Monday Favourites: 11/09

by Khushboo on November 9, 2015

If only there was a synonym for the term favourite that started with ‘M’ – damn alliteration! Unfortunately Monday Favourites doesn’t have quite the same ring to it as Friday Favourites but nonetheless here are some things I’ve been loving lately:  

  • I just started watching The Mindy Project 2 weeks ago and it’s safe to say that I am obsessed dot com.  Aside from Friends & Modern Family, it’s rare for a TV show to actually make me laugh out loud but the entire cast constantly has me in hysterics all the time.  And leeeeezzzz be honest, Dr. Castellano is certainly nice on the eyes.  I came across this post on Instagram and had to share it:

Mindy Kaling

Seriously though, how can you NOT love Mindy Kaling!

  • After more than 5 years of living in Mumbai, I am absolutely thrilled that Epigamia has introduced Greek yogurt to India.  Although Epigamia’s product line includes flavours like Honey Banana & Alphonso Mango, I prefer to buy the plain variety and sweeten it with honey or fresh fruit.  Aside from my breakfast bowls of raw oat, Greek yogurt & peanut butter, I’ve been loving it as a sour cream replacement and marinade for chicken & fish.

Epigamia

  • Speaking of marinades, do yourself a favour and stock up on these Nandos Peri Peri rub pouches.  I’ve been marinating my proteins (e.g. chicken, fish, prawns, tofu) in ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice and this marinade and I can’t even begin to tell you how flavourful the end result tastes!

Nandos peri peri rub

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  • With all this food talk, how can I not mention the movie Burnt.  Despite the predictable storyline, I personally loved it.  Between Bradley Cooper, seeing glimpses of London, so much food porn, and Bradley Cooper (oh wait did I already mention him ;)), I’d definitely recommend it.  Not every movie needs to be Oscar-worthy!

Burnt

  • Sweet potatoes have been my jam lately! Especially given the number of gluten-free products available of late, it’s all too easy to forget about this nature’s finest gluten-free delight!  My favourite way to eat them is as fries especially since it takes all of 5 minutes to prep:
  1. Preheat oven to 180*C
  2. Once washed, slice sweet potato into 1/4-inch thick matchsticks.  Leave the skin on.
  3. Transfer sweet potato to a baking tray, coat with cooking spray and bake for 30 minutes until golden brown & tender.
  4. Sprinkle with your choice of seasoning before serving (e.g. Peri Peri seasoning, cumin, or simple salt & black pepper)

Side note: apparently McDonald’s is planning to introduce sweet potato fries on their menu! 

Sweet potato fries baking tray

And if fries aren’t your thang, we can’t be friends check out this drool-worthy link of 9 Super-Easy Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipes.  Given my love for Greek Salads, you bet I’m planning to try the Baked Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Feta, Olives, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes!  

Nothing like a bunch of randomness to start the week!  Have a great one & wishing you all a Happy Diwali in advance! 

What food/movie/TV show are you loving lately?

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Parita @ myinnershakti November 9, 2015 at 6:52 pm

Yay for Mindy! And I love that quote. She’s such an inspiration!

And I want to see Burnt. And not JUST because BC is in it!

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Khushboo November 13, 2015 at 1:22 pm

Mindy really is- she has sass return all over her :)!

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Tara @ Sweat like a Pig November 9, 2015 at 7:56 pm

That quote is brilliant! And how did I not know there is a new Bradley Cooper movie out?!? I think I’ve just discovered my first downfall of living in Croatia.

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Khushboo November 13, 2015 at 1:22 pm

Haha mate I’d give up the cinema to live in Croatia :D!

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Tanvi November 9, 2015 at 11:58 pm

Love Mindy’s wit the most. I happen to like her books more than the show but she is awesome nonetheless 🙂

∞ tanvii.com ∞

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Khushboo November 13, 2015 at 1:23 pm

That’s good to know about her books- just downloaded her audiobook Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me!

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Ashley @ A Lady Goes West November 10, 2015 at 2:12 am

Hi K! I NEVER go to the movies, yet I want to go see Burnt. My hubby isn’t too excited about it though, so I’ll need to bring a friend instead. And as far as sweet potatoes — I mean, yes. They are so versatile and delicious. I don’t know that I’ll be heading to McD’s for them though ahahh! 🙂

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Khushboo November 13, 2015 at 1:23 pm

Haha I bet you make ’em better than McD’s ever could ;)!

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles November 10, 2015 at 3:49 am

Really want to see that movie soon! Any sort of chef-related film, I’m all over. I haven’t seen the Mindy Project yet, but it’s on my list as soon as I’m done with Parks & Rec.

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Khushboo November 13, 2015 at 1:24 pm

You must take chef-friend with you to see Burnt :)!

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Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen November 10, 2015 at 5:54 am

I recently got into The Mindy Project too! I’m almost done season 1 and I’m hooked as well. It’s actually kind of embarrassing how much it makes me laugh out loud haha. I’m sure the person who lives above us thinks I’m nuts!

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Khushboo November 13, 2015 at 1:24 pm

Haha you and me- I can’t get any of her humour!

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Jen @ Chase the Red Grape November 10, 2015 at 7:34 am

Gotta love a bit of Nandos! We do have it here in Australia but it just isn’t the same, smaller menu and more of a ‘grab and go’ lunch rather than the institute it has become in the UK! Haha!
Right now I am really enjoying reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond and Fraiser – the classics are the best!

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Khushboo November 13, 2015 at 1:25 pm

YES about Everybody Loves Raymond- the mother always make me crack up!

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Shashi at RunninSrilankan November 13, 2015 at 1:59 am

I’ve been seeing ads for Burnt all over – I so NEED to see that – besides Bradly Cooper is in it s.w.o.o.n.!
I just got caught up with Grey’s Anatomy – that show has made me more emotionally vested in a show than I’ve ever been before! My sis LOVES The Mindy Project – one of these days I’m gonna have to watch it!

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Khushboo November 13, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Oh I feel you- I get SO emotionally vested when I like a TV show!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 16, 2015 at 12:02 pm

I really, really, really want to see Burnt. I need to write it down… I can never remember this stuff I wanted to watch in the heat of the moment. LOL!

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