Thursday, 28 February 2013

Easy chickpea curry

I needed to make something super quick, as I had to eat then go out. So I made this chickpea curry, because it is super easy, super quick, and you can gobble it down and head off wherever you want :D

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Fajitas with a yummy side salsa

We usually just buy the sachet fajita spice mixture, which you mix in with the veges and chicken to make fajitas, but I wanted to make it without this sachet. This was by far tastier, and the salsa that goes with it is absolutely delicious! Perfect combo!

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Easy chocolate pudding

If you want something tasty, yet you want it quick, then this easy chocolate pudding is a definite yes! It is really simple, requires a few minutes of mixing, and then you're done. Whats good is that it can be served warm or chilled. It's almost like chocolate custard, so you can be adventurous with this recipe and add to it as you wish (a layer of digestive biscuits when plating up could be a good idea)

Monday, 25 February 2013

Chilli con carne

I have never actually tried chilli con carne, but I have heard it tastes lovely. I bought a can of kidney beans to make a different meal, but decided to try out a chilli con carne instead :)

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Bengali chicken curry

A very dear Bengali friend gave me the way she makes chicken curry Bengali style, and I really enjoyed making it. So I hope everyone gives it a go too, and enjoys both the process and the taste :)

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Chicken and mushroom pie

I really felt like making this, as it is a quick and easy way to prepare something I love anything with chicken!!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Grilled spicy chicken nugget salad

We all know chicken nuggets are delicious, and kids love them too! This is a healthy spin on chicken nuggets, its grilled, full of flavour, and made into a salad to bulk it up and fill you up. The salad part I have already uploaded a recipe for, so this is mainly how to make the chicken nuggets...

Monday, 18 February 2013

Lebanese treeda - تريدة الكوسا

In order not to waste the cores of the koosa (white courgettes) from either the ablama or koosa dishes:


Koosa mihshi:

making treeda (or when saying it, I say treedi) is a delicious starter, which is so simple yet so tasty..

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Koosa mihshi كوسة محشي

This is a typical middle eastern meal, tasty and not super super difficult. It was actually quite therapeutic making it :) It uses koosa, which is white courgettes, stuffed with rice and minced meat, cooked in tomato sauce..

Saturday, 16 February 2013

New York cheesecake

I got a recipe request to make a plain cheesecake, so I thought the New York cheesecake was best to try out. 

Friday, 15 February 2013

Chicken noodles

For some strange reason, I felt like noodles today, and someone has previously requested for me to make an easy noodles dish, so here it is :)

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Ablama (stuffed white courgettes)

Ablama is a lebanese dish, which uses koosa (light green/white courgette), stuffed with minced meat, in a tangy sauce....ooooh just delicious mashAllah :D

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Ruz ib-haleeb (Lebanese rice pudding)

This is the lebanese version of a rice pudding. I am not sure in what way it differs from rice puddings made elsewhere. Nonetheless, I make this in loving memory of my dear grandma, who would make this for us with a loving caring heart. May Allah rest her dear soul.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Spongy banana layered cake

I had a few bananas that had gone veryyyy ripe they looked like bananas from a different planet. So I really wanted to make something yummy with them, so here goes a spongy banana cake..

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Middle Eastern salad

I get told I make good salad, so I thought I would share how I make it. I never measure out the dressing, but I tried to do it this time to give you a rough guide. You can add/remove as you wish, but I have given you what I usually add..

Fool - فول

I know the name may sound rude, honestly I am not calling food a 'fool', that is the actual name :) It is traditionally an Egyptian breakfast, but is now made as a traditional breakfast in many arab countries. The way it is made will vary, but below I have shown you how we make it in our family :)

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Yummiest macaroni cheese

My dear sister makes the yummiest macaroni cheese (well hers is the only one I have ever tasted - lol), so I asked her to share her recipe so I can make it, hence sharing it with you :)

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Shepherds pie

This take on shepherds pie is an Irish classic. Thought I should keep the variety in recipes, and shepherds pie is known to be a yummy dish. If you use lamb meat, it is called shepherds pie...and if you use beef, it is called a cottage pie :)

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Chocolate palmiers

Also known as elephant ears :) To be honest, I wasn't familiar with the name until now. This recipe is super super EASY!! I could have made the puff pastry myself, but when I saw it at the shop, it called to me to buy it instead...thus making this recipe super simple!!

Friday, 1 February 2013

Nutella cupcakes

So if you live under a rock, you may have not heard of Nutella. This is a hazelnut chocolate spread which is simply delicious! So anything made from nutella is bound to be scrummy...hence why I chose to make nutella cupcakes :)