Abida’s Kitchen | Chocolate Brownie

When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. ~ Regina Brett I had a come to Jesus moment when I took the first bite of this brownie, for in that instant the stars aligned and all was well in the universe … until I realised that I wanted to wolf down the whole thing by…

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Four Things I πŸ–€ – 18th June 2018

And so the off-white couch adventure begins ~ Abida βŠ±ΰ½žπŸ–€ I’m finally getting my white pinterest-bound couch!! ཞ⊰ I love that I have finally committed to re-upholstering my couch… yep! My friends and family are probably rolling their eyes as they read this, because I have had this conversation with them uh, only about 1000000,00009000989787879…

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Abida’s Kitchen | Beef Biriyani

If you are looking for a Β hearty, creamy, mildly spicy, filling – crowd pleaser, then this is the recipe for you! It is quite time and labour intensive, certainly not a dish I churn out on the regular, but I suppose that’s all part of the allure. There’s a certain nostalgia and romance in a…

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Four Things I πŸ–€ – 11th June 2018

  βŠ±ΰ½žπŸ–€ Random roadside pineapple plants  ཞ⊰ I spotted this pineapple plants on a kerbside garden as I was talking a walk…it was the most unexpected yet delightful thing!!! If you don’t know this already my love for pineapple is just as passionate as my love for mangoes! infact when I was preggers with my…

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Abida’s Kitchen | Tamarillo & Cayenne Pepper Jam

  Synonym (noun) A word you use in place of the one you can’t spell!!! I learn something new every day- Tree tomatoes are synonymous to tamarillo’s!!! There’s nothing that sets my palate ablaze quite like a skillfull balance of sweet, sour and salty flavours and this tree tomato and cayenne jam recipe does just…

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Four Things I πŸ–€ – 5th March 2018

Everything has it’s beauty, but not everyone sees it ~ Andy Warhol Thank you for joining me for another four things I’m loving post! This past week I have been loving: βŠ±ΰ½žπŸ–€ My new Plant Baby- A Stag Horn Fern  ཞ⊰ We have a new addition to the family, a stag horn fern… I have…

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Four Things I πŸ–€ – 28th February 2018

βŠ±ΰ½žπŸ–€Β No. 1: Coffee ཞ⊰ I Love my morning mug of coffee! and when I say coffee, I mean freshly brewed coffee…scratch that I mean freshly ground (I miss that band!) and brewed coffee. I admit I have disdain for that instant coffee ish that’s masquerading as coffee.Β I suspect it is held with contempt just about…

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Abida’s Kitchen | How To Make Matumbo aka Tripes

Diet Tip: Your pants won’t get too tight …if you don’t wear any! There are certain dishes that just get me warm and fuzzy! I think my problem is that I eat my feelings… if I’m happy- I want to eat, if I’m sad- I want to eat, if I’m not sure of how I’m…

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Abida’s Kitchen | Cajun Cauliflower & Carrot Stir Fry

When you’re feeling as emotionally stable as an IKEA table… cooking cauliflower shouldn’t add to your stress levels! Peeps! I’m a sucker for anything that I can knock out in fifteen minutes or less (nooooo get your minds out of the gutter… that *wink* *wink* Β THAT activity actually takes sixteen minutes or so… on a…

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Onion Fritter Rings

An onion can make people cry… but is there a veggie that makes people laugh? Todays slice of life advice, be an onion fritter or an onion ring if you want… you know what you can be both if you want to! (mind boggling right?!) Which is to say I started off intending to make…

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