Showing posts with label cookbook. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cookbook. Show all posts

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Red Lentil Quinoa Pilaf served with Meatball, Garlic Sauce, and Salad

quinoa meal
Bowls! by Molly Watson has inspiring delicious and healthy one-dish meal ideas. Each recipe in this book serves a family of four. I like the simple instructions and explanations that help us prepare an array of flavourful meals. It shows how we can use ingredients that we may have at home to put together a complete meal or a healthy bowl with vegetables, toppings, sauce, protein, and a base.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Beef Boti Kebabs and Giveaway

beef boti kebab
Indian Cuisine Diabetes Cookbook by May Abraham Fridel, the founder of the organic spice company, Passion for Spices, has more than 140 recipes that include main dishes, sides, condiments, one pot meals, flatbreads, drinks and desserts. Four pages in the book has colour photography of some of the recipes. Most of the recipes on this book are dishes I regularly make at home, and I liked how well the author explains the recipes.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Banana Brownie Swirl Cake

banana brownie swirl cake
I tried the Banana Brownie Swirl Cake from the book Cake I love You, which is a hit in our home. There is plenty of inspiration in this book for beginning bakers and the experienced. The tips and techniques of the decadent, do-able recipes shared by author, Jill O'Connor are useful to get delicious end results. The recipes in this book are divided by flavours such as banana, coconut, chocolate, caramel and butterscotch, citrus, spirits and spices, and garden and orchard. 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Korean Potato Salad

Korean Potato Salad
Korean Food Made Simple by Judy Joo is a wonderful book, as it gave me the opportunity to make food from Korean cuisine at home. There are 130 recipes in this book, and I like that we can prepare some of these in less than 30 minutes.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Mini Tower Victoria Sandwich Cakes from The Royal Touch Cookbook

victoria sponge cake
I enjoyed reading through Carolyn Robb's cookbook The Royal Touch. Carolyn was a personal Chef to Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince William and Prince Harry for ten years. The author has beautifully presented the recipes, with delicious pictures and stories.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Chocolate Éclairs

Happy 2016 Everyone!

This éclair recipe from Flour cookbook by Joanne Chang is a delicious go to recipe for me. It makes 12 éclairs or 24 cream puffs. This cookbook has lots of delicious recipes we can make at home. I like the details the author provides to make delicious baked goods. 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Butter Chicken or Murgh Makhani

I made this Butter Chicken or Murgh Makhani recipe following the instructions on the Curry Cuisine DK book, which turned out delicious.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Visual Guide to Sushi-Making at Home

sushi
I really enjoyed learning from the Visual Guide to Sushi-Making at Home book that teaches how to make sashimi and sushi style dishes in our own kitchen using a non-traditional approach. There are over 50 recipes from sushi chef Hiro Sone with step-by-step photography and dozens of ingredients and equipment identifications. The books explains everything we need to know from choosing the right fish, the type of rice and how we can prep different types of seafood, and other sushi related ingredients such as dashi, wasabi and more. It also has a section on sushi etiquette.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Afternoon Tea Delight with Denby

I made these delicious Indian Tea Cookies following the recipe from the Indian Vegetarian Feast book by Anjum Anand. This book has lots of simple and healthy vegetarian dishes that we can easily make for our family and friends. I like that all the dishes and sweets have an array of flavour in them. The beautiful pictures on this book will entice the readers to make the dishes, and try them. Th book is separated by breakfast and brunch, drinks, appetizers and snacks, salads, broils and grills, vegetables, cheese, beans, and eggs, grains, and desserts.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Easy Delicious Baguettes

baguette bread
I enjoyed following the steps and tips from the Idiot's Guide Baking book to make these baguettes, which gave me wonderful results. These two loaves of fresh homemade bread was enjoyed by everyone in my family. It was perfect to serve with the homemade stewThis recipe for the bread is from the book.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Carrot, Coconut, Apple Muffins and Giveaway

Carrot, Coconut, Apple Muffins
Wishing all of you celebrating Eid a blessed Eid.
Eid Mubarak.
I had the opportunity to taste the creamy new Gay Lea's Coconut Whipped Cream made with pure coconut cream. This non-dairy and lactose free whipped cream is perfect for vegans, and those who are lactose intolerant. Gay Lea's Coconut Whipped Cream is cholesterol free and has 13% fat. It taste just like the regular whipped cream that my family and I are used to, and is fabulous served with fruit, dessert, and hot beverages. 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Tagine of Lamb with Prunes

I made half the portion of this sweet, delicious Tagine of Lamb with Prunes recipe is from Cooking at the Kasbah cookbook. It was a little unusal for our taste becuase I usually cook meat as a spicy dish and not sweet.

2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground ginger
2 lbs lamb 2" chunks
2 onions

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Manti Turkish Dumplings

This recipe for Manti or Turkish Dumplings recipe is similar to ravioli is from the Turkey book. I made the filling and sauce to suit our taste. I cooked and cooled down the filling before placing it inside the dough and boiling the manti.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Buttermilk Cake

This buttermilk cake recipe from Model Bakery cookbook is delicious, and has become my go-to recipe for cake bases. I served one of the cakes bases with a layer of canned fruits. 

1 cup unsalted butter softened at room temperature
2 3/4 cups cake flour *
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp fine sea salt

Friday, January 10, 2014

Spanish Potato and Onion Egg Tortilla

This Potato and Onion Egg Tortilla recipe is from the cookbook Spain. I enjoyed looking through and trying out a few dishes from this book. The author, Jeff Koehler has delicious recipes, and talks about traditions from the Verdant Hills of the Basque Country to the coastal waters of Andalucia.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Delicious Cheesecake From The Greek Yogurt Cookbook

The Greek Yogurt Cookbook by Lauren Kelly has over 125 nutritious recipes. Although, my family and I enjoy yogurt we barely eat it on its own. However, I find when I incorporate yogurt into our food such as in desserts or savoury dishes it gets eaten. Greek yogurts are different from traditional yogurt because it goes through an extra straining process that removes excess sugars and liquids. Some historians think yogurt was found accidentally far back as 9000BC when milk was stored in warm climates and it fermented resulting in yogurt. 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Creamy Sweet Potato Dessert

sweet potato dessert
201 Gluten Free Recipes For Kids by Carrie S. Forbes gives ideas on how to make delicious meals without gluten ingredients. Many people are adopting to eat healthier by avoiding gluten. If you are new to a gluten-free lifestyle, then this book will provide lots of information as well as delicious recipes to get us started.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Quick Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

carrot cake with cream cheese frosting
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp salt
2 carrots (about 1 cup) grated
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup raisins
2 eggs
1 tbsp orange juice

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Almond Sweets Halwa

Everyone celebrating Eid, have a blessed Eid 
عيد مبارك 
2 tbsp ghee
1/2 cup fine semolina
1 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 tsp nutmeg*
1 1/3 cups milk
sliced almonds, raisins, cranberries optional for decoration

Friday, August 2, 2013

Grilled Snapper in Banana Leaves

This grilled fish in banana leaves recipe from the Seafood book allows the fish to steam in its own moisture and the leaves give a smoked flavour. 

1 red snapper about 3 lbs scaled and gutted
2 to 3 banana leaves
1 tsp sesame oil for the banana leaves
lime wedges to serve