Free from Friday’s: All in One Nut Free Arabic Date Cake with Saffron Caramel Sauce

Free from Friday’s: All in One Nut Free Arabic Date Cake with Saffron Caramel Sauce

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So a few weeks ago we were in sunny Dubai embracing the lovely weather, relaxing family time, humble atmosphere and a variety of delicious food. From breakfast to dinner one thing that caught my eye was the dessert station, unfortunately no pictures were taken but when I say what a spread I seriously mean it. Breakfast started off with freshly baked pastries so crisp on the outside yet flaky…

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Fennel and Orange Shortbread Biscuits

Fennel and Orange Shortbread Biscuits

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Traditional shortbread never fails to please anyone whether you want a buttery melt in the mouth biscuit, dunking biscuit or just a taste of sugar and butter treat, yes unfortunately it doesn’t do justice to your waist line but I go by the rule of “everything in moderation”. Isn’t it amazing that there are so many variations when baking these delightful treats? Old traditional recipes for…

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Mexican cascabel chilli and garlic swirl bread with cumin, and fresh coriander.

Mexican cascabel chilli and garlic swirl bread with cumin, and fresh coriander.

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Bread is definitely one of my weaknesses especially when it’s infused or has a variety of ingredients blended in. What about you, do you love bread like I do? If so then this one is a keeper, a blend of roasted cumin, fresh corriander and spicy chilli just to give it a slight kick. Honestly it tastes delicious when topped with onion, cheese, more chillies ;) and toasted. Can you visualise the…

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Free from Fridays: Gluten free, Egg Free Mini Raspberry and Orange Cheesecakes

Free from Fridays: Gluten free, Dairy Free Mini Raspberry and Orange Cheesecakes

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Do you sometimes fancy dessert but want something that’s refreshing or light? Well I am so excited to share this recipe post with you honestly this biscuit base is to die for, light, melt in the mouth, crumbly mmmmmm so tasty and it’s gluten free. Initially this blog post was going to be purely about these biscuits, but as  usual when the creative mind gets thinking there’s no stopping so here…

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Free from Friday’s: Coconut and Mango Lassi

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Yay it’s Friday, the sun’s shining, patio doors wide open, birds chirping and kids playing outdoors, you have to love and embrace every bit of this wonderful weather. Talking of weather what has been your temptation to cool down in this heat? Ice cream, ice lollies, cocktails, mocktails, cold beer or Lassi?  Free From Fridays this week brings to you a deliciously thick and creamy Indian yogurt…

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Kesar milk masala and coffee cake

Saffron milk masala and coffee cake

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Do you remember the first time you tried coffee? What did you think of it, was it strong, bitter but full of aroma? Maybe it was just a sip you had and you knew whether you like it or loathe it am I right? Well, I must have been probably around 8 or 9 when I first experienced the taste of coffee and to my surprise I loved it but there was a reason behind that. First of all as kids we weren’t…

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Free from Friday’s: Kenyan style Spicy Corn on the Cob and Spinach Curry

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corn2Corn is one of Kenya’s staple food alongside beans and potatoes. The crunchy but sweet kernels can be eaten in many ways ie: boiled, roasted or more indulging and tasty curries. My first childhood encounter with corn was a delightful one, one that made me want more time after time, it was charcoal roasted corn on the cob seasoned with chilli powder, salt and lemon hmmm salty, spicy and sour the…

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Free from Friday’s: Green chilli and coriander marinated baby potato and pomegranate salad served with raita dressing

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Sometimes do you crave a salad that is full of flavour but filling too? Not just a plate of leaves served with dressing? Well hands up of you like potatoes, I absolutely love them, ever since a kid and even more when I saw that you can consume potatoes in so many forms from plain boiled to chips to croquettes and the list can carry on. What’s even better? Seriously the colour of potatoes ok we…

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Free from Friday’s: Gluten free Coconut and Fresh Cherry Yoghurt Cupcakes

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Gluten Free coconut, fresh cherry and yoghurt cupcakes

One cherry, two cherries, three cherries more….ooh I have 2.5kg box of  deep red, juicy and plump cherries in the fruit bowl to get through. Some eaten by the kids, some by hubby and majority by myself as every time I walk into my “paradise” which yes of course is my kitchen I pick on these cherries. They taste absolutely wonderful but…

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