Sunday, April 15, 2018

Hazelnut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies & Eid Eats 2018

Yum

I can't believe Ramadan will be here in one month!  Time goes by so quickly!  This also means that it's time to announce the fifth edition of Eid Eats!  I am hosting this event with my friends Henna from Chai & Churros and Sarah from Flour & Spice.  Head on over to their blogs to see what they are sharing for today's Eid Eats announcement!

For those of you unfamiliar with Eid Eats, it a virtual potluck where we all share a dish that we would make on Eid.  The event will be going live on June 10, 2018.  Scroll down to the bottom of this post to get all the details!

To start things off, today I'm sharing some delicious Hazelnut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies that are some of the best cookies I've ever had!  The recipe for these cookies are from Henna's blog.  She originally made them with Almond Butter.  I had Hazelnut Butter in the fridge and was thinking maybe they may have a Nutella flavour to them.  They didn't quite taste like Nutella but they were amazing!  I made half the recipe below and they were gone in no time!  My boys couldn't stop raving about them.  You could use whatever nut butter you have on hand for these and I'm sure they would turn out great!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Simple Veal Koftay {Indian Veal Meatball Curry}

Yum

Growing up one of my favourite dishes was Koftay. My mom made them in the Hyderabadi style.  They are delicious but a little time consuming to make.  I adapted this recipe from Kashmiri Foodie.  Following her recipes, I have been reminded that you don't need a lot of ingredients to make delicious food!  This recipe uses minimal spices, is simple to make and it's delicious! My boys gave me raving reviews when I made these the first time!  I have made them many times since as they are quick and easy to make.  We enjoy them with roti or naan but I'm sure they would be delicious with some Basmati rice as well.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Banana, Date and Almond Protein Smoothie

Yum
Banana Date Almond Protein Smoothie

Lately I've been paying more attention to the food I eat and trying to be more active.  One thing I've been doing is trying to eat more protein.  This Banana, Date and Almond Protein Smoothie is one of the ways I've been trying to increase my protein intake.  I will have this smoothie after my workout.  I personally don't like the taste of protein powder so in the recipe I've given a range to use.  You can start out with less and try to increase the amount as you get used to the flavour.  Currently I use about 3/4 scoop in my smoothie.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Tandoori Chicken Biryani - Dum Style

Yum

One of my boys' favourite dishes is biryani.  I find the traditional Hyderabadi Biryani to be the simplest and easiest to make.  I found a recipe for Chicken Biryani, Dum Style in the cookbook Mangoes and Curry Leaves.  It was basically the recipe for Hyderabadi Biryani.  What make this type of biryani so easy, is that the meat is marinated overnight.  When it's time to cook, you put the raw meat at the bottom of the pot, top with parboiled rice and bake!  This recipe layers the raw meat in the rice and it all comes out perfectly.  I changed things up and made a Tikka/Tandoori version and everyone fell in love.  In fact, the last time I made it was for my eldest's birthday!  We love to have it with plain yogurt.  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Books Read in 2017

Yum

This past year has been a slow year when it came to blogging.  One of the reasons was I spent a lot more time reading.  So this year, instead of sharing the top recipes of 2017, I'll be sharing what I read in 2017.  If you are interested in the top recipes of 2017, let me know in the comments!

I have always loved reading but after having kids, it was hard to find the time.  The kids are a little older now, so I've been trying to squeeze time in whenever I can to read which basically means that if I am waiting for something...doctor appointments, after school activities..I've got a book with me.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...