Fried chicken -everybody’s favourite

“Fried chicken tends to make you feel better about life”. Fried chicken- tender juicy chicken covered with a golden crispy crust. Fried chicken is one of the most favourite and popular dishes of America, in fact all over the world – there is not a single person who does not like it . With the…

Chilli Cheese Toast

“I’ve never met a problem that cheese couldn’t solve.” – a wise guy. My version of a cheese toast – it’s got chilli powder, flour, egg, milk and oodles of cheese – baked! It’s simple and delicious, the ideal snack you’d like to bite into on a cloudy day. Could be fried too. All of…

Pineapple Dream

Pineapple dream -a dream dessert to layer in your prettiest glass dish – a dessert too hard to resist. A rather fun alternative to serve this dessert would be to serve in small individual cups or bowls. There is a story to every recipe. This particular dessert is a favourite of mine and when I’m…

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…