Shortbread Biscuite

Continuing with the love theme this month. I thought of another way to show your appreciation and love, baking ! Making something with your loving hands to feed your love ones is a wonderful act of love. I decided to do shortbread biscuits in shapes of heart with my son. This is so he can…

Spaghtti with Zucchini and Cream

Our good friend, the reliable spaghetti that has rescued so many will always be a stable in my kitchen. The long thin Italian pasta has always been present in my life, cooked in different styles and ways. It has been adopted in Iraqi cooking too where it is crispy at the bottom of the pot…

Rosemary & Lemon roast chicken recipe

I got to admit that this is the easiest roast chicken recipe there is on the plant. FACT.  You just need FIVE simple ingredients  to make a mouthwatering crispy zesty meal that the whole family will enjoy.  Roast chicken is a stable and a favourite in my household and am sure in every household. I…

Super Quick & Easy Carrot Soup

Spring is officially cancelled in Paris ! As I sit and type this blog it is -1C at 10 am in the morning and its midd March 2018 !  What is going on ? After my previous blog of happy sunshine and summer fruits being spotted in the market I feel I have been cheated…

Beetroot & Carrot Salad

Autumn is here ! Paris is slowly starting to change… in colour. I just love it when you witness nature changing. Trees are displaying beautiful autumn colours which  congers up lots of lovely images from photographing yourself kicking fallen leaves, to drinking hot chocolate, Halloween around the corner, wrapping yourself in your favourite woolly jumper…

Banana & Chia Seed Cake

If you don’t know what to do with your over ripped banana, just sitting in your fruit bowl all sad and neglected, then I have the perfect answer to your little problem.  Use it to make a cake ! It’s PERFECT , the mushy consistency will make the cake just moist enough and ripped intense…

Fish Dish

This is an easy recipe that doesn’t take much cooking time or preparation. It is for those hectic midweek days or a relaxing weekend where you don’t want to be tied up in the kitchen. What makes this Fish Dish so easy is that YOU  choose ANY particular fish you like and any vegetable too ! I…

Potato Gratin

This is a classic French side dish that I have had a few times but never thought of making it until now. I just have lots of potato (I always have a sac full of potatoes in my kitchen) and wanted a new way of cooking those spuds. Potato Gratin somehow appeared in my mind….

Indian Shish Kabab

This is a get your hand messy kind of fun cooking. So get young adults to join you in the kitchen and let them see how kneading mince meat with few spices make a wonderful meal. I love using mince meat, it can be transformed be adding different spices and herbs, served by itself or with…

Leek & Potato Soup

Winter is here and so is soup season! Time to warm up your insides and dip that crusty bread into your soup or slurp it away. Whatever method you choose to eat your soup, (my little monkey likes to go head first into his bowl!) in a cup or a blow, with our without a…