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The day when the orange and lamb became friends

I like trying out new and interesting recipes. I think it’s a great way to expand your culinary knowledge and repertoire, and sometimes you discover things you would never have thought up on your own unless you ventured outside what you would consider as your norm. It had been a hot summer’s day and I was looking for something new and interesting to make for dinner one night that was easy to make and didn’t require me to slave away over a hot stove. Read more…

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When a ‘boy look’ turns out to be a winner

Tell me if you’ve ever had this conversation before:

DBF (Dear Boyfriend): *shouts out from another room* Baaaaabe. Have you seen the [insert random item]?
Me: *shouts back* It’s in the [insert random location]
*a few minutes pass*
DBF: Are you sure it’s in the [insert random location]? I can’t see it.
Me: *Walks to the other room, pulls out item in question in less than 2 seconds* Here you go.
DBF: Hmph….thanks babe.

The situation I’ve just described is known as the ‘boy look’, where your other half fails to see what is right in front of them. This situation occurs with moderate frequency in my household, and I tease my DBF a lot for it. I can’t say, however, that I’m immune from having the odd ‘boy look’ moment myself. In fact, it only happened to me the other day when I was shopping for the recipe in this post. Read more…

My big fat Greek-style pasta bake

Life in the modern World is all about being up at sparrow’s fart, rushing to work, working late, rushing home, wonder what the hell you’re going to have for dinner and then open your fridge only to find there’s nothing in it. Sometimes, the last thing I want to do is cook (despite loving it so much), but I really don’t want to go out and get food either.  That’s when cooking in bulk comes in handy.  I’m all for economies of scale, so I will make the time to cook a huge batch of something to shove in the freezer.  That way, I can still have a home cooked meal when I’m in a ‘meh’ mood, but not have to make the effort. Read more…

Tandoori lamb with vegetable curry and cumin raita

I’m a big fan of Indian cuisine, especially when the weather is a bit dreary and cold.  There’s something about an Indian curry that makes me feel content and warm on the inside (maybe it’s the curry paste!). So, even though I like to eat Indian food and I do eat it often in winter, I have never made it before……until now.  Doing the usual flick through my cook books/magazines and surfing for recipes online, I found a couple of recipes that tickled my fancy. Lamb is really in right now (just like floral fabrics and colour blocking), because spring is upon us and I think veggies are amazing in curries so I decided I would give tandoori lamb and a vegetable curry a go. Read more…

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