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Recipes/ Vegetables

Chinese Chilli Eggplant

Eggplant, aubergine, brinjal, whatever the name, my boys don’t dig it. Not really. I’ve tried eggplant recipes of all kinds; fried, baked, grilled, roasted, they eat it but reluctantly. All this changed when I tried Maggie Zhu’s Chinese-style eggplant recipe from her beautiful site https://omnivorescookbook.com Her fried eggplants in a syrupy soy sauce inspired me to try my own version of the eggplant recipe. …

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Desserts & Sweets/ Recipes

Guest Post – A Classic Victoria Sponge Cake To Celebrate The New Year

New Year’s Eve is one of the most celebrated occasions in the calendar year. We all want to enjoy the ushering of the new year with energy and happiness as well as wish to have special and unforgettable memories. Sweets and cakes are favourites on most dinner tables. If you are a cake lover then nothing can be more delicious than a beautiful cake. …

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Poultry & Meat/ Recipes

7-Ingredient Sticky Chicken Thighs

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There are a thousand chicken thigh recipes out there to tempt you but I’ll go all out and say that my recipe for 7-Ingredient Sticky Chicken Thighs may be a lazy one but it will have you licking your fingers. I guarantee. It uses just just about 7 ingredients and you’ll hardly break a sweat cooking them and the result – moist chicken thighs coated with a delicious syrup,will be…

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Recipes/ Seafood

Mustard And Coconut Fish Curry

Mustard and Coconut Fish Curry / www.quiche tell. com

I’ve been cooking fish since I was thirteen or fourteen. Plump, bright-eyed rohu, catla ( both varieties of South Asian carp) and other freshwater fish were staples on our table. I even recall cleaning and gutting them without feeling squeamish. Cooking fish these days normally involves sea fish, as  my kitchen moves with my husband’s job from one coastal city to another. This most recent relocation has brought me back…

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Appetisers, Soups & Salads/ Bread/ Recipes

Whole Wheat Potato & Rosemary Flatbread

WW Potato & Rosemary Flatbread / www.quichentell.com

A little rosemary can sing. It transformed the humble flour, salt and potatoes into Whole Wheat Potato And Rosemary Flatbread. Frugal and so fundamental, the flatbread made for clean, elegant eating with a chilled glass of white and warm company. Sometimes it takes so little to feel contentment – for me it was an afternoon of rosemary-scented quiet comfort. …

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Breakfast/ Desserts & Sweets/ Recipes

Gluten-Free Coffee Banana Bread

Gluten-Free Coffee Banana Bread / www.quichentell.com

  Banana and coffee meld marvelously yet hold their own in this grain-free bread. It is built with ground almonds and oatmeal with cornflour acting as the cement. In this banana bread recipe, I’ve tried a riff on the classic and combined the vanilla sweetness of ripe bananas with the delicious and dark complexity of coffee. I even dropped the butter for fragrant, cold-pressed coconut oil. So obviously, I had…

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Recipes/ Rice, Grains, Noodles & Pasta

Seafood Coconut Pulao (Pilaf)

  Coconut palms line the sea shore, the countless lagoons and backwaters and populate the landscape of Kerala like a mammoth standing army. Is it any wonder then that the bounty they yield complements the delicious gifts that the sea bestows on this rich land. Seafood and coconuts – a match made in foodie heaven – inspired me to develop a pulao recipe that is as easy as it is…

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Desserts & Sweets/ Recipes

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies

Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies / www.quichentell.com

Lately, all my online food haunts seem to be inundated with big, brown, fudgy squares, beckoning at every click. Overdosing on all the brownie porn induced a chronic craving within me. I needed an urgent brownie fix. I even dreamed of brownies – plain, marbled, glazed, layered, filled with nuts….. But waiting, shopping for ingredients, delaying was not an option. A new jar of peanut butter in my kitchen cupboard…

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