Chicken Pasta with Tomato and Basil

I love cooking and usually don’t mind elaborate prep and cooking with a glass of wine and some music in the background. However, sometimes, I just want to dump everything in a pot and sit on the couch while I have my glass of wine! This dish is perfect for those nights. This mid-week pasta … Continue reading Chicken Pasta with Tomato and Basil

Carrot Rice

I’ve seen some fussy eaters in my time (mainly my own children) but the offer of a colourful rice with the sweetness of grated carrot is just irresistible. Carrots usually go down well with even the pickiest of eaters – this crunchy, sweet and succulent root vegetable is not only tasty but has some great … Continue reading Carrot Rice

Rava Upma

This well-known South Indian breakfast dish is made from rava (Semolina) – which is a great substitute for rice, it is made from drum wheat, similar to couscous. It has a low glycaemic index (GI) and is a brilliant food for diabetics. Growing up, I used to have this with Sambhar or some kind of … Continue reading Rava Upma

Instant Pot New York Cheesecake

OMG THE PERFECT FOODGASM right here! I don't usually make cheesecakes but I've always wanted to... Amy and Jack's recipe below could not be clearer, more helpful or better thought out...perfect in every way. I am soooooooooooo pleased to say that this is my first attempt and it turned out nearly perfect! It WILL NOT … Continue reading Instant Pot New York Cheesecake

Masala Omelette

Eggs are a great source of protein as well as various vitamins and minerals. It can take various forms, boiled, poached, fried etc. but omelette is pretty much my go to when I need a quick snack or a no hassle meal. However, eggs are pretty bland on their own so I like to add … Continue reading Masala Omelette

Chicken Adobo

This is a very welcome dish in our household. Originating from The Philippines, this dish is easy to make, not too many steps and never fails to please the taste buds. I read online that Adobo refers to a method of marinating and stewing any cut of meat or fish in a briny mixture of … Continue reading Chicken Adobo

Dal Saag

People who predominantly eat take away Indian food rather than cook at home may be under the impression that more dishes than not involve frying or some kind of grease! This is completely untrue – I present Exhibit A. Dal. Dal is a brilliant mid-week recipe that is packed with protein and doesn’t involve a … Continue reading Dal Saag

Pantry Essentials

Want to cook Indian food but not really sure where to start? Start by stocking your pantry with the essentials used for everyday cooking in an Indian household. Most of the things on the list below are now available in any major supermarket however, if you are after the true Indian experience, brave your local … Continue reading Pantry Essentials

Aalo Gobi

A party favourite using two popular vegetables with contrasting textures, aalo gobi makes a regular appearance in my life. This is probably my “go to” when I am ordering food in a restaurant, no matter how differently it is cooked, I know I am going to love it! This is a north Indian delicacy that … Continue reading Aalo Gobi