Cured Salmon Crackers

Cured Salmon Crackers

Rice crackers schmeared with garlic scape pesto and then topped with Tea Cured Salmon, and boiled eggs! Snacking made easy, fast, cheap and healthy! In the latest issue of NOURISHED magazine(BOUNTY), I share a recipe for curing salmon at home. What I love about doing that is how easy it is, taking all of 10 minutes, and then how cheap it is! 

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Desert Sands and the Stars - An Abu Dhabi Story

Desert Sands and the Stars - An Abu Dhabi Story

Despite my less than ideal outlook on Abu Dhabi, by this time, at the newness of the whole place, my first impression of the mosque was awe.. at its grandeur, it's pristine whiteness, it's immeasurable serene countenance. I made a quick tour of it as I was getting late for my tour. I wish I could have spent more time just sitting and meditating there. It was certainly the place for quiet contemplation.

Before, I even start describing the Evening Desert Safari experience, let me quickly summarise! If you do anything in Abu Dhabi for any number of days, put this on your itinerary. 

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Gluten Free Peach Pound Cake

Gluten Free Peach Pound Cake

I have for you, today, this wonderful loaf I had baked before I left for my travels. It is based on my gluten free adaptation of the Florentine sponge. You could say I was gearing up for my trip to Italy. But, really, I used that because it is one of the best cakes I have ever had to date as just a cake, one that needs no frills and certainly no icing. More importantly, it is a phenomenal recipe for going gluten free.

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Mango Ice Cream Cake Sandwiches

Mango Ice Cream Cake Sandwiches

Before the season runs away let me rush in some ice cream recipes...!! I am in India at the moment and I think Mango Ice Cream is appropriate to share now. It is the first ice creams I shared on this blog and it came with a lot of baggage but tasted divine, perhaps for that baggage?! Until recently I hand churned my ice creams, first making the custard and then cooling, freezing and churning every hour or so. It took nearly half a day to make a pint of ice cream ready to set! And, then another half of hot footed impatience for it to freeze and be ready for scooping. Wait! Then another a couple of hours before I actually got to taste it, because, well, all the photography... It was quite a production as you can imagine!

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Home and Homemade Granola

Home and Homemade Granola

After I came back from the latest trip, wretched and tired, last evening, all I wanted was to feel at home. The first thing I did, even before unpacking, this morning, is turn on the oven, toss a big bowl of oats with nuts and honey and let her bake while I pottered about cleaning and setting things in the right place. In 20 minutes, I had my world to myself as I sat happy on the kitchen table with the latest New Yorker, my bowl of fresh, warm granola, drenched in fresh almond milk that I also made ten minutes prior and a short espresso.

I am back on the road in three days, but until then, I will enjoy this feeling of being just where I am, safe and happy :)

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