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Friday, October 13, 2017

Grilled Vegetable Submarine Sandwiches


I am trying to get the family to eat more vegetables and depend less on meat and fish. So I came up with meat and fish free night once a week at least.   I  wondered if I can make a vegetable sandwich but it all ended up too dry , and then I remembered the  bean filling I once made for a Quesadilla and how much the boys and hubby loved it, so I used that  to make spread and then pilled up grilled vegetables on top.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Pani Puri


Its that time of the month, its the 10th of the month and each month since beginning of this year the ladies of the Muslimah Food Blogger's group host a challenge. This month's challenge was to create a dish from one of our fellow blogger's blog something which we had booked earlier. For me this was a difficult task as I had collected and book marked and even pinned so many recipes that I had no idea which one to choose.  It was until Zareena from My Experiments with Food  posted  how to make Pani Puris. Believe it or not I have never had a Pani Puri.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Lemony Chicken and Rice Soup


Sorry haven;t been visiting  much, my little one was down with severe vomiting few weeks back and again this weekend he came down with fever.  So have been dealing with a very tired and  annoyed 6 year old, who keeps asking why he is getting sick so often.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Pineapple And Strawberry Pops



When it gets pretty hot ,  and you want something really cold and healthy. This is one  thing you can make!!.  I saw this recipe on Pinterest ( I know! I love it , very obvious right). This one was so colourful with the double colours.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Spicy Octopus Curry


Okay, this was unfamiliar territory, but I love octopus , squid, prawns  ,  well basically most of the seafood. But even though I live in a country surrounded by the Indian Ocean, I rarely cook octopus, in fact I cooked it only once , and that was also in my aunt's kitchen in Kulhudhufushi when we went to visit her once.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Passion Fruit Curd


"Mumma You love  passion fruits right?", my 10 year concluded one day.  Ok so  I love  passionfruits and its something you can get  easily here in Maldives, sadly  our passionfruit vine that my husband and I were trying to grow on our balcony back fired when  we discovered a rat had invaded the  vine and chewed off most of the leaves and was planning to use it to build a home on our balcony. We freaked out  and have taken all the plants downstairs much to my mum's delight .

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Handi Chicken


When  the Muslimah Food Bloggers group on Facebook announced that the challenge for September was to cook any dish from Pakistan I was very excited . I didn't have time to take part in the recent challenges so  was happy to be able to make something for this month's challenge.

My husband and I both studied in Karachi so we both have fond food memories.  The delicious freshly  baked Naans, Chicken tikkas, Lassi  the abundant fruit and vegetable carts.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Lassi


I love Lassi, which is a yogurt drink that is  served either sweet or salty. I like the sweet one so I made my lassi sweet.  I had my first authentic Lassi in Karachi Pakistan,  it was my first time  having dinner out with my sister and her friends and we went to this  road side shop,

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Yogurt And Berry Terrine with Strawberry coulis



Eidhul Adha is here!! So its pretty chaotic on the streets of Male' everyone is running or rather zooming around trying to head to the islands or resorts or abroad for Eid holidays.

So for this Eid I have a very elegant dish , quite a show stopper I would say  one that took me ages to perfect. Great desert to serve  for a special occasion .

Friday, August 25, 2017

Smoked Salmon And Cucumber Sandwiches


Manuka Smoked Sliced Salmon was on sale  at  Fantasy Store ,here in Male' , its a specialty shop  I would say, as its the only place that sold gourmet food, cold meats and various cheeses etc. But I love visiting there and was so excited to finally find smoked salmon at a reasonable price.  As soon as hubby found out I was going to use smoked salmon  he made a l  "I don't really like" that face LOL, talk about fussy kids even the father can be fussy at times . I promised him he will like it.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Chicken Meatball And Noodle Soup



Soups  are one of my go to recipes when ever there is someone having a cold in the house.   Thankfully the boys find it easier to eat  soups when sick than a heavy meal.  I made this one  on a rainy day,  the kind of day you want to go to  curl up on the sofa and do nothing but enjoy the cool air.Sadly my biggest baby, aka hubby, is not such a big fan of soup... but then he still has to eat it as I make it for him as well, when he comes down with a cold .