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Shahi Paneer - Indian Cottage Cheese In Tomato Gravy
Shahi Paneer - Indian Cottage Cheese In Tomato Gravy

    In Indian cuisine, when you stir fry vegetables and/or meat and/or cottage cheese with spices and herbs, the resulting dish is called a sabji or subji. A simple sabji accompanied by daal (lentils) and roti (bread) forms a satisfying meal in most...

Lavender Dream Biscuits

One evening a couple of months ago when it was still cool here in Sydney, continuing on my quest to explore Leila Lindholm's A Piece Of Cake some more, I decided to make the first thing that jumped out of the pages of the cookbook. As I flipped the pages the lavender...

Blueberry Cream Cheese Butter Cake

At a party for Noodles who is my friend Esther's youngest, I had a blueberry cake that was utterly moist and delightful. Shame on me for not realizing the key ingredient that made it so different until someone mentioned it out loud. It was cream cheese. It was not...

Dark Chocolate And Candy Cane Cookies
Dark Chocolate And Candy Cane Cookies

Every year on Christmas eve we set out a plate with two freshly baked Christmas themed cookies and a small glass of cold milk to wash them down. Yes, for Santa! We used to place a tiny carrot next to the plate too but that would never get eaten. We assumed Rudolf and...

Ramona And Beezus Raspberry Muffins
Ramona And Beezus Raspberry Muffins

Have you watched Ramona and Beezus? Based on the best selling books, the movie is about the hilarious and bittersweet adventures of young Ramona Quimby played by the very expressive Joey King and her older sister Beezus played by songstress Selena Gomez. I watched the...

Coffee Cake With Cinnamon Walnut Crumble
Coffee Cake With Cinnamon Walnut Crumble

A recipe doesn't have to come from a fancy schmancy cookbook to be really good. Take this recipe for a gorgeous coffee crumble cake that I found in The Sydney Morning Herald's Good Living section. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know that I just can't...

Coconut Lime And Liqueur Macaroons
Coconut Lime And Liqueur Macaroons

I’ve only ever had round coconut macaroons in my lifetime. Recently, while browsing  Leila Lindholm’s A Piece Of Cake, I came across a recipe for coconut pyramids. The picture showed golden brown tips of what looked like pyramid shaped cookies...

Crunchy Peanut Butter Oat Cookies
Crunchy Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

Ever notice how a homemade cookie kicks the crumbs of a store-bought one? I notice it all the time and despite all my efforts to have a batch of homemade cookies on hand at all times, I take the easy route and buy [gasp!] a packet of biscuits or a bag of cookies from...

Chana Masala - North Indian Spicy Chickpeas
Chana Masala - North Indian Spicy Chickpeas

Masquerading under the moniker of Chola Bhatura, the quintissential street food king of Punjabi cuisine is the humble Chana Masala which loosely translates to North Indian Spicy Chickpeas, well not really. It basically means Spicy Chickpeas, I just added the North...

Wholemeal Rosemary And Raisin Cookies
Wholemeal Rosemary And Raisin Cookies

We started a compost bin in our backyard last week and have been watching our veggie, fruit and herb patch grow as the weather warms up here in Sydney. I have been experimenting with whole foods and healthier snacking options over the past few weeks and have been...

Buttermilk Banana Walnut Bread
Buttermilk Banana Walnut Bread

As bakers, we underestimate the value of having a frozen loaf of a delicious cake or bread in the freezer. A frozen slab of something spongy and fluffy, just waiting to be heated or toasted in the oven will cure those midday blues and save your skin when you have to...

Cornflake Choc Chip Cookies
Cornflake Choc Chip Cookies

Finding a cookie recipe that is like a blank canvas that you can paint  on with different colours every single time is like finding the treasure at the end of the rainbow, rare but so worth it. The recipe I am about to share is that blank canvas for me. ...