Urad Daal (Black Lentil Daal)

I hope you’ve all had a great bank holiday weekend. What is going on with the weather? Snow in April? Now I’ve seen it all. Bring back the sun please, I’m cold. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been over indulging the past few days. As lovely as it was, I now crave some simple…

Slow Cooked Indian Spiced Shoulder of Lamb

Easter is coming up this weekend and I am so excited. I love everything about this holiday from the beautiful Spring weather to hot cross buns and copious amounts of chocolate. There’s just something about this time of year that puts a ‘spring’ in your step. Sorry. One of my other favourite things to eat…

Happy Mother’s Day :)

Happy Mother’s Day to all Mums! Even though we are still in lockdown and may not be with our loved ones this Sunday, let’s take comfort in knowing we will hopefully be with our nearest and dearest very soon. At least we have technology to connect us 🙂 For those of you who know me…

Fish Burgers with Harissa Mayo

I have your Friday night fakeaway ready for you! Yes this is a very naughty recipe, but let’s just put that aside. Let’s focus on the positives here. Homemade crispy chip shop style fish, spicy harissa mayonnaise with crisp shredded lettuce and a soft brioche bun, served with homemade chips. Yes please! If we can’t…

Sausage Pizza

Did anyone catch Jamie Oliver’s Keep Cooking Family Favourites this week? He made this amazing Sausage Pizza and I just had to try it! It was a quick pizza with a sun-dried tomato pesto base, topped with sausage meatballs, mozzarella, red onions, pine nuts, rosemary and wait for it…grapes! Yes I know I was shocked…

Tandoori Chicken Salad with Braised Lettuce

Sounds posh right? It really isn’t. I love a good salad but I tend to get bored very easily. Also when the weather is cold, I can’t seem to face a cold salad. I want something warm and comforting, but also healthy and exciting. This is my twist on a chicken salad. Spicy tandoori chicken…

Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni

Sometimes its nice to make something that’s a little more special. Whether its for your other half or you just feel like treating yourself (why not?), this is a great recipe to adapt. There are so many recipes out there so feel free to put your own spin on it, but this is how I…

Gujarati Dhokla

Even though there are so many exciting recipes and cuisines out there to try, nothing beats the food you grew up on. The food that makes you happy and creates a sense of nostalgia. The food that takes you back home. My lovely Aunty sent me some homemade food the other day (abiding by social…

Chicken Toad in the Hole

Toad in the hole is a British classic. A giant Yorkshire pudding with sausages baked in the middle? Yes please. Although sausages are not great for the waistline. We don’t often eat sausages but I really wanted toad in the hole so I thought, why not put something else in the middle? That’s how chicken…

Vegan Stuffed Peppers

My husband and I try to eat a vegan/vegetarian meal at least a couple of times a week, as I believe that we don’t need to eat so much meat and fish all week long. Plus it’s cheaper! Eating a vegetarian meal is not a compromise, they can be delicious and satisfying. This recipe is…