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April 29, 2012

Ever wondered how to sprout lentils?

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Have you ever tried to sprout your own lentils?

April 24, 2012

Feeding the kids

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Cooking for children can always be a challenge and you need to be inventive to keep them interested. It’s important for them to try different foods, and I am big believer in kids being exposed to world cuisine from a young age. I’m pretty sure the first solids to pass my lips was something Indian and I’ve loved it ever since.

April 13, 2012

Adorable Amritsar

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Known as one of the prettiest cities in India. It is home to the world famous Golden Temple. As beautifully serene Sikh temple in the middle of the city.

April 11, 2012

Jolly in Jammu

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Jammu is in Kashmir in the north of India and is full of great Kashmiri food. There are so many dishes that appear on restaurant menus that owe its origins to this wonderful cuisine and I sampled some of it in places known for them.

April 9, 2012

Delhi Belly…nah!

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I headed to Varq In Taj Mahal Palace Hotel to see what exciting food Grand Master Chef Oberoi had created. He is a personal friend of mine so we got a special tasting menu and OMG!

April 7, 2012

Incredible India

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I have just spent the last week travelling around India learning about the origins of some of the tastiest dishes in Indian cuisine. I picked places I had never visited before that have been on my list for ages. And when I say list I mean holiday list, but more importantly, foodie list.

March 24, 2012

Old Girls Starlight Supper

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On Thursday I held a Starlight Supper at my old school, Bolton School, to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. I thought I would share my kitchen madness with you….

March 18, 2012

Street food – glorious street food…

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I have always loved street food. Every country I visit, the first thing I do is head out and  have something local and traditional, usually on the street, if the food looks safe. Saying that, I’ve not always followed my own rules, and have certainly paid the price!

March 5, 2012

Canape Event at Alno London

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I decided to step out of my comfort zone last week, and was asked to cater and demonstrate at an event in central London. I was apprehensive, but soon realised that if you are prepared and organised then there is no need to worry about anything. Apart from slicing your finger off during your dem of course!

February 24, 2012

Garam Masala….family secret…

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There are so many myths about garam masala I don’t even know where to begin. And it’s hard to know exactly what is in it. When I started learning recipes from my family when I knee high, it was one of the first masalas they shared with me.

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