MyFriendAlexa · Recipes

Coke Chicken Wings

For my last blog on #MyFriendAlexa I’m going to share an appetizer that will be ready in no time and will leave your family finger-licking for sure. Kids will especially love it as this chicken appetizer will be mildly on the sweet side just like Teriyaki Chicken.

People who own a proper BBQ prepare it in a very interesting way. They open a coke can and add some fennel seeds (saunf) to it. Place a seasoned chicken with salt and pepper/chilli powder over it and barbeque it until it is done. You will be surprised at the amazing flavor that the BBQ chicken gets due to coke and fennel seeds.

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I tried to bring this recipe into an easier and quick way onto the kitchen stove. My family digged in the first time when I made it and since then it has been a family favourite.

So let’s make some Coke Chicken Wings…

Chicken wings 500 gms
Fennel seeds 2 taps
1 onion chopped
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp chilli flakes ( add more for spiciness)
Tomato chilli ketchup 1/4 th cup
1 tbsp dark soy sauce ( I always use Lee Kum Kee brand from Amazon)
Few tbsps olive oil/butter
Coca cola 250ml

Season the chicken wings with salt and pepper. Now in a pan add some olive oil or butter for more flavor. Add the chicken wings and shallow fry them on both sides until they are almost done. Do not cook completely as they will cook again in the gravy. Add the ginger farlic paste and give it a good mix. Sprinkle the chilli flakes over the chicken and give it a stir. Now remove it and keep it aside.

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Take a deep bottomed pan and heat some olive oil. Add the chopped onions and saute. Add fennel seeds and fry them well. Now add the chicken and mix well. Now you can add more chilli flakes if you want to make it a little more spicy.

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Add coca cola to the pan. It will bubble and froth up but do not worry. Mix it all well.

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Add tomato chilli ketchup and soy sauce. Cook the chicken in the sauce completely. You can choose to keep the chicken with gravy. Keep cooking until the gravy reduces and sticks to the chicken.

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Coke Chicken Wings are ready to be served! If you have some pineapple pieces handy, after taking out the chicken from the pan, add the Pinepaple to the same pan and let it fry well and mix it with the remaining gravy. You will have some BBQ pineapple as well on the side.

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For vegetarians, try this recipe with shallow fried or deep fried potatoes.

With this post I am taking my blog to the next level with Blogchatter’s #MyFriendAlexa and you can find all my posts for the theme “Food love” under the hashtag #seemabwrites .

Under this theme you might also like to read

10 Interesting Food Facts

Ever Wondered Of Food Phobias

Foodie are you? Which one?

Be the artist – Learning Food Art

Food Challenge – Patoli

Food with an unusual ingredient – Beer Fish

Unusual Foods Around The World


Unusual Foods Around The World

Human species is weird! Don’t you think?? Some munch on veggies while some are complete meat lovers. While there are some extreme vegetarians like lacto vegetarians, ova vegetarians and vegans, what would meat lovers be categorized into!!

Meat lovers go to extents that even I didn’t imagine. Be their reasons for nutrition or just the lingering taste. They do go beyond some limits that atleast I never knew of. So let’s dive into some of their unusual foods…

Nido Soup

This soup is all the way from Phillipines. One of their most expensive delicacies I must say! Would you pay $6600 for a kilogram of a bird’s nest? Yes you read it right! A swiftlet bird’s nest will cost you that much and that is what makes the Nido Soup known famously as Edible Bird’s Nest. This bird has very tiny legs and making its nest with sticks and straws is impossible so it uses its saliva to make its home. The hardened saliva nest is then plucked form it’s place and then used to make Nido Soup. This soup is considered to have properties that can fight cancer and many other diseases. These birds also reside in India. Soup Photo by Ponyo Sakana from Pexels.

Chicken feet

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Considering the fact that chicken feet is consumed in India as well, this food cannot be much weird. It is widely consumed in East Asia, Carribean, South America and South Africa.

100 year old egg

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This egg is not that old but definitely kept dipped away for a few months in clay, ash and quicklime. Its said to be rotten with time. The yolk is darkened to green or black and the white turns translucent brown. You will also find variants in the recipe.


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Sakura means Cherry blossoms. The beautiful flowers in Japan which are are customorily celebrated as Hanami festival all over the country. Do not consider that Sakuraniku has to do something with those gorgeous flowers. Sakuraniku is horse meat. It’s gets the name due to the pink color of the meat. It is an expensive delicacy in Japan. This meat is consumed raw and is lov d so much that you even get an ice-cream flavor of the same. It is also consumed in other parts of Asia and Europe.


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These are widely consumed in France and are served as an appetizer. Purged from their shells, the snails are cooked to perfection with white wine, garlic butter or chicken stock. It is a gourmet dish in France and is said to taste similar to mussels and clams.

Dried Seahorse

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Seahorses are dried and are readily available in pharmacies in China. It is said to have medicinal properties. A high grade seahorse costs around $3000 per kilogram.

There are many other unsusal foods like chicken foetus within eggs and bugs like spiders and worms consumed all around the world. With global warming, population rise, extinction of regular edible foods and many such factors, it is being researched and said that there will come a time when humans ready to eat whatever available will survive.

With this post I am taking my blog to the next level with Blogchatter’s #MyFriendAlexa and you can find all my posts for the theme “Food love” under the hashtag #seemabwrites .

Under this theme you might also like to read

10 Interesting Food Facts

Ever Wondered Of Food Phobias

Foodie are you? Which one?

Be the artist – Learning Food Art

Food Challenge – Patoli

Food with an unusual ingredient – Beer Fish

MyFriendAlexa · Recipes

Recipe with an unusual ingredient – Beer Fish

Nothing like a chilled beer on a hot summer day! A phrase that is often used. You might like to enjoy it on its own but it can be used in recipes as well. Beer gives an earthy flavor to food. It can be used in marination, cooking and baking. When you add it to your recipe, the bitteness of the beer is balanced out by the sweetness that onions, tomatoes and other veggies provide. You will be amazed at what goodness it can do to a recipe!

For the theme on “Food Love” I chose a topic to write about a recipe with an unusual ingredient. Wanted it to be something extraordinary. By now you know that beer is the unusual ingredient.

So let’s get started with the recipe…

Freshwater Fish 750gm
Oil 4 tbsp
Ginger 100gms
Garlic 100gm
Fresh Red Chillies 20gms
1 Red Bell pepper
1 Yellow Bell pepper
Shallots 100gms
Coriander Sprigs
1 Capsicum
1 Mild Beer (I used Turbo mild)
Light Soy 25ml
Oyster Sauce 25ml
Salt as needed
Pepper as needed

Season the fish with salt & pepper and leave it until you chop your other ingredients. Chop the ginger in julienne. Crushed the whole garlic pods. Chop the fresh Red chillies. You may keep them a little longer in pieces to pick them out easily later after cooking. Chop the capsicum and bell peppers into juliennes. Chop coriander leaves and shallots into strands.

Heat oil in a deep saucepan in which you will cook your fish. Add the fish pieces skin side down and fry it until half done. Remove and keep it aside.

Heat some more oil. Add ginger julienne, crushed garlic pods and chopped fresh chillies.
Saute it for around 2 mins. Now add bellpeppers and capsicum. Add salt and saute for a while. Make sure you add just a pinch or two as we are using soy sauce and oyster sauce in this recipe which already contain salt.

Once the veggies are 60% cooked, remove half of it from the pan aside.
Place the fish pieces on top of it. Now dress the fish with the veggies you kept aside.

Place the coriander and shallot strands on it. Add soy and oyster sauce from the sides of the fish.

Now pour the beer around the fish. As soon as you add the beer it will bubble up and will continue for a while.

Let it cook till the beer sauce is thick. Once the sauce is thickened, turn off the flame.
Your Beer Fish is ready.

Serve this savoury Beer Fish over a bowl of rice and I’m sure you will enjoy it!

You can even use sea fish with this recipe but just be careful with your pinch of salt. You can also add tomatoes to the recipe for more tang.

With this post I am taking my blog to the next level with Blogchatter’s #MyFriendAlexa and you can find all my posts for the theme “Food love” under the hashtag #seemabwrites .

Under this theme you might also like to read

Ever Wondered Of Food Phobias!

10 Interesting Food Facts

Foodie are you? Which one?

Food Challenge – Patoli

Be the artist – Learning Food Art


Ever Wondered Of Food Phobias!

Phobia is an extreme fear of a certain thing for some people which can send a shiver down their spine or result in a panic attack. But did you know that there are phobias related to food as well. Phobias are completely different than allergies. These food phobias are developed as a result of a bad encounter with food or choking on them.

Let’s get through some of these crazy phobias which are characterized based on the taste or preparations or handling of certain ingredients.

Cibophobia: Fear of food/eating

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This is one of the toughest phobias to live with. How can a person be traumatized at the sight of food and still eat it. It’s high time to turn food into pills to make it easier!

Geumophobia: Fear of taste

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Any kind of food you consume has a certain taste. We add more seasonings and flavors to enhance it. But what about this phobia which gives a person the fear of taste. Would you enjoy having bland rice and pastas?

Mageirocophobia: Fear of cooking

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People having this phobia will never ever enter a kitchen for cooking. The fear of spoiling food while cooking, experimenting with new dishes, playing around with kitchen tools and cutlery or being close to high heat, you name it… theyhave the fear of it all. Mageirocophobes might as well turn their so called kitchens into a study room.

Lachanophobia: Fear of vegetables

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Don’t we Moms pressurize our kids or finish their veggies at every meal. But for people who have this phobia, being close to veggies will turn into a scary sight. Consider the kind of nutrition they lack because of it! I’m sure my daughter will claim to have this phobia if she learns of it. What better excuse to run away from bitter gourd (karela)!!

Fructophobia: Fear of fruits

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Similar to lachanophobia, people with this phobia stay away from fruits. They won’t even go close to aisles with juices and fruit candies at the supermarket.

Arachibutyrophobia: Fear of peanut butter

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I love peanut butter over a perfect toast in the mornings. You definitely know that PB gets stuck to the roof of your mouth while eating. There are a handful of people who dread that and decide to live their lives without those creamy and crunchy PB toasts.

Alektorophobia: Fear of chicken

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“It’s just like chicken” is not a phrase to be used in front of an Alektorophobe. You might just become a reason for a panic attack.

Ichthyophobia: Fear of fish

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People who fall under this phobia do not want to consume fish at all or be anywhere near it. What will the bones do to me if they stuck is one of the things they worry about. I wonder what will a Japanese do if thif phobia catches on??

Phagophobia: Fear of swallowing

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This fear might be very difficult for the sufferers. How can you consume food if you fear to swallow. Phagophobia are often misunderstood as Citophobic. This fear in them often triggers gag reflex like you would see in a little babe.

Thermophobia: Fear of hot food

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No hot cup of tea of coffee for these sufferers. No matter how delicious their meal is, they prefer it to be completely cold.

Xocolatophobia: Fear of chocolate

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Now who in the world would give up on chocolate!! It’s dreadful to even think about it. What would cheer you up in your lows and bring a smile on a child’s face of not a bar of sinful chocolate. But you will find xocolatophobia who have completely given up on it.

Methyphobia: Fear of alcohol

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“Methy” means alcohol in Greek. People with this phobia dread drinking alcohol. They want to stay away from the drinks, the numbing effect and the hangover! All of it!

Deipnophobia: Fear of dining

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When you meet a person who always wants to dine alone and avoids company, you might have encountered a perosn with this phobia. Deipnophobes dread dining with others and conversing while eating.

I hope you enjoyed knowing about these rare yet interesting phobias.

With this post I am taking my blog to the next level with Blogchatter’s #MyFriendAlexa and you can find all my posts for the theme “Food love” under the hashtag #seemabwrites .

Under this theme you might also like to read

10 Interesting Food Facts

Foodie are you? Which one?

Food Challenge – Patoli

Be the artist – Learning Food Art

MyFriendAlexa · Recipes

Food Challenge – Patoli

When I was choosing themes for #MyFriendAlexa , I asked my family to help with a few blog topics. My husband came up with Food Challenge. “Make a sweet recipe using a green” he said. I liked the idea but then was puzzled at what should I make for it. My mom-in-law came to my rescue unknowingly when she sent me some fresh turmeric leaves from her garden. I had found my answer. PATOLI. How could I have forgetten Patoli!! If you’re a Goankar you know how delicious this recipe is and if you’re a Maharashtrian, you might find this recipe very similar to “Ukadiche Modak” (Steamed Modak).

Patoli is a traditional recipe made by Goans and Christians on 15th August which marks the feast of “The Assumption”. Turmeric leaves add a unique taste to this sweet and your home will be filled with its beautiful aroma when you cook them.

Turmeric leaves become readily available in local markets in Mumbai in the month of August. But this year nothing being normal we did not get them. Finally our taste buds were satisfied this month and I had something special to share for Blogchatter as well.

So let’s get started with Patoli…

15 Fresh turmeric leaves (haldiche pan)
1/2 kg Rice flour
1 full coconut grated
100gm Sesame seeds
7 Cardamom’s powder
150gm jaggery
1 1/2 cup of water
1 tbsp oil
Salt to taste

Cut the stems of the turmeric leaves. Wash and drain them well.
Roast the sesame seeds and roughly grind it. Mix the grated coconut, cardomom powder, sesame seeds and jaggery. Heat it until the jaggery melts and keep mixing it well.
Make this filling ahead of time and let it cool.

Let’s move onto making the rice dough (bhaagvat). Heat 1 and half cup of water. Add salt to taste and 1 tbsp of oil. When the water boils, start adding rice flour and stir at the same time. Keep doing this process until you use all of the flour. Keep mixing it well and turn off the heat. Leave it covered for a while and then knead the dough using very little water.

Now let’s do the dressing and filling…
Take a leaf and keep it upside down. Take a ball of dough and with wet hands start spreading it all over the leaf. There should be a thin coat of it all over.

Now add the filling in the centre line of the leaf. Make sure you add a good amount. Now close the leaf from one side to the other and pack it up firmly from all sides.

Heat up the steamer and when the water boils, place these filled leaves in the top colander and steam for around 15 minutes. You can place alot of them on each other depending on the size of your steamer.

When the color of the leaves change , they are ready. Remove from the strainer and cool.

Peel the leaf and Patoli is ready to be relished!

You can place some turmeric leaves in the steamer while steaming modak and you will be surprised at how the flavor enhances.

With this post I am taking my blog to the next level with Blogchatter’s #MyFriendAlexa and you can find all my posts for the theme “Food love” under the hashtag #seemabwrites .

Under this theme you might also like to read

Ever Wondered Of Food Phobias!

10 Interesting Food Facts

Foodie are you? Which one?

Be the artist – Learning Food Art


Be the artist – Learning Food Art

Looking back in time, food has always played a role when it comes to art. Cave men during Stone age times, used vegetable and fruit juices and animal fats to bind their paints. Archaeologists have found that Egyptians drew picture of crops and bread on the walls of the pyramids. They believed that through magical properties they nourished the souls who moved onto the after life.
During the Renaissance, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, a painter for the Habsburg court in Vienna, and later, for the Royal Court in Prague, painted whimsical puzzle-like portraits in which facial features were composed of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. But I perceived food art only when I came on Instagram.

On a special occasion in recent times, my daughter made us some heart shaped sandwiches with jam filling and topped them with candied fruit. Something that she had learnt in school in the past two years. Nutrition week was also here and Eira had to create a fruit or vegetable art for school and we tried to come up with something. It got me thinking that since she loves to do these special gestures quite often it would be good to introduce her to something more creative and healthier.

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I can get away with some form of drawing or crafts but not when it comes to creating something with food and I could think of no one better than Sonam to help me out in this!

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Sonam Jain is a mom of a 3.5 year old boy, a food artist by passion and a parenting blogger, well known as Themagicplatter .

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As an MBA Graduate, she worked as a rural marketer understanding the consumer psyche of her audiences. It was then she realized the creative side in her and started crafting food in an interesting manner for her nephew giving birth to food art. After working for 7 years she got married and decided to enjoy the perks of motherhood. Her foodscapes are a sight and every child is drawn to the food she serves.

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“I too have a fussy eater and I decided to educate and help moms of fussy eaters by sharing insights on picky eating and how to overcome the phase. I strongly believe parenting in modern era needs a lot of changes. And it’s important for us to learn a little about of parenting along with following our gut instinct since our environment, social circle demands it with so much to learn as a parent it’s important to nurture relationship and build enriching experiences for your little ones. For my son and for the cause that I believe in, I decided to nurture my creative side. I am know for my foodart skills where I create colorful, attractive and whimsical platter for kids. Each plate of mine will tell you a story and make meal time fun for kids” , says Sonam.

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I talked to Sonam and she immediately agreed to teach Eira how to create some magic into her own plate. We decided to do a live session and share it with our Instafamily. We used bread, apple, carrots, cucumber, peanut butter, chocolate sauce, cranberries and blueberries and some sev/ragi oats to make this food art.

When the session was over, Eira was ecstatic. She could see that Sonam had created a food art that was just like her. A happy child. Eira enjoyed it a lot while learning that something special and so creative can be made using healthy food.

With this post I am taking my blog to the next level with Blogchatter’s #MyFriendAlexa and you can find all my posts for the theme “Food love” under the hashtag #seemabwrites .

Under this theme you might also like to read

Ever Wondered Of Food Phobias!

10 Interesting Food Facts

Foodie are you? Which one?

Food Challenge – Patoli


Foodie are you? Which one?

Food is everywhere and is important for all of us. Many of us love to travel to places to try their aunthentic dishes while some love to relish their pizzas every weekend while binge-watching Netflix. Some just recognise the the fish being prepared in the kitchen by its mere smell while some will not let anyone touch it without taking a photo for their social media accounts. Some love eating out while others cook at home from scratch.

We all have a foodie within us and we definitely do not fall under one category. Let’s find out which type of a foodie are you…

  • Food Over Everything Foodie
    Let’s start with the worshippers of food. Food is above and beyond everything for these foodies. Food foe them is divine and they can go on and on about it. As if they do not have any life beyond that or rather don’t want any. They will choose food over everything and everyone and know how to relish food in the best possible way.
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  • The Sophisticated Eaters
    These foodies survive on salads. They might even invent salads and dressings of their own if it comes to it. Always counting calories and dare you take the name of pizza or burger in front of them. They might gain weight just at the sight of it and will not let you eat it as well. Don’t you hate dining with such people?? I mean who would give up on a pizza! Ever!!
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  • The Midnight Foodie
    Their food clock strikes at midnight. They just can’t resist those food accidents in the middle of the night. As if food keeps luring them towards it like sirens. And mind you, those snaccidents won’t be anything healthy… Maybe a bar of chocolate or a slice of pizza and sometimes even a whole tub of ice-cream. If no one sees me eat it that means it has no calories!
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  • The Blogger Foodie
    You dare touch anything before some pictures are clicked by this foodie and all hell will break loose. They go all paparazzi on their food. They are always on the lookout for foods and drinks that are Instagrammable. Their phones and social media pages will be full of food pictures. You might have to get into a habit of eating cold food with this foodie.
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  • Just One Bite Foodie.
    This foodie believes that food is always tastier in other’s plate. They are always confused as what to eat and will end up tasting just one bite from everyone. As they say, grass is alway green on the other side and this foodie completely falls into that. But does one bite truly mean just one bite??

  • The Emotional Eater
    This foodie just needs a happy or a sad moment to eat food. I’m happy so let’s celebrate! Which place nice should we head out for??!!! I’m so sad! I’m allowed to eat, burger, fries, pizza, chips, nachos with a side of coke and a tub of icecream. Let me drown my sadness into food and only food.
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  • The Food Artist
    This foodie can make anything look delicious. They truly believe that food is an experience and should not be taken lightly. They can change an ordinary everyday meal to an amazing and delightful experience through sight. They can make fussy eaters dance to their tune with their food art.
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  • The DIY Foodie
    This foodie has a laboratory for a kitchen. They will have almost all the ingredients available and will live to experiment on food. Even a normal Pav bhaji will have some twist of their own. They will never be happy at spending in restaurants and the final comment will always be, I could have made this at home. They might even be snobbish at times complaining about the sauce served or the stir fry being soggy. Ask them to cook anything from any part of the world and they will have it ready in no time and that will make them feel on top of the world.
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  • The Fast Foodie
    We all have a little part of this foodie in us. No matter what time of the day it is, they just want to have junk food. They might even rely on one and only one kind of junk food when they dine at restaurants. You might have come across those pizza lovers. No matter where they are, they only want to have pizza. Mostly with extra… extra cheese!!
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  • “What’s for meal” Foodie
    This foodie will always have one question to ask. What’s for breakfast/ lunch/dinner? Knowing what is being prepared makes them excited and they just can’t wait to relish that. They even enjoy home-cooked meals and can make sudden plans to head out if the menu disappoints them.

I’m a midnight foodie and an emotional eater. I might even fall into “What’s for meal” category if my Mom is around. I’m sure we all have this foodie in us.
Which type of foodie are you??
Do share in the comments below.

You might also like to read 10 Interesting food facts

With this post I am taking my blog to the next level with Blogchatter’s #MyFriendAlexa and you can find all my posts for this blogathon under the hashtag #seemabwrites

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10 Interesting Food Facts

This is my first blogpost for Blogchatter’s new campaign #MyFriendAlexa under the theme “Love Food”

Food is a very fascinating topic. There must not be one person on the planet who might not have some favourites when it comes to food. It is a never ending discussion atleast for me…

Keep reading to educate yourself to some less known facts and impress your family the next time you serve them.

1. Scientists have discovered that peanut butter can be turned into diamonds

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Our delicious peanut spread which we just can’t stop eating over perfect toasts, is very rich in carbon say scientists at the Bayerisches Geoinstitut in Germany. So it’s possible to turn simple American Garden into diamonds now. Fascinating, right ladies!!
All you need to do is to extract the oxygen from the carbon dioxide found in the peanut spread, and then enact immense pressure on the carbon left behind.

2. Popsicle was invented by accident

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In 1905, a 11-year old boy named Frank Epperson from San Francisco left a mixture of soda and water overnight. To his surprise a new treat had been discovered by him and he enjoyed it. He named his invention “Epsicle”. He spent his summers selling “Epsicles”. Later his children called it Pop’s sicles i.e. Popsicles.

3. Potatoes are great WiFi reflectors

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When Boeing Co. needed to test out in-flight wireless signals on full planes, they couldn’t ask humans to sit motionless for days at a time while they conducted experiments. The signals can be spotty at 35,000 feet up in the air. They found potato as an unsual substitute for people. We have more similarities to potatoes than you’d think. Because of their water content and chemistry, potatoes absorb and reflect radio wave signals the same way humans do.

4. Bananas are berries but strawberries are not!

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Bananas are classified are berries. Botanically, berry is a fruit which comes from one flower with one ovary but has several seeds. Strawberries come from one flower but with multiple ovaries. Hence not a berry! Strange right!

5. Fig isn’t a fruit, it’s a flower

Figs are inverted flowers that bloom internally. Fig’s pollination process is very unique as they need to be pollinated inside-out, rather than outside-in like other normal flowers.

6. Nutmeg is a hallucinogen

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Nutmeg has a natural compound called myristicin. It works like a hallucinogen if taken in large doses probably about more than 2-3 tablespoons. In olden days, it was used on sick people to aid sleeping and in some places even on infants in smaller doses.

7. Chilli peppers trick your mouth

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What do you think when you decide to take a bite of chilli pepper? It’s going to burn your mouth. But did you know that it is not a physical reaction but only a mental one. Chili peppers contain a chemical known as capsaicin, which naturally binds to the pain receptors on our nerves. Your brain thinks you are having something hot and spicy.

8. Serbia has the most costliest cheese

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Pule cheese is from donkey’ milk from a place in Serbia and costs more than 1000$ per pound.

9. Ketchup was once a medicine

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In 1800s, a doctor claimed that ketchup has medicinal properties and could treat diarrhoea and indigestion. He came up with a recipe of his own for treatment which later was turned into a pill.

10. Drink to your music

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Researchers experimented and came to conclusions that the music being played has an effect on your drinking. Loud music makes people drink more and faster.

So these were all the fun food facts that I had to share. I’m sure you enjoy all these foods but had no idea about them. Let me know in comments if you have any interesting facts to share.

With this post I am taking my blog to the next level with Blogchatter’s #MyFriendAlexa and you can find all my posts for this blogathon under the hashtag #seemabwrites .


Theme Reveal #MyFriendAlexa S5 FOOD LOVE

I’m thrilled to be a part of Blogchatter’s campaign #MyFriendAlexa Season 5 this year. It’s my first time in Blogchatter’s campaign and October is going to be super busy and exciting.

What is #MyFriendAlexa by Blogchatter?
Blogchatter is a community of bloggers who have camapigns running all throughout the year. #MyfriendAlexa is one of the campaigns run by Blogchatter. It aims at encouraging bloggers to write more and also read what fellow bloggers are writing. This directly impacts your Alexa score and brings it a lower rank with respect to India and the world.

What is Alexa score?
Alexa rank is the measure of your website’s popularity in your own country and in the world. Alex rank is calculated with respect to the estimated traffic and visitors on your website. The lower your Alexa rank, the better your website is performing.

What does a blogger do in this campaign?
>Write 8 blogs in the month of October depending on your choice of theme or in general.
>Make unique reading and writing hashtag of your own. Example #seemabreads #seemabwrites.
>Read, comment and share on the blogs of your fellow participants provided in your FB and Whatsapp groups formed by blogchatter.

Over the years, I’ve grown fond of cooking. From a person who didn’t cook at all to a Wife and Mom who has tried and excelled at multicuisines, I’m excited to share my “FOOD LOVE” with you all. But it’s not going to be all recipes…

During the month of October you will find these blogs under #MyFriendAlexa campaign

10 Interesting Food Facts

Foodie are you? Which one?

Be the artist – Learning Food Art

Food Challenge – Patoli

Ever Wondered Of Food Phobias

Recipe with an unusual ingredient – Beer Fish

✓ Unsusal foods from around the World

✓ One more interesting recipe

Hope you all enjoy reading as much as I’m going to enjoy cooking and writing….