Honestly, cooking a vegetarian meal in my household can be quite tricky as my better half prefers to have meat. But, I gave it a go anyway! Luckily, albeit not as creamy as I had in mind, we both enjoyed it till the last fusilli! (FYI, not in one serving, of course!) Whole-wheat Fusili with Butternut Pumpkin and Cashew Sauce The Ingredients 500 g Whole-wheat … Continue reading Enjoyed it till the last fusilli!
I’m not a vegetarian but a good friend of ours is and we oftentimes talk about food even though I’m a total carnivore. So, a huge thanks to Sunny for the inspiration, I ended up making a kind of hummus but with cashew nuts and it turned out great! Butternut Pumpkin and Cashew Dip The Ingredients 500 g cashew nuts, soaked 700 g butternut pumpkin … Continue reading A kind of hummus but with cashew nuts!
Not too long ago, our friends, Simon and Andrea, visited us with their munchkins from Switzerland. During their stay, on one evening, I made this for dinner. It was a real hit with everyone including the kids! Since it was so simple and the kids really enjoyed it, Andrea asked if I could share the recipe. So, here it is! Fusilli with Spinach and Ricotta … Continue reading A real hit with everyone including the kids!
Initially, I bought the chicken thighs alongside a tray of drumsticks to make Oven Fried Chicken for a pool party over the weekend. But the weather turned out not so great. So, I decided to make two different meals on two separate nights. Last night, I made Garlic & Whole Grain Mustard Chicken with Yukon Gold Potato Wedges that came out crispy on the outside and succulently juicy … Continue reading Crispy on the outside and succulently juicy on the inside!
I love having a well stocked pantry and being able to create anything I want, when I want. This dish I am about to share with you involves hardly any ‘real’ cooking other than boiling pasta and lightly sautéing garlic as well as the breadcrumbs! The rest of the ingredients gets tossed in a large bowl with the lot of it and, VOILA! So, what … Continue reading Simple Is THE Word!
I am a leftover lover! There was so much gravy left from the Braised Chicken with Tomatillos & Jalapenos that I decided to place it in a tub and refrigerated it. One afternoon, we were home for lunch and got hungry so I thought why not make a rice dish using the leftover gravy? Here’s a very simple recipe for Tomatillos & Jalapenos Pilaf. The … Continue reading I Am A Leftover Lover!
Remember I had a cheat day last Sunday by making the Chicken Tortilla Pie? Well, last night, I took out the roasted chicken from the refrigerator and used the breasts for dinner. I also had an aubergine, garlic, thyme and lemon in the vegetable drawer. So, what did I whip up? Well, technically, I sauteed and blended them really! Fusili with Creamy Herb Aubergine Sauce … Continue reading Sauteed and Blended!
As always, I love trying out new recipes. Now that we are living in a location where Mexican food and ingredients are highly accessible and thanks to a recent TV show, I got excited about making this dish! It’s perfect for a dinner party of 4 if served with rice. But, last night, it was the perfect portion for 2! Carb excluded. Braised Chicken with … Continue reading Perfect Portion for 2!
I simply love mac & cheese but I also know that having that often is not so good. So, I found the following recipe ages ago and decided to make this last night. Having said that, I am not so sure if this is any healthier BUT it surely does not have 5 cups of cheese in my favorite mac & cheese recipe. This dish … Continue reading This Dish Is So Hearty!
As a party and event planner, I am always looking out for easy to put together finger food. One of them, not only simple but delish, is made of 8 ingredients! Key to this recipe is to make it in advance and refrigerate for at least 18 hours before serving and always use untoasted pine nuts. Have you guessed what it is yet?!!! Black Olive … Continue reading Not Only Simple BUT Delish!