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Spanish Tortilla

Spanish Tortilla or Spanish omlette is something completely different to Mexican Tortillas. Mexican tortillas are flatbread made using flour, whereas Spanish tortillas are omlette cooked with potatoes. This simple omlette is an ideal filling breakfast on a lazy sunday morning or you can also pack these for your picnic, since they are good even when […]

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Mango Mascarpone Cheese Ice Cream

For all the lovers of mascarpone and mangoes out there, this is the ultimate dessert for them! From the original site: Mascarpone’s silky thickness lends a custard like texture to the ice cream, without the trouble of cooking the custard. It’s a no churn ice cream. Fairly easy to put together and fuss free.

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Strawberry Gelato

A light, airy strawberry gelato of the Gods, from Giuliano Hazan in “Hazan Family Favorites.” From the original site: Simply fresh berries, sugar, water, lemon juice and a touch of cream, this is a light-tasting, refreshing treat that was a little tangy, a little dairy, a light texture, perfectly sweetened and flavored.

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Watermelon Granita

A must have on hot summer afternoons or evenings, just sit back, relax and enjoy the cool, melt-in-your-mouth granita. From the original site: When I first heard about granita (that was like 2-3 years back…don’t judge me I m still learning about the popular trends in the food world), I was instantly fascinated by it’s […]

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No Knead Buttermilk Chicken Pizza

Great thin crisp crust, beautiful blend of flavours, delicious subtle chicken… a wonderful light picnic pizza for spring/summer! From the original site: This was a pizza waiting to be made and I’m not sure what took me so long to get here. It’s a summer pizza, or maybe spring if that’s the season you are […]

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Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

A must have cake for any occasion. This simple cake is full of home-baked charm. Surely a “must-keep” cake by Lou Seibert Pappas. From the original site: A very moist and tender cake with contrasting crunchy-sweet streusel topping, this cake is perfect for family gatherings, tea parties or if you are anything like me, at […]

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Better Than Trader Joe’s Kale Salad

We love raw kale salads and this is one of the best we have ever made! Super healthy, too. From the original site: This is the tale of the teenager who became besotted with Trader Joe’s prepared, packaged Kale and Edamame Bistro Salad, and the mom who was going broke buying them for her, at […]

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Vanilla Quark Cheesecake {Vanilla Quarktorte}

A gorgeous moorish Vanilla Quark Cheesecake {Vanilla Quarktorte} with Roasted Balsamic Strawberries offers a perfect boost to the senses! From the original site: Happy Mothers Day! Sorry I’ve been missing yet again and feel like I fell off blogland with life testing me at every level. A mothers life is tough, and know I am […]

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Vanilla Ice Cream with Balsamic Strawberries

Made this with my eight year old on a “very bored” summer afternoon. It’s a very simple vanilla ice cream with a swirl of roasted balsamic strawberries running through it, giving it just the right tartness and complementing its sweetness.This ice cream is perfect for a “cool” Mothers’ Day celebrations. From the original site: Saee […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cup Bites with Buttercream

I love buttercream, I love cookies, I love chocolate. ‘nough said. From the original site: I love cake but sometimes the the chewy yet crispy nature of a great chocolate chip cookie can’t be beat. And to be honest regardless of the cake, more times than not, I am more interested in the icing! And […]

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Shortbread Jam Hearts

This is a quick and easy cookie recipe that is bound to bring a smile to your face. The crisp buttery shortbreads are the perfect compliment to the tart berry jam. The heart in the midlle make these biscuits that little bit more special. They make the perfect gift or Valentine’s Day treat. From the […]

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Whole-Wheat Peanut Butter Cookie

Here’s a whole some cookie (for kids and adults alike), with rich peanut flavour and the goodness and health benefits of whole wheat. From the original site: have some really good “whole-wheat” cookie recipes which I often make and since its summer vacation time, with the kids at home and constantly hungry, we decided to […]

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Quark Cheesecakes with Cherry Sauce

These little cheesecakes look delish! From the original site: Happy Mothers Day to all you rocking mothers out there! It’s the toughest job in the world, frightening at the worst of times, yet rewarding when you least expect it. These charming little Mini Quark Vanilla Cheesecakes with Balsamic Cherries are to celebrate what we’ve been […]

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Tasty Flower Crab Soup

Chinese loves adding Flower Crabs when making Steamboat as the meat is really sweet. Steaming it in a distinct sauce is also one of the most common methods of cooking this crab.

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Chicken Stew with Biscuits

Easy and delicious, those two words define this dish perfectly. A perfect dinner (or lunch) dish to share with your loved ones on cold evenings or. like it happens at my place, on game nights. (Adapted from Barefoot Contessa Family Style, 2002 with my inputs in bracket) Ingredients: 3 whole (6 split) chicken breasts, bone in, […]

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Armenian Nutmeg Walnut Cake

An addictive, warm, spicy Armenian tea cake with pleasing overtones of nutmeg and walnut. From the original site: Many enticing DB posts later, I breezed into the kitchen, whipped it together … and then helplessly stared at lava cake overflow in my oven! The failure haunted me, so I had to get it right! Here […]

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Mango Mousse

We had a stash of wonderful alphonso mangoes, which I utilized quite aptly, if I may say so- in the form of a mango mousse. Alphonso mangoes come from the western India belt, and are known for their pulpy nature and a dark yellow colour. I have come to learn over many years, that the […]

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Raw Avocado and Wild Garlic Tart

…..This recipe was sent in by Anda, of La Spelonca Vegetariana. The color of this tart is just gorgeous and springy, isn’t it? From the original site: This is a fresh and nutritious raw pie, filled with spring greens such as wild garlic (ramsons) and with a crust made from soaked seeds. It’s great fur […]

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French Macarons wth Nutella Filling

If you love macarons and can’t live without nutella, then this combination is perfect “comfort food” for you with its chewy macaron shells and gooey nutella filling. From the original site: Bake with 4 ingredients…hmmm for me it translated into nothing else but Macarons. For those who follow my posts, pretty much know about the […]

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Ancient Omelette with Asparagus and Fresh Herbs

This is a recipe which survived almost 2000 years. It’s a lovely herbal omelette with asparagus and subtle hints of wine and olive oil. It’s not only ancient but also very healthy, with the addition of the asparagus and the aromatic herbs. This dish is perfect for breakfast or for a light vegetarian lunch. From […]

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Saffron Caramel Panna Cotta

Perfect Spring dessert.The saffron panna cotta came together like a beautiful dream,elegant and smooth. From the original site: There’s something about saffron, something exotic, like a caress, light and beautiful! A tiny bit of this beautiful spice catapults a seemingly good dish into an extraordinary one. Pairing it with a panna cotta I learnt that […]

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Pink Papaya Smoothie

Cool, fragrant and sweet….. it’s a perfect refreshing drink after you jog or fitness From the original site: This is one of my fave fruits… papaya! It’s a rich source of antioxidants, means it helps us to prevent from getting “cancer”. I hate the word of cancer! who doesn’t?  

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Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Lemonette Dressing

Bright spring spinach with tender young shoots and dark green leaves are a tasty and healthy addition to any salad. The slightly bitter leaves are well paired with the tart sweetness of young strawberries, slices of oranges or tangerines, and complemented by the crunchiness of candied walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts or even peanuts. This light lemon […]

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Caramelised Onion & Garlic Jam

A different take on what we traditionally think of as jam. This is pretty darned addictive and hits all the good spots in the most delightful way. A smoky oniony garlicky jam that pairs well with crackers, rolls, canapes, bread, pizza etc! From the original site: I must be a glutton for punishment because even […]