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Afelia’s Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie used to be on our dining table at least once or twice a fortnight when my children were younger, it was easy to make and they loved the mushy texture, it made for easy...

Soi Fita Biran

Bangladeshi food is very versatile and many of the dishes we make are surprisingly good for people with food intolerances. People who avoid gluten or dairy products can enjoy lots of the Desi...

Coconut and Jam Sponge

This Coconut and Jam Sponge tray bake is a taste of my childhood, in fact it’s a taste many of us can relate to having attended school here in the UK, cake and custard for me was always the...

Top 10 Recipes of 2017

Here are the Top Ten Recipes of 2017, some of them are obvious favourites but there are a couple here that have surprised me. These were the most viewed recipes of 2017, I hope you enjoy checking...

Peri Peri Chicken

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel now Like many people, I guess I first discovered Peri Peri Chicken when Nandos kicked off over here in the UK, prior to that I had never really heard about Peri...

Best Nine Instagram Posts of 2017

My Best Nine Instagram Posts of 2017, hope you enjoy having a scroll through, links for the recipes have been added to each post (where a recipe is available), so you can try it out for yourself!...

Sticky Ginger Soy Chicken Niblets

These Sticky Ginger Soy Chicken Niblets are a real crowd pleaser, but best of all they are super easy to make. Toss all of the ingredients together in a bowl, add your chicken and then fry them...

Naan Bread

Did I tell you I love bread? I did? Well that’s good because I do! I am a total breadaholic and I honestly can’t imagine my life without it. Whether we’re talking regular baked...

Braised Lamb and Vegetable Stew

Winter is truly upon us. Last week we had some light snow in London which clearly indicated that December is here – for some reason I always associate snow to December although it has and...

Crispy Tandoori Fish Bites

I had some leftover Tilapia (from cooking a curry for my mother in law) that I wanted to use up, so threw these Crispy Tandoori Fish Bites together on the spot, the result was delicious! The...

Spicy Kewra Chicken

Kewra water (also known as Kevda) is a distilled extract derived from the pandanus flower and is better known in South Asian cuisine as Pandan leaf extract. Kewra water is mainly used in North...

Shakshuka

Shakshuka (also known as Shakshouka, Chakchouka) is a North African/Middle Eastern breakfast dish which is super simple and delicious to make. You can also enjoy this as a light lunch or...

Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni

This week we’ve had some seriously cold weather here in the UK, weather that calls for hot drinks and woolly socks, not to forget those all important gloves when heading outdoors. With the...

Lamb Dhansak

Dhansak is a sweet, spicy and sour dish that has its origins in Persian (Parsi) and Gujarati cuisine. The word ‘dhan’, translates as ‘seed’ or ‘grain’ from the...