Monthly Archive: November 2014

Nov 19

Aloo Gobi: Spicy Cauliflower & Potato आलू गोभी

Tick tock, tick tock. It’s 9 pm and I was starving … yet there was nothing to cook. What do I do? Look for leftovers and turn them into a nutritious vegetarian meal, of course! Aloo gobi can be found on pretty much any menu at an Indian restaurant and there is good reason for it. It is so simple to cook and it is delicious! Have it with rice, roti or, like me, in a tortilla wrap because I could not be bothered making roti from scratch.

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Nov 17

Five Spice Braised Pork Belly

Have I mentioned how much I looooove my little pressure cooker? I mean, check it out, I made this delicious 5-spice braised pork belly dish in a fraction of the time it takes to make it the conventional way. Prepare to be amazed by the sheer awesomeness of this dish.

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Nov 11

Rigatoni in Beef & Mushroom Ragu

Simple day to day cooking should never feel like a chore. On days where I don’t feel like cooking very much I like to make a quick pasta meal, usually with a tomato base as opposed to the creamy white sauce ones. Here I share a simple rigatoni recipe with a mince beef and mushroom ragu so simple, anyone can do it. You just have to wait an hour for the sauce to cook … but it is well worth it.

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Nov 08

Pumpkin Curry with Prawns

What does one do when there is a pot of leftover spicy Asian soup chillin’ in the fridge? The boyfriend is never in the habit of eating leftovers the next day so sometimes I have to get creative and make a seemingly new dish from leftover ingredients. Here is a yummy and healthy curry dish which has a pumpkin base as the gravy, string beans and prawns for texture. Totally yummy!

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Nov 03

Orange Tea Poppy Seed Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

There I was, trying to use up as many ingredients in my pantry as possible before the cleaners came to rearrange everything in the house. I had asked a friend round for tea and thus, I had to dig out a few cake-making appliances despite me having packed them all up a week ago.

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