Spicy Steamed Chicken

This is a recipe I have been waiting more than 10 years for. THE PICTURE DOES NOT DO IT JUSTICE! I’m sorry but I took it quickly before I could eat it. What you have the privilege of learning about is a speciality of my aunt’s. A few weeks ago I boarded a flight to Karachi…

Roasted Butternut Squash soup

Happy new year, folks! I trust you had a nice Christmas. I served up a roast lamb with roasted parsnips, carrots, potatoes and Yorkshire Puddings as well as freshly boiled broccoli. It was a spicy roast with a delicious gravy to accompany it. Just reminiscing about it is making my mouth water. I may have…

Noodle coconut soup

A few weeks ago a friend invited me to her place for food and Anchorman. She made a coconut noodle soup, a recipe she literally threw together with any leftovers she needed to use up. I begged her for a guidance so she helpfully scribbled some notes and gave me the useful advice to make…

Chicken, squash and couscous

Alrighty! I’ve decided to post a recipe after months. I have been creative in the kitchen, the problem is I’ve forgotten to take pictures and jot down notes. Never mind, eh? If you don’t want to miss out on surprise updates, then please follow this blog through WordPress or Bloglovin’. Alternatively you can follow me on…

Chicken & Mango salad

Ah! Another long pause since my last food posting. I am going to start making more of an effort in updating this blog. Yes, I promise! Today I’ve got a really quick and easy recipe to share and it’s from an unlikely source – supermarket magazines. I don’t mean the ones Sainsburys’ or Waitrose sell,…

Making pasta from scratch

Oh dear. Four months have passed since my last post. So much for the promise to publish regularly! I apologise for my tardiness but I have been busy on my other blog (www.just-nice-things.co.uk) and I am slowly working through the list of requests from readers to post recipes. Today’s post is one of them. At…

Chicken Karahi

My mum has had a phobia of chicken since she was a little girl. I really don’t know why. Perhaps she was attacked by one in her childhood. She won’t touch poultry with her bare hands and doesn’t like eggs runny and when dad married her, it was on the condition of ‘It’s me or…

Chocolate Cookies

I recently replaced my tired, old semi-functioning cooker with a super-swish stainless steal beast which means more baking! A new cooker and oven has got me thinking about so many things I’d like to bake.  I’ve been reminiscing about making cookies and am on the quest to find the perfect recipe for me. It needs…

Sheenie’s Lasagne

Now here’s something I’ve been wanting to share – my own lasagne recipe. I’ve been using this for more than 10 years and it never fails to disappoint. I refuse to try any other as I am so comfortable with having perfected my own.  And mum absolutely loves it! I’ve never made lasagne with ready-made sauces…

Baking cupcakes – and getting it right

Some of you may know I bake cupcakes.  What started off as fun has led me to strive for perfection.  I’ve been baking cupcakes solidly for two and half years and it’s a pleasure to make them for occasions like birthdays. In fact it’s flattering.  But you know what?  After having baked hundreds of cupcakes,…

A quick salad

OK, so a salad is not so much cooking but it can be a meal in itself and a healthy one too. Here is an idea of mine which I tossed together (arf!). I am pleased to confirm it has gone down a storm at two dinner parties and my parents absolutely love it, often…

Madeira Cake

This week’s recipe is a classic – Madeira cake.  It’s also a favourite of my mum’s who requested I make it with my new mixer. I have been looking forward to getting hold of this machine for a long time and after much deliberation between a KitchenAid and Kenwood K-Mix, I settled for the latter….