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Shumaila Chauhan
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Food Stylist • Photographer • Avid Baker Blogger @ The Novice Housewife Chandigarh, India Inquiries 📩 muddychouxphotography@gmail.com

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Have been busy with back to back shoots and this tonight would be perfect to sip on ! Have you tried these blueberry mojitos? If not, head over to the blog for the recipe. Theres a video for it too. Link in bio. Also, shared mom’s tawa paneer recipe in insta stories since a lot of you asked for it and it will take some time to get a blog post up. Happy Saturday 😊 ____________ #drinkstagram #foodphotographer #foodstylist #hautecuisines #foodphotography #huffposttaste #foodtalkindia @foodtalkindia #instafood #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #vscofood #foodvsco #foodstyling #foodstagram #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams @food52 #forkyeah #lifeandthyme #gloobyfood #forkfeed #cocktails #foodcoma #worldismymenu #stylemepretty #mojito #mint #recipe #blueberries #iamnikon #cocktailoclock #cocktailsofinstagram
Sunday breakfast generally for us is homemade biscuits and eggs (growing up it was pancakes), while saturdays have always been parantha days. This Sunday though I slept in and instead the cook made us mooli paranthas, which were enthusiastically devoured. Do you have a staple weekend breakfast scene? What is it? Recipe for these homemade biscuits in the blog archives. _____________ #hautecuisines #foodphotography #huffposttaste #foodtalkindia #instafood #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #vscofood #foodvsco #foodstyling #foodstagram #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #forkyeah #buzzfeedfood #lifeandthyme #gloobyfood #breakfast #forkfeed #chandigarhblogger #buzzfeast #kingarthurflour #thebakefeed #bakelikeshum #thenotsonovicehousewife #everythingbloggers #bacon #eggs #stilllifegallery #muffins #biscuits
Couscous upma shot for @lumoscoco - a good way to start the day! Happy Republic Day everyone! Delhi peeps tell me how do you deal with this traffic everyday?? Been in Delhi for a shoot and the traffic has been maddening! I keep going back and forth to move to Delhi but thanks to the hours spent in the cab, I go back to Chandigarh. Tell me, do you just get used to it? _________________ #hautecuisines #foodphotography #huffposttaste #foodtalkindia @foodtalkindia #instafood #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #vscofood #foodvsco #foodstyling #foodstagram #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #forkyeah #buzzfeedfood #lifeandthyme #indianfoodstories #forkfeed #chandigarhblogger #buzzfeast #kingarthurflour #thebakefeed @thebakefeed #indian #breakfast #healthyaperture #upma #vegetarian #stilllifegallery #couscous
Reshot this flourless chocolate cake recipe from the blog archives today. Its a sinful rich chocolate dessert- a cross between a mousse and a cake and absolutely delicious. Reminds me of the Big Chill squidgy chocolate cake. Do try it, plus its #glutenfree The recipe is adapted from @bonappetitmag Sep ‘08 issue. Sharing the BTS in my stories. It took me 3 1/2 hours to shoot 3 different set ups for this cake- the three hours included lugging all my props/ backgrounds/ equipment and of course the cake to the area where I get decent natural light and then post shoot packing it all up and organizing it back in the cupboards/ pantry etc. All for 3 photos that I will use for the blog! Blogging/styling/photography/content creation is a lot of work. And even after all that effort, you still might not get a good shot and its back to the drawing board again. I wish some people realized how much time goes into every aspect of content creation. I did get into a slump the past few weeks, and was in serious self doubt of my work. Probably because I wasn’t shooting for myself and I just needed to express my voice. I realize its a phase, and a phase I have experienced a couple of times before- a lost job, comparison with other people’s work, low likes (i know its shallow, but I am being honest here) all act as triggers. But its important to get back on your feet. As @bealubas put it the other day- the only thing that is keeping you away from doing great things is you. So lets fight that self-doubt. Lets believe more in our work. Strive to do better, but keep your head high all the time. And eat chocolate cake! _______ #hautecuisines #foodphotography #huffposttaste #foodtalkindia #instafood #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #vscofood #foodvsco #foodstyling #foodstagram #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #buzzfeast #forkyeah #lifeandthyme #gloobyfood #forkfeed #chandigarhblogger #foodcoma #worldismymenu #chocolate #bakelikeshum #thenotsonovicehousewife #cake #indianfoodstories #stilllifegallery #iamnikon #thebakefeed #kingarthurflour
Today I spent a good part of the day going through old recipes on the blog and which ones needed to be reshot or retested. I also looked at topics that I would like to do on the blog, and since quite a few of you have asked me for a post on props I am getting down to work on one. While I have my own list of sources here in India, and the US, I would love to hear from you. Where do you love to source your props? Do you shop for them online, and if yes, which site? Do they ship internationally as well? It doesn’t matter if you live in India or not, I would still love to hear from you (brownie points if the shop ships internationally). Also, if you are a prop supplier or make backgrounds, do drop me a message here or DM me. This white spice pound cake is an old recipe from the blog which I reshot two years back. Those are wafer paper flowers on top, completely edible. Link to recipe in bio. Hope you had a good start to the week! _____________ #bundtcake #props #hautecuisines #foodphotography #huffposttaste #foodtalkindia #instafood #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #vscofood #foodvsco #foodstyling #foodstagram #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams @food52 #forkyeah #lifeandthyme #gloobyfood #forkfeed #chandigarhblogger #foodcoma #worldismymenu #kingarthurflour #thebakefeed #indianfoodstories #healthyaperture #cake #iamnikon #spices
Major #tb to these chicken wings shot for @ajaindia . Working on a new blog post as well as recipes to experiment with this week. Also, looking into a new blog series and hopefully reviving GMT. I dont cook indian as much these days since I have the luxury of a cook who does a good job with indian dishes, but there were certain things I did make well and I know quite a few you found the series helpful. What kind of recipes would you like to see? Indian? Desserts? Appetizers? Baked dishes? Comment or DM the list. Looking for some inspiration! _____________ #hautecuisines #foodphotography #huffposttaste #foodtalkindia @foodtalkindia #instafood #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #vscofood #foodvsco #foodstyling #foodstagram #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #buzzfeast #forkyeah #lifeandthyme #gloobyfood #forkfeed #glutenfree #foodcoma #worldismymenu #flatlayforever #wings #restaurantwork #withflavor #indianfoodstories #healthyaperture #stilllifegallery #iamnikon #chicken
@lumoscoco- a co-working/library and cocktail bar opens tomorrow for public. Pictured here are their murg ke parchey with cumin lavaash. All the best @ishan_3196 @babbanmann @the.rightknife ________________ #hautecuisines #foodphotography #huffposttaste #foodtalkindia @foodtalkindia #instafood #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #vscofood #foodvsco #foodstyling #foodstagram #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams #buzzfeast #forkyeah #lifeandthyme #gloobyfood #forkfeed #chandigarhblogger #foodcoma #worldismymenu #flatlayforever #chicken #restaurantwork #withflavor #indianfoodstories #healthyaperture #stilllifegallery #iamnikon #spices #parchey
Who here has already broken their new year resolutions? ??‍♀️ ? The pizza cheese pull @atamaison ! _____________ #italian #sodelhi #hautecuisines #foodphotography #huffposttaste #foodtalkindia #instafood #foodblogfeed @foodblogfeed #vscofood #foodvsco #foodstyling #foodstagram #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams @food52 #forkyeah #lifeandthyme #gloobyfood #forkfeed #chandigarhblogger #foodcoma #worldismymenu #lbbdelhi #thenotsonovicehousewife #indianfoodstories #healthyaperture #stilllifegallery #iamnikon #cheese #pizza @foodtalkindia
Masala Nimbu Lemonade
There is a very popular summer time street drink in India called Banta. It is basically a carbonated version of the summer favorite lemonade with an indian twist of chaat masala and black salt.
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Whole Wheat Challah
This whole wheat challah bread recipe is up. Love the flavor and texture of this bread, and I think its going to become one of my most frequented bread recipe because I love it so much. The bread slices make amazing french toast, and they are good on their own too with just some butter.
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