Browsing Category

Dinner

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.
Baking/ Breakfast & Brunch/ Dinner/ Healthy Eating/ Recipes/ Salads, Soups & Starters/ Vegetarian

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.
Baking/ Breakfast & Brunch/ Cooking Tips/ Dinner/ Healthy Eating/ International Recipes/ Recipes/ Salads, Soups & Starters/ Snacks/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

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…

A cast iron skillet with easy chicken fajitas - red, yellow and green bell peppers and onions. Next to the skillet is a small blue bowl with sour cream, and on top is a tortilla peeking through with some of the fajita filling in it.
Chicken/ Dinner/ International Recipes/ Recipes

Easy Chicken Fajitas | Chicken Fajita Wraps

These easy chicken fajitas are an excellent weeknight meal – full of flavor and simple to make. This classic Mexican recipe consists of grilled chicken that has been marinated in a spicy and tangy marinade, with caramelized onions and bell peppers / capsicum. Serve with warm tortillas, sour cream, and a squeeze of fresh lemon. What to serve with chicken fajitas? The classic chicken fajita combination is with tortilla wraps, sour cream, lime wedges and sliced avocado. However, you can…

A white plate with three turkey rissoles on it with three lemon wedges and steamed carrots, broccoli and corn. Behind the plate is a mini bowl of ketchup and a small golden spoon.
Dinner/ Healthy Eating/ International Recipes/ Recipes

Turkey Rissoles

Similar to a ground mince patty, rissoles are an Australian classic. These turkey rissoles are made with onion, zucchini, coriander and spices. Serve with a wedge of lemon and vegetables on the side. Click here for the recipe Rissoles is something that I found out about when I moved to Australia. It’s a classic weeknight meal in Australia and rissoles are usually served with sides like steamed or roasted vegetables, roasted or mashed potatoes or perhaps a green salad. They…

A copper coloured saucepan filled with mushroom sauce topped with five golden brown mushrooms, salt and black pepper. This copper saucepan is placed on top of a black and white striped napkin and on the top of image, the edge of a wooden spoon is peeking through.
Dinner/ Eggs,Dairy & Cheese/ Recipes/ Vegetarian

Creamy mushroom sauce | A mushroom sauce that goes with everything!

I planned on clubbing this mushroom sauce with a steak recipe but then I remembered all the ways I actually eat this sauce, and then realised that no – this creamy mushroom sauce deserves to have a post of its own.  I actually made this mushroom sauce to serve with steaks, but ended up having with everything else. With the grilled chicken I made for myself since I rarely eat steak, with the mashed potatoes, with the vegetable sides, and…

A white bowl filled with chilli garlic fried rice with eggs, vegetable and sliced chicken, and topped with spring onions. On the top left of the bowl is a small wooden spoon with red chilli flakes spilled around it. Below the wooden spoon are 4 cloves of garlic.
Chicken/ Dinner/ International Recipes

Chilli garlic fried rice | Simple garlic fried rice

This chilli garlic fried rice recipe is an Indo Chinese style recipe –  an Indian twist to Chinese fried rice by adding lots of garlic and spices. Ready in less than 30 minutes, it’s an excellent option for a weeknight dinner. It’s also a one pot meal – everything is cooked together in one pot, so minimal washing up. Lastly, it’s super adaptable – uses minimal ingredients and is a great way to use up leftovers in the fridge and…

Dinner/ Pakistani Recipes/ Ramazan & Eid/ Recipes

Bhuna Gosht | Beef Bhuna | Pakistani Beef Curry

Bhuna gosht is a type of meat curry that is popular in Pakistan and North India. This particular recipe uses boneless beef and is also called beef bhuna. It’s super easy to make resulting in a deeply flavourful dry style beef curry. The recipe includes both stove top and pressure cooker instructions.  Growing up, bhuna gosht was an Eid-ul-Adha (Bakra Eid) speciality in our house. Once the Qurbani was done, and the meat would come to our house my mom would…