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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Chicken Meatball And Noodle Soup



Soups  are one of my go to recipes when ever there is someone having a cold in the house.   Thankfully the boys find it easier to eat  soups when sick than a heavy meal.  I made this one  on a rainy day,  the kind of day you want to go to  curl up on the sofa and do nothing but enjoy the cool air.Sadly my biggest baby, aka hubby, is not such a big fan of soup... but then he still has to eat it as I make it for him as well, when he comes down with a cold .

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Chicken Meat balls


Getting a good quality mince is not easy.  Not knowing whats inside a packet that comes from abroad keeps me back from buying it. But every now and then I buy a pack , I prefer the Ayam brand which tastes the best or I mince  some boneless chicken breast in the food processor.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Turtle Conservatory In Lh. Naifaru


"Guess what we had for breakfast today",  my sister in law and her hubby exclaimed as we headed for the beach  when were were staying in Naifaru last March. " Dhatha served turtle meat. ". "Its was good like beef!" I cringed , didnt want to know how it tasted at all.  There are few things that I cross the line when it came to food, fertilised  duck eggs  , Foi gras,  bugs and now of course turtle. I remember eating turtle eggs when I was a kid , didn't mind them but now after seeing them and hearing about the fate of most of them I had no desire to eat them in any form.  What I found ironic or even hypocritic was  while people in the island eat turtle meat,  there was a turtle conservatory  at the corner of the island.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Quick Tuna And Vegetable Pasta


It can get pretty hot here in Maldives and  on such days I try to make quick meals so I don't end up heating up our home ( our home is an apartment in my parents house, we( my sisters and I) all have our own little apartment with my parents living in the ground floor, and each having our own kitchens.)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Kopee Fai, Carrot and Tomato Salad


We don't normally eat salad as a main meal, its usually served as a side dish with some thing. This is one of my latest addition to our lunch table. Carrots and tomatoes are easily available . Kopee fai is a local green which is similar to  kale and also to the Chinese Kale.  Its quite easy to grow too and you will find a lot of these kopee fai plants growing on the road side in a lot of Maldivian Islands.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Smoked Tuna


During the first term mid term break , my husband and his three sibling and all the  families , headed to his island  , Lh. Naifaru.  This was our third visit and I have to come to love and enjoy my time in this small island. One of the things I love about this island is the strong communities and one of my favorite streets is Thitha's street ,where  hubby's aunt Thitha lives in an old run down but cosy  home. The street is old and narrow  and can see inside the coral walled houses .

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Faloodha



I love the Faloodhas that they sell at Scoop. For those who are wondering what I am talking about let me explain. First whats a Faloodha right?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Vegetable Pilaf



Eid at my home is usually   breakfast down stairs with my parents, and sisters and their families, my mum would task each of us with a dish and she will sit and relax and call friends and families to wish them. Kids get presents and usually play outside in the  garden , while we cooked. I usually finish early , and instead of having lunch at my parents I head to my Mum in law's for lunch with hubby and the boys along with the rest of his sibblings.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Chicken Musamma Roast


 Eid is almost here and so I have a special roast chicken recipe to enjoy on Eid day for lunch.
I saw this recipe on bbcgoodfood.com, where the chicken is roasted  using the Thai massamam curry paste

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Cheesy Tuna And Vegetable Pinwheels


This is a great way to use up left over  roshi, or flat bread, something which I am sure will be in excess during Ramadhan.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Lonumirus Chicken Drumsticks


My little guy used to be easier to feed but nowadays when it comes to chicken he is getting a bit picky on how its cooked. He prefers the drumstick and it has to be either roast or baked .