Stuffed Mushrooms are great as a snack, party food or as part of a main course. Mushrooms are stuffed with a delicious filling of ricotta cheese, sun dried tomatoes, fresh basil and cheddar, then baked to perfection. Plus the recipe is easily adapted to suit your own personal tastes - give it a go!


10 Small Cup Mushrooms (stalks removed)100g Ricotta Cheese100g Semi Sun-dried Tomatoes (chopped)2 Tablespoons of Fresh Basil (chopped)1/4 Cup of Grated Cheddar CheeseSalt and PepperOlive Oil Preparation Time: About 10 minutesCooking Time: About 20 minutes MAKES 10 STUFFED MUSHROOMS


Msemmen are delicious Moroccan pancakes that are a kind of soft bread. You can eat them withoney, cheese, or any topping of your choice. These are a must try!


Ingredients: (this makes 1 large, 2 medium or 3 small naan)

2 1/2 cups of plain flour
1 large teaspoon of yeast
1 teaspoon of sugar
2 tablespoons of warm water
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
3 large tablespoons of natural plain yoghurt
4 tablespoons of milk
1 packet of baby spinach
1 handful of cheese
1 tablespoon of garlic
butter to coat



Recipe makes 6 Naans
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
Pinch of baking soda
2 tablespoons oil
21/2 tablespoons yogurt
3/4cup look warm water
1 teaspoon clear butter or ghee
1/4 cup all purpose flour for rolling



1 cup split wash moong dal (available in Indian grocery stores)
1 cup potatoes boiled peeled and shredded
Approx. 2 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro (hara dhania)
1 green chili minced adjust to taste
1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
1/8 teaspoon asafetida (hing)
1/8 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon salt adjust to taste
Oil to fry




Cumin seed
12 gr
Coriander seed
12 gr
Caraway seed
12 gr
Chili pepper
12 gr
Lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 lemon
Garlic, peeled and minced
3 cloves
To taste

Method of Preparation:

1.         Gather all the ingredients and equipment.
2.         Toast cumin seed, coriander seed, caraway seed and chili pepper in a dry pan, then grind.
3.         Add lemon juice, garlic, and salt.

4-6 servings




Avocados, ripe
2 each
Onion, roasted and quartered
1 medium
Tomato, roasted and quartered
1 small
Garlic, roasted and peeled
3 cloves
Hot chilies, roasted
1 or 2
Lime, juice, freshly squeezed
1 lime
Cilantro, chopped
3 gr
To taste


1.         Mise en place.
2.         Spoon the avocado pulp into a bowl and crush it; the mixture should not look pureed.
3.         Chop the onion, tomato, garlic and chilies, and mix into the avocado.  Add the lime juice and stir in the cilantro and salt.
4.         Serve with tortilla chips.

Baking powder biscuits

3-4 servings


Flour                                                                          450 gr
Baking powder                                                          15 gr
Salt                                                                            5 gr
Butter, cold, cut into small cubes                              115 gr
Milk                                                                           150 ml


1.      Mise en place
2.      Preheat oven to 200°C. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together into a large bowl. Add the butter and work into the flour quickly with your hands to form a coarse mealy texture.
3.      Stir in just enough milk to bring all the ingredients together in a shaggy mass. You may have to add more or less milk than called for.
4.      Remove the dough to a floured work surface and knead briefly just to smooth out the dough. Do not over knead or your biscuits will end up tough.
5.      Roll out to a thickness of about 19 mm. Cut into rounds with a floured glass or a biscuit cutter. Place the rounds on an ungreased baking sheet and brush with milk or melted butter.
6.      Place in the oven and bake until browned on top, about 12-15 minutes. Serve immediately.


Hummus is one of the more popular Middle Eastern dips. Served with fresh or toasted pita bread, hummus makes for a great snack or appetizer. Tahini is an important part of the hummus recipe and cannot be substituted. However, it can be omitted.


1 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)
1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil


Drain chickpeas and set aside liquid from can. Combine remaining ingredients in blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup of liquid from chickpeas. Blend for 3-5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth.

Place in serving bowl, and create a shallow well in the center of the hummus.

Add a small amount (1-2 tablespoons) of olive oil in the well. Garnish with parsley (optional).

Serve immediately with fresh, warm or toasted pita bread, or cover and refrigerate.


For a spicier hummus, add a sliced red chile or a dash of cayenne pepper.

Storing Hummus

Hummus can be refrigerated for up to 3 days and can be kept in the freezer for up to one month. Add a little olive oil if it appears to be too dry.

Fava Beans with Fennel and Roasted Pepper


Fava beans, fresh or frozen  900 gr
Fennel, washed  225 gr
Red bell peppers, roasted, peeled, seeded and diced 200 gr
Salt 2 gr
Pepper 2 gr
Olive oil  30 ml
Fresh parsley, washed and chopped  40 gr
Lemon juice, freshly squeezed 10 ml


  1. Mise en place
  2. Simmer fava beans in salted water for 10 minutes, drain and peel.
  3. Julienne fennel bulb, reserving green sprigs.
  4.  Sauté fennel in olive oil, until tender, add fava beans and red bell pepper, and sauté.
  5. Add salt, pepper, lemon juice, and parsley, and toss until heated.

Onion Rings

Onion rings have an odd place in American cuisine. Everyone seems to love them, and they're on the menu at just about every burger joint in the country, yet their popularity as a side dish to meat on buns doesn't even come close to the venerable French fry.

The reason is as obvious as it is annoying – they cost extra. Fries always come with the burger, but if you want those crispy, golden brown rings of pleasure, it's going to be $2.00 more.

Sure you crave the crunchy goodness, but the thought of paying extra to upgrade a side dish at Big Bad Billy's Burgers and Beers seems downright un-American.

So, as much as you may want them, and as much as you may fantasize about what a nice treat they'd be while standing in line, when you come belly to cash register, you just can't pull the trigger.

Well, I have good news – this onion rings recipe is so easy, and so amazingly crispy, you can now make up for all those years of deep-fried denial by making these at home.

If fact, these are so good, you may want to consider charging your friends and family a little bit extra for the upgrade. Enjoy!


1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons instant mashed potatoes
big pinch of cayenne
1 cup cold club soda
2-3 cups Panko (Japanese-style breadcrumbs), or as needed
fine salt to taste
vegetable oil for frying
2-3 yellow onions, cut into 1/4-inch rings

McDonalds French Fries


serves 3

3 large potatoes
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbls corn syrup
1 tsp salt
canola oil for frying

Hash Browns - How To Make Fast Food Style Hash Browns

How to make delicious fast food style hash browns. A favourite take away food from all over the world, they can be made even better at home.


4 peeled potatoes -- parboiled until they start to soften
1 beaten egg
2 tbs skim milk powder
1/3 cup plain flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1/8 tsp pepper
1 tsp softened butter
Oil to fry in


*2-3 oversized boiled potatoes,
* 2 eggs,
* 1/2 bunch parsley,
* 1 large onion
* Red pepper flakes, black pepper, salt,
* 1.5 cup of tea, bread crumbs


Boiled potatoes and then mash them and peel the shell. Cooled a bit, into the egg, grated onion, parsley, salt, pepper, red pepper and bread crumbs, adding mortar get a meatball. Fry the potatoes in hot oil in your hand giving shape cake.

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