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Salted caramel melting moments in a plate. There are 6 melting moments in the plate, drizzled with powdered sugar and caramel sauce. On the back is a wire rack topped with more melting moments, and a cup of tea on the left side.
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Salted Caramel Melting Moments | Classic Melting Moments with a Caramel Twist

Melting moments are a classic Australian biscuit. They are buttery and crumbly shortbread style biscuits sandwiched with a buttercream frosting. These salted caramel melting moments are a twist on the classic recipe with a salted caramel buttercream filling in the middle. Enjoy this melt in the mouth biscuit as a snack with your tea.  What are melting moments? Melting moments are a classic Australian biscuit, similar to shortbread. They are a sandwich style biscuit with two circular shaped biscuits sandwiched…

A bowl of creamy mushroom soup with another bowl at the back, along with garlic bread.
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Creamy Mushroom Soup Recipe | Vegetarian

Made from scratch creamy mushroom soup recipe.  Made with fresh mushrooms, this soup is so much better than the canned version and requires just a couple of ingredients. Serve with garlic bread for a delicious weeknight dinner.   How do you make creamy mushroom soup? Saute the onion and garlic: Heat butter until melted, then add garlic cloves and cook them until fragrant. Then add the onions, and saute till translucent. Cook the mushrooms: Once the onions are translucent, add…

A bowl of vegetarian mulligatawny soup.
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Vegetarian Mulligatawny Soup | Vegan and Dairy Free

This vegetarian mulligatawny soup recipe is made with red lentils, carrots, onions, potatoes and seasoned with Indian spices. With origins in India, it is a rich, hearty, and comforting lentil-based soup that is also vegan and dairy free. What is the meaning of Mulligatawny? To learn about the history of Mulligatawny soup and how to make it, I consulted two cookbooks. One “Classical Indian Cookery” by Julie Sahni and the other “Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cookery” by of course Madhur Jaffrey.…

Assorted mini cheese balls set on a black slate platter. There are a 6 mini cheese balls coated with herbs, almonds and onion flakes. There are also mini toasts with cream cheese spread on them along with a cheese knife.
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Assorted Mini Cheese Balls

These assorted mini cheese balls look super pretty and are a cinch to make. Serve with crackers and mini toasts and have a fancy snack night at home or serve it on a platter to impress the guests at a party. One of my favorite appetizers to make are these mini cheese balls. They are made with cream cheese and coated in spices and herbs. They are super easy to make and look super pretty. They can also be made…

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,…

Four chicken and mushroom mini quiches with roasted capsicum on a white platter. There's a silver tong in the background.
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Chicken and Mushroom Mini Quiches | Mini Quiche Recipe

Mini quiches are the perfect party snack, be it as finger food, for brunch or for hi tea. These chicken and mushroom mini quiches are made with sliced chicken, mushrooms and capsicum in a shortcrust pastry or pie dough crust and look as terrific as they taste! My new favourite type of get together is inviting friends for brunch. Brunch parties have a casual laidback feeling about them. Everyone gets together during the day, and they still have the rest…