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A simple Dinner

It’s been a while.. again.. I feel I owe it to myself more than anyone..

So much to say.. Not sure where to start..
Write about what I’ve learnt.. Or just follow the heart..
They say being a female.. I’m supposed to multi-task..
Surely I don’t fit this image.. So what job should I prioritise..?

Well leaving the usual cliché to one side, apart from multi-tasking at a leisurely pace in the kitchen, I seem to be absolutely terrible fitting around other tasks. So keeping things simple, I’d like to share my colourful dinner plate.. bursting with flavour, simple to prepare, and utterly delicious. Very filling too I may add. 

herb salad

Jacket Potato, Aubergine and Tomato Towers with Herb salad – Serves 4-6 Continue reading

Iraqi kebab barbecue banquet

Iraqi KebabIf you ever get invited to a Middle Eastern dinner, you will be amazed at the elaborate banquet displayed on the table. A large platter piled with with a mountain of rice usually topped with nuts and raisins, two to three kinds of meat dishes consisting of lamb, chicken and sometimes fish, a couple of stews filled with pulses and vegetables, many mezzes and side dishes, salads, and heaps of flat bread which is seen as essential. For a food lover such as me, I find it very difficult to try to enjoy the dishes prepared to their full potential because as you can imagine, there is no way you can stomach it all, even if you were starving to death. You just have to get ready for many buttons popping, or simply wear loose clothing. Continue reading