Monday, 22 August 2016

First ever catering event!

I will be providing the wholesome finger food for this amazing event inshAllah! 
This is the first time I will be catering for such a large number - I am excited but super nervous! 
Ladies, if you are interested in attending - please book your tickets so you do not miss out!


LADIES OF LIGHT: THE TEA PARTY

An intimate tea party celebrating the re-launch of the Ladies of Light series. 
Join us for an afternoon of Feminine spirituality, creativity, poetry, Nasheeds, all whilst you sip on tea and wholesome food.

Date: Saturday 3rd September
Doors Open: 1:00pm
Venue: The Crypt on the Green
St James Clerkenwell
Clerkenwell Close
London
EC1R 0EA

Guest Speaker: Sister Zara Faris

Performers:
Pearls of Islam
Desert Echo Munshidaat
Hakim Sisters
Tasmiya Malik

Early Bird Tickets: £15 (If you book before Sunday 20th August)
Standard Ticket: £25

Discounts available for Group Bookings.

To Book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ladies-of-light-the-tea-party-tickets-26908456919

Transport/ Parking: There is free Street parking from 1:30pm
It is a 5-10minute walk from Barbican or Farringdon (Metropolitan Hammersmith or Circle Line)

If you would like to book a stall or find out more information about the event please email: therabbaniprroject@hotmail.co.uk
www.therabbaniproject@hotmail.co.uk

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Subscribe to my YouTube channel

To keep up to date on what I upload, for example my recent upload of the lamb chop curry recipe:



Then subscribe to my YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/nosaibasfood

Feel free to leave me your feedback - it is always really helpful to hear your opinions :)

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Yakhnit al fool يخنة الفول (Green broad bean Lebanese stew)

It is healthy, it is easy and it is Lebanese! What more could you want? hehe... This is a Lebanese stew with minimal ingredients, fantastic flavour - and good nutrition!


Thursday, 4 August 2016

Mujadara (Lebanese lentil dish)

This is a very traditional Lebanese dish, which dates back to our great great great (you get the idea) grandparents. It was very common due to its simple ingredients, nutrition and delicious taste.


Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Tangy beef steak with creamy mashed potato and flavoured vegetables - Lebanese style

When you want to make something super delicious, filling and easy - then get yourself some beef steak. Instead of the normal way of making steak, this Lebanese style uses pomegranate molasses to take the tangy flavour of this dish to another level. You end up with steak pieces that fall apart, yet they have absorbed all the tangy flavour. The mashed potato is absolutely deeeelicious!!! And the flavoured vegetables are a yummy way of eating vegetables - give this a go, I think you will love it!

Friday, 29 July 2016

Crispy fried bbq chicken wings

This was a recipe request for fried bbq wings, and as unhealthy as they sound, they really were a crispy treat!
I have made healthier sticky wings before: http://www.nosaibasfood.com/2013/03/healthier-sticky-chicken-wings.html which you may wish to check out.

This recipe is super easy and super delicious, it will get all sticky and messy when your eating it - but I think that is what makes it even more yummy! :)

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Mozzarella filled beef burger with caramelised onions and coleslaw

I have always loved the sound of mozzarella inside my juicy burger...as I am a big cheese fan as it is...so here is the easy recipe, with the additional yummy sides you may wish to make to go with the burger. I also decided to use brioche burger buns to give that added deliciousness...


Monday, 25 July 2016

Chicken stir fry noodles

I had a request for a stir fry recipe, so I put together this chicken stir fry noodles - with a sweet chilli and honey glaze to the chicken - plus an array of super yummy veggies. Making a stir fry is so easy, once you chop up your vegetables - you have done the main part of your meal! You can obviously add more or less vegetables depending on what you have on hand. Definitely recommend you give this one a go.


Sunday, 24 July 2016

Double chocolate cookies

If you are looking to make a super delicious, yet easy cookie - this is absolutely perfect! It has a glossy outside, but a soft gooey chocolate interior! These are a big hit with whoever tries them! Highly recommended..


Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Maghmour مغمور (Lebanese aubergines in a tangy tomato sauce)

In the change of weather, you want an easy dish that suits both the cold winter days, and the hot summer days - and this simple Lebanese dish does just that! It can be eaten both hot or cold - and has a delicious taste to it, you will find yourself enjoying it till the last mouthful.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Tangy mutton chops in pomegranate sauce

It was one of those days whereby I made this recipe up as I went along, tasting and adjusting to create a perfectly balanced dish - the tangy flavour was just right, and the chops full of flavour and well cooked. A definite one to try.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Follow me on Pinterest!

Can you believe, I only just discovered Pinterest, and I am amazed at how good it is. 

So I have created an account: nosaibasfood, and divided the recipes into categories. Click on the category you are interested in, it shows you all the recipes in a picture format. The recipe that you fancy, all you do is click on it and it directs you straight to the recipe! You can also pin recipes so you can check them out on a later date. Amazing! :D (I am quite late in this discovery, lol, but better late than never!)

Follow me on Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/nosaibasfood

Enjoy :) 

Screenshot from Pinterest



Thursday, 14 July 2016

Caramelised balsamic pasta with spinach

Pasta, in my opinion, is one of the easiest dishes to make - especially when you want something quick, filling and on hand. So today I used whatever ingredients I had on hand, and created a concentrated caramelised onion base - with tomatoes that got a balsamic glaze - and I have to say, this tasted sooo good mashAllah! :)


Monday, 11 July 2016

Loobya bi zayt (Lebanese green beans in tomato sauce) - لوبيا بزيت

What is so good about this dish is that it uses little ingredients, so simple to put together, yet has such an amazing final taste. It is really healthy, filling and so straight forward to make.


Sunday, 10 July 2016

Mutton leg with mint sauce and saffron rice

So this has become one of the classic Eid dishes in our home, although we make it during the year too. I gave it a classic British marinate, but with a slight Lebanese touch. The rice accompanied the mutton leg perfectly - and the mint sauce was just perfect with the meat.

There are a few recipes going on here, but I think each one can be done together to make a delicious dinner.


Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Strawberry layered cake

I want a deliciously fluffy soft cake, that melts in your mouth...with a yummy filling and a fancy topping...hehe, and that is exactly what this cake is, alhamdulilah.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Chilli butternut squash soup with crème fraîche

If you are looking to make something delicious, easy and full of flavour - then this soup is perfect. You can adjust the chilli amount to suit you, I added two de-seeded chillis, and it gave that kick to the soup, yet maintaining the yummy flavour from the roasted butternut squash.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

No bake lemon cheesecake with a ginger biscuit base

I am not the greatest fan of ginger, but I was highly recommended to try the combination of a lemon cheesecake with a ginger base...so that is exactly what I did. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised, because I am not a great fan of ginger biscuits - but this combination was indeed very yummy!

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Oven fried chicken

So basically, you go through the process of making a 'fried' chicken, but instead of frying it, you put it in the oven! Healthier, with the delicious flavour of the chicken coating.


Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Mini puff pastry pizza squares

For a cute looking, easy making, delicious tasting side to the dinner table, this is perfect! Simple, so yummy and looks like you put in a lot of effort - when it literally would take you 5 mins to prepare!



Sunday, 12 June 2016

Cauliflower pakora

I am not sure what is exactly made me want to make cauliflower pakora so much, maybe because I love cauliflower - still a mystery! Nonetheless, this turned out quite delightful!

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Karahi gosht (lamb curry) - using less oil

So I have made lamb curry Bengali style before:

http://www.nosaibasfood.com/2014/09/lamb-bhuna.html

but this curry is more of the Pakistani way of making a lamb curry - and I have to say - both are super delicious either way.

Me and my family do not like really oily food, we find it quite heavy - so I use less oil when making curry. However, I do recommend, if you are going to use less oil, use a non-stick pan to make life easier, and add a little bit of hot water if the mixture gets too thick :)


Friday, 10 June 2016

Ramadan recipe ideas

A late Ramadan Mubarak to all! 

I figured I would make life a little easier for those who are looking to find recipes to make during this holy month, something quite easy (to reserve your energy) and not so time consuming (to utilise your time for other things). 

Also, people usually want something quite filling and nutritious for suhoor, and something not so heavy for iftaar, as breaking the fast happens quite late, and the last thing you want to do is eat something super heavy on your stomach that you feel sick or can't move. 

So here we go, just a few recipe ideas to make for suhoor and for iftaar:

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

New Wesbite Layout!

As I am sure you can see - I have changed the layout of the website. I have tried to make certain features more accessible - but I would love to hear your feedback.

Do you like the new layout or do you prefer the old one? What do you like and what do you dislike, and what do you wish there could be on the site.

I am not a computer expert, but I will try my best to improve whatever I can based on your feedback.

Thank you so much :)

Enjoy!

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Tandoori marinated whole roasted chicken


There are plenty of ways to roast a chicken. This is just one way I decided to roast the chicken for dinner today. It turned out super delicious, moist, yet well cooked - basically it turned out perfect alhamdulilah :) So here is the super easy way you may wish to try:


Saturday, 14 May 2016

Fatoush salad

A simple salad with a Lebanese twist - the dressing of a salad really brings a salad to life, and the toasted bread pieces in a fatoush is really something you will love.



Sunday, 8 May 2016

First YouTube video recipe :)

So....the time has finally come!!

The first nosaibasfood video recipe is now on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/vXH1-bM6gFw

This is for the honey glazed spicy chicken burger:
 http://www.nosaibasfood.com/2015/10/honey-glazed-spicy-chicken-burger.html

Please enjoy the video, and let me know what you think about it.

Many more recipe videos lined up - so subscribe to keep up to date!

Enjoy :)

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Marinated grilled chicken cubes - shish tawouk style

When you want something easy, yet delicious - with minimal effort - why not make these and enjoy them as they are, or in a wrap, in bread, over a salad...the options are plentiful! I wanted to put them on skewers but we didn't have any, so putting them as they are on the grill it had to be - and I was pleased with the outcome.



Sunday, 24 April 2016

Series 2 of the Lebanese themed recipes on BritishMuslimTV

So this morning was spent making some recipes on series 2 of the Lebanese themed recipes for BritishMuslimTV. I made bazaala (pea stew), humus and shuabiyaat (links below).

All the recipes are simple and straight forward. I look forward to seeing how the final video looks like, and sharing it with you :)

Recipes:

Bazaala: http://www.nosaibasfood.com/2013/07/bazaala-pea-stew.html

Humus: http://www.nosaibasfood.com/2013/04/humus.html?q=humus

Shuaybiyaat: http://www.nosaibasfood.com/2012/09/sweet-semolina-filled-puff-pastry.html?q=humus


Friday, 22 April 2016

Throwback recipes & thank you!

Here is a short video of a few flash back recipes available on nosaibasfood. You have over 250 recipes to look back at - and enjoy.

Don't forget you can send in pictures of food you try to make to nosaibasfood@gmail.com - I would like to eventually share all the pictures I receive.

As for now, I would like to thank all those who have supported nosaibasfood along the way, and who continue to do so till this very moment :)

I am working on bringing something new to nosaibasfood, but in the meantime, feel free to subscribe to nosaibasfood on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/noshak and follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010531728258

Enjoy :)

video

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Paprika flavoured chicken strips

If you want something easy, quick yet delicious and fun to eat and make, here is an idea for chicken strips - made as a wrap. 

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Email nosaibasfood

I have made a new email: 
nosaibasfood@gmail.com 
for anyone who wishes to contact me regarding any of the recipes, questions in regards to a meal they are cooking off my blog, pictures of food made from a nosaibasfood recipe etc. 

This email comes straight to me, so if you ever need urgent help whilst you're cooking a dish from my blog, feel free to get in touch, I am always happy to help inshAllah :)


Monday, 28 March 2016

Thin, light pancakes

I have made pancakes before: http://www.nosaibasfood.com/2012/12/pancakes.html
but they were the thicker type. I wanted to make a thin, light and delicious pancake - and this is exactly what this recipe will provide you with!



Friday, 25 March 2016

nosaibasfood on TV!

A series of nosaibasfood recipes were filmed for the show Sisters' Hour on BritishMuslimTV, with a Lebanese food theme.

The recipes filmed included fool, tabooli, Lebanese chicken soup, basboosa and sfoof.

All the details of ingredients and recipes can be found right here - if you type the name of the dish in the search bar,

Check the link: https://youtu.be/QI6_MUaghYw to watch the video of one of the dishes filmed, tabooli, on my youtube channel. 

Oh and whilst you are there, you might as well subscribe, like and comment ;)

The rest of the recipes filmed for BritishMuslimTV can be watched on Sky channel 845 - the schedule for their airing is shown below:
Thank you for all the support everyone has shown me, and I hope this comes as a great benefit and exciting new adventure for us all :)

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Chicken thigh curry

So I ended up buying some chicken thighs for the sake of it, and then wondered what to do with them. The good thing about the thigh meat is that it remains nice and juicy, so it goes perfectly in a curry...hence why I decided to make a chicken thigh curry.



Sunday, 6 March 2016

عجه لبنانيه - Lebanese style corn fritters

An easy side to the dinner table, or a perfect accompaniment to your mums favourite meal...fried fish!!  

This is the Lebanese way of making corn fritters, and it turns out very delicious mashAllah!



Sunday, 14 February 2016

Vegetables in tomato sauce with tandoori spiced chicken

On a day you want to make something easy, using vegetables you have on hand, yet keeping it healthy and filling, this could be the recipe for you! Not much to it, yet it is deliciously satisfying. You can use as many vegetables that you have on hand, I used what we already had in our kitchen :)

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Chicken and potato - with cashews and raisins.

This was another one of those days whereby I stand at the hob, in front of a pot, and add things not knowing what I will be making for certain. Mid way, after tasting, you can then decide ok - I am making this! I think they turn out to be the tastiest dishes :)

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Pull apart puff pastry pizza

I like the idea of simple, easy, delicious cooking - as you may have already gathered. This is exactly that - super simple, quick and fun all in one go! This pull apart pizza will go down a treat :)

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Tagliatelle pasta in spicy tomato sauce with spinach

The beauty of this is that you can use the sauce to add any type of pasta. There is also room for adding or removing what you like. For example, what my family may deem spicy may be super mild for someone else, or super spicy for another. So please adjust to suit your taste
buds :)

Friday, 8 January 2016

Lamb chop curry - Nosaiba style :)


I am always quite nervous to make an authentic asian dish, in case I don't make it as good as the more experienced ones do. So today I decided I want to make a lamb chop curry from my head - which basically means I make things up as I go along, and according to my sister - these are the best tasting food. So here is a lamb chop curry Nosaibas style :)



Monday, 28 December 2015

Lahmee bil khubuz (meat on a bread) لحمه بالخبز

This is a super simple Lebanese food to put together for lunch, dinner or a snack :D
It tastes delicious, and takes so little effort! You can use any type of bread that you like, we always have pitta bread in the freezer, so I used pitta for mine.





Sunday, 20 December 2015

Rice with chicken, carrot and chickpeas

Sometimes, you miss cooking so much you begin to imagine what you want to cook. You actually visualise every ingredient...or maybe I am just crazy? lol

So here is this dish I put together after imagining what I want to make whilst driving home. Alhamdulilah it turned out delicious, a definite treat!



Sunday, 6 December 2015

Sticky grilled chicken drumsticks

I was strolling through the aisle, and as usual, I love to pick up stuff first, then think of what to make with it after. I did that with the chicken drumsticks, got home, and decided to make sticky grilled chicken drumsticks.



Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Meat kebabs in tangy tomato sauce

Unfortunately there is no modern technology that allows tastes to travel via the internet, or you would have loved how delicious this was, mashAllah! Unfortunately the pictures don't do it justice, nor does the description. The only way you can really know is to make it yourself, and what a good idea that would be! :D

After I made this, I struggled to think of what to call it. In Lebanese, we would call the meat 'kafta' when prepared in the way I did, before adding the sauce ofcourse, but I guess kebabs is a more common and familiar word. Anyway, the point is...it is DELICIOUS, so who really cares what it is called? hehe

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Humus msabah حمص مسبح - Lebanese style chickpea breakfast

It is quite difficult to explain what humus msabah literally means, as it is basically humus floating - or something along those lines! What you can guarantee though is a delicious quick breakfast, using hardly any effort or ingredients.


Sunday, 8 November 2015

Chocolate cookies with oreo pieces

Now I have to be honest, this all happened rather randomly. I was planning on making chunky chocolate cookies, but whilst weighing my chocolate, I only had half of what I need. A light bulb in my head said ooo we have oreos, and out came the oreo biscuits, and in they went to the cookie mix. So here they are, delicious oreo chocolate cookies!





Sunday, 25 October 2015

Chunky pumpkin quinoa soup

For something super healthy, super nutritious, and super delicious, this soup is definitely for you! I had the basic ingredients in my head that I wanted to eat, and along came this soup!



Saturday, 17 October 2015

Honey glazed spicy chicken burger

When you have chicken breasts in the freezer, and burger buns sitting there waiting to be eaten, why not make a honey glazed spicy chicken burger? It does sound rather odd, honey and spicy...right? Well my experimentation turned out delicious alhamdulilah! 


Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Chicken karahi

I always get a little anxious at how authentic the asian dishes I make are, but I like to adapt dishes to suit my preferences sometimes, so if you make this in an even tastier way, please let me know.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Fat free chocolate cake

What better way to celebrate than with cake? And what is better than a fat free cake? The best thing about this is that it is so simple to make, it is fat free yet tastes like a chocolate swiss roll...honestly, it is so delicious!



Sunday, 20 September 2015

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Wholemeal spaghetti in a courgette and chickpea tomato sauce

So, it is healthy eating time! And for some reason I really felt like some delicious yet healthy style pasta. No meat to make it fatty, nor any cheese or excess oil. And that is exactly what this quick and delicious meal was...



Sunday, 6 September 2015

Almond and cranberry biscotti

My dear sister loves biscotti, well so do I, and I have always wanted to make them..but just never did. Her request was for me to make them, and so I did. I decided to make almond and cranberry biscotti as I thought the two together would be delicious..and alhamdulilah it sure was.



Monday, 31 August 2015

Crispy fried chicken

Who does not like some crispy fried chicken? Delicious, crispy, spicy...with a juicy chicken when you crack through it.



I have previously made fried chicken in breadcrumbs:

http://www.nosaibasfood.com/2012/12/fried-chicken-in-breadcrumbs.html

but for me, this is a more ooo la la version of fried chicken :)