50 Spooky Halloween Recipes

Browse through awesome Halloween Recipes from a list of over 50 fun & scary treats!

Aweosme, Fun, Scary & Freaky Recipes for Halloween | 50 Spooky Halloween Recipes Compiled & Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodmania.com Re-posting from 2014.

It is that time of the year again. Spooky recipes, scary costumes, kids “trick or treat”ing, lots of candy, pumpkin carvings all around… Yep, Halloween 2014 is here! 🙂 The freaky food is my favorite part though (big surprise!). You never hear about these Holidays when you grow up in India. But internet has truly made the world smaller. We increasingly see Indians celebrate Thanksgiving, Halloween and other holidays just for the fun element!

And here I have for you, 50 freaking amazing recipes that you can make for Halloween! Browse through the collection of Halloween Recipes like Bone Breadsticks, Owl cupcakes, Monster Cookies and so much more from some of the best sources on the internet! P.S: All recipes are vegetarian!

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40 Navratri Prasad Recipes

This list of Navratri Prasad Recipes will give you a wide variety of choices on what to make during this grand Indian festive season! If you are an Indian who celebrates the auspicious festival, you would love these simple, vegetarian, no-onion & no-garlic recipes!

Navratri Prasad Recipes by Foodomania.com

(Reposted from 2014!)

Navratri translates to 9 Nights. 🙂 The festival of Navaratri / Navratri lasts for 9 Nights and 10 Days, during which time 9 versions of Shakti (or the Goddess) are worshiped.  As all Indian festivals are, this period too is celebrated with great pomp and show! Traditions vary from region to region, but largely – people follow a simple, sattvic diet, worship different Goddesses and share the “Prasad” (which is the food offered to the Goddess) with their friends and family. You can read a lot more about this festival here.

Food during Navratri is simple and light on the stomach (unlike other festivals where its all about deep frying!! 😀 ). Meat products are usually avoided during this period. Most people confine their diets to fruits and fruit juices and eating just once during the day. While South Indians avoid onion, garlic from their diets, North Indians are known to be more strict with their diet and allow only certain types of flours and grains to be consumed during the period. It would be difficult to exactly tell you what is followed, since traditions tend to vary so much. However, I’ve tried to put together a list of Navratri prasad recipes commonly prepared in various households.

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12 Insane Treats for Chocolate Lovers

These 12 Insane Treats for Chocolate Lovers will make you weak in your knees…. P.S: If you’re anti-chocolate, chances are – you may be a convert by the end of this list!

chocolate cake by foodomania

Anything is great if it is made of chocolate.

Chocolate is an indulgence for many. It  has so many things wrapped up in it – deliciousness in the moment and the moments that follow, childhood memories, love and that beautiful, funny grin plastered on our faces. Chocolate indeed puts one in a happy place, doesn’t it?

These 12 treats for chocolate lovers are everything one wants from a dessert – they are luscious, subtly sweet and insanely chocolaty! Here we have some amazing recipes for brownies, cupcakes, mousse, chocolate strawberries and so much more! Get ready to be transported to a chocolicious heaven!

P.S: This post was first published on the Parade Magazine blog. I’m re-posting this here for all you chocolate lovers! Have at it! GO!!!   (more…)

15 Scrumptious Recipes you can make with Potatoes

A list of 15 Scrumptious Recipes you can make with Potatoes! My Ode to the humble vegetable 🙂

source – Colourbox

Potatoes are a cook’s best friend! Not only are they delicious in ANY form, but they are tasteless on their own – which means one can play around with the flavors and come up with a new and innovative recipe every single time! Personally, I like them roasted with some turmeric, asafetida and chilli powder and garnished with some mustard seeds – a typical Indian recipe used in many homes. But the more I think about potatoes, the more I start to drool at the number of delicious dishes I could make with them!

In its simplest state – with just a little butter and salt and some pepper, maybe – the potato is going to be completely delicious. You know it! Now anything you do here onward is just going to multiply the taste (in a good way) by a huge number! From simple roasted potatoes to artfully cooked potatoes, this list of 15 recipes will give you a wide variety of options to choose from to fall in love with potatoes – all over again!

For a complete list with even more options (40 recipes, to be exact!), be sure to check out my latest post curated for the Parade Magazine blog HERE.

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