PASTA ALLA BOLOGNESE

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PINDI PULAO (RICE AND CHICKEN CASSEROLE)

Pindi Pulao! A delicious family dinner of Pindiites and as obvious named after their famous city of Rawalpindi! City of Mr Q and my In-laws! Rawalpindi (Pindi) is a city abuzz all day long with the daily life’s hustle and bustle, tourists, traffic, shopping and food! Rawalpindi showcases traditional Pakistani food at its best! From […]

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ONE-POT KEEMA PULAO (Minced Lamb with Rice)

I have just cooked my delicious and super quick dinner! The Keema Pulao or Qeema Pulao. A comforting yet with minimal faffing, one-pot minced Lamb, Vegetables and Rice casserole! The smell of onions sautéing, the spices and herbs infusing with rice and lamb and the smell of ghee is filling the house with nostalgic aromas taking […]

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Sindhi Lamb Biryani with Potatoes and Dried Sour Plums

Good Biryani is a joy to eat and a true indulgence and if you are into food you must have this delicious Sindhi Lamb Biryani with Potatoes and Dried Sour Plums (Alo Bukhara) recipe in your repertoire…! I made this over the weekend while Instagraming a live video along the way!🤓….. I know…I know, what you gonna say to […]

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BAIGAN BHURTA – Grilled Eggplant Curry

A good home cooked veggie curry is so darn delicious that you won’t even miss the meat. A humble pot of goodness filled with all the elements of healthy life – vegetables, olive oil, garlic, ginger, tomatoes, onions, a hint of spice and loads of love…! Today’s meatless wonder is  Baigan Bhurta/ Grilled Eggplant Curry! A fuss free […]

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Creamy Fettuccine with Asparagus and Prawns

The early September sun is still shinning and it is tempting to be out and about, so when you’re heading off for a family bicycle ride or a walk in the park, what you need is something light and quick to eat, but something which also keeps the energy level topped up over time …and I happened to […]

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PAKORA KADHI

Contrasting flavours can be just as interesting as complimenting ones… Ever so fluffy and buttery chickpea flour (gram flour) pakora dumplings, submerged in a creamy, tangy and spicy yogurt sauce, taste remarkably good with a warm bowl of boiled rice… Today’s curry is the famous….Pakora Kadhi (pronounced as kard – hi)… (translated as Chickpea/gram flour […]

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Focaccia with Olives Rosemary and Tomatoes

There is something about a homely ceremony of bread making that I find completely therapeutic. Much like, watering the plants or pressure washing the driveway, it’s a time consuming but incredibly satisfying project! The taste of freshly baked warm bread is phenomenal and it leaves the home filled with one of the world’s sweetest smells! One […]

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Potato and Spinach Curry

Our love affair with curries is not new… As the legend goes, the first chicken tikka masala was invented in Birmingham for an English couple who couldn’t handle the spiciness of authentic Indian cuisine. But Glasgow had a counter-claim on that very first curry … Either way, us Brits and our love for curries is […]

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Thai Chicken Satay With Peanut Dipping Sauce

I don’t know about you, but I am not ready for autumn! The last couple of days has been just a little cooler, and the evenings are definitely more crisp…. September is the month our little one starts her first school as well! It is exciting and challenging yet heart wrenching for us…. they grow up so […]

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Thai Pineapple and Cashew Fried, Sticky Rice

I once read, Armenian mothers line up a number of objects in front of their babies as a part of a ritual when their first teeth appear. The first item they show interest in is supposed to predict their future careers. A book usually represents a scholar, money symbolizes a banker, and a knife foretells that the child will become a doctor and in my case it must […]

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TURKISH LAMB STEW WITH OKRA

Turkey is situated between Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The influence of this very unique location can be seen in their history, culture, lifestyle and food. It’s not all about Shish Kebab! In fact the Turkish cuisine is the best combination of Eastern European, Central Asian and Middle Eastern food. Today, as promised I […]

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Antalya!

Our second vacation in Turkey! The first one was the stunning Bodrum, which we just loved! And this time we have picked up the beautiful Antalya! Travelling! It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller! (Ibn Battuta) Such wise words and so true!! Travelling surely expands minds and gives a new vision and […]

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Bibimbap, Rice bowl with lamb mince and kimchi red Cabbage

I am sure you all know by now that I like my one bowl meals, right?? A colourful, flavoursome, nourishing bowl of food with lots of health benefits! There are so many combos that can be used to make a super dooper yummy bowl meal and today I am sharing my spin on an absolute classic, […]

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