Sunday, May 31, 2015

Pumpkin Chiffon Cake

I've got some pumpkin left from making curry the other day and instead of roasting as I always do, I decided to transform it into a cake and it came out nicely !

The recipe could be found here. ( Note : I used 90 g of mashed pumpkin ) 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Blackcurrant Coconut Slices

The other day I felt like making something sweet but couldn't come up with an idea of what to I flipped through BBC Goodfood magazine and few minutes later I spotted these slices!!

The recipe could be found here.  

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Almond Butter & Banana Granola Bars

I've found these healthy granola bars right after my previous granola bars were all gone, so I made them to continue treating myself after lots of exercise I've recently done ! Given a natural sweetness from dried fruits and banana, so I really enjoy eating it without a

The recipe could be found here. ( I used mixed dried fruits and added 2 extra tbsp of chia seeds to make it healthier ! )

Snowdrift bars

I was about to make another recipe of granola bars but had a second thought when I came across these bars that simply caught my attention by the way of making I left the granola behind and gave these bars a try first !

The recipe could be found here.


Monday, May 11, 2015

Granola Energy Bars

Admittedly, I never like doing any kind of exercise (especially working out in a gym! ) in my whole life and avoided doing it when I was younger but now getting number of age higher and higher , I've felt an essential of taking good care of my body to stay strong and healthy!

So lately, I've been doing a lot of yoga & fitness classes..and surprisingly, I started feeling good and now seem addicted to them ! Given load of exercise done, I thought I deserve some nice treat after hard working out & sweating and these bars were found at the right time!!

The recipe could be found here ( Note : I used 1/2 cup of a mix between golden syrup & light corn syrup as a sub for brown rice syrup and was really happy with the result )


Pozole Rojo

I'd been wanting to give this Mexican dish a try for ages but I couldn't manage to make it cuz I was not able to find hominy (which is one of main ingredients) from any of supermarkets I regularly go for shopping until recently when I luckily came across it on a shelf of the shop that sells imported things from US..Bingo!!

To me, the stew is quite easy to make although it requires some times to get everything done and ready to serve..anyway, the outcome deserves your effort and it made me happy to see my loved ones enjoy eating it..nothing you could expect more, isn't it ??

The recipe could be found here.    


Friday, May 8, 2015

Roasted Root Vegetable & Rye Berry Salad

I bought a pack of rye berry a while ago and haven't used it often enough as I expected. Luckily, I came across this salad somewhere somehow and finally managed to make something about it before its expiry date!    

The recipe could be found here.

Roasted Cauliflower & Boursin Soup

I've been making different kinds of soup since a beginning of this year and keep amazingly finding out that there are tons of ingredients which make a great soup and this cauliflower soup is definitely not exceptional !

The recipe could be found here.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Rhubarb Bakewell Tart

I've recently seen many recipes about rhubarb and all of a sudden, this bakewell tart came through my mind. After a quick search, then I ended up with this recipe and hunted for rhubarb from few places before getting it done right and successfully !

The recipe could be found here.  

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Macadamia Maple Butter Tart Bars

As I said before that shortbread is my family's this tart bar is easily fallen into the category but it's even better with a scrumptious topping!!

The recipe could be found here. ( Note : I reduced sugar and sprinkle chopped macadamia on top before baking )


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bengali Lamb Dry Curry

I like cooking and eating all kinds of curries but Indian ones seem to be the winner..I've fallen in love with spices that make a magic to the outcomes which never fail to please my testers !

When I spotted the photo of this curry, it immediately caught my attention and made me go straight to view the post...The original dish is made using mutton but unfortunately, it's not easy to find the meat in HK or at least from where I normally instead of giving up, I chose lamb as a substitute !

The dish is recommended to serve with what it's called sweet pea pulao which calls for some dried fruits and cashew nut. Given my husband and daughter are not big fan of those, so I omitted them and remained the rest ingredients and was happy to call it ' Pea Pulao ' !

The recipe could be found here.  

Monday, April 20, 2015

Green Lentil & Bacon Salad

I've basically used lentil as a main ingredient for making soups or stews so far but now it's time to move forward to make something new about it and I simply went for salad!

Starting off with this lentil salad that isn't too complicated and can get everything done quite quickly, yet it yielded agreat

The recipe could be found here. ( Note : I used dried herbs instead of fresh ones and added chopped carrot to make the dish healthier )


Friday, April 17, 2015

Chocolate Chip & Pecan Cookie Brittles

Most of cookies I've made are rather soft & chewy types than crispy ones which sometimes are not a big hit among kids who are crazy for Chips Ahoy cookies type!

So this brittle seems to be a good solution to make my homemade cookie to become a big hit!! At least it's been proven by my loving daughter !!

The recipe could be found here. ( Note : I made only half recipe and reduced sugar to 1/3 cup )

Monday, April 13, 2015

Basic Buttermilk Scones

Scone is one of baked goods that seems easy to make but in fact, it's not that easy to make things right to get a good one !

I make scones once in a while using different recipes when I feel like baking but can't think of anything ..not only it's simple and fast to get everything done but it is also one of my family's favorites!

I made one batch last weekend but the outcome didn't meet my expectation so I decided to do it again but to avoid being disappointed , I opted for the recipe that I'm sure it would never let me down!!

The recipe could be found here. ( I served them with clotted cream and raspberry jam )