Some Like it Hot

This one could do the trick for tomorrow’s intimate Valentine’s dinner or you could simply gobble it up on Wednesday morning with some garlic bread. Here’s what you need for the Hot Mush Salad.

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  • 10 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped fine
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 packets of button mushrooms.
  • 8 cups mixed baby greens (spinach, rocket, pak choi or whatever’s there in the fridge)

Mix and blend 4 tablespoons of olive oil, vinegar, parsley, garlic and honey in a bowl. Add some salt and pepper (freshly ground, please!).  The dressing can be stored in the fridge for a day or more but serve at room temperature.
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a non-stick pan.  Add the mushrooms and sauté until they soften and change colour. 5 – 7 minutes is alright.
Lay a bed of greens in a large bowl, tossed with a generous amount of dressing. Add the hot mushrooms from the top and drizzle the remaining dressing.
Garnish with some grated Parmesan, pine nuts and a leaf of parsley. Enjoy it while it’s hot.

Bon Appétit!

– SB

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Behind the Lens, Anushka Menon

Young and beautiful, Anushka Menon photographs beautiful things with a dramatic boldness. From beauty & fashion, to people and places, her camera has captured it all in a span of not more than six years. Talking about beauty and what she wants this Valentine’s, we get our own few shots of the internationally acclaimed artist.

Q. The best thing about being a photographer.
A. Creating beautiful images… It’s a very powerful feeling.

Q. The best thing about freelancing.
A. I can choose my projects which is definitely the best thing about freelancing.

Q. When did you first click a picture?
A. In life, when I was very young! Constantly taking pictures of myself and my friends. 🙂 After that it would be when I was in Uni at Melbourne and started using a proper manual SLR camera.

Q. One person you really want to photograph.
A. In India it would be Laxmi Menon & Aishwarya Rai. Abroad it would be Rosie Huntington-Whiteley & Angelina Jolie.

Q. Who do you look up to?
A. Many People… Not just photographers, but my friends, family and people around me in everyday life.

Q. First thing you do after getting up?
A. Coffee!

Q. The one thing that’s always with you other than your camera?
A. My New iPhone 4S.

Q. Flowers or chocolates this Valentine’s?
A. Flowers, please. I already have a sweet tooth!

– SB

Sher Singh Crush List: V

It’s just 5 days to the big day. If you are still thinking as to what to give your lady this Valentine’s, you need to look no further. Go the whole nine yards for a truly special Valentine moment.

-AK

Sher Singh’s Crush List: Part II

What are you giving your man this Valentine’s? If he isn’t the usual chocolate boy but the ‘tall, dark and handsome’ ideal, then we think the bold, fiery Lion Heart should be the perfect gift.

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