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Friday, January 17, 2020

Turmeric and mushroom oatmeal with spinach


I prefer savory breakfasts to sweet ones. I am not a jam and bread kind of person but I love savory breakfasts. This is one of my favorite breakfasts to whip up once the boys head to school. I know the photo isnt the most prettiest but really how can I take a pretty picture of oatmeal when it looks like slop but believe me when I say it is delicious!!

Friday, January 3, 2020

Scones



English scones are something I have started to enjoy making. The first time I made them a long time ago, they turned out like rocks.  I later learned that you are not supposed to work the dough too much. Because if you do it the scones end up tough and hard. So this is the kind of baking I love, not a lot of kneading or mixing and simple ingredients.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Swedish Almond Torte


The first time I tasted this delicious cake or torte was a few years back in Ikea Malaysia. Its called Mandel torte. The cake was so delicious I kept wishing I could eat it one more time. It took me some time to find the recipe.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Theluli boashi ( fried banana blossom)


Banana blossoms can be found easily in the local markets here, there are few local dishes using this such as this one where it is sliced up and deep fried and mixed with fried onions, garlic, curry leaves, dried tuna fish and dried chillies. The second dish is called boashi kiruga kehkun where the blossom is cooked in coconut milk, more curry-like.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Apple Pie Toasties


The Muslimah food bloggers community always hosts an event on the 10th of each month. This year I wasn't able to join in many of their events. Even this month I  had the recipe on hand but still get to post it by 10th. So here it is a rather overdue post.

The idea for this recipe came when I was watching season 8 of Masterchef Australia. In this episode of the series, the contestants were asked to create jaffles. A jaffle is an Australian word for a toasted sandwich or toastie.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Green bean curry



I saw this snake bean or long bean curry being made by Chef Peter Kurvita on his show, my island kitchen. It is a Sri Lankan recipe. I wanted to make my version of it but used the same spices that he had used.

Friday, October 18, 2019

One pot creamy pasta


Pasta is my go-to recipe when it comes to quick meals. This pasta recipe is pretty easy and uses few ingredients. I know its not easy getting wholegrain mustard so you can skip it and just use dried thyme only or dried mixed herbs.  You can opt it out again if you don't have any of the dried herbs either.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Mango and Passionfrruit Smoothie


I  am so behind with my blog posts. Missed the Muslimah food bloggers event for this month again. I kept putting off the whole writing of the post that by the time the 10th of October came I still hadn't written any. So I guess I will post something else.

 For me, I prefer smoothies to juice, especially during mid-day and I get one of my hunger cravings. Being one who has difficulty gaining weight( yes I know) I like to try and have a smoothie or some form of snack between meals.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Pasta Aglio Olio with prawns


It has been a week of horrors. On the 21st of this month, Friday night, there was a huge fire in our neighbourhood. It was something I don't think I want to ever go through again. Our house had to be evacuated, but Alhamdulillah the fire thankfully didn't reach our home or our road, but the whole area was filled with smoke and bits of ash coming from the site. My heart goes out to all the families who were affected by the fire and had lost their homes. I pray they are able to come out stronger and able to get back to normal lives soon.

Now for today's recipe.....

Gone are the days of tomato sauce, then there was the carbonara phase and now its Aglio olio phase. I love this simple way of cooking pasta, need a few ingredients and it is ready in  30 minutes.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

An Adventurous fish curry


I really couldn't come up with a name for this recipe. It is the kind of dish that will have most people gagging or for chefs like Andrew Zimmerman salivating. For me, this is a delicious dish if done well. It needs that chili chick to make this delicious.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Chocolate and cherry cheese cake


My hubby used to travel a lot, thankfully it has reduced this year., to the islands and abroad. Sometimes he gets the chance to visit somewhere new and I always tell him to get a cookbook from that particular country. Once he visited Cyprus.  He returned with a cooking magazine, it had loads of lovely recipes but it was in Greek. Like literally!.