Great for breakfast or brunch, this rich tomato-based egg dish is sure to take your senses to another level. Eggs are poached in a hearty tomato mixture with a hint of sweetness from bell peppers and a smoky flavor from some cumin. You can customize it any way you like. Some folks like to add feta or sausages to their shakshouka or even top it off with some sour cream and avocado. I kept mine simple for this with just some parsley and spring onions on top. The best part is that it is essentially a one-pan meal!Continue reading
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Tomato & Ricotta Tart
This tomato & ricotta tart is a light but flavorful dish. It gets the tartness from the tomatoes and the dollops of ricotta add just the slightest sweetness. The drizzle of a good pesto and some parmesan really gives every bite that extra punch. One of the best features about the recipe today is how versatile it is! You can substitute any of the ingredients or add veggies and flavors of your choice!
Decadent Chocolate Tart
This irresistible chocolate tart is made with a combination of bittersweet and semi sweet chocolate to create a perfectly balanced decadent tart. The ganache is then poured onto an Oreo cookie crust which adds the perfect crunch and sweetness. Serve with berries or a dollop of whipped cream.Continue reading
Virsa – a culinary journey from Agra to Karachi by Shehar Bano Rizvi
When Shehar Bano came over to my house for the very first time about seven years ago, she brought me two cookbooks. One of the books was ‘The Great British Bake Off’ and the other was a recipe book for ‘Sweets & Hard Candy‘. I instantly thought that was such a lovely and personable hostess present, as she knew I was fond of cooking. However, little did I know a few years later I would be holding Shehar Bano’s very own authored cookbook in my hands!
Lemon Bars are such a quintessential summer dessert! Perfect to have at picnics, brunches, bake sales, bridal showers or just paired with a nice cup of evening tea. The key to a good lemon bar is using fresh lemon juice. I can’t stress that enough. It really brings out the flavor and is totally worth it.
For this recipe, I’ve made a buttery shortbread crust and the filling is double in size because I personally like more filling on top. However, if you prefer less lemon filling, bake this in a 9 x 13 glass pan and it will be perfect for you.
Baked Salmon Grazing Board
Grazing boards have come a long way and have become popular for both hosting parties, or just to have at home with your family. The versatility of grazing boards allows you to cater to many tastes and you can assemble it with what you have on hand.
For our family, it works great because the kids can pick and choose the veggies they like and plate it up as they like.For meals at home, I try to keep a good lean protein, colorful nutritious vegetables, assorted condiments, and some variety of bread.
Orange chicken is one of our family favorites when we order from Panda Express. This recipe is a bit different and does not use fresh orange juice as some of the others do. The orange flavor comes straight from the orange zest and takes it to another level!
The frying of the chicken has to be done in batches, and that is probably the only thing that takes time. Other than that, it comes together quickly.
Baked Chicken With Lemon & Garlic
We all need easy simple dinners, that can be put together quickly. If they can come together in one pan, that’s even better! This recipe for a quick weeknight dinner, can be done with or without marinating the chicken. It is very versatile. You can add any veggies you have on hand, and pop it into the oven.
This chicken is infused with the perfect combination of lemon and garlic. There is a touch of sweetness with honey, and herbs to balance the flavors.
This recipe was inspired by Tin Eats.
Chicken Cheese Bites
These crispy chicken bites make for the perfect appetizer or snack for any time of the day! They can be prepared ahead of time and baked when needed. Yes, you read that right, these delicious snacks are baked, not fried!
Black Forest Cake
A black forest cake is traditionally made a different way. It uses only eggs and no baking powder to make the cake rise. It also is infused with liquor. Here I have made a different version for you all. I’ve taken my favorite moist chocolate cake and layered it with fresh whipped cream and cherries.