Seasonal and Festival Foods · Uncategorized

Sweet Christmas Mince with Brandy

Ahhhhh the wonderful aromas of warm Christmas spices start to make their presence felt in our household. It literally stunned me that next week we are in December, these past few weeks have really been a roller coaster for me and fact that my Christmas shopping isn’t even half done is scary. Having read twitter… Continue reading Sweet Christmas Mince with Brandy

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

Classic Spinach and Moong Dal Curry

Whenever I make this easy yet classic curry dish, it brings back memories of my childhood watching my mum prepare this dish together with Roti’s. From a young age we were always taught to eat greens and lentils on a daily basis for its nutritional value, hence these staples were on our weekly menu.. I… Continue reading Classic Spinach and Moong Dal Curry

Baking · Cakes · Chocolate · Sweet Treats · Uncategorized

Devilish Oreo Crust Double Chocolate and Lime Dessert Cake

Over the weekend I had a few of my cousins over for dinner and a chilled out evening, it had been a while since we had done this and the evening turned out to be pleasant. The food menu had been planned in advance so when it came to dessert the delicious White chocolate, Orange… Continue reading Devilish Oreo Crust Double Chocolate and Lime Dessert Cake

Desserts · East meets West Fusion · Eggless · Seasonal and Festival Foods · Sweet Treats · Uncategorized

White Chocolate,Orange and Gulab Jamun Cheesecake

    Cheesecakes are such classic but elegant desserts and with so many varieties available you are spoilt for choice. I have experimented with varieties of egg less cheesecakes and this gulab jamun cheesecake idea came to my head when preparing a meal plan for dinner I hosted on Saturday. Searching through on the Internet… Continue reading White Chocolate,Orange and Gulab Jamun Cheesecake

Chocolate · Seasonal and Festival Foods · Sweet Treats · Uncategorized

Chocolate Nut and Berry Clusters with a hint of Lime

With Christmas only 6 weeks away and stores filled with beautiful Christmas foods, decoration and scents it has really started to feel like the festive season. At this time of the year home made gifts make wonderful gifts for family and friends. For the past few years all of my home made gift hampers have been welcomed by all… Continue reading Chocolate Nut and Berry Clusters with a hint of Lime

Condiments · Food · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Uncategorized

Chilli, Beetroot and Carrot Chutney with a Tamarind Twist.

To add to the Christmas chilli hamper that I prepare every year with a selection of jam’s, chutney’s, mature cheese and savoury crackers, I went for this combination of chutney this time to get a sweet, tangy and spicy flavour. The gorgeous beetroot’s and carrots were the last roots remaining from my dad’s garden, so to turn them into this… Continue reading Chilli, Beetroot and Carrot Chutney with a Tamarind Twist.

African Cuisine · Baking · Breads · Food · Snacks · Uncategorized

Makai Paka Hors d’oeuvres

Do I hear you ask what is Makai Paka? Makai Paka is an African curry dish made with fresh corn on the cob cooked in delicious coconut milk and spices. It is extremely rich in flavour and creamy in texture but a curry that surely tantalises your taste buds. I count myself very lucky that I am a mixture… Continue reading Makai Paka Hors d’oeuvres

Food · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Slimming world · Uncategorized

Kasoori Methi aur Mitha Aloo ki Subzi

Next time you have to entertain why not attempt making this delicious and aromatic curry of sweet potatoes and kasoori methi  (dried fenugreek leaves).  The bright orange fleshed sweet potatoes are so vibrant that when served as a curry it is definitely appealing to the eyes, I am a great believer in we eat with… Continue reading Kasoori Methi aur Mitha Aloo ki Subzi

Baking · Baking/Cooking with Kids · Biscuits and Cookies · Sweet Treats · Uncategorized

Iced Sugar Cookie Pops

Following on from those spooky Halloween sugar cookies we made a batch of cookie pops. I have been meaning to bake cookie pops for quite some time but actually never got round to it. Whilst rumaging through all my cake decorating box I came across a pack of cookie sticks and my son “stated can… Continue reading Iced Sugar Cookie Pops

Food · Uncategorized

Bell Peppers stuffed with Leek and Corn Risotto

After a long weekend of indulging in heavenly sweet and savoury foods my body was screaming out to me for recovery. Looking in my fridge I found some leeks and peppers and thought to myself “haven’t made risotto in a while”, this is one of those meals that fill up and satisfy the family especially when the… Continue reading Bell Peppers stuffed with Leek and Corn Risotto