Food · Pasta · Slimming world · Uncategorized

Healthy Option: Creamy Sweet Chilli Fusilli with Edamame Beans and Red Chilli

Who doesn’t love a bit of creamy pasta, it’s one of my husbands favourite and when I’d ask what pasta sauce do you want he would always choose creamy white or cheese. As usual I would make a thick white sauce at home using butter, flour, milk, spices and herbs. To make it a healthier… Continue reading Healthy Option: Creamy Sweet Chilli Fusilli with Edamame Beans and Red Chilli

Baking · Cakes · Chocolate · Desserts · Uncategorized

Candied Ginger and Orange Bundt Cake with Saffron Chocolate Ganache

Wow the title is long but hey that’s what this cake is all about. As it’s National Baking week from 14-20th of October I’m literally going through my list of items in my personal recipe book. To be honest this wasn’t even on that list but I came across a big bag of candied ginger… Continue reading Candied Ginger and Orange Bundt Cake with Saffron Chocolate Ganache

Condiments · Food · Uncategorized

Cinnamon and Cardamom Infused Plum and Orange Jam

Nothing comes close to the satisfaction of consuming home made jams, preserves or chutney especially when the world is your oyster when it comes to choosing flavour combinations. A few years back when I was running my cake business not only were the cakes home made, the different flavours of jams used were also home… Continue reading Cinnamon and Cardamom Infused Plum and Orange Jam

Baking · Eggless · Food · Snacks · Uncategorized

Beetroot and Coconut Filo Parcels

Visiting my parents is usually a treat for me, why? Well my dad being the “green fingered man” he always sends me home with a variety of fruit,veg or herbs he has grown. This time round it was big juicy beetroot and when I say big they were BIG, whilst en route home my buzzing… Continue reading Beetroot and Coconut Filo Parcels

Baking · Cakes · Chocolate · Desserts · Eggless · Food · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Seasonal and Festival Foods · Uncategorized

Chocalicious Pomegranate and Shrikhand Cupcakes

Shrikhand is a very popular pudding or dessert which accompanies an Indian meal. It is made with thick creamy curd, sugar and rich Saffron and Cardamom spice. What ever the occasion Shrikhand is enjoyed , been said that eating shrikhand after an Indian meal helps neutralise your palette but do you really need an excuse for eating shrikhand? I remember… Continue reading Chocalicious Pomegranate and Shrikhand Cupcakes

Food · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Slimming world · Snacks · Uncategorized

Healthy Option: Aloo Tikki Chaat

A couple of years ago when I started feeling really sluggish,tired and overweight my plan of healthy eating kicked in, not only for me but for the whole family. Since then I seldom make fried foods or use excess oil, majority of my cooking is made with a low calorie spray or very little oil.… Continue reading Healthy Option: Aloo Tikki Chaat

Baking · Eggless · Food · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Snacks · Uncategorized

Gujarati Style Carrot and Courgette Muffins

In the past few weeks I have been utilising a lot of vegetables and fruit in baking sweet or savoury treats. This time it’s a savoury treat to tantalize your taste buds with use of spices found in two traditional gujarati delicacies.  My fridge was full of yummy courgettes and carrots as I am introducing… Continue reading Gujarati Style Carrot and Courgette Muffins

East meets West Fusion · Eggless · Food · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Seasonal and Festival Foods · Snacks · Uncategorized

Happy Navratri – Cranberry, Pistachio and Coconut Balls

Today marks the start of our dance festival Navratri which lasts for nine days. I am full of excitement and joy as I get to dance the night away, I’ve always loved dancing and this is a great opportunity. As it’s the first day I made this recipe to offer as prashad to our god… Continue reading Happy Navratri – Cranberry, Pistachio and Coconut Balls

Biscuits and Cookies · Eggless · Food · Uncategorized

Chai Spice Butter Biscuits

Another sweet but spicy delight for you, amongst my long list of recipes to make I have a section on cookies and biscuits. Chai spice was second in line to my previously baked M&M cookies. I was only glad to come across idmuchratherbakethan  hosted by Laura who runs a monthly biscuit barrel challenge. Every month she… Continue reading Chai Spice Butter Biscuits

Baking · Cakes · Chocolate · Desserts · Uncategorized

Salted Pistachio and Chocolate Loaf

In small quantities, dark chocolate ( min 70%) is full of goodness well compared to milk and white chocolate anyway. I’m sure I can safely say for majority of us we always use this reason to overcome our guilty indulgence when we bite into a chunk of dark chocolate. A couple of days ago I… Continue reading Salted Pistachio and Chocolate Loaf