Friday, November 13, 2020


Mujadara is a Lebanese lentil and rice dish. It is a very comforting dish, and I like to serve this with a salad. No meat. But if you really want to have some protein, you can serve this along with my tuna balls in tomato sauce dish.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Tuna balls in tomato sauce

 Canned tuna is a staple in all houses. I was not sure how it was going to taste when I first made it but found it surprisingly delicious.  Use dried bread crumbs, can make it on your own or buy from the shops. With some countries going into lockdown or some form of closures happening, this is probably a good recipe to have on hand.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Rice fritters

The biggest problem in every society these days is food waste. Our leftovers have to be turned into a nice little meal. We eat rice very often usually for lunch and sometimes even for dinner. But sometimes I end up with a bit more rice. So instead of throwing it away, I store it in a plastic container in the fridge which I usually turn into a fried rice. Recently I discovered these youtube videos of a Korean lady who makes really beautiful and soothing videos.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Coconut rocks

If you have been to Sri Lanka, you will know these sugary treats. What I love about this is it uses two ingredients, well three if you count the food colouring, which as you can see I seem to have used a little too much. Usually, these are either pink or green.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Roasted butternut squash, lentils and feta salad

I am trying to eat more salad these days. I saw this recipe by Yotam Ottolenghi in his book Simple where he had roasted the butternut with lentils and a cheese called Dolcelatte. I didn't have this particular cheese so used feta and added some salad greens mix and pomegranate seeds which gave a sweet pop when you eat.

Monday, October 19, 2020


Mexican taco night is never complete without some guacamole.  It is delicious by itself with some Nacho chips or Doritos.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Chicken Tacos

I know everyone talks about Taco Tuesdays and even have hashtags for it. But in my home, on days when I do make tacos, they always end up being made during the weekend, usually Friday nights. The best thing about Tacos is everyone helps themselves. Sometimes I use store-bought corn taco shells and sometimes I opt to make my own flour tortillas.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Masbaiy 2 (fish pilaf using smoked tuna)

Masbaiy is a Maldivian fish pilaf,  usually made using smoked tuna although I previously uploaded a recipe with fresh tuna. During our trip to Dhiggaru last year, we had one of the best tasting Masbaiy. Maybe because the smoked tuna is made on the island itself.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Recipe round up: cooking without onions


So to conclude my onion free week, I  asked for help from some bloggers who I have met over the years some even as recent as a few days back to share some recipes that don't include onions. They also had to be easy to make and simple fare. 

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Tuna Tetrazzini

Tetrazzini is a baked pasta dish. I usually made chicken tetrazzini using left over roast chicken but this time I decided to use tuna as canned tuna is a pantry staple in almost home in Maldives. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Chicken Stew


So its onion free week and I have a very simple chicken stew recipe to share. I used to make this during my days when living in Malaysia with my newborn in tow. It's easy to whip up uses minimum ingredients and all you need is some bread to mop up all the tangy sauce.