Quiche Lorraine: With a bit of a twist 

This quiche was one of my childhood favorites which my mom would make on special occasions. Rather fitting I think considering that her name too was Lorraine. One adjustment which I have made was to add spinach which isn’t exactly a traditional addition to a quiche Lorraine. However, you could leave this ingredient out if you wish, it is not a critical addition. This recipe fills a 20 x 20 cm dish.



Quick and easy Chicken Curry

A few nights ago my dad made a very special request for dinner which he hardly does. He asked me to make chicken curry. Now, I must admit that I was extremely apprehensive about it because I had never made chicken curry before. And so I did what any clueless person would: I Googled a recipe. There were so many variants with ingredients such as yogurt and coconut milk which I do not recall my mom using when she made chicken curry. Eventually, I found some similarities in the recipes and came up with my own little recipe which turned out to be really tasty. This recipe took about 40 minutes in total (because I cheated and popped the potatoes into the microwave to soften a bit first).


The Holiday Diaries: No bake Gooseberry Cheesecake

I must admit that I was quite apprehensive about making this cheesecake. I had never made it before even though I am a huge fan. I scoured the internet for what seemed like forever trying to find one that suited my…capabilities (or lack thereof) in this specific department. I had found one which I liked, but once I had made it, I found it to be too sweet and not have enough tartness. The next time I made it, I changed things up a bit and came up with this recipe which I love. I decided to use tiny individual casings for this instead of a big dish and got 8 servings out of this recipe.


*A note on the gooseberries

I have always loved berries in any way, shape or form; be it as a juice, yogurt a topping, ice-cream- you name it, chances are, I like it. As I was growing up, one of my aunts had a gooseberry tree outside her house and I remember stealing from them every time we visited. Now I know that gooseberries aren’t exactly the popular choice when it comes to selecting berries for any purposes. However, when I went shopping for this recipe, the ONLY berries in the shop were gooseberries. So I guess it forced me to be a bit more creative and was a lovely reminder of my childhood. As it turns out, the gooseberries were perfect because the filling of the cheesecake was rather sweet. The tartness of the gooseberries cuts the sweetness perfectly and I definitely think that when I make this cheesecake in the future, I will be using gooseberries again. However, they can be substituted for any berries or other topping you wish to have on top of your cheesecake. Be creative!


The Holiday Diaries: Three ingredient sticky chicken

I just got back from a week on holiday at Club Mykonos which was incredible! While we were there, I prepared a three-course meal for us which actually went really well. My aim for these dishes were to have dishes which were easy to prepare and not at all time-consuming (I was on holiday after all). After a lot of thought, the three dishes I thought of was sticky chicken wings for a starter, a lemon and prawn pasta for the main course and a gooseberry cheesecake for dessert.

The sticky chicken wings is probably one of the easiest starters you could possibly have. It is not fancy at all and makes a meal feel much more comfortable and not at all too formal- which is what I was going for. These wings were a hit and I will definitely be making them again in the near future.


Mushroom, Spinach and Bacon Pasta

I am a pretty lazy cook. I don’t like spending hours in the kitchen preparing and then cooking food. I want to get in and out of there as soon as I possibly can.

My absolute all time favourite dish is anything to do with pasta. And so naturally, I thought it only fitting to share with you one of the most versatile and quick pasta dishes that I know of. Just last week, I prepared this dish at home. I cooked the sauce separately and served it over rice for my dad who does not eat pasta (there’s that versatility I was talking about). But also, the ingredients in this dish are defiantly interchangeable with probably anything you would like to add or take away.  (more…)