Saturday 31 December 2016

December 2016: Food + Favourites!

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

It's the last day of December and of 2016!
I hope you've had a good month and year.
You can see my highlights and popular recipes post here. I'm so happy with the two that made the top sweet and savoury spots. And, you can read all about my 2016 recipe disasters here. It's literally my most favourite/embarassing post to write.

Anyway, here's more from my December 2016:

chewy oat cookies with milk chocolate + cashews + raisins.
lamb biryani.
cream cheese chicken bread rolls + all the sauces.
brown butter pecan pie bars.
hot chocolate with gingerbread whipped cream.
cream cheese chicken oven samosas.
chicken keema nachos with jalapeno sour cream + tomato salsa + pico de gallo + avocado + radishes + lime + fresh coriander.
chicken keema pizza.
brown butter sprinkle sugar cookies.
mum's spicy lemon roast chicken + grilled corn + kale with garlic and red chilli + mashed potatoes.
brown daal + wholemeal pitta + green chilli pickle + mixed pickle + lemon.
criss-cross potatoes.
tres leches cake.
spicy garlic fried chicken.
cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting.
cauliflower quesadillas + cumin sour cream.
citrus cinnamon salad.
kale potato cakes + chicken kebabs.
chicken kebabs + crispy chickpeas + creamy coriander dressing + lettuce + cucumber + carrot + cherry tomatoes + pickled jalapeno.
chicken and butternut squash curry + roti.
tortilla chips + tomato salsa + cheddar.
fish and chips + tartare sauce + ketchup + chip shop curry sauce.
oreo nutella no-bake cheesecake.
smoothie with spinach + lemon + ginger + orange + apple + banana + almond milk.
fruit banana bread with walnuts, cherries and dates.
chicken mince tomato sauce with baby spinach.
korean potato pancake + onion soy sauce.
achari bhindi + roti + spiced yoghurt.
chicken stew with cinnamon, vinegar and green chillies.
sweet and sour pilau rice.
homemade sprinkle Oreos with vanilla buttercream.
chocolate chip swirl cookies.
fijian lamb pulao + fijian tomato chutney.
chicken pittas with spicy garlic sauce.
pear, cranberry and gingernut biscuit crumble + custard.
carrot kheer with cardamom and raisins.
smoothie with frozen banana + coffee + vanilla + cinnamon + cacao + almond milk.
chicken kofta curry.
spiced chicken breast + boiled egg + cherry tomatoes + lettuce + pickled peppers + spicy garlic sauce.
korean chicken soup with homemade noodles.

 Favourites: making the chicken for my cheesy tandoori chicken wraps! seriously forgot how good these were.
the sauce and pakoras cooking away for kari.
baking with treacle!
I've gone back to slicing my onions as opposed to dicing them and I must say, I prefer them this way!
fresh and gluten-free.
such a cutie pie, masha allah.

this biryani was so pretty.
to make brown butter pecan pie bars, you'll need brown butter and lots of it.
finally making chicken bread rolls with cream cheese.
pinching a pecan bar!
switching on all the lights to make hot chocolate.
the cutest cookies.

sunday roast.
with all the sides.
cooking brown daal with Mum.
the mixed one is my favourite.
putting the criss-cross into our criss-cross potatoes.
korean fried chicken night.
Mum took this picture of my cinnamon rolls.
knocked out in her bear suit, masha allah.

saturday salad.
sunday afternoon nutella.
making banana bread with an entire pound of bananas!
love the green!
loving her favourite book, masha allah.

she has the cutest shoes.
and hands.
and eyelashes, masha Allah.
making achari bhindi.
lots of spice to ward of any winter colds.
baking with the kids!

thank you guys for helping me recipe test a bunch of new desserts!
super steamy.
fun fact: everything in this picture is stone cold.
working with gingernuts!
the deepest frost.
definitely a day for hot crumble.
four months old and already such a chatterbox, masha allah.
holiday baking! they were making a vanilla chocolate marble cake!
I made my own noodles!
and, they were actually edible! so happy!
friday pakoras.

 Your Photos: achari bhindi.
sea salt chocolate chunk cookies.
cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting.
coconut + raspberry jam shortbread slices.
chip shop curry sauce.
egg fried rice.
korean potato pancake + onion soy sauce.
the laziest lamb pulao.
macaroni cheese.
mocha marble cake with coffee buttercream.
one-pot tomato spaghetti.
our house pakistani chicken curry.

sooji halwa.
pea pulao.
sooji halwa + pooris + chickpea curry.


I hope you had the best December! Keep me in your duas please!

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

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