food during quarantine

Food during quarantine time

We had almost taken life for granted when suddenly a pandemic almost like a lightening struck us. No preparation time , no drills and you are suddenly locked up at home with your family members ,forced to work from home, expected to balance all the household chores all by yourself without a helping hand. Kids studying online, husband working from home and myself involved with online teaching needed a complete new plan to balance tasks effectively.
With the realization that immunity needs to be preserved and improved and cooking at home is the best means ,sometimes the only means, with lockdown all over and the food delivery services closed for a while worldwide, you need a lot of ideas to keep yourself and family going, supplying nutritious balanced meal every day.
Another issue was the unavailability and scarcity of ingredients. In many areas the grocery shops would only keep essential ingredients and a little luxurious ingredients to cook up fancy food is not available.Even I found common ingredients like refined flour, cheese,chocolates, yeast difficult to find in our areas . Defintely it will vary from place to place across the world.
To help people keep up with the demands for new delicious meals every day with basic pantry ingredients or minimal ingredients ,some of my blogger friends with the initiative from Joy Gordon ,my friend and fellow blogger started a monthly e magazine compiling recipes from all over the world. These recipes are simple, easy to make and within budget. Do check up the links to download the magazines.

October Magazine


September Magazine

August Magazine


July Magazine

June Magazine

May Magazine




My recipes in the magazine


1.Fried Masala eggs

Fried masala eggs
This is a 20 to 25 -minute recipe and very delicious. You can serve this for lunch or dinner as a starter or main course. It is nutritous and protein rich due to the presence of boiled eggs as main ingredient. It can be served with roti or parathas or as a starter.
Check out this recipe


2.Green paneer pulao

Green paneer pulao recipe
This is a very quick recipe which you can make with leftover rice or fresh steamed rice. You need some greens and cottage cheese an excellent source of protein and it’s a vegetarian one pot meal. You can replace cottage cheese with tofu for a vegan version.
Check out this recipe
Green paneer pulao


3.Baked chicken with vegetables

Chicken and vegetables bake
This is an incredibly easy and customizable recipe which involves just marinating the chicken with spices and herbs and bake.
Check out this recipe
chicken baked with vegetables


4. Khandvi

Khandvi recipe
These are delicious rolls made with cooked chickpea flour batter seasoned with Indian whole spices.
Check out this recipe
khandvi recipe

5. Roht

This a sweet bread from the Afghanistan kitchen taken alongside morning or evening tea.
Check out this recipe


6. Omurice

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Omurice recipe
Omurice is a inverted scrambled omelette covering a bowl of chicken fried rice . It is a modern Japanese fusion dish which is quite popular in Asian countries outside Japan. Omurice, or Omuraisu as it’s pronounced in Japan is a combination of omelet and rice.
Check out this recipe
Japanese rice omelet
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Joy Stewart

Balvinder Ubi

Azlin Bloor

Jasmina Brozovic

Renu Agrawal Dongre

Giangi Townsend

Jodi Kaplan

Mayuri Patel





Indrani Sen is a teacher,lecturer in Information Technology/Computer Science for the past 12 years. She has authored 4 text books in Information Technology.
She is passionate about cooking and loves to blog about food and travel.This blog is like my baby as I have built it from scratch by myself with little help from colleagues ,friends and of course Google.

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