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Assorted Macarons

More than just treats these are like a bite sized symphony (of flavors) in your mouth. From the original site: Growing up, a ‘macaroon’ was either a chunk of a cookie loaded with coconut or a tough sugary meringue cookie with bits of cashew nuts and almonds. Either ways it was always a ‘cookie’.Well, all […]

Red Pepper and Hazelnut Spread Recipe

We all love the crunchy sweetness of raw red peppers, but their flavor is so much more complex when freshly roasted. Lightly rub with olive oil and place over the flame of your stove on high heat or under the broiler; roast until completely black, turning occasionally while prepping other ingredients. When charred, but not […]

Sweet Orange,Strawberry & Chocolate Rolls

Sweet dessert rolls bursting with the freshness of orange flavour, seduced by deep roasted strawberries & dark chocolate. From the original site: I was in a trance. 24 hours later, my kitchen was enticingly orangey, deeply strawberryish … and like the best bakery in town. These Sweet Orange, Roasted Strawberry and Chocolate Buttermilk Rolls were […]

Hot Cross Strawberry Chocolate Chip Buns

Light hot cross buns with vanilla beans and chocolate chips.A sweet balsamic strawberry reduction floods the palette as you bite through. From the original site: Having studied in convents all my life, I’ve been charmed by hot cross buns for long, long, but never baked a batch. Maybe this was the time! Soon enough, the […]

Conchigliette & Three Cheese with Lobster & Bacon

I’ve created an elegant twist to an American classic and baked it up in a portion-controlled size. Baked simply in ramekins, each one is filled with nutritious whole wheat baby shells and a delicious blend of three cheeses — gruyere, sharp white cheddar and pecorino romano cheese. And for that elegant touch, and to create […]

Lemon Cream and Saffron Petits Fours

A little lemony treat with a hint of saffron. From the original site: For the longest time a fruit tart was the ‘only’ tart I ever knew. It took me quite a while to understand what a tart was and more so the difference between a pie and a tart. I am not an ardent […]

Egg Salad Open Sandwiches

Coming back to the post, to celebrate Easter Style, I made Egg Salad Open Sandwiches. I had read this post by David Lebovitz a couple of months ago, and there was something so classic about this simple post- that it had been playing in my mind. I was travelling then, and didn’t get an opportunity, […]

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Refreshing strawberry frozen yogurt which is great for the season. It’s low on calories and great on flavour. Looks very pretty too. HAPPY SPRING!! From the original site: Spring is was until here three days ago, and then something happened. Before we could really immerse ourselves into it, we had a summer attack – almost […]

Seafood Pasta Salad

Like seafood? Like pasta salad? Then this if for you. Seafood Pasta Salad. This recipe would be a great edition to you pot lucks and picnics or any occasion. From the original site: I am sharing my husband’s Seafood Crab Salad. It was a big hit yesterday our Lenten church function.

Macaroni Salad

Who doesn’t love Macaroni Salad? This version will be a hit at your next gathering. From the original site: I had my Husband make up some Macaroni Salad for a church pot luck, being held now every Wednesday during Lent.

Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake

I decided to settle in for a classic- The Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake. According to Ak, Nothing beats a Brown, unadulterated chocolate cake. The chocolate chapter in Nigella’s book also begins with this cake- she thinks this cake is the essence of all that is desirable in chocolate. Special Instructions: I would use a little […]

How to Make Your Chicken Soup a Flu Fighting Machine

I was at the doctor’s office the other day when they offered me a flu vaccine. I declined since I was in a low risk category and my job doesn’t necessitate spending too much time around children or other high-risk groups more likely to be contagious. But, as luck would have it, my wife just […]

Strawberry Vodka

I never need to go to a bar again (I never really wanted to go to a bar anyway). Just give me a bunch of great people, games, and potluck. Oh, and a little booze is nice too. I infused strawberry into vodka and bottled it into small flasks. I’m a lightweight and even I […]

Savoury Dill Cheddar Buckwheat Sables

A savoury cheese cookie that packs big-time flavor with a flaky, melt-in-your-mouth texture. From the original site: But sometimes substitution can be a pleasant surprise. These Savoury Dill Cheddar Buckwheat Sables were a happy ending to one such culinary adventure!

Nag Me S’more Brownies

My husband is allergic to nagging. It’s a condition where he considers my bare minimum of nagging to be his absolute maximum. I could do so much more nagging, he has no idea. So lately, rather than being either overly aggressive (husband, do this) or passive-aggressive (oh, I wish I had someone to help me […]

Asain Braised Short Ribs w. Cranberry Teriyaki Glaze

This is a decadantly rich Asian inspired recipe for short ribs. This is a perfect Sunday Supper dish! From the original site: Two Words.Short Ribs Not just any short ribs, but ones that have cooked down long and slow in a fantastic broth flavored with soy and cranberry. Then generously lacquered with a deliciously sticky […]

Perkedel, Potato Corn Beef Patty

These potato patties are crispy on the outside & soft inside, really delicious. I like adding Corn Beef to my recipe but the meat is optional. You must try these if you haven’t & they’re not difficult to make at home. You could also mould them into cartoon shapes for fussy kids to make a […]

Quinoa Chickpea Pilaf

I’d always wanted to try a recipe using Quinoa, but wasn’t quite sure where to begin. Honestly, it took me a while to even get the pronunciation right. I never tasted or used Quinoa previously but had always read so much about how quick and easy it is to cook. I knew I wanted to […]

Pappa al Pomodoro, Tuscan Tomato Soup

Pappa al Pomodoro is a traditional Florentine tomato and bread dish, half-way between a soup and a porridge. Its robust flavor is perfect to pair with a glass of red wine. Also, this dish is easy and quick to prepare, and is an excellent way to use up leftover stale bread. If you don’t have […]

Roasted Peppers, Garlic Scapes & Cheddar Bread

A quick delicious bread that you can adapt to filling of your choice. {eggless/vegetarian} From the original site: It was as simple as Barb said it was going to be … Make the dough in your bread machine, then fill, roll, rise and bake!

Yummy Shrimp Omelette

I’m an egg fanatic & enjoy eggs of different sorts. Are you an egg lover like me? Ingredients: 4 Eggs 150g shrimps (peeled) 1 slice of Red Pepper/Capsicum (shredded) ½ Carrot (shredded) 1 stalk of Spring Onion (chopped) ½ Salt Dash of pepper ½ minced Garlic 2 tsp Extra-virgin Olive Oil Instructions: Whisk eggs lightly […]

How to Make a Quick Citrus and Chocolate Dessert

If your family is anything like mine, it’s rare to have a Saturday night when we’re off the hook—weekends are always busy. But not long ago we found ourselves with an open Saturday night. Husband Foodie and I mentally prepared to collapse around a bunch of take-out boxes over the din of six teen-aged boys […]

Mussels with Chorizo and Winter Greens

Mussels have some of the highest naturally occurring levels of vitamin B12, an essential nutrient for brain health. This nutrient, maintained at proper levels, helps to preserve the myelin sheath that surrounds and insulates your brain cells. Deficiency of vitamin B12 has been linked to greater risk in brain atrophy or shrinkage in older individuals. […]

Spinach and Corn Sandwich

These wholesome sandwiches could be anything from a healthy breakfast, a lunch, an after school snack or a light dinner option. The lovely yellow corn nibbles on a bed of green spinach is a beautiful sight in itself. I love it for the ease with which it can be prepared. From the original site: I […]