Banana Nutella French Toast

INGREDIENTS: 6 large bread slices (brioche preferably) 1 banana Spread (nutella, cookie butter, chocolate spread, etc.) 1 tablespoon chopped scallions 2 large eggs 1/2 cup (120 ml) milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Linzer Torte

Ingredients: 1 cup plain flour 1 cup hazelnut meal 1 cup almond meal 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 tbls cinnamon 1 tsp ground cloves 350g Butter, cold 2 cups plum jam icing sugar to dust, optional

Shahi Kheer

Ingredients: Whole Milk – 4 cups Paneer – 10oz or 250gms. grated or crumbled Sugar – 4 tbsp Almonds – 1 tbsp, blanched and chopped Cashews – 1 tbsp, chopped Pistachios – 1 tbsp +1 tsp (for garnish), chopped Saffron – 1 pinch, powdered Green Cardamom Seeds – 1/8th tsp, powdered

Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

Ingredients: Crust: 1-1/2 cups of Graham Cracker Crumbs 2 Tbsp of Sugar 6 Tbsp of Melted Butter Filling: 4 8oz Packages of Cream Cheese 1 cup of Granulated Sugar 1 tsp of Vanilla Paste or Vanilla extract Zest of 1/2 of a Lemon, optional 3/4 cup of Sour Cream 4 Eggs 3 Tbsp of Flour […]

French Toast Bake

Ingredients: serves 4 12 slices white crusty thick bread 1/2 cup brown sugar 4 eggs 1 1/2 cup milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp mixed spice

Baked Eggs in Roasted Tomatoes

INGREDIENTS: 4 large tomatoes 4 eggs 2 tablespoons shredded cheese 1 tablespoon chopped scallions 2 tablespoons heavy cream Salt, pepper, ground paprika Chopped chives or cilantro for decoration

Chicken Biryani

INGREDIENTS: 1.5 Kgs chicken (curry cut) 1.5 kgs Basmati rice 1 kg onions (finely sliced) 250 grams tomatoes (finely choppeds) 250 ml curd (plain yogurt mixed with water) 325 ml vegetable oil 50 ml ghee 4 pods cardamom 2 cinnamon sticks 3 whole cloves 2 green chili peppers (sliced in half) A small bunch of […]

Strawberry Jelly (いちごゼリーの作り方)

Ingredients: 150g (5.3oz.) strawberries 6 tbsp. granulated sugar 200ml water 5g (1/2 tbsp.) unflavored gelatin powder

Spicy Fried Chicken Wings

INGREDIENTS 10 chicken wings, tips removed 1 pinch salt and pepper 1 knob root ginger 1 clove garlic 1 red chilli 1/2 bottle dark ale 1 tbsp tamarind paste 1 squeeze honey 1 red onion 1 carrot 1 handful sugar snap peas 1 shot groundnut oil 2 portions egg noodles 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 […]

Chicken with Olives and Preserved Lemons

INGREDIENTS: 1 whole chicken (medium size) 1 large onion 3-4 garlic cloves 1 preserved lemon (large size) 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 tablespoons vegetable oil Large pinch saffron threads (optional) 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper A small bouquet of fresh cilantro 1 preserve lemons 15 green olives […]

Dahi Baingan (Sauteed Eggplant with Yogurt)

Ingredients: 1 eggplant cut into ¼ inch thick pieces this will make about 4 cups of cubed eggplant (baingan, brinjals) 3 tablespoons oil 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 1/8 teaspoon asafetida (hing) 1 teaspoon ginger thinly sliced 1 teaspoon salt adjust to taste 1 cup yogurt 2 teaspoons gram flour (besan) 2 teaspoons coriander powder […]

Chicken Kiev

Ingredients: 4 6oz Chicken Breasts, butterflied and pounded thinly 4 Tbsp of Unsalted Butter, cold 3 Tbsp of Chopped Parsley 2 Tbsp of Chopped Chives or green onions 1 tsp of Dried Dill 1 Clove of Garlic, minced 1 tsp of Lemon Zest 1/2 cup of Flour 2 Eggs 2 Tbsp of Milk 1-1/2 cups […]

Spicy cucumber side dish (Oi-muchim: 오이무침)

Ingredients (Serves 4) 1 English cucumber (or 2 to 3 kirby cucumbers), washed 1/4 cup thinly sliced onion 1 green onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons hot pepper flakes 2 teaspoons sesame oil 2 teaspoons sesame seeds 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)

Couscous Shrimp Salad

INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon cumin Salt and pepper (to taste) A handful of finely chopped cilantro 12 large whole shrimps 2 cups cooked couscous 1 small tomato 1 small cucumber Canned corn

Kadha Drink

Ingredients: Water – 1 cup Ginger – 1.5″ Black Pepper Powder – 1/8th tsp Holy Basil (Tulsi) – about 10-15 leaves Honey – 1/2tsp or to taste

Pomegranate Tea (Seoklyu-cha: 석류차)

Ingredients 3½ cups pomegranate seeds (from 2 large pomegranates) 1 cup sugar

Honey And Thyme Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

Ingredients: 1 lb of Carrots, Peeled 1 lb of Parsnips, peeled 2-1/2 Tbsp of Honey 2 Tbsp of Vegetable Oil 1 Tbsp of Fresh Thyme Leaves Salt and Pepper, to taste

Beef Jerky

Ingredients for about 6 (2-oz) portions Beef Jerky: 2 pounds thinly sliced beef top round 3/4 cup Worcestershire sauce 3/4 cup soy sauce 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 1 rounded tablespoon smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon cayenne 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 generous tablespoon honey – […]

Homemade Weight Gainer Shake

8-10 ounces skim milk 2 scoops whey protein powder (any flavor you like) 1/2 cup oatmeal (pre-blend separately first) 1 large banana 2 tablespoons natural peanut or almond butter Pinch of cinnamon 3 Ice cubes

Weight Loss Protein Shake

Lauki & Methi Subzi

Ingredients: Bottle gourd (Lauki/Doodhi/Ghiya) – 500gms (approx 1lb), peeled and cubed Fenugreek Leaves (Methi Leaves) – 250gm (approx 1/2 lb), remove leaves, wash and chopped Oil – 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds (Sabut Jira) – 1 tsp Dry Red Chillies – 2-3, broken and to taste Salt – 1tbsp + 1/2 tsp or to taste Onion […]

Cauliflower Zaalouk – Moroccan Spiced Salad

INGREDIENTS: 1 medium-sized cauliflower 4 large garlic cloves 1/4 cup chopped parsley and cilantro (mixed) 1 small preserved lemon 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon ground paprika 1 teaspoon ground cumin Salt and pepper

3 Fat Loss Breakfast Recipes

Tai Kombu-mushi (鯛の昆布蒸し 作り方 レシピ)

1 piece of Sea Bream also known as Tai or any type of white fish Enoki Mushrooms or substitute: shiitake or shimeji 1 slice of Carrot (5mm/0.2”) Mitsuba Parsley (4cm/1.6”) or substitute: shungiku, kaiware radish sprouts or mizuna 1 tbsp Sake 1 sheet of Kombu Seaweed (6x15cm/2.5×6”) ½ Yuzu Citrus Soy Sauce to taste

Hasselback Potatoes

Ingredients: 4 Yukon Gold Potatoes, scrubbed clean 6 Tbsp of Unsalted Butter 3 Cloves of Garlic, peeled and smashed 1 Sprig of Rosemary Olive Oil Salt and Pepper, to taste

Pineapple Panna Drink

INGREDIENTS: 1 whole pineapple 3 tablespoons of whitle granuulated sugar (to taste) A pinch of salt 1 cup water (or more) 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin (to taste) Fresh mint leaves for decoration

Ancient Grain Dish Farro with Wild Mushrooms

Ingredients for 6 portions: 1/2 oz dried porcini mushrooms (a small handful), *soaked, and chopped 2 tbsp olive oil 10 brown mushrooms, cubed 1/2 onion, small dice 2 clove minced garlic salt to taste 1 heaping cup pearled farro 3 cups chicken stock, divided 2 tbsp crème fraiche freshly ground black pepper to taste 2 […]

Chicken Roasted Under Bricks

Ingredients: 1 whole, fully-dressed chicken (mine was 3 1/2 pounds) salt and pepper to taste dried or fresh herbs on the inside only

Indian Pepper Chicken Curry

INGREDIENTS: 1 small chicken (1.5 pounds / 0.5 Kg) cut into medium sized pieces 2 cups plain yogurt + 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon ginger paste 1 teaspoon garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 small onions 2 green chillis 3 small tomatoes A large bunch of fresh cilantro 10 fresh mint leaves 2 tablespoons vegetable […]

Beef Burgers With Tonkatsu (とんかつ) Sauce

Ingredients: serves 2 2 burger buns 200g lean ground beef/mince 1 tsp ginger 1 tsp caster sugar 1/4 cup water 1 tsp red chilli 1/4 cup ketchup 1 tbls soy sauce 1 tbls Worcester sauce 1 tsp lemon juice 1/4 cup mayonnaise Serve with carrot, spring onion, shredded cabbage

Phulka – Flat Indian Bread

INGREDIENTS: 3 cups (390 grams) whole wheat flour 1 water (236 ml) or more if needed 3/4 tsp salt Ghee (substitute with oil or butter)

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Ingredients for 2 large portions: 2 teaspoon vegetable oil 2 lobster tails (5-6 oz each) 2 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups cold milk cayenne to taste 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste pinch ground nutmeg few drops Worcestershire sauce 4 ounces grated sharp white cheddar cheese […]

Lauki & Methi Subzi

Ingredients: Bottle gourd (Lauki/Doodhi/Ghiya) – 500gms (approx 1lb), peeled and cubed Fenugreek Leaves (Methi Leaves) – 250gm (approx 1/2 lb), remove leaves, wash and chopped Oil – 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds (Sabut Jira) – 1 tsp Dry Red Chillies – 2-3, broken and to taste Salt – 1tbsp + 1/2 tsp or to taste Onion […]

Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Ingredients: 6 Slices of White Sandwich Bread 4 Slices of Deli Turkey 4 Slices of Gouda 1 Tbsp of Mayo 1 tsp of Prepared Yellow Mustard 3 Eggs Splash of milk (a little less than 1/4 cup) Seasoned Salt, to taste 1 Tbsp of Vegetable Oil 2 Tbsp of Butter

Banana Bread

Ingredients 2 cups all purpose flour ¾ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup mashed ripe banana (2-3 bananas) ⅔ cup brown sugar 6 tablespoons soft butter 2 eggs ½ cup plain yogurt or buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup chopped pecans (optional)

Spicy grilled Squid (오징어통구이)

Ingredients (serves 4): 1 large squid (about 1 ½ pounds) 2 cloves garlic cloves, minced ½ teaspoon minced ginger 3 tablespoons hot pepper paste (gochujang) 3 tablespoons rice syrup or corn syrup 1 teaspoon mustard 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1-2 teaspoons sesame oil 1 teaspoon sesame seeds 2 green onions, chopped salt for cleaning the […]

Galette Des Rois (King’s Pastry)

INGREDIENTS: 3.5 tablespoons (50 grams) unsalted butter 1 and 1/4 cups (150 grams) powdered sugar 1 and 1/2 cups (150 grams) almond powder 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla paste (or extract) 2 tablespoons orange blossom water 600 grams puff pastry Egg Wash: 1 egg yolk + 1 tablespoon water 1 bean

Salami & Asparagus Salad

Ingredients: 100g ‘Oliving by Hans’ Salami, roughly chopped 1 brown onion, diced 1/4 cup coriander, chopped 10 cherry tomatoes, halved 1 tsp ginger, grated 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 12 asparagus spears 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled

Moraiyo (Samo) Khichdi

Ingredients: (Serves 2) Moraiyo (Samo) – 1/2 cup Water – 1 1/4 cup Peanut Oil or Ghee – 2 Tbsp Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp Roughly Crushed Peanuts – 2 Tbsp Sesame Seeds – 2 tsp Green Chilies – to taste, chopped Potato – 1 medium, diced Sindhalu (Sindhav, Rock Salt) – 1/2 tsp or […]

Bagna Cauda (Hot Garlic & Anchovy Vegetable Dip)

Ingredients for 1 1/4 cup Bagna Cauda 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons butter 6-8 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 6-8 anchovy filets 2 tsp red wine vinegar chili flakes to taste

Carrot Souffle

INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 lbs. (680 grams) carrots 1/2 teaspoon salt (for boiling the carrots) 6 tablespoons (85 grams) butter 3 large eggs 3/4 cup (150 grams) white granulated sugar 2 tablespoons brown sugar (light or dark) 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla […]

Brussels Sprouts with Onions and Pancetta

Ingredients: 10 oz of Brussels Sprouts 4 oz of Pancetta, chopped into small dice 1 Tbsp of Olive Oil 1 Small Red or Yellow Onion, thinly sliced 1 Tbsp of Unsalted Butter 1 Tbsp of Fresh Chopped Parsley Salt and Pepper, to taste

Dango-jiru (だんご汁 作り方 レシピ)

100g All Purpose Flour (3.5 oz) 60ml Water (2.0 fl oz) A pinch of Salt 120g Skinless Chicken Thigh, cut into bite-size pieces (4.2 oz) 80g Daikon Radish, sliced (2.8 oz) 35g Carrot, sliced (1.2 oz) 100g Taro, sliced (3.5 oz) (net weight) 30g Burdock Root (1.1 oz) ½ Aburaage, thin deep-fried tofu 70g Shimeji […]

Roasted Apple & Parsnip Soup

Ingredients for 6 Portions: 2 lbs parsnips, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch sticks 2 green apples, peeled, cut in thick slices Note: a diced yellow onion could be added to the roasted vegetables. I didn’t want this too sweet, so I tried without one, and it was amazing, but I’ll try the next batch with that […]

Spicy Squash Satay

INGREDIENTS Veg Base 1 red onion 2 cloves of garlic 1 knob of fresh ginger 1 red chilli 1 butternut squash 2 shots of vegetable oil 1 handful of green beans 200 g beansprouts 50 g cashew nuts Satay Base 4 tbsp cashew nut butter 2 tbsp rice syrup (or honey) 4 tbsp soy sauce […]