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Frozen Mint Lemonade | Mint Lemon Slush

Made with fresh mint leaves and lemon juice, frozen mint lemonade is a super refreshing summer drink. It’s like a mint lemon slushie mocktail. It’s been two years since I moved to Australia, and I have yet to get used to how seasons are the opposite way round here. The days are super short. The sun sets at 5 pm, making me feel the day is half gone by the time I get up in the morning. Though I can…

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Sweet and Sour Chicken

Delicious sweet and sour chicken that tastes just like your favourite Chinese restaurant. Crispy chicken, vegetables and pineapple chunks coated in a tangy and sweet sticky sauce. Sweet and sour chicken is a classic menu item found at Chinese restaurants across the world. Chinese food was one of my favourites growing up, but I had never ordered sweet and sour chicken. It was my uncle’s family who introduced it to me, and I have been a fan ever since. In…

A detailed guide on how to stock a pantry in a Pakistani kitchen - pantry edition. Also included is a FREE grocery list printable.
Cooking Tips/ Pakistani Recipes

How to stock a Pakistani kitchen + printable Pakistani grocery list

A couple of weeks ago I got a message from a reader who needed help in stocking her pantry with the food essentials, especially the Pakistani ingredients. It made me think of how difficult it was when I moved countries and had to setup my kitchen from scratch. It also made me realise that while there are some excellent resources on stocking a pantry and kitchen organisation, there’s not a lot of information for the Desi pantry. Especially not for…

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Yakhni Pulao | Mutton Yakhni Pulao | Goat meat pilaf 

Yakhni pulao is a Pakistani and Indian rice dish made with meat and rice that is cooked in an aromatic stock flavoured with whole spices. Today I am sharing a recipe of mutton yakhni pulao which is made using goat meat (known as mutton in the Indian subcontinent). Read on ahead for my tips on how to make a delicious mutton yakhni pulao. Serve with lots of fried onions on top and raita on the side.   An early Eid Mubarak…

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Guide to making a layered dessert – create your own flavour combinations

A detailed guide on how to make a layered dessert. It talks about all the different ingredients that can go into making such desserts and how to mix and match them to create your own dessert. List of possible flavour combinations to work with and serving instructions at the end of the blog post.  Layered desserts are some of my favourite types of desserts to make. Super easy to put together. Just mix and match different components (could be made…

This layered vanilla pudding dessert is a hit with kids and adults both. Layers of homemade vanilla pudding with cake, berries, caramel sauce and nuts.
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Vanilla pudding dessert with berries and caramel | Homemade vanilla pudding 

The first time I made vanilla pudding from scratch I was blown away by how simple it was – just add everything together in a saucepan and stir till it thickens. That’s all it takes to make homemade vanilla pudding, and once it’s made you can eat it as it is or use it to make a vanilla pudding dessert with your choice of toppings.   The best part about this vanilla pudding is that there is so much that you…

This sesame chilli chicken is full of flavour and an excellent weekday dinner option. It’s also great for meal prepping and can be prepared in advance to enjoy a fuss-free office lunch during the week.
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Sesame Chilli Chicken | Asian style chicken stir fry with vegetables

Today I am sharing a recipe for sesame chilli chicken – an Asian style stir-fry with vegetables that can be served with plain rice or fried rice.Tastes just like your favourite Chinese takeout but much more affordable and healthier too. It’s a great recipe for weekday dinners as it comes together pretty quickly once all the ingredients are out. It is on the spicy side but the brown sugar and honey in the sauce balances the heat. And if you…