Thursday, 31 December 2015

December 2015: The One Where It Rained and Rained.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

December 2015: The One Where It Rained and Rained.

 December 1: whisking custard.

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Your Top Posts of 2015!

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa baraktuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


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How are you? How's your Wednesday going? Ours has been seriously dark. I cooked these sandwiches along with a very popular lemon pavlova. There I go again bringing summer back!

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Weekend Spring Rolls + Veggie Samosas + Wednesday Pakoras: 19-25 December 2015.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


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I hope you are well and happy today. the sun is shining brightly here this morning and the air is crisp. we need a little sun today - yesterday there was flooding and power cuts in our part of the country. alhamdulillah, we weren't flooded ourselves but our power was out for a few hours.

Friday, 25 December 2015

Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Shortbread.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

I was thinking about a few things whilst baking this vanilla shortbread dipped in chocolate.

First, I was remembering the shortbread we used to have in primary school at lunch. It was thick, coated in plenty of caster sugar and half-dipped in chocolate. It was this thought of it that came to me the other week and I knew that I just had to recreate those buttery biscuits again.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Spicy Chicken Noodles.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

So, this was a request from one of you guys.
I had a message asking for a chicken noodle recipe cooked using Pakistani spices and not the usual Chinese ones.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Ginger Soy Chicken + Sunday Nachos + Lamb Mince Two Ways: 12-18 December 2015.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


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how are you? I hope you've had a good week and are ready for a little rest during these winter holidays. today, we actually had a little sunshine here! it was beautiful and a lovely change from all the grey clouds and rain, alhamdulillah.

Friday, 18 December 2015

Nutella Cinnamon Rolls.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

With the easiest Nutella glaze!
If you've been reading this blog for a while, you'll know that I have a little thing for cinnamon rolls. Ever since I posted the classic version last March, I've been hooked.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Lamb Potato Curry - Aloo Gosht.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

It's the best with freshly boiled rice.
Or with chapatti.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Granola + Biscotti Mayhem + Stuffed Paratha: 5-11 December 2015.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


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how's your Sunday going? mine has been so cold - it's freezing here. I'm about to warm up with hot coffee, a catch-up with the cousins and chocolate dipped shortbread.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Sour Cream + Yoghurt Triple Chocolate Coffee Cake.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Highly recommended with this cake --> hot vanilla custard.

As is a cup of hot coffee (or tea!) because this is a coffee cake. And no, much to my disappointment, it does not contain actual coffee.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Cheddar and Caramelised Onion Flan.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Guys, you must bake this flan.
It's a flan not a quiche. The difference? Not as deep and with a creamier, thicker filling.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Double Cookies + Custard Slice Week + Nutella Pastries: 28 November - 4 December 2015.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


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how's it going guys? has this guy been your way yet? we have had plenty of strong winds and rain but alhamdulillah, it's calmed down now. today is all about the pie. I have discovered a new favourite and since it involves all of my favourites (chicken, crispy pastry, soy sauce, white pepper), we're on to a definite winner.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

November 2015: The One Where It Snowed.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

November 2015: The One Where It Snowed.

November 1: pumpkin carnage.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Saturday Snow + Meatball Pizza + Veggie Fried Rice: 21-27 November 2015.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


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how are you guys? how's your week been? can you believe tomorrow is the last day of November?!! no, me neither. is it raining where you are as much as it has been raining here? we've had so much rain in the past few days - may Allah make it beneficial rain - ameen.

Friday, 27 November 2015

My Mother's Sultana Yoghurt Scones.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Are you a scone person?

I think scones can sometimes be seen as boring. Especially when compared to something deep fried and drowned in a sugar syrup.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Chicken Seekh Kebabs.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Can someone make me these kebabs please?
Seriously, make them, send them to me and I'll gift you the softest cake (with vanilla custard!) in return. Imagine we could actually do that? Swap food! Actually guys, there is something you can do for me. Send me your best, authentic recipes. Especially if they're Gujarati or Bengali (or any cuisine really!) I want to have a go at them. Contact me here!!

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Sweet Potato Crisps + Keema Pie + Nutella Rolls: 14-20 November 2015.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

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guys! how are you? how's your week been? hasn't time gone so fast? I feel this week has flown by - alhamdulillah though. it's been a good one. I know that right now there are some pretty crazy things happening in this world of ours - reading the news can be quite depressing. I am a firm believer in what I wrote here. staying positive, working hard and being kind to all can really make a huge difference. I've been remembering this verse a lot lately:
.... when they were in the cave, and he said to his companion: "Do not grieve; indeed Allah is with us" .....

Friday, 20 November 2015

Greek Lamb with Lemon Orzo, Olives and Feta.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

It's one of my favourite comfort foods but Greeked up!

I love any combination of pasta with mince - in lasagnebolognese and of course, any cheesy pasta bake situation.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Rainy Day Biryani + Crispy Chicken Wings + Double Tacos: 7-13 November 2015.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


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how are you? how was your Monday? mine was pretty cold. it rained so much here over the weekend. but today was much better, alhamdulillah. today, we roasted aubergines, fried sweet potato discs to make crisps and made a sweet, salty veggie filling for a quesadilla dinner tonight. 
sorry for this post being a day late - yesterday was a deliciously slow day.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Coconut + Raspberry Jam Shortbread Slices.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Also known as Paradise Slices.

And, for all you coconut lovers out there, these slices will definitely have a hint of paradise about them.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Chicken Madras.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Guys, I am chasing sunlight these days.

Actually, forget sunlight. Daylight.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Pumpkin Pie + Gingerbread Maple Cookies + Autumn Tomato Tart: 31 October-6 November 2015.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


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"O people, do your tasks with energy. Because when you become weary (of prayers and worshipping), Allah becomes weary of recording blessings. 
The most pleasant effort to Allah is that which is little but constant".
{Bukhari}

Friday, 6 November 2015

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

For when you're too lazy to scoop them out, one by one.

Or is that just me?

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Sweet + Spicy BBQ Chicken Brioche Sandwiches.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Who doesn't love a good sandwich?

It's forever been my go-to lunch when I can't be bothered with anything else. Usually a simple cheese salad will do. Either with mayo or salad cream but always involving grated Cheddar and sliced cucumber. And, with the tomatoes on the side please.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Mini Afternoon Tea + Sore Throats + Neapolitan Cake: 24-30 October 2015.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


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how's everyone doing this fine Monday afternoon? I hope you're well and have had a good start to the week. sorry for this post being late - as you may have gathered from the name of this post, I've been under the weather this week. this morning though, I'm feeling much better and am about to bake something that begins with pumpkin and ends with pie!

Saturday, 31 October 2015

October 2015: The One Where Autumn Arrived.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

October 2015: The One Where Autumn Arrived.

October 1: pancakes for lunch.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup + Smoky Cheddar Za'atar Naan Dippers.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

For all you ill people out there.

And, I am definitely part of your club. Since Monday, the sore throat and cold have taken hold and nothing has gone down better than a steaming hot bowl of soup.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Paya Curry + Stripy Pumpkins + Cookies with the Kids: 17-23 October 2015.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


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wow. today has been a super busy day. after a stormy, wet day yesterday where only citrus drizzle and tea made things better, today has been non-stop.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Coconut Macaroons.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Not macarons.

Because they are my absolute nemesis. I last tried baking them in February and failed completely.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Vegetable Pulao.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Plus it's accidentally vegan.
I know! Who could have thought that I would turn a meaty Pakistani classic vegetarian? Let alone vegan.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Egyptian Grilled Fish + Sweet Spicy Pizza + Chicken Tikka Pizza: 10-16 October 2015.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


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Ibn Al Qayyim (ra) said:
Sadness weakens the heart and diminishes determination and wanting to go forward. And, there is nothing more beloved to the Shaytaan than the sadness of the believer.
For this reason, be happy, optimistic and think good about Allah. Have trust in what Allah is able to do and depend on Him. 
You will find happiness and pleasure in all situations.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


Time for round two!

In the battle of the cakes!

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Spicy Salmon + Potato Fishcakes.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

I love watching people cook.

Which is why, on Friday, I ended up in my cousin's kitchen watching her cook her famous spicy salmon and potato fishcakes.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Lentil Shepherd's Pie + Sweet Chilli Chicken + Battle of the Cakes: 3-9 October 2015.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


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Thursday, 8 October 2015

Carrot Apple Salad.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

How autumn is it right now?
Even the weather is playing ball, turning the leaves into delightful shades of red and yellow.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Trail Mix + Apple Cakes + September Walks: 26 September-2 October 2015.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


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how are you guys? I hope you're well and enjoying whatever the October weather is throwing at you. currently for us, heavy rain. so. first of all, I'm super sorry for not posting this on Sunday. we spent the weekend away from home and arrived back late. after all the unpacking and salad munching, this post just kept being left behind.
oh well, alhamdulillah, better late than never I suppose.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Snickerdoodle Blondies.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Guys, can you believe I had never baked or even eaten a blondie?!
There's a very good reason as to why that is. You see, I was kinda distracted by the blondies well-loved cousin, the brownie.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

September 2015: The One Where We Celebrated Eid-al-Adha.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

September 2015: The One Where We Celebrated Eid-al-Adha.

September 1: slice and chill.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Four Cakes + Eid-al-Adha + Harvesting with the Girls: 19-25 September 2015.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


Alhamdulillah, it has been a busy week. The weekend was filled with plenty of baking, homemade fajitas, giant tins of pickled jalapenos and not to mention, crunchy, spicy homemade pickle.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Three Years + My Disasters + Your Photos.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Today marks three years since I started writing this blog.
Although, it feels like a hundred years have passed since that September afternoon in 2012 when I, on a whim, decided to make a blog. Can you believe my first post had no photos?! Don't worry, I updated the recipe with the usual step-by-step pictures.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

A Lamb Chop Curry for Eid-al-Adha.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

An early Eid-al-Adha Mubarak to you all.

I was discussing Eid-al-Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice) with my nieces last week and one of them said she didn't really get it. Eid-al-Fitr is the celebration after fasting the entire month of Ramadan but what about Eid-al-Adha? I knew exactly what she meant.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Bread Baking + Apple Pie Making + Falafel Pittas: 12-18 September 2015.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


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this week, millions of Muslims will take part in the journey of Hajj. This piece from Productive Muslim popped into my inbox this week and I just had to share.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Polish Apple Cake.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

It's apple season!

And today, at our house, it's been a day filled with apples. There's apple-scented candles burning, an apple pie bake session and this Polish apple cake to share with all of you.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Savoury Bagel + Cream Cheese Bread Pudding.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

It's bagels for a crowd!

But first, can we discuss the fact that it's Eid-ul-Adha next week? It's pretty exciting even though Eid-ul-Fitr feels like it was just yesterday.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Sunday Soup + Plum Cake + Chicken Tikka Salad: 5-11 September 2015.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


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how are you? how was your week? can you believe we are almost halfway through September? and, pretty soon we'll be celebrating Eid-ul-Adha.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Gluten-Free Quadruple Chocolate Brownies.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

We made it to Friday and I think you deserve a brownie.

And not just any brownie. But these gluten-free quadruple chocolate brownies. Ooh, and they come together in one bowl, bake in 35 minutes .... oh, who am I kidding? I'm sure I had you hooked at brownie.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Cheesy Chicken Pasta Bake.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

How's Wednesday going?

More importantly, what's for dinner tonight? For us, leftovers. The best kind of dinner in my opinion. Especially when those leftovers include this.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Bank Holiday Pav Bhaji + Double Brownies + Leek Courgette Fritters: 29 August - 4 September 2015.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


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how are you? how was your Sunday? I hope it was filled with coffee, cake, sunshine and a few lazy hours. mine involved carrot soup with all the fixings, hot sunshine and pineapple splits. yep, it was good.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Coconut + Cardamom Biscuits.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Cardamom fans, unite!

Seriously. These coconut cardamom biscuits are for those that enjoy Indian tea. You know, the tea where the water is boiled in a pan with whole spices, usually cardamom and cinnamon. Then, teabags are added and boiled. Finally, in goes the milk and the whole thing is cooked until frothy with a spicy, milky aroma that fills the kitchen. Plenty of sugar is stirred through and the tea is strained and served.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Sticky, Spicy Chicken with Pea + Cinnamon Rice.

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Why, oh why, don't I use cinnamon in savoury dishes more often?

This is exactly what I was thinking when I began cooking the rice in this recipe. The scent of cinnamon, usually frying with onions, ginger and garlic, as in this pea + cinnamon rice, is delicious. So warming, comforting and perfect for September. Guys, I am so excited that it's September - autumn is my favourite.
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