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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“New Home” Congratulations card!

A house is made of walls and beams and a home is made of love and dreams! (Unknown) Today I am sharing with you one of my art act with loads of love😊! A New Home Congratulations card! I have made this card for my brother and sister in law’s new home. The lucky card has […]

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Grilled Bagel Toasties with roasted Chicken, Mozzarella, olive and basil

Our weekends are busier than the week, so I decided to simplify things for this weekend by making bagel toasties for lunch! For the best flavours, this does require a bit of preparation, which can be done even a night before to safe time … or on the day…like getting the chicken out of the freezer a few hours […]

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Lamb’s liver and kidneys with honey glazed onions, roasted garlic potato mash and Balsamic tomato relish!

Mashed the roasted garlic…. Peeled the boiled potatoes… Cooked up some balsamic red onions, flash fried the liver and kidneys… took some pictures… made a YouTube video and Instagram post trailer…..now is the time to share the recipe with you – my favourite time of all..!!!! So here I am with a brand new, delicious, […]

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Tahiri Pulao- Quick One Pot Turmeric, Potatoes and Rice Dinner

I am a lover of any form of rice, I pretty much have been for whole my life and this super delicious, but super quick, rice and potatoes one-pot dinner is my favourite! This quick dinner cooks in a flash and is my little one’s favourite too and leaves more time for me and Mr Q […]

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Seafood Ramen….”My spin on an absolute classic”

Another seasonal situation, a family-wide summer flu, sent me into the kitchen for something fortifying and this nutritious broth has it all to fix it…! Even if you’re not in to broths and soups, this sunshine in a bowl may inspire you to try it…. A delicious seafood and noodle soup from Japan, with a choice […]

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Ramadan Retreat

Fasting from dawn to dusk, without any intake of solids or liquids… and a less known, but very significant fact is, it should be with abstinence from all types of worldly desires in practice, thoughts and emotions. A complete mind, body and soul refreshing and recharging detox for a month with a deep reflection and […]

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A shabby chic card

  There’s been plenty going on behind the scenes lately, with the blog moving to its own website, pending art projects and house hunting, quite time-consuming activities! I have just finished creating my shadow boxes for a friend’s nursery wall. There hasn’t been a whole lot of time for new art projects and crafts, so today […]

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Our Life in Sweden! 

Travelling is so magical, isn’t it, but moving to a new country to start a new life is a massive decision, one that requires a lot of thought, it could be for work or a new adventure but for me it was for love…! As Mr Q needed to move to “Stockholm, Sweden with his […]

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