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28 Jul | admin | No Comments

Recipe – Nachos with (Mels Hot Vindaloo Masala)

  Nachos are a firm favourite in my family! My kids LOVE it! This recipe is sooo good and so easy! Mel’s Hot Vindaloo masala is so versatile and it teams perfectly with the mince and cheese. Don’t forget to keep some Guacamole, Salsa, Sour Cream and of course extra Jalapenos to load up on top. …

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24 Jul | admin | No Comments

Cake – Stunning Drip Cakes

Drip Cakes are all the rage now! They come in dessert form from simple and elegant to themed and extravagant! They come dripping with white or dark chocolate and loaded with candy, meringues, Macarons and other delicious treats. They are breath-taking to behold and taste amazing! Mel is a Cake Artist and baker and designs ...
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24 Jul | admin | No Comments

The Power of Spices – Turmeric

  Turmeric – the powerhouse of healing! This little root has been used in ancient times to heal and cure several ailments and promote ideal health. Let me tell you about it’s magical powers! I remember so clearly as though it was yesterday. My Nan was a firm believer in the healing powers of Turmeric – a herb …

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24 Jul | admin | No Comments

Recipe – Lamb Samosa (Mels Hot Vindaloo Masala)

  Samosa is a stuffed pastry, and a common snack in South Asia, Central Asia, the Horn of Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula. It generally consists of a fried triangular, shaped pastry shell with a savory filling of spiced potatoes, onion, peas, coriander, and sometimes meat. In a variety called chamuça they are also very …

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26 Jun | admin | No Comments

The Power of Spices – Chili Pepper

  Chili Peppers – the most feared spice ever! When one talks about Spice – we are often referring to the ‘hotness’ or ‘fire’ that burns our tongues and makes us sweat when we eat spice! However this little ‘fire cracker’ is one of the most powerful spices there is!!! My favourite! I am in awe of …

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14 Jun | admin | No Comments

Cake – Novelty Cakes

Mel is a Cake Artist and baker and designs and creates the most amazing novelty cakes. She can create cake in any form or shape, to suit any theme. From 3D novelty cakes to traditional wedding cakes - she does them all. Mel also creates cakes for corporate functions.   Her cakes not only look ...
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14 Jun | admin | No Comments

Recipe – Masala Chai

  Masala Chai (Spiced Tea) is made by boiling Black tea leaves along with fragrant spices in water and milk. It is always drunk sweet and preceded with crisp, oily fritters. I have fond memories of my childhood – of drinking this heady brew when we journeyed through the Ghats; when our train would stop at a …

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13 Jun | admin | No Comments

Incredible India

  Incredible India   India – my birth place and my Motherland. I am always in awe of it’s beauty, vast contrasts, rich heritage, wisdom through the ages and not forgetting….incredible food! A country where each city speaks a different language and eats a different cuisine; it is a place where the soul will never tire …

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