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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…

Chicken pot pie is comfort food personified. Chicken and vegetables in a rich and creamy white sauce with flaky puff pastry on top. Delicious!
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Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken pot pie is comfort food personified. Boneless chicken and diced up vegetables are cooked in a rich and creamy white sauce with a bit of spice to give it that Desi kick. Hot out of the oven with flaky puff pastry on top. What is chicken pot pie? It’s diced chicken and vegetables combined together in a creamy white sauce and poured in a large baking dish.  Topped with a puff pastry crust, and then baked in the oven…

This Chinese style fish and vegetable stirfry is made with just 1 teaspoon of oil! Healthy and delicious it’s perfect for dinner and can also be meal prepped for lunch during the week.
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Fish and vegetable stir fry | Asian stir fry

This Chinese style fish and vegetable stir fry is made with just 1 teaspoon of oil! Healthy and delicious it’s perfect for dinner and can also be meal prepped for lunch during the week. Serve with quinoa or brown rice to amp up the health quotient.  Fish is something that I have only started experimenting with in the past few years and what I usually get are boneless fish fillets. No bones, no need to fillet anything or clean –…

With a sprinkling of Egyptian dukkah on top, this smooth and creamy dukkah hummus is the perfect dip to serve with raw vegetables or pita bread.
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Dukkah Hummus | Hummus Recipe

With a sprinkling of Egyptian dukkah on top, this smooth and creamy dukkah hummus is the perfect dip to serve with raw vegetables or pita bread. What is Hummus? Hummus is a popular middle-eastern dip or thick spread made with chickpeas (sufaid chole), garlic, tahini, lemon and olive oil. It is popular in Middle Eastern cuisine, and the popularity of the cuisine has led to hummus being easily available in supermarkets. It is considered quite healthy as it’s main ingredients…

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…

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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.
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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…