Saturday, November 27, 2010

Traffic Lights

~ Traffic Lights ~

Red light red light what do you say ?
I say STOP stop stop stop
Yellow light yellow light what do you say ?
I say WAIT wait wait wait
Green light green light what do you say ?
I say GO go go go .

I still remember the days when my lil one had
started school & the first poem she learnt was
'The Colors of the Traffic Lights '.Even today
whenever we stop at any red signal she never
forgets to recite these lines ..Ahh childhood !!
This quick to assemble colorful fruit sandwich
will surely add fun to ur lil's ones breakfast...

Fruity Traffic Lights Sandwich

Sandwich filled with Peanut butter & apple chunks ,topped
with colorful apples (cut the colorful slices from the sides of the
apples , dab a little PB to fix to the bread )

Friday, November 19, 2010

apple muffins

~ A Bit of Fall ... ~

Leaves in the autumn came tumbling down,

Scarlet and yellow, russet and brown,
leaves in the garden were swept in a heap,
Trees were undressing , ready for sleep.
- Autumn Leaves (anonymous)

Fall is the season for colorful apples .The markets

here are flooded with the most colorful & vibrant

harvest booties. Delicious reds, Golden yellows,
luscious greens velvety maroons ....... the apple
palette seems to be unending . The colorful buys
from the market yesterday had to be put in some
creative use other than normal munching. .. so
here goes some easy Apple Zucchini muffins
with easiest ever decorations ....

A Bite of Fall
(Apple Topped Apple Muffins )

Apple Muffins(recipe follows) ,colorful n crisp
Washington Apples & a few black grapes.
The top n bottom of the red apple was used for
the flower whereas the leaves were cut ( using a leaf
shaped cookie cutter) from yellow n green apples. To
prevent browning soak the decorations in lightly salted
water pat dry n fix on the muffins with
some melted chocolate.

Apple , Zucchini & Spice Muffins
Ingredients- 1/2 cup powdered oats, 1/2 cup all purpose flour,
1/2 cup powdered sugar, 2 tbsp milk, 1/4 cup chopped apple,
1/4 cup grated zucchini , a pinch cinnamon of powder,
1/2 tsp grated ginger , 1/4 cup grated apple ,2 tbsp oil/melted
butter, 1/2 tsp baking powder pinch of soda, pinch of salt ,
1/4 cup dry fruits coarsly ground ( almonds & walnuts).
Method- Sift together the dry ingredients . Whisk
the oil along with other wet ingredients . Mix in the apple ,
zucchini & nuts . Do not over-mix or the muffins will
be tough. Pour the batter in a silicon cups & bake at
180C for 20-25 mins.

Tip- Zucchini can be substituted with pumpkin / carrots.
Tip- (Make sure to make the decorations first so that the fruit
leftovers can be easily used for baking.)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Children's Day

~ Happy Children's Day ~

Children are the world's most valuable
resource and its best hope for the future .
- John F. Kennedy

Children's Day is a special day set aside to
celebrate the joys & fun of childhood. Universally
Children's Day is celebrated on 20th Nov but in
India it is celebrated on 14th Nov , as this date
marks the birth anniversary of India's first
Prime Minister - Pandit Nehru. This day reminds
each of us to renew our commitment for the
welfare of children , and make all the little ones
feel very special ........

Happy Children's Day ...

Prepared Tricolor Fusilli (spiral) & farfalle (bow) pasta ,
Yellow bell pepper, egg, olives, tomato & ketchup
Beat an egg with flavorings of choice , Place a slice of bell
pepper on a hot skillet n pour in the egg mixture to make
a mini omelette set in pepper ring. Quickly place the olive
eyes n tomato lips . Cook till done . Place on a plate n
decorate with prepared pastas.

Little Girl

Little Boy


Featured on Femina & Eenadu



I would love to share with you that creations from
Little Food Junction have been recently featured on
Femina & Eenadu. A very warm thanks to both
the families for the wonderful features.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


~ The Croissant Crab ~

Few days back I read out the famous Panchatantra
story of -The Heron & theWise Crab to my little one .
Since then I had been thinking of making some crabby
stuff. After a busy day yesterday Mr hubby & I stopped
at a cafe for a cup of hot cappuccino. While placing
the order I noticed their warm & crispy croissants which
at once reminded me of the wise crab from the story
(sounds an illogical comparison ) but perfect for a crabby
creation . So here is Mr Wise Crab that went inside my
lil ones treat tiffin today... Truly a lot can happen over
a cup of coffee..............Lols :) :)

Crabby Lunch Breaks

Croissant topped with sliced cucumber & red radish,
olives & cheese

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sushi Time n Winners

~ Sushi Time ~
(& Giveaway Winners)

After trying out sushi for the first time at a
close friends place my little one wanted me
to make some similar stuff. In absence of all
the special ingredients & expertise required for
making the authentic Japanese delicacy,I decorated
her evening snack of steamed corn cobs aka Sushi
style. Lols she loved the new version-Cob Sushi :) :)

Corn or Sushi ????

Steamed corn cobs(cut into pieces & lightly sauteed in garlic
butter)Topped with a slice of red radish & olive .

I know you are eagerly waiting for the results..but
before I reveal the lucky winners who'l get a chance
to get their caricatures custom made from renowned
caricaturist Mr Prashant Sinha, I should give a warm
thanks to all who gave their precious time to stop ,comment
& share the'Hundred thousandHitsGiveaway'.The 3 lucky
winners picked through are -

Comment 35- Rachana
Comment 2- Deeba @
Comment 9- Nithya

Congrats buddies . I have sent you a mail
regarding the details :) :) pl go thru it asap.

Complimentary Voucher Winner

Also if you remember sometime back I had done a
guest post for a blogger buddy @ The Variable -
Crazy over Desserts . The commentators here
were also eligible for complimentary meal vouchers,
Satya of Super yummy recipes is the lucky one here.
Congrats Satya .... will contact u soon !!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy Diwali

~ Happy Diwali ~

Diwali , the festival of lights is the most joyful &
brightest of all Indian festivals. This 5 day festival
marks the triumph of good over evil & the victory
of light over dark. Sweets & savories, holy chants,
clay lamps & fireworks are an integral part of the
festival. Today is Dhanteras, this first day of the
celebration is dedicated to GoddessLaxmi,the deity
of wealth & prosperity . People light clay lamps
or Diyas and make symbolic footprints and
colorful patterns (called rangoli/ alpana/ kolams)
on the threshold to welcome the Goddess.

Wishing you all a very Happy Diwali
the Little Food Junction way !!!!

Diwali Lamps (Diya)

Cucumber & carrot slices
Diya- Cut out a crescent from a side of a cucumber slice
using a circular cookie cutter or a bottle cap .
Flame- cut out crescents from both the sides of a carrot
slice to make a drop shape flame. Assemble .

The Edible Rangoli

Make the desired pattern on a platter using tomato
sauce( fill in squeeze bottle or use a sachet ). Arrange
the sprouts /soaked /boiled lentils & veggies.

We had so much fun making this platter. I made the design
while my lil one filled it with the pulses n veggies. Will take
little more time than regular food creations but the fun little
ones will have is surely worth it !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also check out previous year's Diwali Creations by
clicking on the link (click here)

Have fun !!!!!

Check out the great giveaway at the Italian visual
food blog - A Mouse on the Table. The talented author
of the blog ,Rosemary creates lovely visual treats that
u'd surely love !!!!


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