Abida’s Kitchen | Garlic Butter Naan

Yesterday I wanted a naan, today I’m eating garlic butter naan … follow your dreams ~ Abida. If you are not familiar with this Indian flatbread then I suggest you find a little India near you (is there such a place? or are the Chinese the only ones who make little China’s pop up in…

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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 | Gratitude Journal

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 | Gratitude Journal

  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 | Gratitude Journal

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 | Gratitude Journal

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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