The Saffola Chinese & Italian Flavor Oats are here!

The Saffola Chinese & Italian Flavor Oats are here!

Saffola is a common name in everyone’s households in India. It is definitely a brand I am hugely familiar with so when we were invited to Delhi for their flavored oats launch, I packed my bag! Greeted at The Grand hotel in Vasant Kunj, we were introduced to Chef Kunal Kapur who spoke about Saffola Masala Oats, Chefs Choice range in Italian & Chinese flavors. The setup was lovely with a chinese section & another Italian one. When you think of oats, you always think of a bland and a slimey looking dish so as Kunal spoke about it to be a savory dish, I was intrigued. I approach oats as a health dish & also have always eaten it as a porridge. When they served both the oats, I was hugely surprised by the smell and it tasted extremely flavorful. It was a completely new oats experience for me and I questioned him if all this masala would take away from the nutrition factor of the oats and he said, “No.” 🙂 I actually really am pleasantly surprised by the product with it’s distinct tastes and I really wished they made the Italian white sauce flavor too. ·         Saffola Masala Oats Chefs Choice Chinese Flavor has a spicy tangy taste, which comes from a mix of juicy corn, crunchy french beans and capsicum, leaving you with an authentic Chinese flavour. ·         Saffola Masala Oats Chefs Choice Italian Flavor is a delectable mix of green capsicum, spicy red chilli flakes, oregano and a dash of pepper which gives it a cheesy taste with just the right amount of spice. Post the introduction and tasting of the products, they  invited Chef Shipra Khanna and Chef Saransh Goila who went on to create some unique and interesting snacking recipes through their master class with the bloggers. While Chef Shipra chose Italian Saffola Masala Oats and came up with the delicious Cottage cheese oats with yogurt and apple salad recipe, Chef Saransh Goila picked the Chinese variant and prepared Saffola Masala Oats Chinese Wraps in just a few minutes. Post this they also had setup cooking stations for us bloggers where we were asked to create new dishes using the...

Review: Twiss Sparkling Fruit Juice

Review: Twiss Sparkling Fruit Juice

I have always gone on about the beauty of fruits and I love drinking any concoctions with fruits in it as ingredients. Also as summer sets in nothing is better than a nice good fruit juice. The brand TWISS has launched it’s sparkling fruit juice in India now available in four variants – Apple with a twist of Black Currant; Mango with a twist of Lime; Lemon with a twist of Mint and Passion fruit with a twist of Orange. I was excited to see that the product is free of artificial colors and sweeteners even though I am not such a huge fan of aerated drinks. Packed in a colorful can, this is something you can definitely sip on to refresh yourself. The flavor combinations though are great with the apple with a blackcurrant twist being my favorite followed by Mango with a twist of lime. I like weird combinations because it automatically challenges my senses and how I would perceive it. The Lemon with a twist of mint reminds me completely of a mojito and I have loved that taste hugely for a long period of my life. Also I personally love passion fruit, I was more excited about tasting the passion fruit with a twist of orange drink but I can’t say it thrilled me as such. I am not sure about the packaging because the really colorful cans can be pretty jarring on the eyes but for kids & the younger generation bright colors always catch the eyes. Overall though with it’s good – tasting juices, I would probably happily gulp these juices whenever I see them around. Let us know if you have tried them as well! 🙂 Rating –...

Celebrate Womenhood at Viviana Mall!

Celebrate Womenhood at Viviana Mall!

Being a woman is beautiful and time and again women have been told they have to be a certain way or they can’t do this or that. It’s great that more women are doing what they choose to do and living life on their own terms. Viviana Mall is celebrating womanhood from 7th February, 2016 – 11th February, 2016 & has organized a plethora of pampering activities exclusively for womens right from nail spa to attractive shopping offers etc. We went to check out the offers and first enjoyed a small foot massage by Aroma Thai Spa near the information desk. I find it hard often with most Thai spas to communicate with the masseuse as they barely speak English or Hindi which I think would be great if they could change it. Other than that, totally relaxing 15 min foot massage. With a nail  polish counter as well, a woman could opt for fun nailpolishes to paint the town a fun color. We headed to Northern Tadka for dinner and I absolutely loved the decor. I am a new non-animal eater so for me it’s truly an interesting experience to try new dishes. I was not a huge fan of the cocktails or drinks at the place though the main course with paneer butter masala and delicously soft cheese, garlic naan and dal khichdi completely made up for it. Also I personally feel certain vegetables like mushrooms or babycorns lose their charm and original taste when you douse them with too much masala which happens at most Indian joints. Yet the paneer quality was superb. I barely eat paneer and I totally went for it. The dessert with gulab jamun and jalebbi with kheer was a lovely way to end the meal too. Post dinner we thought lets check out Cinemapolis and caught the film Neerja. I really like Viviana mall and have watched several films here before & I truly like the hall. It was a good film and with lots of late night tea we ended our women’s celebration experience. You can still catch the women’s day celebrations at Viviana Mall as it’s on till tomorrow 11th march. Go and enjoy! 🙂...

The Happy Homes Blog Launch

The Happy Homes Blog Launch

We were invited to the launch of The Happy Homes Blog by Pidilite Industries Ltd and in their beautiful setup we were taken through the whole process! I kept thinking about what would make my home happy and ofcourse it was personal representation but through Pidilite I realised that how you build the structure of your house as well as maintaining it is hugely important as well. I was taken through a virtual reality process through which we could see the difference in a regular house which had cracks, leakages and other abnormalities and ones with which Pidilite’s Dr. Fixit and Roff brands were used to correct them. These 4 experts also gave their insight on how right kind of tile work or leakage management systems help build a happy home.  Alpa Dalal, Pulmonologist  Omkar Thakur, Vastushastra Consultant   C.A Ramesh Prabhu – Head of Maharashtra Societies Welfare Association  Shilpi Kakkar Madan- Contributing Editor, Better Homes The pulmonologist spoke about leakage or damp spaces causing illnesses plus the Vastushastra consultant explained that drainage is not good energy. Similarly it was interesting to hear a person from the public profile speak about how people don’t care about public properties but when it’s something in their own house, it definitely bothers them. Shilpi Madan discussed how celebrities had mentioned about these Pidilite products to help them with their tiling issues. After their discussion, the official blog launch took place and Mr Sanjay Bahadur, Global CEO, Construction Chemicals Division, Pidilite Industries Ltd, said, “We at Pidilite firmly believe that it’s our duty to assist our consumers face various challenges in the upkeep of their homes. This is why the blog offers insight across all the various aspects of home maintenance. It is our hope that through this blog our expertise, accumulated over several decades in the industry, can be shared with home-owners to help give shape to their dream of home-ownership. ” The blog is easy to go through and well designed. Simple and neat with discussions & solutions is how I would look at it. What is really nice is that the brand is going out and creating an interactive way of dealing with customers and home-makers. Digital media is...

Burger Fest & Shimla Golden Cider at Barking Deer

Burger Fest & Shimla Golden Cider at Barking Deer

I have often enjoyed the Belgian Wit beer at Barking Deer & I was very happy to go celebrate their 3rd Anniversary party a few days back. I have often pestered the brewers to make a nice apple cider at the brewery and they have often said No, just No! So I was super happy and practically bouncing around with happiness just for the fact that they have. The Shimla Golden Cider is made with the choicest apples from Himachal Pradesh. It’s deep, rich golden ruddy colour is that of the apples picked in their prime and its tart finish balances out the robust fruity body. Don’t be fooled by its smoothness, this easy going cider has an ABV of 7%. It is quite yum but I would still prefer the Flying Pig Belgian Wit. Still this cider is better than no cider, right! Along with the cider they are also currently having a Burger fest. I tasted the Edinburgh fish & chips burger and it was great. They have a range of really, varied and wonderful burgers to choose from. With my history at Barking deer, several times the food has resonated a bountiful of happiness with me and other times the quality was just about average. But this burger fest looks good! The fest and cider is going to be available at Barking Deer from 21st Feb to 28th Feb’2016. Go check it!...


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