UK Blog Awards 18′ – A look back –

The Long awaited day had finally arrived, and as I did my final touches to my attire and makeup, I felt my heart in my hands. It was a hot day and I thought to myself, of all the days why today but nonetheless, I didn’t let it bother me because “today was my day”….

~ Smoked Dhaba Karhai ~

“Food is for eating, and good food is to be enjoyed. I think food is, actually, very beautiful in itself” (Delia Smith) and Pakistani cuisine even though is the lesser known in the culinary world, is one of the most complex and diverse cuisines of Asian heritage and cultures. It is a melting pot of…

~ Tuscany Casserole with Grilled Mozzarella crust ~

Comfort food is the ultimate food. Having a casserole is so endearing, the flavours are comforting, they are warm and exciting and the whole concoction of the dish is absolute love. Yes, it’s not for the diet hearted and Yes, it’s loaded with cheesy goodness, which you can’t do a casserole without, but it’s one…

~Mousakka~

“Yia Sta Heria Stas” is what you will hear if you host a Greek and host them heartly and profusely; translating “I kiss your hand”. This means they are commending your culinary skills. I guess I have gone on a Greek spree this week cooking up recipes inspired by the Greek cuisine. I must say,…

~Greek Beef Pockets with Feta Cheese~

“The preparation of good food is merely another expression of art, one of the joys of civilised living” (Dione Lucas). With all the rice, bread, curries, pastas, pizzas and even burgers, it’s recipes such as these that give me a break, that are simple because “good food is very often, even most often – simple…

~JalFarezi~

“Britain is no longer totally a white place where people ride horses, wear long frocks and drink tea. The national dish is no longer fish and chips, it’s curry” (Marianne Jean-Baptiste). In Britain Indian curries have found a very special place. The very famous Brick Lane in Tower Hamlets in East London painted a new…

~ Hot and Sour Chicken Soup ~

“A first rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting” (Abraham Maslow). So, it snowed heavy today in London, which is a very rare happening because we haven’t had snow in the truest sense of the word since the February of 2009. I will be honest, it’s magical waking up to a white duvet…

~Roasted Tomatoes, Peppers and Basil Soup~

“Soup is a lot like family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavour” (Marge Kennedy). Past couple of weeks here in UK have been extremely cold with some mild snow in London. Just when I thought winter is bidding adieu, it…

~ Thai Sweet Chilli Grilled Chicken with Balsamic, wholegrain Mustard Vinaigrette and Couscous~

“Every salad you serve is a picture you have painted, a sculpture you have modeled, a drama you have created” (Carol Traux, The art of Salad Making). This morning at the Gym, all I kept thinking about, was this gorgeous colourful salad. Growing up, I was never fond of putting myself through a diet plan,…

~Crushed Black Pepper Chicken~ 

Curries are a world of wonder because they hold so many diverse flavours. Over the past few months where I have really committed to my blog, I learned something new about myself; my love of Curries. I always thought of myself as a lover of food in general and nothing in specific because for me…