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A bowl of roast vegetable salad with halloumi salad. Next to the bowl is a fork, a small bowl of crushed almonds, and a bowl of garlic yoghurt dressing.
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Roast Vegetable Salad with Halloumi | Roasted Vegetable Salad

This hearty and comforting roast vegetable salad with halloumi has assorted salad greens, roast vegetables that have been flavoured with dukkah, an Egyptian nut and spice blend. Finally, it’s topped with pan fried halloumi cheese, a tangy garlic yoghurt dressing and almonds. Though I have classified it as a salad, this roast vegetable salad with halloumi is by no means a side salad. This salad can easily be the centrepiece of a meal due to its vibrant colours and flavourful…

A baking tray with roasted vegetables on it cut in cubes - the vegetables are sweet potato, beetroot, red capsicum / red bell pepper and zucchini.
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Guide to roasting vegetables | How to roast vegetables

A guide to roasting vegetables – things to keep in mind when deciding to roast vegetables, how to roast different types of vegetables, and how to serve and use the super delicious roasted vegetables. Let me be honest. I have struggled with roasting vegetables many times – it’s not a common technique in a Pakistani or Indian household. Even when we make full chicken (or charga) we cook and fry it, but rarely roast.  It’s only in the last few…

Three slices of one bowl chocolate cake on a white plate, and dusted with icing sugar and cocoa powder. On the back of the plate is a tray with chocolate cake in it.
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One bowl chocolate cake or the easiest and quickest chocolate ever

This one bowl chocolate cake is the easiest and quickest chocolate cake ever. Mix everything in one bowl, pour in a baking pan and bake. Plus the crumb is so tender and soft, that it doesn’t even need a frosting. Cut into slices and serve on its own, or if you are feeling decadent with a dollop of cream or ice cream. The process of baking has always felt super therapeutic to me. Selecting the recipe, measuring out the ingredients,…

An overnight french toast bake made using brioche bread is placed in a dark blue tray with sliced almonds top. The tray is kept on a blue napkin, and there is a fork on the right with a small blue bowl of cinnamon at the back.
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Overnight French Toast Bake | Baked French Toast with Almonds and Cinnamon  

This French toast bake recipe with cinnamon and almonds is perfect for brunch or a fancy weekend breakfast.  Soak the brioche bread in the egg mixture overnight, and all you need to do in the morning is bake. Drizzle with honey, and dust with powdered sugar and it is ready to serve. This recipe is one of those indulgent breakfast recipes. Perfect for those days when breakfast needs to be extra special –  first day of school holidays, an Eid…

These Pakistani bakery style vegetable patties or vegetable puffs are a perfect tea time snack with a spicy potato and peas filling encased in crispy flaky puff pastry.
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Bakery style vegetable patties | Vegetable puffs | Spicy potato puff pastry

These Pakistani bakery style vegetable patties or vegetable puffs are a perfect tea time snack with a spicy potato and peas filling encased in crispy flaky puff pastry. Today I am sharing a recipe for bakery style vegetable patties or vegetable puffs which are a popular snack in India and Pakistan. In Pakistan, they are commonly known as patties and in India they are called vegetable puffs or veg puffs for short. These vegetable patties / veg puffs are a…

This classic baked cheesecake is super simple to make and makes a cheesecake that is smooth and creamy with a hint of lemon. Serve it plain or with fruits on side. 
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Simple Classic Baked Cheesecake Recipe 

This classic baked cheesecake is super simple to make and makes a cheesecake that is smooth and creamy with a hint of lemon. Serve it plain or with fruits on side.  Cheesecake is one of my favourite desserts to eat, but a recipe that I hesitated to try because it seemed so daunting. But after attempting it for the first time, I realised that it’s actually not hard. It just requires preparation and planning ahead. Read on ahead for my…

Easy to make carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. The cake is super soft and delicious, and that cream cheese frosting on top gives it that ‘wow’ factor. 
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Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting  

I rarely say this but this is the best carrot cake with cream cheese frosting recipe that you will ever taste. It’s easy to make, the cake is super soft and delicious, and that cream cheese frosting on top gives it that ‘wow’ factor.  I still remember the first time I had carrot cake. We were over at my friend Hira’s place and she offered it to us. I was super skeptical at the idea of a vegetable in a…