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Homemade Pizza Sauce, Margherita Pizza
Homemade Pizza Sauce, Margherita Pizza

I have my favourite pizzas. Pizzas I have shared with Nick mostly on a holiday. New flavours and combinations that instantly rooted deep in my heart. The grand Kathmandu, the comforting Europa, the utterly delicious Byron Bay and the wicked Malibu. I don't know what...

Basic Pizza Dough
Basic Pizza Dough

It is back to basics this month and I am exploring the beauty of a simple recipe, well done. No frills, no fuss, just plain old favourites prepared with the utmost simplicity. After some simple brownies and an old fashioned crumble, I wanted to share a savoury...

Bill Granger’s Sticky Chicken Wings
Bill Granger’s Sticky Chicken Wings

I bought Bill Granger's "Holiday" cookbook quite a few months ago. I have browsed it on a number of occasions, mentally filing away recipes to try out. And there have been many that have been filed away in the deep recesses of my mind. But I came across an...

Billy’s Cola Chicken
Billy’s Cola Chicken

  Billy Law's time-pressed, budget conscious student recipe has become my family's go-to recipe over the past few weeks. I skip th one hour marinating process, frugally devoting only 10 minutes. In less than half an hour, I have a piping hot Chinese chicken...

Gobi Manchurian – Cauliflower Fritters In Chinese Garlic Sauce
Gobi Manchurian – Cauliflower Fritters In Chinese Garlic Sauce

  Gobi Manchurian is an Indo-Chinese dish that is said to have been invented by a small Chinese community living in eastern India by marrying classic Chinese techniques with Indian flavours. Gobi is a Hindi word for cauliflower. This dish comes in two versions -...

Spinach And Cheese Curry – Palak Paneer
Spinach And Cheese Curry – Palak Paneer

  When I was very little, we almost always ate at home. Going to dine out was a luxury and reserved for very special ocassions like someone's wedding. Over the years, that luxury was extended to birthdays and then to celebrate small achievements - an award at...

Spinach Gnudi With Sage Burnt Butter
Spinach Gnudi With Sage Burnt Butter

    I have been growing purple sage for a few months now. I love the smell. I love how the top of the leaf is green and the underbelly purple. I love the wispy flowers that shoot out on a stalk, on their way to seeding. It is a pretty herb and I have only...

Cauliflower Curry
Cauliflower Curry

Ever notice how a simple Carrot And Lentil Salad is transformed into a fancier dish by just calling it Moroccan Carrot Ribbons And Black Lentil Crumbs? Maybe it is the dog eat dog world of food blogging that compels us to project and portray in a manner that is...

Mumbai Fish Fry Tacos
Mumbai Fish Fry Tacos

Memories are tricky little buggers. They constantly play a game of hide and seek, weaving in and out of our daily thoughts. If you are lucky and alert enough, you might be able to spot one from very long ago zooming by and trying to hide. I caught one the other day...

Quick No-Frills Lamb Biryani
Quick No-Frills Lamb Biryani

What do I really mean when I use "quick" and "biryani" in the same phrase? Everyone knows that cooking biryani is a long, slow albeit very rewarding process. What I really mean is that it is actually possible to cook a biryani in under 1 hour flat...

Green Mango And Prawn Curry

  Rummaging through the vegetable compartment of my fridge today, I saw some shiny eggplants and fresh basil. My mind drawing a blank, I opened the freezer door, staring at the contents in there. Two things that instantly jumped out were frozen prawns and some...