Category Archives: Ethnic

Falafel

I lived in Kuwait for a few years and had the opportunity to taste some authentic Arabic food. Out of all, hummus is my favorite but I am also a huge fan of the falafel wrap or sandwich. The Arabic food varies throughout the Middle East. Lebanese food is different from the food that I […]

Chinese New Year Fortune Fish with Bak Kwa

Why not cook this flavourful Fortune Fish with Bak Kwa this CNY, with taste oozing from the sweetness of the Bak Kwa & the fragrance of Flower Mushrooms? Get the Recipe: Chinese New Year Fortune Fish with Bak Kwa

Baked Hotate Mentaiyaki

Mentaiko or ‘spicy cod roe’, is marinated roe of Pollock & it’s a common ingredient in Japanese cuisine. The cod roe works wonders to sharpen every distinguished flavour in an appetizer. Get the Recipe: Baked Hotate Mentaiyaki

Cube 1 Loaf of Bread
Portuguese Stuffin Muffins

Here’s a quick and easy dish for some variety in your dinner plans…  It would be a great make ahead meal too, for easy weeknight dinners. Cube one loaf of sweet bread and toast in oven Brown one pound of chorizo with one cup of onions and celery, two eggs, Italian spices, salt, pepper, garlic […]

Lamb Chops Calabria Style with Tomatoes, Peppers, and Olives

The cuisine of Calabria is typical southern Italian Mediterranean – meat based dishes, vegetables, pasta, and fish. Because their climate is humid (high risk of mold and spoilage), Calabrians preserve their food by packing veggies and meat in olive oil, making sausage and curing fish (swordfish, sardines, and cod). The food is simple and delicious. […]

Chooley Bhature

This is a very famous Indian snack recipe which has a Chickpea curry and fried Indian flatbread. It is gorgeous and highly addictive. Get the Recipe: Chooley Bhature

Vegetable Korma

This is a one pot vegetable korma which is a beautiful dish which can be made with frozen vegetables if you do not have fresh ones available. It is a very impressive dish that looks complicated but is so easy and simple to make. Get the Recipe: Vegetable Korma

Ricotta Cheese Parathas

This is a beautiful and easy recipe of a Paratha (Indian flatbread with stuffing). I have added a twist to this recipe with some Raisins and Green chillies giving it a sweet and chilli taste. It is so easy to make and absolutely melts in your mouth. Get the Recipe: Ricotta Cheese Parathas

Easy Indian Cooking – Peas Masala

When you have to cook every day, you tend to find short cuts to make the recipe flavorful, yet simple and less time- consuming. I am no different. When I truly cannot figure out what to cook for dinner I resort to some old-fashioned recipes from the kitchens of my mother and grandmothers. You get […]

Lentil Tacos with Sliced Olives

The beloved taco gets a modern vegan update with lentils instead of beef, lots of spices, and a garnish of sliced ripe olives, of course. Meatless Monday, here we come! From the original site: My family loved this meatless mixture in tacos so much that I began to use it in a lot of other […]

The Original Kim Chi Recipe

I love Korean Kimchi! The most basic type of Kimchi in Korea is called Bae Chu Kimchi and is made of cabbage and anchovies or fish sauce and Korean red chili powder call Gochujang! I learned how to make Bae Chu Kimchi from a room mate I had in college and he and his mother […]

The Priest Fainted (Imam Bayildi, a Turkish Dish)

Imam Bayildi ( The Priest Fainted) is one of the most well-known Turkish “Zeytinyagli” Olive Oil Dishes. In the orginal recipe, fried eggplant stuffed with tomato, onion, garlic and parsley, baked in the oven and served cold. My version of Imam Bayildi is lighter and easier than the original one. Ingredients: Ingredients: 4 medium-sized eggplants […]

how to make shrimp and cucumber sushi (maki)
Summer Shrimp Sushi

If you’ve never tried to make sushi rolls (maki) before, it’s a fun thing to try… especially if you have a little helper like I did.    It makes a great appetizer or first course for a dinner party–or add a salad or some steamed edamame, and I’d eat it for dinner by itself! It also […]

Fish Fillets with Ginger and Onion

Thinking to get fishy tonight? Chinese takeaway Seafood dinner? Try this, however try not to use fillets with soft and flaky texture which easily breaks when you stir-fry them, I used Lemon fish fillets for this recipe. Get the Recipe: Fish Fillets with Ginger and Onion

Black Bean Veggie Stack Ups

This is an easy and super healthy recipe. Perfect for families with kids of all ages. From the original site: When I was a little girl, my Mom would make a meal for us that she named the Chicken Stack Up. It pretty much consisted of cheese, chicken and tortillas….stack ‘em up and bake it. […]

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 […]

Lamb and Purslane Pides

Turkish pizza.The lamb offered gentle flavour,lilted further by the cottage cheese and bell pepper.A drizzle of plum chili sauce brought out a delicious complexity of flavour. From the original site: Chomp, chomp, chomp. “Ooooh, this is good“, declared Mr PAB between bites. Then gesturing wildly he said, “This MUST go on the blog. It’s GOOD!” […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rice with Shrimp & Shimeji

Discovering exotic mushrooms at the supermarket can be fun. Especially when it makes you discover a brilliant Japanese Rice dish that’s bursting with flavour and spice. Yum. And oh, did I mention, so EASY! From the original site: It’s got a nice spicy flavour that hits the back of your throat, and smells divine!

Oranger Pistachio Biscotti

This is a really easy recipe that gives you a great tasting exotic biscotti. Don’t let anyone in on our secret though. Shhh. From the original site: I also discovered a very sweet looking bottle of Oranger from Tunisia. Of course I brought it back.

Capuccino Biscotti with Hazelnut and Almond

It’s great that this biscotti keeps for over a week, but it’ll never last that long in the jar. This recipe adapted from Sur la Table is quick, easy and unbelievably scrumptious! Make lots because you’ll want to wow everyone you know with it. From the original site: They are good make-ahead cookies and keep […]

Croissants you can conquer

This recipe stems from Julia Child’s traditional Croissants and Pain au Chocolat recipe. It might seem a bit daunting at first, but you realise that’s because each step is really detailed out, to help walk you through the entire process. It makes something so complicated and challenging quite a cakewalk. And you’re sure to feel […]

Sweet n’Sour Pork

This is my dad’s recipe that he’s used for as long as I remember. It’s a unique twist to the Chinese classic and when you use chilies, has a great bite! From the original site: He cooked his version of Sweet and Sour Pork, which is my favourite version (I guess it just goes that […]

Gajar ki Kheer/ Indian Rice Pudding with carrots

Traditional kheer has its origins in India and is made with milk and rice. Owing to India’s multi-regional nature, different versions of kheer are available in various parts of the country; Payassam in south India (made with jiggery and coconut milk) and in Bengal (with vermicelli and jiggery). This gajar ki kheer, I assume, and […]