I’ve been absent, I get it. My hands are up in surrender. But I’m here now and shouldn’t that count? And as a little bit of an apology, this post is going to be inundated with yours and mine’s favourite, food.
I’ve loved cooking and baking and it goes without saying…experimenting. Mind you, this love affair only began once I realised that cooking wasn’t a chore and onerous task. The first mess up I made, I don’t even remember the dish, my mum simply said start again and don’t worry about the mess. That made me see that the kitchen was much more like my lab. You don’t give up after a single failed experiment, you change parameters, you optimise and you try again. You start off following protocols, but you adapt to make it work for you and your conditions. And that’s exactly like cooking, you start with a recipe and you adjust it to your taste and what you have available. Except please don’t taste your Ringer’s buffer and your SDS-PAGE gel!
I’m really not embellishing when I say ‘inundated’ with food…take a look for yourself! I won’t lie, I’ve found much easier to post my foodie exploits on my Instagram page (I know! Nazra has moved into the 21st Century with social media!) @q.nazra 🙂
Chicken Jalfrezi with rice
Butter chicken with naan
Steak and Chips from Toro’s steakhouse, Manchester
Quarter peri peri chicken from Toro’s steakhouse, Manchester
Refreshing mocktails from Toro’s steakhouse, Manchester
Halal full English breakfast from Millie’s tearoom, Hayfield
The Indian inspired Veggie breakfast from Millie’s tearoom (and B&B), Hayfield
Rose, Lemon and Pistachio drizzle cake
Oven roasted Salmon fillet with herb roasted potatoes and mint salsa verde!
Spinach pesto and chilli pasta
Salt and pepper chicken with veg noodles from Oodles chinese, Coventry (my fav takeout!)
Cake Box (can never say no to cake!)
Fruit scone from Rising cafe, Coventry
Smoked salmon and poached egg breakfast from Cosy club
Veggie breakfast from Cosy club
Garlic mushroom from The Farmhouse, Coventry
Passionfruit Daiquiri (mocktail of course!), The Farmhouse, Coventry
Steak! From The Farmhouse, Coventry
Indian fish and chips from The Farmhouse, Coventry
Cardamom panna cotta with a strawberry coulis
Chana daal with gourd (dudhi/kaddu)
Palak paneer, made with tandoori spiced paneer! It’s soo good!
Brownies! Recipe inspired by Roojie The Foodie #RTF
Veggie Hot Pizza from Pizza Hut
Rava idli with sambhaar!
Oodles chinese! Kung pao and crispy chicken
Egg fried rice
BBC Good Food recipe – nutty chocolate bread!
Chicken and green bean curry
Chicken 65 – recipe from Fauzia’s Kitchen Fun (FKF)
Mixed veggie curry (aubergine, potato and pigeon peas)
My famous ‘Flaounas’
Semolina pudding (sooji)
Chicken khao suey
Fudgy Oreo brownie cake
Las Iguanas dessert
Mac n cheese @ Las Iguanas
Masoor gosht with rice (brown lentil and lamb curry)
Fish curry – Sea bass
Egg and kebab curry
Creamy Philadelphia tagliatelle