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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Summer Island


Its a bit depressing these days after coming  home from a trip to my hubby's island. Flu is still raging on and listening to news is making me sad. Keeping the boys away from school for this week. Hopefully will return back to school next week and this flu calms down by then. Till then , lets look at some  nice beach pics and  be happy for being happy and healthy , those who are battling the flu, sending prayers and thoughts your way and wishing you all to get well soon.

 My little guy turned 10 last month. We don't make a big fuss over birthdays,  I usually cook his favorites on his birthday , or go to his favorite place to eat. Celebrating with parties has become a big headache for me as the cousins list seem to grow and I like to stick to details and always end up bone tired by the end of the day. So I like to make  more of a just us 4 kind of day for birthdays now and the boys don't  seem to mind.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Watermelon Pops


We are facing a flu out break here in the Maldives, Swine Flu to be exact.  So I think these water melon ice pops will be perfect for both who are healthy and for the ones battling the flu. I know its cold but with no appetite, and getting fluids into kids will be difficult when sick.  A fresh water melon ice pop just might help and I hope it helps.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Manu Fidel's Tart Tatin


When the ladies at the Muslimah Bloggers group , on Facebook ,announced that this month's challenge for us was to cook something which we had kept scrapbooked  , the first recipe that came into  my mind was this tart tatin recipe by Chef Manu fidel which I had kept filed to try someday. I started scrap booking recipes when I was studying in Karachi, Pakistan.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Egg filled Buns



I once saw this on Pinterest when I was searching for ideas to make my little guy eat eggs with a bit more enthusiasm or at least with minimum gagging. I loved the idea of these cute portable vessels where all good things are packed in one, eggs , veg and of course inside the bun.   I used burger buns , they did end up getting a bit soggy at the bottom but not so much, so I lined  the tray with some baking paper.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Avocado Mousse


There was this  Sri Lankan collegue of mine,  where I  used to work back in the day. He loved to talk about food and was  a great cook. He would come to work with his  lunch box and you can tell he has stepped in to have his lunch as the corridor will be filled with the aroma of his food. In those days avocados were scarce here, in Male',  But having seen one I asked him what I can do with it. He suggested I try it mixed with condensed milk, said it was delicious. So this inspired me to make this delicious  avocado mousse. This has to be made an hour ahead, so it wont change its colour from bright green to  a brown and also a little time to chill .The addition of  lime juice also stops the discolouration.

Recipe: Avocado Mousse, many thanks for the inspiration from my friend and collegue Mr P. Dasan :)

3 ripe avocados
1 can sweet condensed milk
1/3 can water
sugar ( optional if needed)
juice of 1/2 lime ( a few squeezes , no need to squeeze the life out of it)
6 fresh strawberries ( as garnish , so if unavailable leave it out)

Cut the avocado in half , remove the stone and scoop out the flesh into a blender. 

Add the condensed milk , then add water so the level is 1/3 of the can, swirl around and add into the blender.  Add the lime juice, and blend till smooth. Give a shake to make it blend through out.  Taste and add sugar if you like it sweeter, and blend to  mix in the sugar.

Spoon into  small serving  glasses and  chill for an hour. Top with a strawberry fan  if you have some.  Enjoy!! 

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