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Pumpkin, Couscous and Feta “Meal in a Bowl”.

Pumpkin, Couscous and Feta “Meal in a Bowl”.

Keeping loads of vegetables grilled/roasted to add to our lunches and dinners is such a life saver. All that I need to do later is to add a grain, some greens and some delicious cheese and within minutes there is a wholesome and nutritious “meal in a bowl” on the dinner table. There are no […]

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Pineapple curry with basmati rice for hot summer afternoons.

Pineapple curry with basmati rice for hot summer afternoons.

It is getting really warm and today for lunch all my little girl and I wanted was a light curry and rice followed by a nap. We are having a pineapple coconut curry that has been tempered in butter that gives it not only a flavour but also helps release the fragrance of the mustard seeds, curry […]

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Breakfast Pizza to jumpstart the week.

Breakfast Pizza to jumpstart the week.

A Breakfast Pizza to jumpstart the week on Sunday. The first day of the week is always a little tough. After sleeping in late and having unlimited fun over the weekend, it always requires a little more than the normal enthusiasm to get dressed for school and these mini “pizzas” always help! Made on leftover […]

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50 Ideas for the School Lunchbox.

50 Ideas for the School Lunchbox.

Sometime back I shared on Instagram on how on an average we make 40 lunch boxes a month. Discount three months of summer, winter and other breaks and we are talking about 360 lunchboxes a year for one child! Now, add to this all those days when our kids return only in the evening and […]

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In conversation with Madhur Jaffrey.

In conversation with Madhur Jaffrey.

Her memoir, Climbing The Mango Trees is one of my favourites and words will never be enough to describe how much I adore and respect her and how she continues to inspire me and thousands of people across the globe. Madhur Jaffrey; a food and travel writer, hosts of several cooking shows, award winning actor […]

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HAPPEE BIRTHDAE SARA!!

HAPPEE BIRTHDAE SARA!!

My little girl LOVES to read. There are times when we have to remind her to blink, remind her to eat and remind her that there is school tomorrow so she needs to put away her books and those lights need to be switched off!! Early last year she discovered the world of Hogwarts and […]

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Wishing You All A Dazzling And Delicious 2018.

Wishing You All A Dazzling And Delicious 2018.

A year full of flavours and spices, reading and writing, cookies and coffee, sparkles and happiness, crafting and cooking, picnics and travel, giving and kindness and treasuring all those ordinary and extraordinary moments. That’s how I want 2018 to be; every year to be. And a little extra; Dream, Dedicate, Discipline, Discover and Dazzle. That’s […]

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Frosted Cranberries Butter Cookies For Christmas

Frosted Cranberries Butter Cookies For Christmas

Each December, my little girl loves to have all of her friends over for a pre-Christmas party where she helps me plan and cook the entire spread. One of the many things we make is Christmas cookies. A must each year. Some for her friends to have at the party and some for them to […]

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Cheese and Pesto Mini Muffins.

Cheese and Pesto Mini Muffins.

We love baking mini muffins; both sweet and savoury. Yes, muffins don’t always have to be sweet! When made using the right ingredients it is a great snack to have around. One of Sara’s all time favourite are these Cheese and Pesto Mini Muffins. Flavours of Mozzarella, green pesto, green olives and sun dried tomatoes […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Root Vegetable Rice (Halloween Rice)

Roasted Butternut Squash and Root Vegetable Rice (Halloween Rice)

That day of the year when all of a sudden we seem to be surrounded by two very contrasting colours; orange and black. Orange representing warmth, celebrating life and the bounty of autumn and black representing cold and winter and darkness. Yes, its Halloween! My little girl who is currently obsessed with Harry Potter (which […]

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