~ Lasagne Wraps ~

Giada De Lorentiis once said, “Pasta doesn’t make you fat. How much pasta you eat makes you fat” and I agree. I believe nothing is bad for you until and unless you are having it in controlled proportions and I have personally experienced this; when you eat less than your hunger, your body learns to…

~Gola Kebab Paratha Roll~ 

Anthony Bourdain avered, “I think of street food as the antidote to fast food, it’s the clear alternative to the King, the Clown and the Colonel”.  Street food of any country is a huge indicator of what the inhabitants of that particular land fancy as food as it reflects the heart of the community. Certain…

~ Spicy Zinger Burger ~ 

Customer: [to Ed] Excuse me? Look, I ordered one Good Burger with nothing on it. Ed: That’s what I gave you. Customer: No! You gave me a bun. Just a bun! Look! There’s no meat in here. Ed: But you said you wanted nothing on it. Customer: Yes, but I expected a meat patty! Ed:…

~ A Bread Pie Affair ~ 

The aroma of a good bread baking leaves you with the world’s sweetest smells as James Bears once wrote, “Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts”. Now, Imagine, if you introduce bread to the world of Pie whereby you are baking a…

~Shashlik~ 

Many of us don’t know that Shashlik initially originated from Eastern Europe. It is a descendant of the word “shish” or “sis” in the turkish and Iranian language which actually means ‘skewers’ which later became “shyshlik” in Russian and journeying through Southern and Central Asia, when it came to the land of curry lovers, settled…

~Kinder Bueno Cheesecake~ 

Let me share with you an excerpt from a book called “Delicious” by Ruth Reichl, that I was reading last week when I felt the urge to make this dessert and it has become one of my favourite excerpts,  “I know you are a chocolate lover. I can always tell. I am about to temper…

~ 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…

~Mandi~ 

William Shakespeare wrote it best, “tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers”, and I bet if he ever had a chance to eat middle-eastern food, he’d be licking all his fingers clean. The food in Middle-east is as lavish and glamorous in taste and presentation as the life of Middle East itself….

~BBQ Sloppy Joes~

I believe when Craig Claiborne said, “cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love”, he had Sloppy Joes in mind. This is a dish that brings out the child in you having the pleasure and privilege of being sloppy and not getting told off….

~ Eurasia Tikka Brioche ~ 

Back in University, when I was doing my degree in English Literature, I used to love Robert Frost. One time I came across one of his quotes saying, “There is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook and won’t, and that’s a wife who can’t cook and will”. I remember laughing out…