Mushroom Brown Rice with Lime

Those of you who know me and have been following me on Twitter might know that I moved into a new house with a flatmate. It’s a cute little two bedroom flat with a nice big kitchen. Unfortunately, we did not have a gas connection so we ended up eating out every single day.  It…

Mango Coconut Muffins

A couple of weeks ago, a popular newspaper ran an article dedicated to the King of Fruits. I was supposed to prepare a mango based dessert and while I was doing that, a photographer took my pictures. It was quite awkward because when I cook, I don’t look glamorous at all. My hair isn’t perfect, I don’t…

Indian Pot Pie

Julia Child always said that butter is better. Julia Child always said that butter is better. Yes, it is better but not necessarily healthy. Let me guarantee you this first that I do not talk about healthy eating or low calorie food. Diet food is just not my thing. Yes, if it is delicious I…

Prawn Tom Yum Soup with Rice Noodles

Nature’s Basket is one of my favourite places to shop at. I can spend hours just checking out exotic vegetables, fruits, ingredients and conjure up recipes in my head. Sometimes I end up with a good recipe while sometimes I get absolutely confused with so many options. A few months ago, I signed up for…

Strawberry Tart with Balsamic Vinegar

A few weeks ago, I was at a friend’s place cooking David Rocco’s Lamb in Red Wine Sauce. The dish was a rich, stew which was mopped up with some fresh garlic bread from Birdy’s. After dinner we all craved for something sweet. A bar of candy just couldn’t cut it so I decided to…

Banana Nutella Crepes

A few days ago, I watched an episode of David Rocco’s Dolce Vita. He was given the task of taking care of a friend’s restaurant for a night and basically takeover the kitchen. He and his beautiful wife Nina (who took over the bar) were entertaining a few friends before the restaurant opened its doors…

Deep Fried Oreos

Who eats this stuff? Why would I do this? Yes, I did think all these things when my boyfriend suggested the insane idea to me first. He studied in Baltimore and talked so much about the fairs and frat parties he had been to while staying there. What he raved about was the food available…

Heart Shaped Pancakes with Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Pancakes are fun. Kids love it and so do adults. It’s a deceptively difficult looking dish which when presented well, looks super glamorous and comforting at the same time. Just the sight of beautifully stacked pancakes drizzled with syrup and a dollop of butter fascinates me. What’s even better is that you can have them for…

Crunchy Vinegar Chicken Wings

Last few months, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about cooking simple, basic food. I assume people want to learn how to cook at home. I have plenty of friends living away from their families. They eat out every day for every meal. I know its fun to eat out, we have a lot…

Warm Apple Cinnamon Drink

Apple and cinnamon is a match made in heaven. Who doesn’t like this flavour combination? The sweet and fresh flavour of apples blend so well with the warm echoes of cinnamon. They manage to uplift each other’s flavour and make it an unbelievable experience on your taste buds. I love having sliced apples with vanilla…

Hot Chocolate For The Soul

A cup of hot chocolate is much needed in the cold winter nights. I have been enjoying it even during the day for the past few days. When at home, why not make some hot chocolate and catch up on that book you’ve wanted to read, or watch the season finale of Dexter? Here is a…

The Ultimate Pink Velvet Cupcakes

EVERYBODY LOVES RED VELVET CUPCAKES! Yes, it’s true. The soft spongy cake with the cream cheese frosting is all people talk about nowadays. The best one is available at Pooja Dhingra’s Le 15 Patisserie. I remember eating a giant wedge (yes, wedge) of the Red Velvet Cake from Le 15. It tasted so good that I…