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I have created two blogs to share my passion of food and fashion with you. The idea is not to give you accurate recipes or tell you what to wear but to share my day to day cooking and shopping experiences with you. I hope you will get new ideas from my blog and that you will share your experiences with me. I have always been creative with everything in my life be it food, clothes or career. I like trying new things,and I am always up for trying things once in my life.

Friday, 30 April 2010

Chocolate Sin Pudding

150 mls of black instant coffee
475 mls of creme
225 gms of chocolate
10 mls of vanilla extract
30 mls of Coffee liqueur
7 egg yolks
6 tsp of sugar

Pre-heat oven 180 degrees /350 F
Grease and butter ramekins
Baking tin containing water to place the ramekins
Put the coffee,milk and sugar and boil stirring constantly until dissolved
Remove from the pan and add the chocolate
Add liqueur and vanilla extract
In a separate bowl whisk the egg yolks lightly and mix with the melted chocolate
Strain mixture in a jug
Pour in ramekins
Bake it in the oven for 30-35 mins
Remove it and leave it to cool
Chill for 3-4 hrs

Decorate with whipped creme and sprinkle with some cocoa powder and serve!

Chocolate Brownie Cake

100 gms butter
175 gms caster sugar
75 gms brown sugar
125 gms chocolate
1 tsp golden syrup
2 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract
100 gms plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cocoa powder

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (fan) or gas mark 4
Grease and line a 20 cm cake tin
Melt butter, sugar chocolate and golden syrup in a seperate bowl
Whisk the eggs into the bowl until light and frothy
Mix the whisked eggs and the chocolate mixture together
Bake for 25-30 mins

Serve with ice-creme and a caramel sauce or plenty of fresh fruit.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

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Funny Gordon Ramsay website.....abuse abuse and more abuse!!! http://www.gordonramsayswearsatyou.com/

Mustard Pork Chops with Crème Cider and Mustard

Place the pork chops in a bag and batter them with a rolling pin to thin the chops.
Put some oil in a hot pan and fry the chops for 5 mins each side. Keep aside.

For the sauce : In the same pan pour one glass of cider, I table spoon of mustard and some crème ( as soon as you add the crème it will go calm and pale). Spoon this heavenly smelling sauce over the pork chops and serve it with some fresh salad.

Perfect supper - Quick but elegant!!

Monday, 19 April 2010

Carmel Croissant Pudding

Take 200gms of sugar in 1/2 cup of water and put it on a low flame - ( swirl until smooth and let it bubble - never stir as stirring causes crystallising - that is what I have heard am not a scientist)

In 3-5 mins you should have a lovely golden coloured caramel. Turn the heat off.

Add 125 mls of double crème , 125 mls of milk , a shot of Bourbon into the caramel and whisk gently. Beat 2 eggs and add to the mixture.

Tear 3-4 stale croissants in a baking pot - and pour the mixture of caramel on top of the croissants and bake in a oven for 20 mins at 180 degrees.

Serve hot with some more crème - Fit for angles to eat in the clouds, obviously will have to be very weight-bearing clouds!!

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Tandoori Salmon Tikkas

Cut 2 big steaks of salmons into bite size pieces. Leave it to marinate in plastic bag with a mixture of 3 big table spoon of tandoori paste, 1 table spoon of your gut, 1 tsp olive oil, 2 cloves of garlic , lemon juice,salt and pepper and leave it for a minimum of 2 hours.

Place it of a very hot griddle and cook it on both sides for 2-3 mins (each side). Generously squeeze lots of lemon juice , garnish with freshly chopped coriander and serve it with finely sliced red onions and rice/nan bread.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Red Lentil and Coconut Soup with Corriander

Sauté one large diced onion in some olive oil, add chopped ginger and garlic , followed by 3 cups of red lentil. Pour in a can of coconut milk, 2 vegetable stock cubes, 1 cup of water and leave to simmer for 30 minuets until the lentil is completely cooked. Stir in a spoon of tamarind paste and salt and pepper to taste.

Squeeze some lemon juice and garnish with freshly chopped coriander serving it with pita bread and humous.

Sunday, 11 April 2010


This dish is a non-vegetarian version of a well known Indian dish called Palak Paneer - palak is spinach and paneer is cottage cheese. I have made this several times and it has always been appreciated.

Dice 2 chi ken breast in cubes and dust it with some flour , sauteing it in hot oil until crisp.
Cut panner ( this is easily available in all Indian stores and the world food section of all the major supermarkets) into cubes and fry it in pan with some oil.

Boil a big bag of spinach, drain it and then puree it with a hand blender.

In 2 tbs of oil add some cumin seeds, 1 bay leaf, cardamon, clove, dried chili, garlic ginger paste and two diced onions. Add turmeric, curry powder, mango powder two diced tomatoes, a tsp of tamrind paste and let it cook for 10-15 minutes until the oil starts floating on the side of the pan. This is called masala and is a base for most of the Indian curries. It is this masala that adds the flavour to any curry and it is important that this is cooked properly. You can also make a lot of this masala and freeze it using it as and when required.

Once the masala is cooked add the pureed spinach, 1 cup of double creme, sauteed chicken and paneer, 1 cup of sweet corn, 1/2 cup of water and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Season it with some salt and lemon juice and also add a splash of balsamic vinegar ( this brings out the lovely flavour of the tomato from the spinach puree).

Garnish it with roasted cashewnuts and serve with poppa dams, pickled onion, nan bread and pilav rice,

White strawberry that taste like pineapple

The pineberry originated in South America as a wild variety of strawberry but was threatened with extinction until seven years ago when Dutch farmers began growing it commercially, according to the retailer.

They are grown in glasshouses, turning from green to white and are ripe when the seeds turn dark red.

Available in Waitroase.


Roasted Tomato Soup with green basil pesto

Place 6 halved red organic tomatoes along with 2 halved red onions, I garlic cut in the middle into two, 1 table spoon of olive oil, sprig of rosemary and roast it in the oven for 30-40 minutes (180 degrees)

Once roasted squeeze out the soft garlic from its skin, peel of the onion skin and blend everything along with the tomato juices in a blender into a smooth puree.

Add a cup of single creme and simmer for 5 mins until warm and serve with lots of black pepper, salt to taste and a dollop of green basil pesto and extra virgin oilve oil on the top along with garlic bread.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Sweet potato and coconut soup

Saute one large onion with some Ginger and garlic, add 3 peeled and diced sweet poatoes cook got 10 mins add a can of coconut milk,a vegetable stock cube and let it simmer for 15 mins. Blend it with a hand blender add some rosemary and a good splash of lemon serve it hot with pitta bread. If you love yourself and want to be nice to yourself do add a dollop of creme fresh!!

Wierd combinations but they do work..,,really believe me

Sliced banana with salt, pepper and lemon juice
Mango slices between two slices of white bread eaten as a sandwhich
Coke and milk blended with lots of ice
Brown toasted bread generously buttered and sprinkled with granulated sugar

I have tried all of the above and they do taste nice - even if they sound wierd!


I small cup of pudding rice, 1/2 cup sugar, 700mls of milk, 2 cardamon pods, cloves, vanilla essense all cooked for 30-35 mins until the rice is cooked. 100 ml of double creme is added to the mixture and cooked for another 5 mins until the pudding thickens. Served chilled with fresh diced mango, crushed pistachios garnished with a mint leaf. Heaven in a bowl!!

Never throw away your potato skins - use it my way

Never throw away potato skins, whenever you peel potatoes keep the skin in a bag in the freezer until you have enough to make it into a starter for two people or more.

Defrost the frozen potato skin, saute with some garlic, green chill es and cumin seeds in hot olive oil until brown and crispy. Lay it out on a baking tray and sprinkle it with bread crumbs and cheese and leave it in the oven for 5 min until the cheese has belted. Serve it as a starter.


Cleaning the cheese grater is always a pain in the wrongplace - someone had once told me to to use a vegetable spray on it - and yes it works also when mixing your batters, spray the beaters with vegetables spray. Now the batter will not climp up the spray and clean up will be a breeze.

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Mackarel, Potato and Beetroot Salad with horseradish dressing

2 shredded smoked mackerel, 6 diced ,peeled and boiled potatoes, 1 chopped pickled beetroot, spring onions, kidney beans and lots of fresh corriander all mixed with a dressing made of horseradish creme sauce, oilve oil, a pinch of sugar and salt, mayonnaise and lots of black pepper served with a nice crusty bread and real butter - delicious!!

Spicy Pumkin cake with chocolate chips

1 cup pumkin puree, half cup milk, 1 egg. 21/2 self raising flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 cup sugar , 85 gms of butter all mixed together into a lovely Orange cake batter - mixed with chocolate chips and baked in a pre -heated over for 40-50 mins. Covered with a orange and butter icing served with a cop of tea. Hmmmmm yummy!!

Chicken Butter Masala

Diced Chicken Breast dusted with flour and pan fried, onion, garlic, ginger, chillies all cooked in hot oil with chili powder, mango powder, coriander, cumin seeds and can of chopped tomatoes. Left to simmer until dark red in colour and the oil starts floating on the side ( 10-12 mins). The browned chicken is then added to the mixture with some roasted cahewnut paste and double creme. This is then left to simmer for 10-15 mins and garnished with crushed pistachios and fresh coriander leaves. Serve it hot with nan bread, rice and pickled onions. Better than a take away!!

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Bluberries and Ricotta cheese pancakes

3 eggs, some milk, ricotta cheese, handful of blueberries, 3 table spoon of milk, some vanilla essense all mixed vigorously into a smooth pancake batter. Fried into crispy pancaked with melted butter and served with real maple syrup. Perfect way to start your weekend. Try it you'll love it!!



This is my first blog and am not very sure what I am supposed to do. I have always had a passion for cooking and have tried hundreds of new things some I am proud of and some I would never try again. I aim to share my passion of food and good things in life through this blog.

I am not perfect so there may be mistakes but please do feel free to correct me as we live we learn. I hope you enjoy reading my blogs and I will keep it as interesting as I possibly can.