~ 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,…

~Biscuits and Cream~~*Featured Post*~

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate” (Linda Grayson) and in my case, a sister, who is loaded with chocolaty love, herself is sweet enough to eat. This is why I always say, food makes you whole, especially when you share it. My sister lives on the other…

~Tandoori Curry Leaves Biryani~ 

“Until I discovered cooking, I was never really interested in anything” (Julia Child). I always encourage people to make home-cooked meals. There is just so much to it than just food, it’s moments created with ones you love, it’s curiosity that awakens and kindle the explorer inside of you, it’s memories being embedded in food…

~Ras-el-Hanout Spiced Chicken Pot Pie Soup~

“Because cooks love the social aspect of food, cooking for one is intrinsically interesting. A good meal is like a present and it can feel goofy, at best, to give yourself a present. On the other hand, there is something life affirming in taking the trouble to feed yourself well, or even decently. Cooking for…