Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Non-alcoholic Green Apple Maritni

Inspired by the ultimate British Christmas time movie - James Bond! However, if you are not an alcohol drinker or just in the mood to have a cocktail without alcohol, then have this delicious Non-alcoholic Green Apple Martini or Virgin Appletini. This easy to create mocktail is prepared with only a few ingredients such as green apple, simple syrup and sparkling water. It is a kid-friendly drink, light and crispy. Every sip you'll take, you will want to savour!



this delicious Non-alcoholic Green Apple Martini or Virgin Appletini. This easy to create mocktail is prepared with only a few ingredients such as green apple, simple syrup and sparkling water. It is a kid-friendly drink, light and crispy. Every sip you'll take, you will want to savour!

Monday, 14 January 2019

Carrot and Coconut Pulao Rice

Say hello to the best of winter food! This aromatic Carrot and Coconut Pulao Rice is packed with flavours and comes together in such a short time and it's a crowd pleaser!


This aromatic Carrot and Coconut Pulao Rice is packed with flavours and comes together in such a short time and it's a crowd pleaser!

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Tal Papdi or Til Papdi ~ Sesame Brittle

Tal Papdi, Til Papadi, Tal Sankri, Til Chikki or Til Patti whatever you may want to call it, this scrumptious and moreish sweet is sure to win your hearts as soon as you'll have the first bite of it. This authentic and popular treat is a must try on winter festivals like Makarsankranti and Lohri.


Til papdi or Sesame Brittle, a winter special traditional Indian sweet that crispy outside but melt in the mouth inside, prepared with only 3 ingredients - Sesame, Jaggery and ghee!

Singdana/Peanut Chikki - Peanut Brittle

This wonderful Singdana Chikki/Peanut Brittle or Peanut and Jaggery Fudge, surprisingly so easy to make and wows everyone. A classic Indian style sweet made with only 3 simple ingredients such as peanuts, jaggery and ghee. This freshly made  Singdana Chikki taste so well and an ideal gift to friends and family.


This wonderful Singdana Chikki/Peanut Brittle or Peanut and Jaggery Fudge, surprisingly so easy to make and wows everyone. A classic Indian style sweet made with only 3 simple ingredients such as peanuts, jaggery and ghee. This freshly made  Singdana Chikki taste so well and an ideal gift to friends and family.

Friday, 4 January 2019

Thai Carrot and Cashew Soup

A flavourful and delicious Instant Pot Thai Carrot and Cashew Soup that is fully vegan and anti-inflammatory! A warm and soothing bowl of this soup is pure bliss in this freezing weather. This easy and simple recipe takes only 30 minutes of yours to prepare. Don't forget to add this soup recipe to your repertoire!


A flavourful and delicious Instant Pot Thai Carrot and Cashew Soup that is fully vegan and anti-inflammatory! A warm and soothing bowl of this soup is pure bliss in this freezing weather. This easy and simple recipe takes only 30 minutes of yours to prepare.

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Degustabox November

It's Degustabox review time again on JCO, this time it's from the month of November. 


Sunday, 30 December 2018

Gajar Halwa

Gajar Halwa or Gajar Ka Halwa / Carrot Halwa is one of the most popular classic Indian desserts you can find in Indian households. It is very rich, creamy, tasty with the goodness of milk, nuts and natural sweetness of carrots. This so easy and fuss-free dessert is a near-universal treat during any Indian festival and happy occasion! 


Gajar halwa, a sumptuous winter delicacy which is prepared with fresh carrots, milk and sugar, enriched with rich and warm nuts and cardamom

Eggless Linzer Cookies

It doesn't get more festive than these pretty and melt in the mouth Eggless Linzer Cookies! The famous Christmas cookies from Austria Cookies with a round cutout, sandwiched between raspberry and saffron preserve, then the tops are dusted with icing sugar to give a snow finish. A perfect bake to celebrate the season of joy and to be merry!


Linzer cookies are just a mini version of the nutty and buttery Linzertorte and these cookies are a staple during Christmas period in Austria and Germany.

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Instant Pot Cranberry and Saffron Rice

Aromatic and elegant Instant Pot Cranberry and Saffron Rice! A delicious combination of tart fruit and sweet spices. This Persian style vegan and gluten-free rice pilaf or pulao is a perfect side dish to any spicy meal. It's studded with fresh cranberries and lightly toasted almonds and has a wonderful fragrant from sweet saffron. This magnificent rice will be hit all around!


Aromatic and elegant Instant Pot Cranberry and Saffron Rice! A delicious combination of tart fruit and sweet spices. This Persian style vegan and gluten-free rice pilaf or pulao is a perfect side dish to any spicy meal

Monday, 17 December 2018

Vegan Thyme Oatcakes

Super excited to share this recipe of my first batch of homemade Vegan Thyme Oatcakes, these are the perfect accompaniment to chutney - vegetarian blue cheese optional. These fantastic cakes are lightly flavoured with thyme and take less than 30 minutes to come together.


These Vegan Thyme Oatcakes are very simple to make, delicious to eat and put into fabric-lined boxes, cover with a lid and tie with festive ribbon, make a wonderful gift for friends and family.

Friday, 14 December 2018

Loaded Cauliflower Mash Cheese Balls

Place these Loaded Cauliflower Cheese Balls as the centrepiece and watch how your table transforms into a fancy and festive feast.  The perfect starter or snack for any party or game day, these are made with cauliflower mash, loaded with cheese and spices, breaded and fried. Resistance is futile!

The perfect starter or snack for any party or game day, these are made with cauliflower mash. Resistance is futile!

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Vegan Cauliflower Mash

Instant Pot Vegan Cauliflower Mash, this luscious and gluten free cauliflower mash is moreish. There is extra creamy goodness from the addition of vegan butter, dairy-free sour cream with lovely flavour from fresh chives and garlic. It is perfect for those who like to enjoy low carb alternative to mashed potato, this mash is so delish that you won't miss the potatoes!


Instant Pot Vegan Cauliflower Mash, this luscious and gluten free cauliflower mash is moreish. There is extra creamy goodness from the addition of vegan butter, dairy-free sour cream with lovely flavour from fresh chives and garlic. It is perfect for those who like to enjoy low carb alternative to mashed potato, this mash is so delish that you won't miss the potatoes!

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Broccoli and Pear Soup

A combination of delicious and vibrant ingredients, this bowl of thick and creamy Instant Pot Broccoli and Pear Soup is perfect for warming up on chilly winter evenings and fancy enough as a starter on a Christmas party menu. Prepare to soothe your conscience after indulging those calorie ladened mince pies, chocolates, mulled wine and glasses of champagne over the festive season!

A combination of delicious and vibrant ingredients, this bowl of thick and creamy Instant Pot Broccoli and Pear Soup is perfect for warming up on chilly winter evenings and fancy enough as a starter on a Christmas party menu.