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Afghan- Mourgh- Middle Eastern Meal

Friday evening dinner for the rainy days. Warm Iranian Khaboos, pickled onion and Afghan mourgh  and if that wasn't enough of a culture clash, there was champagne. What do you do sometimes, things just fall into place and well, you get inspired and viola.. end up with a an overall Eastern Asian meal.

We ate it like a wrap almost, with mayonaise, and well, it was smacking good.

The recipes were sourced from various places, and ammended, as usual with little tweaks that I hoped made the taste a little better. As you have it for the Khaboos, Mourgh and for the Pickled Onion, that one's mine.

The recipes are very simple, and there were minor alterations I made with them.
Khaboos: Added sesame seeds to the top of the bread as I was rolling it in, to just give them a different look/feel/taste.
Mourgh: Added green chillies (about 5 small ones) to add to the heat.
Pickled Onion

2 onions, cut into slices
4 limes, juiced, de-seeded

To Prepare

Simple, add the juice to the onions and lea…

Algeria- Chakachouka

In an attempt to try and make something from every country in the world, I started off with this simple dish that seems to marry my taste of peppers and eggs. Looking around the net, I've discovered that like a lot of popular dishes this dish doesn't have just an Algerian heritage, but it's a common shared heritage in North African itself. My favorite part of the whole recipe was definitely the potatoes.. boy, did they taste delicious!

Of course, there were a few ammendments made as usual with the recipe. Below is the ammended recipe, to what was available/could be substituted.


Grocery List

4 bigripe tomatoes 4 eggs 1 large yellow capsicum 1 large red capsicum 1 large green capsicum 1 large boiled potato chopped 2 mediumonions, chopped 2 green chillies 1 headgarlic, all cloves crushed and cut 1 tsp red chilli powder 1 tablespooncumin bay leaf 1 teaspoonsalt (to taste) 1 -4 tablespoonolive oil

To Prepare

Cut the tomatoes into large pieces. Deseed and dice all the peppers.  Ad…

Roast Chicken- Jamie Oliver

We got a whole heap of different types of chicken over the weekend and the brother and I were tired of ordering food from outside. So I thought, since we constantly buy grilled chicken, I'd try and make the next best thing- that is, some roast chicken. Went online and found heaps of recipes, enough to get confused at the great many things you could do to get roast chicken. After having thought about it enough, I settled on an old favorite- Jamie Oliver.


I remember trying the same recipe out eons ago, and succeeding, some what so I thought I'd give it another shot. Got some chicken... and here's the before and after effect...


Raisin Oat Cookies

And so with just one success, read below began a cookie adventure. Ofcourse I limited myself to those that have a minimal number of ingredients but also those that I liked eating myself. And I now have a baking godess, it's obvious, I've posted numerous links with her recipes. But honestly, if I can make things enough to give to other people and they ask me if it's store bought, then why can't you?!

Here's the recipe & the stacks below.