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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 pile of puff pastry cheese straws in a plate on a light green coloured board, with a tea mug in the background.
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How to make Puff Pastry Cheese Straws (also known as Cheese Twists)

Puff pastry cheese straws (or cheese twists) are the easiest appetiser you can make – they require just three ingredients (four if you count the egg) and takes minutes to prepare. Plus, they can be frozen, and baked when needed. Serve them as an appetiser, put them on your cheese board, or just have them with chai. Ingredients – what you need to make this delicious puff pastry snack! Puff Pastry: The puff pastry that I use in Australia comes…

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 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…