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Lasagne

Even though Lasagne is an extremely popular dish, I just never tried making it. The first time that I made it was when a friend sent me some in return for some cookies I sent her (everyone should have friends like these).  It was hands down, the best Lasagne ever since it incorporated all those things that I love. Chicken Mince instead of beef mince – check Properly seasoned white sauce with chicken instead of bland white sauce – check…

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Shawarma Chicken Wraps

Hello everyone! Today I am featuring a middle eastern inspired dish. I am sure everyone must have had shawarma’s in one form or the other – either from the roadside stall or at a dhabba/restaurant or even at weddings. I wanted to try making one at home to experiment with flavors and adust as required for the next time :). I also came across this wonderful recipe online and it just called out to ‘make me’ – made a few…

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Asian Themed Chicken Burger with Grilled Potatoes

This recipe came about after someone requested for a burger recipe – coincidently I was thawing chicken and deciding what to make for dinner and burgers seemed a great idea. I have never made burgers before so first I looked up a number of recipes online to understand the components, identified the flavors I wanted (something different from our typical kebab’s and with a good spicy kick to it) and then combined it together. I am so glad my first…

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Grilled Chicken with Mustard Cream Sauce

My favorite thing to eat at restaurants here is usually what is termed as “chicken steak” with some sort of cream sauce termed as originating from a foreign country ranging from Morocco, Egypt, Spain or even Sicily. Real food connoisseurs find this a bit scandalizing because well steak is steak and there’s no such thing as a ‘chicken’ steak; what is termed as chicken steak is actually a grilled breast fillet. However, please note there is a cut of beef…

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Chicken & Rice with White Sauce – Halal Food Cart Style

Anyone who has been to New York would have seen the many street food carts with signs marking them as ‘Halal’ serving what is known as Chicken/Gyro over Rice; Basically this platter of food consists of either chicken or lamb (also known as gyro) piled on top of a bed of rice alongside some salad & pita bread, and then drizzled with lots of white sauce and based on how much heat you can take, a dash or more of…

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Mezze

 I absolutely love the Mezze platter served in middle eastern restaurants; a bit of this and a bit of that all combined together with toasted pita bread that can be had either as an appetizer or as a complete meal. The first time I had Falafel was in this middle eastern cafe in New York and it was in the form of a sandwich with hot crispy Falafel topped with a salad and drizzled with tzatizki sauce; its a delicious…

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Chicken Chowmein

So making full use of my parents being away for the weekend, I decided to do some more experimenting this  Sunday. Spent about all of Saturday evening thinking about what to make and finally settled on Spicy Chowmein & Ginger Wrapped Chicken in Rice (to be discussed in the next blog post). I am not a huge pasta fan (please don’t hate me for that) because I think its just a bit too heavy but I absolutely love noodles; egg…