Chicken Biryani

“There are no measures.Neither in cooking nor in love.It’s all driven by instincts.” Would you believe,  Indian biryani is not actually Indian,It is believed that this royal delicacy originated from Persia and was brought to India by Mughals.Since then it has been amongst the most popular and considered a luxurious treat preferred on special occasions….

Recipes From the West: A John West & Food Anatomist Collaboration

Whether you’re a busy student or working a hectic schedule, meal prepping is key to staying on track with a healthy diet. During all of my years of experimenting with fast, efficient, and tasty meals, tinned tuna has always been a part of my shopping list for its versatility and ability to be used in…

Fakeaway Fried Noodles

There’s no real need to repeat how much of a fan I am of putting a healthier and/or cheaper twist on a beloved takeaway – but there I go. Fried noodles are one of those things that we all associate with a treat when we get it in on our Chinese takeaway order on the…

Healthy Turkey Balls in a Rich Cream Sauce

Makes 8 meatballs and serves 3-4 people. Ingredients: For the meatballs: Turkey mince, 800 g Eggs, 2 Wholemeal bread, 4 slices Onion, red, 1 medium Fresh parsley, handful, chopped finely Salt & pepper For the sauce: Cream, 150 mL Butter, 3 heaped tbsp White wine 100 mL Veg stock, 300 mL Cornflour, 2 tbsp Mushrooms,…

Red Cheddar & Chive Bread Bites

I’ve become such a fan of baking doughs lately, that I think I’ll need somebody to hold me back from doing so, soon! The colder months inevitably attract me to comfort foods involving a lot of cheese and bread combinations like this one. The combination of red cheddar and chives gives this a very festive…

Seafood Paella

Hey all! So, when I was challenged by Don Carlos to come up with a traditional Spanish recipe using their gorgeous oil, of course I went for the traditional, delicious Seafood Paella. Olive oil is used widely in spain and is the foundation of many traditional sauces. As well as that, seafood and fresh herbs…

Mackerel Pâté Stuffed Sweet Potato

Did you know that eating a sweet potato gives you the majority of your daily vitamin A intake? It’s the vitamin we also know as retinol which helps keep skin and the lining of some parts of the body, healthy, and also helps the body’s immune system work properly; not to mention helps keep our vision healthy…

Cauliflower Teriyaki

Some of you may have seen during the week that I witnessed honey harvesting! My uncle had set up the equipment in our garden months ago, so seeing what nature had brought to life was pretty cool. Obviously, I was dying to try out the honey in a recipe, and this gorgeous Cauliflower Teriyaki was…

Homemade Lotus Biscuits

I remember first being introduced to lotus spread (the delicious caramelized biscuit spread) for the first time in Abu Dhabi by my friends who were ordering it as a frozen yogurt topping. I really don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but if I’m to have a craving, this spread would be one of them…

Aubergine Parmigiana

Did you know that Aubergines are high in nutrients such as Folate, Potassium, Vitamins C & K, as well as being high in antioxidants, and fibre, which may contribute to maintaining good blood-sugar control? (source) It’s also a very versatile vegetable (I’ve already added an Aubergine Lasagna recipe to my blog) which can be used…