Vanilla Macha latte

Macha is trending! Here is one of my favourites Macha latte recipe. What exactly is Matcha? “It is a finely milled vibrant green tea powder made from the highest quality Japanese tea leaves. Comes from Uji, a region high in the hills around Kyoto, renowned for producing the best Japanese teas. Only accessible by foot, this remote area is unpolluted and rich in friendly bugs such as spiders, ladybirds, praying mantis and dragonflies to keep the pests under control (best to use organic matcha as non-organic matcha is grown using excessive amounts of agricultural fertilizers and pesticides). Shade grown for the final few months to allow the leaves to fill with chlorophyll, the finest young tea buds are picked, dried and ground in a granite mortar”. source

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Beef Carpaccio With Spicy Soy Dressing & Salad

Here comes beef carpaccio, Asian-inspired dish. Surprisingly one of the best beef carpaccio recipes I have tried! The typical Piedmont (a region in/of Italy) carpaccio is made with very thin slices of beef placed on a dish with lemon, olive oil, and shavings of white truffle or Parmesan cheese, and can be topped with arugula. The meat typically used for carpaccio is beef sirloin. Since this dish is served raw, the meat must be fresh. Source:Wiki 

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Selection of Starters

We have planned a simple but elegant 3 courses dinner, this recipe was brilliant. It wasn’t insanely complicated to make, it could also be prepared ahead of time. Naturally, small pieces of food or dips often serve as nibbles or canapés at cocktail parties . But, here we are, serving these trio dips after the cocktail hour as a starter! Yeah, you heard it right! I don’t think there is a specific rule for when and what to serve during an occasion. More often we go for what we feel like eating that time, with so many food choices available to us. 

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Beautiful Homemade Spicy Crabcakes

As a great seafood lover and with my undying love for all sorts of seafood recipes, I have been making this crabcake for as long as my cooking memory can remember. With my previous attempts, I have failed with the patties constantly. As soon as I drop them on a hot frying pan they crumble apart. I was ashtonished knowing that I have added the right amount of egg yet they don’t stick together. Filling and binding is always the crucial part, turned out I was missing out on bread crumbs, just the right amount of bread crumbs was all I needed. Coriander is another essential ingredient, it enhances, gets rid of the fishy smell and adds enticing flavour. If you have coriander you’re good to go! Most importantly, the chilli is what makes the meal so exciting, the “kick” helps to balance out everything. This spicy Asian inspired recipe is heavenly. Continue reading “Beautiful Homemade Spicy Crabcakes”