Recipes by Shirley

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Spiced Bimbli Cordial

Spiced Bimbli Cordial by Shirley

Averrhoa bilimbi commonly known as bimbli or bimbuli is a fruit tree which is a close relative of the carambola. It is essentially a tropical fruit usually used as a substitute for tamarind as a souring agent. The most popular use of it is in fish curry or pickles.A family friend was gracious to share the fruits of his yard and here's…

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Berry Green Smoothie

Berry Green Smoothie by Shirley

This month for my Secret Recipe Club assignment I had Amber's blog Caleighs kitchen. I had a nice time going through Amber's blog, but was particularly interested in the health section.I found this deliciously healthy and easy to whip up smoothie that caught my eye and taste buds. Thank you Amber for this recipe. I really enjoyed…

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Chicken Drumsticks with Rosemary and Thyme

Chicken Drumsticks with Rosemary and Thyme by Shirley

I've always loved to grow herbs. The joy of harvesting them fresh and using them is immense. However I've faced quite a few challenges while growing them and they would eventually die for no good reason. Recently a good friend was kind enough to think of me, and gift me some of hers. A priceless gift for me.I used the air fryer, but…

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Chicken Kebabs

Chicken Kebabs by Shirley

A simple and delicious dish made even simpler in the air fryer. A neat protein addition to a packed lunch. Can be prepared the previous day to make the morning rush hour convenient. Can also be served as a starter. If you have a growing, hungry child can be wiped off anytime of day! ( explains the few kebabs in the…

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Mast-o-Khair (Persian Yoghurt and Cucumber Dip)

Mast-o-Khair (Persian Yoghurt and Cucumber Dip) by Shirley

This month I was assigned Tara's blog Tara's Multicultural Table for my Secret Recipe Club assignment. As the name suggests Tara's blog is a treasure trove of recipes from all over the world. She boldly explores cuisines and her blog is the perfect place for anyone who loves to move out of comfort zone. I was tempted by many recipes…

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Crusted Chicken

Crusted Chicken by Shirley

A very easy dish to whip and finish as well! I prepared this in the air fryer, so no oil was used either. Can be served as a starter, side dish or even included in the lunchbox.IngredientsPreparationCut the chicken to bite size pieces.Marinate in ginger garlic paste, lemon juice and salt for 10 minutes.Dredge in the cream cheese and…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter

Chocolate Peanut Butter by Shirley

Knowing the kids preference for chocolate spreads, I thought of trying out flavoured peanut butter. Turned out as expected. Perfect blend of chocolate and peanuts to use on a toast or smack on just like that!Ingredients1 tbs peanut oil.PreparationRun all ingredients in a blender.Keep running it till you get buttery consistency that…

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Masala Okra

Masala Okra by Shirley

Masala okra is a simple dish. Made simpler in an air fryer. It can be prepared traditionally in an iron pan too.IngredientsPreparationWash and cut okra into small pieces and transfer into a bowl.Add all the ingredients and mix well.Place in the air fryer.Set to 160 for 15 minutes..Enjoy!

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Mango Banana Berry Smoothie

Mango Banana Berry Smoothie by Shirley

A simple yet nourishing smoothie to begin the day.IngredientsPreparationPowder the flax seeds and blend fruits, berries and milk to smoothie consistency.Enjoy!

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Mint Passionfruit Drink

Mint Passionfruit Drink by Shirley

Mint Passionfruit DrinkGrowing your own food gets more rewarding when you can barter or share your harvests! I had the pleasure of receiving around 2 dozens of Passionfruit from an equally passionate organic gardener friend. Though I have planted Passionfruit as well, the plant has not fruited yet. While I wait patiently for the…

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