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Thursday, February 22, 2018

French Apple Tart

I try and participate when ever I can with the ladies in IHCC , I heart cooking clubs group. They always have some chef,  whose recipes we will try for a certain period of time.  Now they are doing Ina Garten. I was not familiar with her shows,  so I checked out. Her recipes are pretty simple and straight forward. This week's theme was French Bistro Recipes,

Friday, February 16, 2018

Cheesy Broccoli And Tuna Rice Cakes

Sometimes I get tired making fried rice with left over rice, so was looking up  different ways to use up left over rice. I try to cook rice so I don't have leftovers but when I do  I always end up with fried rice. In  Hugh Fearnley Whittinstall's  Love your Leftovers

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Nadhiya Hussain's Bengali Korma

                                             Photo credits to my better half 😉
                  The first time I heard about Nadhiya Hussain was   on Facebook. She was the first second generation Bangladeshi  Bristish muslim (not to mention hijab clad) to win the Great British Bake Off. Now she has released a cook book done television shows.
So when the ladies in Muslimah Food bloggers group announced  that this month's challenge was  to create a Bangladeshi recipe I decided to try her Bengali Chicken Korma. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Trip to Srilanka, (Nuwara Elliya/ Kandy)

During the school holidays, we decided to visit Sri Lank, much to the surprise of one of my  friends from the school group. " most parents in our school doesnt go to sri lanka"? I was like , whats wrong with Sri Lanka? ".   We don't visit Sri Lanka that often, the last time we went was two years ago and that was for my father's heart bypass surgery, so it wasn't really a vacation , the kids were stuck in an apart ment and kept them selves entertained indoors.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Tuna and White Bean Stew

In Maldives we get tuna fresh from the surrounding sea and although we make it into curries and smoke them, I wanted to make something different. I saw this recipe , via pinterest where some white fish is cooked with white beans in tomato sauce and flavored with basil.  I decided to use tuna instead and basil can be easily found  in Maldives, White beans is not especially in the islands. So the second time I did this recipe I used a can of baked beans.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Chicken, Spinach And Cherry Tomato Pasta

Yes, finally back to blogging , but suffering from a severe cold and cough, so my mind is a bit fuzzy. So how was the holidays! Now its back to reality and the school runs and other daily activities!.

You know I noticed I say a lot of times," a handful or two "of something , well I never realized this until my hubby one day  brought it to my notice. He was out doing some grocery shopping and I asked him to bring a handful of chillies, He had taken out 9 year old little guy with him. He calls me up and goes , "whose hand am I to use, my hand size,  little guy or  yours (meaning me although my little guy's hands are almost my hand size now)??"

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Smores Tart

Smores is  something I always read about in kids stories , it was until my little guy had this science project in grade 2,( I think it was in 2013) ,where he had to make something that was about alternate energy that I actually got to taste  a S'more.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Nicoise Wraps

Its the last day of school year!.  The kids are going a bit crazy around the house ,  books getting sorted out , reports being given out and  plans for the holidays.  So the last thing you want to do today is cook.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Lentil Tart

Now this is something all three boys in the house ( third one being my hubby)  love!. And its an almost vegetarian dish! I say almost vegetarian as I added just  a little bit of dried tuna because it goes very nicely with this meaty flavoured brown lentils.   I found this recipe in and old Margret Fultan's book of Vegetarian Cooking. In the book its called a quiche but for me its more like a tart  so I renamed it tart LOL.  I adapted the filling to suite our taste but  and I love the cheesy pastry,.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Spagetti With Tuna Balls and Fresh Cherry Tomato Sauce

I  saw these tuna balls  recipe in, where  pasta was served with these tuna balls made with canned tuna. Of course as you know canned tuna is a pantry staple in my home so I just had to give it try. The boys and hubby loved it, I tried a couple of sauces along with it, but this one , made using fresh cherry tomatoes came out the winner and didn't mask the delicate tuna balls taste.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Chicken Sandwich

Yes I know , the photo doesn't really look very good, mainly because it was made for dinner and it was getting dark, so light wasn't so  good. One of those rushed days , where you want to just finish up and sit down for dinner. This is one of those recipes where that left over roast chicken gets ended up.