• Baking 101
  • Convection Oven | Baking 101

    Learn how to use your convection oven for baking cakes, cupcakes, cookies, breads and a lot more! Prevent flop recipes and burnt cake tops in a convection oven by following these simple tips!

    How to Bake in a Convection Oven | Simple Baking Tips from Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com | Learn how to cook in a convection oven | Pros and Cons of a Microwave Convection

    What is a Convection Oven?

    Basically, a convection oven is an oven with a fan inside that helps in circulating air and keeping the temperature more steady; thus cooking the food faster. In a normal, standard oven, food is cooked through the standard convection – the warm air rising to the top and the cool air cycling toward the bottom. The problem with this is that food, especially baked goods, may tend to cook unevenly. So convection ovens are really quite simple in that aspect: They help bake or roast your food faster by using a fan to get the heat circulated more quickly and evenly.  (more…)

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  • How to cook Quinoa

    Here’s a quick tutorial + tips on how to cook quinoa at home – fluffy, tasty lump-free quinoa!

    How to cook Quinoa Recipe | Fluffy, tasty quinoa at home tips | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com Quinoa (read – keen-vaa) – a seed rich in protein has come a long way from featuring in health magazines to mainstream cooking. Like it or not, quinoa is a super food that people love to use not just because it is rich in protein, it is also gluten free. It’s delicate, fluffy texture has made it a healthier substitute to starchy rice or pasta. It is one of the fastest cooking lunch staples ever.

    I must admit though that I didn’t fall instantly in love with it. But I soon realized the plethora of ways in which I could use this miracle food and get all the health benefits. And I have never looked back since. Here’s how to cook quinoa at home! (more…)

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  • How to make Coconut Milk

    Learn how to make Coconut Milk at home with this easy to follow step by step recipe! And fair warning: You may never used the canned stuff ever again!

    How to make Coconut Milk Recipe | DIY Homemade Coconut Milk written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com     I apologize.

    You weren’t supposed to see my pudgy, stout fingers. *Hides Face* Yes, those fingers are my bane of existence. Despite all those extra pounds in the wrong areas and a capsicum-like nose, I truly love all of me…. except these fingers! They just make me look …. weird! :-/ But, I really did like this concept of shooting Coconut Milk and didn’t find a suitable hand model at the time. So voila! Here you go — unveiling my hand for the world to see! 😛

    But let’s focus on the Coconut Milk on my hand, shall we? (more…)

  • Baking 101
  • Baking : Back to Basics

    I wrote this post so long ago that I kinda wanna laugh at my writing! 😛 But.. shortage of posts in the drafts, some exams and a desperate need to keep the blog alive had me considering re-posting this post on my new blog for you readers! 🙂 So.. some tips to ensure baking is a smooth process — (some might seem really silly. But keep in mind that I wrote this back when I was a kid! :D) (more…)