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Fresh mushrooms sautéed in garlic, avocado slices and of course lemon juice and salt come together to make this delicious avocado mushroom toast. Enjoy for breakfast, brunch or even dinner.
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Avocado Mushroom Toast

Fresh mushrooms sautéed in garlic, avocado slices and of course lemon juice and salt come together to make this delicious avocado mushroom toast. Enjoy for breakfast, brunch or even dinner. The first time I tried avocado was as guacamole with tortilla chips and for years that was the only recipe I tried. As much as I loved them, avocados can be pricey and there is always that risk of them being under-ripe. Now that I am more comfortable with judging…

Baking/ Healthy Eating/ International Recipes/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted butternut squash is the simplest way to use this hearty winter vegetable. Just cut, toss in spices and bake till tender. Toast the seeds to make for a quick snack. Living in the land down under (aka Australia) requires a bit of adjustment. For instance, it’s the month of July and I cannot go out without wearing a proper fleece jacket or a wool coat. Yes, that cold! Why? Because the seasons are upside down here and so it’s…

Halal cart style chicken and rice is an iconic New York street food comprising of shawarma style sliced chicken piled on top of spiced yellow rice served with salad and pita bread. This is then drizzled with a tangy white sauce and a spicy hot sauce.
Chicken/ Dinner/ International Recipes

Halal cart style chicken and rice

Halal cart style chicken and rice is an iconic New York street food comprising of shawarma style sliced chicken piled on top of spiced yellow rice served with salad and pita bread. This is then drizzled with a tangy white sauce and a spicy hot sauce. If you have been to New York you would have seen the food carts with halal signs at pretty much every street corner, more so in Manhattan but pretty popular in the other boroughs…

Onions, carrots, potatoes, capsicum, corn and more come together to make this super vibrant restaurant style vegetable jalfrezi. Serve this vegetarian / vegan dish with rice on the side.
Dinner/ Pakistani Recipes/ Recipes/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

Vegetable Jalfrezi

Onions, carrots, potatoes, capsicum, corn and more come together to make this super vibrant restaurant style vegetable jalfrezi. Serve this vegetarian / vegan dish with rice on the side. I had an abundance of leftover vegetables in the fridge. By leftover, I mean half a capsicum, one onion, a one serving bag of mixed frozen vegetables, and frozen peas. Not enough to make a dish on their own so I just wanted a recipe in which I can use everything…

Different from the regular chicken handi, this zeera chicken handi is made using green chili, lots of bhuna zeera (roasted cumin) and of course yoghurt and cream to make a rich gravy. Best had with paratha or buttery naan.
Chicken/ Dinner/ Pakistani Recipes

Zeera Chicken Handi

Different from the regular chicken handi, this zeera chicken handi is made using green chili, lots of bhuna zeera (roasted cumin) and of course yoghurt and cream to make a rich gravy. Best had with paratha or buttery naan. Certain recipes come about as a combination of leftover items in the fridge and combining ones favourite ingredients hoping for magic to happen. This zeera chicken handi recipe is a combination of both. Leftover cream in the fridge and roasted cumin…

A simple Pakistani style bhindi ki sabzi made with sliced onions and spices finished off with lemon juice. Enjoy with garma garam chapatti.
Dinner/ Pakistani Recipes/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

Bhindi ki Sabzi | Pakistani style okra vegetable

A simple Pakistani style bhindi ki sabzi made with sliced onions and spices finished off with lemon juice. This vegetarian / vegan recipe can be enjoyed with garma garam chapatti. Bhindi / okra is one of my most favourite vegetables to cook with, and has to be a part of my weekly dinner menu. Once a week for sure, though more than that is just as appreciated. I was so sad to find out that bhindi isn’t common in Australia…

Similar to a burger but far spicier, a bun kabab is the proverbial Pakistani street food snack. It features a potato and lentils patty in a tawa toasted burger bun, with lots of green chutney and sliced vegetables.
Ramazan & Eid/ Recipes/ Snacks/ Vegetarian

Daal and aloo bun kabab or lentil and potato spicy burgers

Similar to a burger but far spicier, an aloo and daal bun kabab is the proverbial Pakistani street food snack. It features a potato and lentils patty in a tawa toasted burger bun, with lots of green chutney and sliced vegetables.   I wait eagerly for Eid every year. The festivities, the clothes, family get-togethers and of course the food. I would spend days planning what I would make for Eid, determined to outdo myself from the year before. However,…