Gobhi Samosas ( Cauliflower)

Samosas have got to be the perkiest snacks one can have in the Indian snacks echelon. Nothing brightens ones day as much as a hot, crispy, spicy samosa with a hot cup of tea (esp. on a rainy day).

 Traditionally samosas are made with potatoes but on can stuff them with just about any filling. Here is a cauliflower version we make in my mother’s kitchen.

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Mille Crepe Recipe

We visited Lady M’s cake boutique and tried the famous Mille Crêpes Cake and fell in love with it.

So of course my daughter decided that this was the very cake she wanted for her 12th birthday – and it had to be homemade!

 Luckily I found a recipe in the New York Times dining section and The Smitten Kitchen blog and got to work with a lot of help from my mother-in-law.

 I have to say the cake came out quite spectacularly!

 

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Buttercup Bake Shop Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

I love the combination of Strawberry and Rhubarb!

The Buttercup Bake Shop cookbook has a great recipe for one of the yummiest Strawberry Rhubarb Pies I have ever tried. What I love most about this recipe is the crunchy oat crumble that covers this pie – makes it all the more delicious.

 

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Palmiers/ Elephant Ears

My bff loves palmiers. I didn’t even know of their existence until she went into ecstasies about them – so of course I had to learn how to make them.

There couldn’t be an easier recipe. All you need is puff pastry and sugar!

 

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Mushroom and Spinach Pinwheels

My friend Sonu makes these really super appetizers with puff pasty using a mushroom filling which I love! Here is a really simple rendition of her recipe to which I added spinach.

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Edamame & Asparagus Hummus

I recently was invited to a media event where the Kenmore brand marked its 100th Anniversary. The event was celebrated with a live cookmore demonstration and tasting of super eats from Kenmore’s in-house chef Kari Karch showcased easy recipes, filled with flavor and fun.

This dish was one of my favorites – a really healthy and easy green hummus made with asparagus and edamame.

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Buttercup Bake Shop Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here is a wonderful recipe for oatmeal chocolate chop cookies which are always a favorite.

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Maldivian Tuna Mas huni

Mas huni is a Maldivian breakfast food made with tuna. It is like a salad with simple seasonings of onions and shredded coconut added to tuna and can be eaten with roshi.

 

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Maldivian Gulha : A Recipe from Six Senses Laamu, Maldives

Gulha are bite sized, ball shaped hedhika which are usually stuffed with tuna fish, onions and grated coconut.

If you would like to make “Mas Roshi” which is a flattened version of gulha, then use the same recipe except you need to shape them into flat discs about 3” in diameter and pan fry it.

 

 

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Maldivian Roshi: A Recipe from Six Senses Laamu, Maldives

Roshi is very similar to Indian rotis (flatbreads).

The secret to making soft dough is using warm water whilst kneading the dough. You can add a few tablespoons of shredded coconut to the dough whilst kneading it to add flavor.

 


 
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