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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.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Indian Chick Peas curry

My mum is visiting me at the moment and yesterday we made delicious punjabi style chick pea curry and I thought I will share it with you guys.

2 cans of chick pead
4 medium sized potatoes boiled and chopped into thcik chunks
3 onions - chopped
2 full green chillies
3 shopped tomatoes
1/2 inch of finley chopped ginger
bay leaf
cumin seeds
2 tsp of chole masala
1/2 tsp of tumeric
salt to taste
2 tsp of tamrind paste
3 tsp of garlic paste
3 tsp of mango powder
1/2 tsp of sugar
2 tsp of tomato ketchup

Saute onions, ginger , garlic, chilles and all the spices for 20-25 mins until the ingredients are cooked add the tomatoes and cook it for further 10 mins until the mixture leaves oil at the sides. This mixture is called masala - and should be cooked properly till it is nice and red in colour.

Add the chick peas, potatoes and 3 cups of water and let it simmer for another 25 mins- sqeeze lemon juice, garnish it with lots of corriander and serve with flat breads or nan bread!!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010


1 BIG TUB OF Vanilla Ice Creme
300 gm of crushed choclate or oreo biscuits
300 gms of crushed honey roasted peanuts
150 gms of chocolate chips

Mix all these ingedients with the ice creme in a blender
Pour the mixture in a 20 cm cling filmed lined cake tin AND REFREEZE IT FOR 2-3 hrs

Before serving slide it out of the cake tin and decorate it with some caramel sauce and chocolate chips. It is really that easy!

ps: if you want you can also add some marshmellows to it!

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Roast dinner with a salad in wasabi dressing

Normaly I love having a roast dinner but can't be bothered because of all the non-sense with timing issues. But this alternative is lovely - Nigella Express Way try it- it's worth it.

Poussin x 2 ( whole )
3 sweet poatoes chopped into large chunks
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 ground cumin
olive oil

Place the chicken and sweet poatoes in a large roasting pan drizzle with oilve oil and sprinkle the cinnamon and cummin powder.
Roast in a over for 45 mins at 225 degrees.

For the salad:

For the dressing:
4 tbs of vegetable oil
1 tbsp of wasabi paste ( you can also use mustard or horseradish)
Core salt
Shake it all in a jar and pour it over the salad

Serve with the roasted chicken and potatoes with some lemon wedges.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Minestrone in minutes

I came across this in a student cook book and it is one of the most easiest and quickest things to make. There is no excuse at all you have to try this. Made this on Thursday after a terrible day at work at enjoyed it on the sofa watching East Enders.

1 vegetable stock cube or real stock if you can be bothered
400 gms of tinned tomatoes
100 gms of thin spaghetti
350 gms of mixed frozen or fresh veg ables of your choice - I used a bag of frozen vegetables from Iceland!!
4 tbsp of green pesto

Bring the stock to boil with the tomatoes
Add the spagheeti and cook for 6 mins
Add the vegetables and simmer
Season it with some salt and pepper
Stir in the pesto

Serve with some grated cheese and fresh herbs along with crusty bread with lots of butter ( only if you cannot live without carbs like me ).


Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Corn Tortilla and scrambled eggs

This is one of Nigela Lawson's recipe and I tried it this weekend. It is absolutely delicious hope you all try it and enjoy it as much as I did!!

Cut 2 corn tortillas in thin strips and fry it in a table spoon of olive oil and keep aside.

Add butter to the pan and fry some spring onions and peppers.You can add anything you want at this stage I just used spring onions and peppers as that is what I had!

Beat four eggs with a tea spoon of milk and a pinch of salt.

Add the eggs and the fried tortilla in the pan with the fried spring onions

Gently stir until the eggs are cooked into a creme scrambled egg texture

Garnish it with lots of freshly chopped herbs, lots of parmasane cheese and eat it hot!!