East meets West Fusion · Food · Slimming world

Vegetable and Barley Stew with a touch of spice

  Stew, a comforting dish usually associated with cold, dark Winter months right? Well today I needed something hearty and  comforting , a dish that required less time to prepare, one that didn’t involve using a lot of fats or even flour, so Voila this one pot dish is what was served for dinner healthy,… Continue reading Vegetable and Barley Stew with a touch of spice

Curries · Free from Fridays · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Uncategorized

Free from Friday’s: Bhindi Masala (Okra cooked in a rich tomato and coconut gravy)

  When it comes to certain types of fruits and vegetables my senses take me back to my childhood, those glorious years I spent in Mombasa. I’m nostalgic, allowing my imagination to go back to the days of warm sunny weather, hustle and bustle in the market areas, carts outside the houses with vendors selling… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Bhindi Masala (Okra cooked in a rich tomato and coconut gravy)

Baking · Biscuits and Cookies · Chocolate · Eggless · Uncategorized

Rich Cocoa and Fennel Seed Cookies

  Have you tried this combination before? If yes isn’t it a beautiful match and If not then you are missing out. Although, it all depends on your palate and whether you savor the flavour of fennel as it’s a bit like Marmite you either love it or hate it, purely due to its aromatic and licorice… Continue reading Rich Cocoa and Fennel Seed Cookies

Baking · Breads · Seasonal and Festival Foods · Uncategorized

Easter Lemon, Ginger and Cardamom Hot Cross Buns

The sun is beaming, flowers are blooming, a light breeze blowing  the trees, kids are playing and adults enjoying a lovely natter, just the kind of therapy we all need during Easter holidays. We are blessed with the presence of beautiful sunny spells especially when it comes to entertaining the kids, what better than to… Continue reading Easter Lemon, Ginger and Cardamom Hot Cross Buns

Free from Fridays · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Sweet Treats · Uncategorized

Free from Friday’s: Nut free Chocolate and Blueberry Coconut Mithai

  Fancy a piece? No it’s not low in fat or low in sugar in fact the opposite, actually one can argue that apart from greasing the plate and thick layer of chocolate covering this decadent tasting mithai there is no fat or ghee used in this mixture. It is purely coconut, sugar and water… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Nut free Chocolate and Blueberry Coconut Mithai

Baking · Cakes · Chocolate · Uncategorized

Polka Dot Minion Birthday Cake

Two birthdays in a space of one week wow definitely exhausting but the smiles of happiness and content over rule this exhaustion any day. I’m sure many parents reading this go through the whole “the type of Cake I want for my birthday mummy is..” 6 months before their Birthday and it changes several times before they settle on… Continue reading Polka Dot Minion Birthday Cake

Baking · Baking/Cooking with Kids · Food · Uncategorized

World Autism Awareness Day and Baking with kids: Home made Pizza Dough

  This is a special post because today is the seventh annual World Autism Awareness  Day  a life long developmental disability characterised by impairments in social communication, social interaction and thought process.To find out more about Autism please visit National Autistic Society and HACS In 2012 the word “Baking” took to another level when it became a… Continue reading World Autism Awareness Day and Baking with kids: Home made Pizza Dough