Monday, August 17, 2015

Spicy Mango Ice cream | Vegan No Cook No Churn Ice cream

Vegan No Cook No Churn Ice cream Recipe


Hello guys, I’m back after a short (medium sized to be honest) break. Actually I dint mean to take such a long break but there were some other things in life which needed my attention on priority basis. And I had to step up this time instead of juggling with things. In the race of busy daily life cooking on daily basis became a luxury; gradually blogging was left little behind. But now my foodie soul needs a break from the monotonous life to enjoy the last few drops of summer. A (read, few) scoop(s) of ice cream always sound like a perfect summer treat to me. And guess what? It’s not your regular simple ice cream. It’s super creamy Spicy Mango Ice-cream and completely daily free (vegan). Did I mention, you won’t require any ice cream machine? Meaning, No Churn Vegan Mango Ice cream treats for all. Yuppie!!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Healthy Spicy Mango Jam | No Sugar No Pectin, Preservatives, Artificial Colors

Healthy Spicy Mango Jam Recipe | No Sugar Jam

“Happiness is like Jam, you can’t spread even a little without getting some on yourself”

Someone once said so wisely; only if he could ever understand that a jam is nothing but a nickname of happiness to many people. And to me it is my precious guilty pleasure, as I said before. A crusty toast with a layer of molten butter and dollop of jam on it; oh my my I can go on my knees (now you ca see the despo avatar of me) for such glorious morning treats! But as there is no such thing as ‘free lunch’ (not the breakfast, right?), I had to work on something after the last bottle of Strawberry Rose Jam. And then only my Homemade Spicy Mango Jam with No added Sugar sneaked into my kitchen pantry. This sweet tangy spicy jam also has no pectin or preservatives or any artificial coloring just like my Strawberry Rose Jam; all natural and healthy as I dint even use any sugar in it this time.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

My Secret Weapon for Photography: Asus Zenfone 2



What is the most precious thing to a food photographer? Any guess? Yes, it’s the camera and lens and all fancy gears, not the food. Surprising, right? Being a food photographer I’m often asked about my gears. And I’ve noticed people are more interested to know what I use to click my daily life stills, compared to the food photographs for the blog. I mostly use my DSLR for food photography and my mobile camera to click my daily life and sometimes I use both at the same time. Now you may question why on earth I pair such high end camera with such ordinary one! Because, when the phone camera provides nothing but crystal clear clarity with vibrant colors in your photos, you won’t even think about a DSLR camera. As a matter of fact if the name is Asus Zenfone2, I don’t think you have to re-think on it! By any chance did you miss the above photo? It’s taken from my mobile phone only; in a low light setup. (I’m sure you will scroll up again).

Friday, June 26, 2015

Rasmalai Smoothie | Instant Rasmalai Milkshake | Traditional Dessert in a Glass


It was a smooth(ie) day; last night it rained like no-tomorrow and next day it was all sunny and bright. Certainly I needed a treat for myself to enjoy the all fresh green around. Hence I ended up in a CafĂ© Coffee Day for a light meal with some hot coffee and there I met the beauty in a glass, Rasmalai Smoothie. I never had the idea if this even exists before but as they say ‘expect the unexpected’. It was a heavenly experience of having such traditional dessert in form of a drink in a glass. I was too tempted to try this for my experience and realized somehow they couldn’t do the perfect justice to this royal Indian dessert. And it took me only few hours to pen down how I’m going to present this luscious Rasmalai Smoothie or Instant Rasmalai Milkshake to my lovely readers of Scratching Canvas.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fresh Peach Bellini Recipe | Wine Cocktail | Homemade Cocktail Recipes


Summer is the synonym of sun and cocktail without the sea to me, honestly; sigh! I’m a complete winter girl and I have no friendship with summer at all. Every year I feel like I’m trapped in between the scorching heat and dry blow. But there is only one thing which keeps my smile alive during the hot days, fresh fruits. Yes, loads of loads of fresh juicy fruits are available here in summer. And the best part is good old tropical mangoes, pineapples, lychees are sharing their shelves with exotic fruits like kiwis, peaches, plums, passion fruits these days. They certainly are making me happy. Because basket filled fresh fruits also mean many fruity desserts and delicious cocktails and on the way. Hence today’s post Fresh Peach Bellini, an Italian wine cocktail.