My Daughter’s 3rd Birthday Cake

My daughter turned 3 a couple of weeks ago (where on earth did those 3 years go?) and I was determined to make her a cake, despite the fact I was drowning in work and social activities. For those of you who saw my cake last year, you will know that I love baking but…

Diwali Biscuits

Happy Diwali to all that are celebrating this year ๐Ÿ™‚ Making biscuits for Diwali is one of our family traditions. Whilst it may not be something you associate with Diwali, itโ€™s something we always made alongside all the spicy snacks and sweet treats. My Mum and I would make biscuits every year and hand them…

Puris and Masala Eggs

This is possibly one of my favourite breakfast dishes. One however, that I don’t get to eat often as it was always something that either my Mum, grandma or aunt made. It’s a typical Sunday morning breakfast eaten with all the family. I always talk about how food can bring back nostalgic memories and puris…

Cherry, Hazelnut and Nutella Pancakes

Happy Pancake Day! I’ve been writing pancake day posts on my blog for a few years now and I seem to always mention that I love English pancakes. And it’s still true, I do! What’s not to love? Thin pancakes that are soft in the middle and a little crispy on the edges, ready for…

Aloo and Spinach Paratha

There’s something quite special about comfort food and how it can take you back to a certain time in your life. It can spark the fondest of memories and transport you back to a happy place. To me, food can awaken the senses; the smell, the taste and the sight of a dish can ignite…

Mussels and Fries

Mussels are in season right now and up until a few years ago I had never tried them. I was never great at trying different shellfish apart from prawns and lobster (especially after a bad experience with an oyster!) However my husband convinced me to try them one day on holiday in Canada and I…

Happy Diwali!

Happy Diwali to everyone celebrating! May your day be filled with lots of light, happiness and delicious food. Today is a day to put on your best clothes and gather with friends and family to enjoy an evening of feasting and fireworks. We would traditionally enjoy a meal of rice, lentil and vegetable curries, fried…

Diwali Preparations

I love this time of year. When the days get darker and the crisp Autumn air hits your face. The trees look so beautiful with its leaves transitioning from green to orange and red. It also means that Diwali is coming up and that means a celebration of delicious food, lights and music. Diwali is…

Birthday Cake!

Did somebody say cake? It was my daughters 2nd birthday yesterday. Two years have flown past. I know everybody says they grow up quick but gosh I didn’t realise it was this quick. My little one is now the boss of the house. From the moment we wake up it’s all go, hopping from one…

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…