
and pepper  bats !!


Whole wheat bread cut with gingerbreadman cutter ,
filled with minty coleslaw, piped with mayo stripes 
and served with pepper and cucumber bats. 

The mint mayo is definitely a must try , the minty 
aroma can add a fresh zing to almost anything !
( n I couldn't resist licking the spoon.. shhhh !! ) btw 
we had so much fun with our mayo piping bag, the 
kids didn't even leave the chance to decorate the snack
plate with some polkas too , I'm sure we will be trying 
much more with this creamy delight soon. The Burger
 Mayo is still in the pantry and will soon be put to
some creative culinary use. 



Have a great healthy Happy Halloween folks 
with loads of healthy booooolicious delights !!


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