Organic Dutch Oven Baked Bread {Recipe}

I’ve been really excited about my latest baking expedition, which is of baking bread in a Dutch Oven, or a cast iron pot. A Dutch Oven is a covered earthenware or cast-iron container for cooking casseroles. I have two of these and I had no idea how easy baking bread could be until I tried…

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Porcini Mushroom and Cavolo Nero Linguini {Recipe}

This bowl of deliciousness is actually a pasta I randomly made out of necessity for lunch one day. It was the day before we went for our weekly shop, and the fridge was looking sparce. I was out of most things except for a bit of cavolo nero (black kale) and leftover raw red bell…

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Butternut Squash Lasagna {Recipe}

Okay folks, ask and you shall receive. I’ve now pretty much perfected this dish to my own preferences, but obviously, you can do whatever you want with it. While I use spinach, you can always sub for kale. I wouldn’t sub the butternut squash though – there’s really nothing like it.  If you’re in England,…

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Basic Béchamel Sauce (white sauce)

Béchamel is considered the mother of all sauces. She is where it all starts. If you want to make a creamy soup? Start with a béchamel. You want a gravy? Béchamel. You want a creamy pasta sauce? BÉCHAMEL! (You get the idea.) It all starts with the roux, a mixture of equal parts fat and…

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Savoury Hidden Veggie Potato Pancakes {Toddler Approved}

I’ve been making these veggie filled pancakes since little guy started eating real food. They’re very nutritious and very filling. I usually like to make enough for the both of us because it’s so yummy! Tips: remove all water from veg before mixing together. You can do this by placing in a cheese cloth or…

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Rainbow Rice Recipe {Toddler Approved}

We as parents know the struggle of feeding a small child. I mean let’s be honest, sometimes it’s a struggle to feed ourselves when it’s getting toward the end of the day and you just don’t have the energy, but you don’t want to order in again. There are days I don’t want to cook,…

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Tasty Tuesday: Dabangg Jhol Momo!

Nepalis LOVE momos. Momos are Nepalese dumplings, or Nepalese styled gyoza. We typically eat it with achaar, a spicy tomato sauce. It’s a favourite and there are many methods to both preparing the filling and folding the parcels. So after a few weeks of Suraj winging and whining for jhol momo, I finally conceded and…

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Cooking up a Storm

So this week, I’ve been cooking up a storm. Not only because I’ve been feeling motivated, but also because Suraj and his Mum have fallen ill, so kitchen duties have completely fallen to yours truly. The other day I was excited to start using Chinese five spice (I love using star anise) so I decided…

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Cooking Saag Paneer & Chicken Tikka Masala {Recipes}

Following the worst Indian food I’ve ever had in my life, I made what I consider, the best Indian comfort food in the comfort of our home. Menu: Saag Paneer, Chicken Tikka Masala, Saffron Boiled Rice with Ghee (clarified butter). SAAG PANEER: I found a recipe on BBC Food. Step-by-step instructions: CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA: I…

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