~Chicken Corn and Mushroom Soup~ 

“Soup breathes reassurance, it offers consolation; after a weary day it promotes sociability … there is nothing like a bowl of hot soup, its wisp of aromatic steam teasing the nostrils into quivering anticipation” (The Soup Book, 1949). Soups have been around for a very long time perhaps, as long as cooking, and it’s understandable…

~Turkish Red Lentil Soup~

“Good soup is one of the prime ingredients of good living.  For soup can do more to lift the spirits and stimulate the appetite than any other one dish” (The Soup Book 1949). See, when I sat down to have my bowl of soup, I was gazing at it for a moment and thought, what…

~Persian Zereshk Polow~

I truly understand when Ashley Graham said, “the irony is that food gives me a sense of control, even though it makes me totally out of control. Food is something I can choose, order, have delivered. I sit down, eat, and feel really good in the moment. At its essence, food is nourishing. There is…

~ Beef Al-Farezi ~ 

This dish reminds me of Elizabeth Gilberts, Eat, Pray, Love; wherein she avers, ” ‘Parla come mangi’, It means ‘speak the way you eat’ or in my personal translation ‘say it like you eat it’. It’s a reminder that when you are making a big deal out of explaining something, when you are searching for…

~ McArabia ~ 

Valencia Mackie said “never to give advise unless you have walked the walk, because anyone can talk the talk”, well conceding with her, I strongly advice you to try this recipe. When you read McArabia, the first thing that comes to mind is the glitz and glam of the Middle East. Growing up in the…

~Tao Beef General~ 

This piquant and sweet dish stems from the roots of Hunan Cuisine in China. Hunan Cuisine is traditionally extremely spicy and packed with smoked chilli flavours. This deep fried dish is sweet but not overly so, with a mild kick and smoky flavour from the chillies and a good amount of tanginess. Meanwhile, the cornstarch…

~Butter Chicken~ 

Okay! I admit it, I am a Naan Bread person. I love my curries and my Naan. It satisfies my hunger in a way rice never could, well, except for biryani that is. This Butter chicken is absolute exhilaration. It is a celebration of extremely simple spices on your palate giving you robust blend of…

~Nutella Trifle Shots~ 

“I believe that being Happy is the only important thing. Happiness, Simple as a glass of chocolate” (Joanne Harris, Chocolat) and ofcourse, these were pure joy. I can say one thing for sure, a woman needs her chocolate because without it every emotion that she is feeling is incomplete. When I am happy, I want…

~Smoked Creamy Tandoori Chicken Curry~

Here is what I think; I think that to be a good cook or a genuine cook, you don’t have to be a cook who never uses cheats. Every now and then, I do, and there is simply nothing wrong with it. When I have a hectic day or I am just too lazy to…

-Mr. & Mrs. CookieBrowns- 

Natures first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold  Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour.  Then leaf subsides to leaf.  So Eden sank to grief,  So dawn goes down to day,  Nothing gold can stay.   — Robert Frost  What’s that all about? You may ask. Well! “Nothing gold can…