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Salad 101 – The Basic Salad Dressing

Fresh Salads tossed with various Salad Dressings By now you should have bought, washed & mixed your salad together. The next step is deciding on the dressing and with most salad greens this is usually a type of Vinaigrette. A vinaigrette consists three things – a good oil, acid (vinegar or lemon/lime juice) and seasonings which is combined with a chemical process known as emulsification to form a beautiful creamy dressing. Following are basic dressings, with a few variations based…

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Salad 101 – Types of Salad Greens

Please ‘like’ me on Facebook to keep updated with new posts, tips & tricks, or to ask me any questions: Kay’s House of Treats Experimenting with Fresh Salads Continuing on with my salad how-to, the next part is about the different kind of salad greens available, and a general idea on how they taste (mild, bitter, spicy) & look. Lettuce is the most salad green available, however, it does tend to have a one-dimensional taste. Hence, the best kind of salad…

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Salad 101 – Tossing Greens & Adding the Salad Dressing

Continuing on with my salad how-to, the next step that I will be writing in detail about is how to mix salad greens and how to add the dressing. Before you go really “a how-to on mixing a salad”!!! The thing is its not that hard, but if you do something wrong, greens are so delicate that they can easily tear or wilt and you end up with not so great looking greens in a beautiful salad otherwise. Believe me,…

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Starting off with Salad 101 – Cleaning & Storing Greens

Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Leafy Green Salad & our Desi Kachumber. They all taste fundamentally different but all these salads have one thing in common and that is ….. The Dressing. The dressing whether its as simple as olive oil and lemon juice or as complicated as homemade ranch dressing with about 10 ingredients is what brings the salad together and makes it delicious!    My recent interest in salads (evident from those following me on Facebook) was a result of a chance…

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Roasted Tomato Garlic Soup

We are finally getting the ‘Quetta ki hawain’ in Karachi, and getting to enjoy the chilly weather properly. The fans are off, the sweaters are on (at least in the mornings and evenings), and I can enjoy eating dry fruits & nuts with Kashmiri Chai or Desi hand-whisked coffee snuggled up in a comforter. This weather is also perfect for a hot comforting bowl of soup and with fresh, ripe & ‘affordable’ tomatoes in season, I just had to make tomato…

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Kung Pao Chicken Wontons made Square

 This Ramazan I decided to try my hand at making Wontons. I had bookmarked this recipe a long time back from this Desi blog that I follow titled “Hunger & Haw Hai“. The recipe itself was totally my style since it featured one of my favourite Chinese dishes as the basis of the filling.   Unfortunately, all my dreams of my wontons looking similar to the stunning photographs of the original recipe failed. The wonton sheets that I had gotten…

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Croquettes

Have a backlog of recipes that I have been meaning to post and just not getting the time these days. Have just been occupied with work for the past few weeks, and with Ramazan here, its become more busy with the Sehri & Iftar preparations since my mother’s not in town so I have to do the preps myself.  Then with the spare time that I have, I try my best to do as much Ibidat as possible. So yeah,…