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A piece of vegetarian zucchini slice on a white plate with a fork next to it. On the right side are two more pieces of zucchini slice.
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Vegetarian Zucchini Slice

Filled with zucchini, carrots, and cheese this vegetarian zucchini slice is a great way to add more vegetables to your meals, for kids as well as adults. It can be served hot or cold, and is ideal for snacks, picnics, lunch or dinner. It’s super easy to prepare and lends itself to endless variations. It’s freezer friendly making it ideal for meal prep. What is a zucchini slice? I first heard about zucchini slice when I moved to Australia. Over…

Cardamom Jam Thumbprint cookies in a white platter. In front of the platter are two jam cookies, and one has a bite in it. There are also two cardamom pods next to the cookies. On the back is a jar of raspberry jam.
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Cardamom jam thumbprint cookies | Bakery jam biscuits

Sharing a Pakistani bakery classic today – the bakery jam biscuit or bakery jam cookie. These cardamom jam thumbprint cookies are made with a buttery cardamom flavored cookie dough, and then filled with jam. Delicious at any time of day, and especially so with a cup of tea.   Cardamom jam thumbprint cookies – the ingredients: Flour: Regular all-purpose flour or maida is used for this recipe. Sugar: This recipe uses caster sugar or finely ground sugar. I pulse regular sugar…

A pavlova grazing platter on a wooden chopping board. There are mini pavlovas, chopped mangoes, diced kiwifruit, passionfruit, blueberries, toasted coconut flakes, along with salted caramel sauce and chocolate ganache.
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How to make a pavlova grazing platter | Mini pavlovas with cream, fruit, and nuts

Give the classic pavlova a twist by making a pavlova grazing platter. Mini pavlovas, whipped cream, chocolate and caramel sauce, and a variety of fruit and toppings are part of this stunning dessert. This DIY pavlova platter lets everyone decide what and how much they want to put on their pavlova. A perfect dessert board for your next party!   The inspiration for this pavlova grazing platter comes from Shalini Nestor of Swish Biscuits. She posted a picture of her…

Chicken chili dry with onions and green chilies on a white plate, with a napkin in the background along with garlic cloves.
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Chicken Chili Dry | Indo Chinese Chili Chicken Recipe

Learn how to make restaurant style chicken chili dry and gravy at home. This super popular Indo Chinese recipe is made with crispy fried chicken, onions, and green chilies in a Chinese style sauce. Serve with fried rice, or egg noodles. So many of you appreciated the chicken Manchurian recipe that I shared last week. That’s why today I am sharing another Indo Chinese favorite recipe of mine – chicken chili dry. It’s taken me a few tries, and I…

Baked brie with garlic and chili in a cheese board which has blueberries, crackers and nuts.
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How to make Baked Brie with Garlic and Chili

Baked brie with garlic and chili is the perfect party appetizer. Requiring just 3 ingredients, and ready in less than 20 minutes! Take a round of brie, top it with garlic and chili and place in the oven. Serve the rich and creamy melted brie with toast and crackers, or use it as the centerpiece of your cheeseboard. Read on ahead to find out how to make this super easy and delicious appetizer, along with tips on how to select…

A cheese board set out for South Asians. Clockwise from the top there's cubed feta cheese, puff pastry straws, baked brie, masala peanuts, rice crackers, cubed and sliced cheddar cheese, ritz crackers, papri crisps, grapes, and mango chutney.
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How to make a Cheese Board for South Asians (Add a Pakistani Indian twist to your Cheese Board)

This blog post is all about how to make a Cheese Board for South Asians. Consider this a cheese board 101 guide with step by step pictures on what to do, along with things to keep in mind when serving a cheese board (or grazing platter) to Pakistani Indian guests. It also includes how you can add a Desi twist to your cheese board, with Pakistani Indian inspired savoury snacks and sweets. The steps and guidelines in this post work…

7 lemon and cardamom shortbread cookies on a baking tray, with slices of lemon around the cookies. On top of the shortbread cookies is a lemon glaze.
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Lemon and Cardamom Shortbread Cookies

These buttery lemon and cardamom shortbread cookies are flavored with cardamom and lemon zest, and topped with a lovely fragrant lemon glaze. One of my favorite style of biscuits to eat are butter biscuits, and in that category shortbread ranks supreme. They are rich and buttery, with a delicate crumb that’s perfect with tea or as a snack to munch on. Just be sure to pick up those crumbs. For this recipe I have taken the basic shortbread recipe (used…