Baking · Breads · Competitions · East meets West Fusion · Eggless · Food · Uncategorized

Spiced Paneer and Beetroot Sandwich in a Pickled Onion Bloomer using English Provender Proper Pickle

When it comes to sandwiches I’m very picky and thats purely because A) I’m vegetarian B) choices for vegetarian sandwiches are quite limited and if it looks good it doesn’t always taste good. Yes I’m talking about readymade sandwiches. Many times I’ve purchased a carrot, hummous and salad sandwich or falafel sandwich only to find… Continue reading Spiced Paneer and Beetroot Sandwich in a Pickled Onion Bloomer using English Provender Proper Pickle

Free from Fridays · Salads · Uncategorized

Free from Friday’s: Green chilli and coriander marinated baby potato and pomegranate salad served with raita dressing

Sometimes do you crave a salad that is full of flavour but filling too? Not just a plate of leaves served with dressing? Well hands up of you like potatoes, I absolutely love them, ever since a kid and even more when I saw that you can consume potatoes in so many forms from plain… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Green chilli and coriander marinated baby potato and pomegranate salad served with raita dressing

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

Free from Friday’s: Gluten and Dairy Free Methi Theplas (spiced Indian Flatbreads)

    Thepla’s are not only a personal favourite but a family favourite, quite literally they are so versatile you can have them for breakfast, lunch, snack or even as a quick bite to eat on the go. There are many variations in making these deliciously spiced flat breads, you can be as creative and… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Gluten and Dairy Free Methi Theplas (spiced Indian Flatbreads)

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

Free from Friday’s: Lentil dal with bottle gourd and spinach.

    Bottle gourd also known as Dudhi , Lauki, Calabash, opo squash or long melon is a long green vegetable full of hidden benefits. Made of over 90% water makes it very easy to digest. In the Ayurvedic world, bottle gourd is known to be cooling, calming, rich in vitamins and minerals, popular for… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Lentil dal with bottle gourd and spinach.

Baking · East meets West Fusion · Food · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Uncategorized

Healthy option: Filo Pastry Vegetable Samosa Pie

Samosa…..hmmm a truly popular snack enjoyed by adults and kids and known by all, so many fillings and flavours to choose from, sweet to savoury hands up if you are a fan of eating samosa’s? Personally I love the traditional mixed vegetable samosas although a variety of different vegetarian fillings such as paneer, soya mince,potato… Continue reading Healthy option: Filo Pastry Vegetable Samosa Pie

Condiments · East meets West Fusion · Food · Free from Fridays · Indian/Asian Cuisine

Free from Friday’s: Masala Broccoli,Pepper and Potato Parcel

How many of you buy broccoli as part of your weekly shop and then tend to “forget ” about it in the fridge? Hands up I am one of them,  never really been a huge fan of broccoli however, over the years by  cooking it in different ways I found my self starting to enjoy it… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Masala Broccoli,Pepper and Potato Parcel

Breads · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Soups · Uncategorized

Black Turtle Bean Dal Makhani served with Millet and Wholewheat Roti’s.

In this cold, wet, wintry weather there’s nothing more comforting than delicious dal that is nutritious, filling and tasty. This recipe is my personal twist on the universally recognised Dal Makhani. If you have ever tasted this dal dish, you will know exactly what I am talking about. Dal makhani is slightly different to the… Continue reading Black Turtle Bean Dal Makhani served with Millet and Wholewheat Roti’s.

Food · Soups · Uncategorized

Spicy and Sweet: Roasted Pepper and Sweet Potato Soup

This week I am on a mission to use up all the food I have available in my fridge before my next big shop. Over the past few weeks I found myself throwing away some fruit and vegetables that I could have easily made a meal out of and it really upsets me especially as… Continue reading Spicy and Sweet: Roasted Pepper and Sweet Potato Soup

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

Food · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Slimming world · Uncategorized

Indian spiced papardelle with purple sprouting broccoli.

In our household you will always find a huge variety of pasta from mini pastas for soups to large pastas as its part of our staple diet. One thing that attracted me to join slimming world is that you can eat unlimited pasta in vast quantities but still loose weight. I remember questioning this twice and… Continue reading Indian spiced papardelle with purple sprouting broccoli.