Shepherds Pie 

“Casseroles don’t have to be about canned ingredients and vegetables you normally wouldn’t think of eating alone, much less stuck between layers of sauce and breadcrumbs. They can vary from everyone’s favourite all time casserole- macaroni and cheese to the ultimate English casserole – Shepherds pie.”   -Marcus Samuelsson Traditionally Shepherd’s pie comes to us…

Vegetable au gratin

When you think of continental and vegetarian, the first dish that comes to my mind is an au gratin, be it potato, cauliflower or a mixed vegetable. A bake is one way to get the family eat vegetables, furthermore, it is a one dish meal. An au gratin is a sought after dish all over…

Fish Masala Bake 

“In the hands of an able cook, fish can become an inexhaustible source of perpetual delight.”         -Jean Anthem Brilliat-  Fish is delicious and easy to prepare and plays a very important role  in our diet. White-fleshy fish are much lower in fats than any other animal protein. Besides being a source…

Chicken and Mushroom Soup

“Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others, each batch has its own ingredients; and it needs time to reach its full flavour.    -Marge  Kennedy According to Virginia Woolf – Soup is cuisine’s kindest course.  Soup is basically a broth infused with flavour. It could be a clearsoup like a…

Bell Pepper, Bacon & Chicken Bake

This is a deceptively simple dish. It’s a bake with a combination of flavours you will love. This particular bake has a surprising twist to it- fried, crispy onions as a topping! I am sure this bake will definitely please you and your family. It is the perfect one-dish dinner- no accompaniments needed. From start…

Roast chicken

Roast chicken – perfectly marinated, baked to perfection and out of this world. As simple as that! All of us love roast chicken-crispy skin, succulent meat and to be frank- a meal by itself. You have mashed potatoes, vegetables and soft juicy chicken. With Christmas around the corner I thought it would be apt to…

Potato au gratin

Gratin is a widespread culinary technique in which an ingredient is topped with a brown crust using bread crumbs, cheese and even melted butter. Gratin originated in French cuisine, the ingredients are all put together in a shallow dish and baked or grilled till a crust is formed on top. Gratins are traditionally served in…

Broccoli and Mushroom  bake

Vegetable bakes are quick and easy to prepare. It can be made early and baked later. Every time you make a bake you could try out different combinations. It’s light, delicious and no one will complain about eating vegetables. Basically it’s comfort food which is wholly satisfying. This recipe of mine is from a Goodfood…

Prawn & Macaroni Bake

Archaeologists tell us that humans have been eating crustaceans from prehistoric times. Today fish and seafood, specially lobster is the most sought after dish when dining out. These foods weren’t discovered by mankind, they took advantage of every available food resource as a result of which it is no wonder that people who lived near…

Cheesy Greens

“Someone has to stand up and say the answer is not another pill. The answer is SPINACH.”  -Bill Mayer LOW in calories and HIGH on nutrients – that’s SPINACH for you. Spinach is not only tasty but has innumerable health benefits. It is rich in fiber, Iron, Vitamin K and Vitamin A. Spinach helps to fight diseases and prevents osteoporosis,…

Fish and Mushroom Bake

A fish bake is comfort food and brings back a whole lot of childhood memories. Its superfast, quick and easy. Ingredients easily available. Well, to me, eating smart is all about eating delicious food. The creaminess and softness of the fish coupled with a crunchy crust makes this bake very special and for me – I…

Crumb fish

There is nothing quite like freshly fried crumb fish – it’s light, crispy, delicate and tastes great. Any fleshy white fish will do. By following the recipe below carefully, you get the perfectly cooked fish covered with a perfectly golden brown crust – too hard to resist! It’s my favourite and my family’s favourite too!…