Indian style Pork Burger with Caramelized Pineapple + Winner of the Cookbook Giveaway

Indian style Pork Burger with Caramelized Pineapple + Winner of the Cookbook Giveaway

I cannot contain the excitement any longer, so let’s announce the winner before we get to today’s recipe. I decided to go old-school for the draw, not trusting any software to pick my winner. So all the names got written down onto individual chits and then the most important job of picking the winner – [...]

Penne with ham, egg and roasted seasonal vegetables

Penne with ham, egg and roasted seasonal vegetables

A sense of belonging – that’s what really matters when you start life in a new country. It has never been friends or family that helped me feel connected or welcome in any new place but rather the food. The accessibility of fresh produce, availability of ingredients and the independence of roaming around the markets [...]

Hummus Bi Tahina (Middle Eastern Chickpeas Dip)

Hummus Bi Tahina (Middle Eastern Chickpeas Dip)

This is the Holy Week and for every Christian including me, this is the time for silent reflection, a time for praise and thanksgiving. A time to reflect on your inner self, your spiritual self. I am not a regular church-goer but I am deeply religious though my idea of religion does not always conform [...]

Baid Mutajjan (Middle Eastern Fried Hard Boiled Eggs) – Guest Post for Afra Cooking

Baid Mutajjan (Middle Eastern Fried Hard Boiled Eggs) – Guest Post for Afra Cooking

My 2nd invitation to do a guest post for a fellow blogger. All of you know Afra (the lady who taught us to hide beets in muffins!) For those of you who missed that post, you ought to check her beet muffins. Afra lives in Netherlands, a far flung exotic land for me and a [...]

Extra Tender Meatballs

The joy of cooking for your child is priceless. There is so much love and care that goes into making every meal – you wouldn’t think of feeding your child anything less than the best, would you? And I believe this is why every single person remembers and praises his mum’s cooking. It is not [...]

Beet Muffins (How to hide veggies in baked goods) – guest post from Afra Cooking

Beet Muffins (How to hide veggies in baked goods) – guest post from Afra Cooking

It is quite surprising how the world of blogging introduces you to so many friends, especially those from far-flung countries. Afra is from Netherlands, a country I know nothing about except for the huge windmills and the wooden clogs. It is our common passion for food that brought us together which eventually led to this [...]