Poker Night Nibbles : Cheesy Potato Skins

Hello there foodies! It’s been a while! Haven’t had the chance to blog in a while, SA’s gone on holiday leaving me to fend the fort for myself and I was a tiny bit under the weather. Cycle Roanu hit this weekend, not that you can really tell from Dhaka minus the thunderstorms but our thoughts…

Stuffed Mushrooms by Pioneer Woman

Imagine a little fun bite you can pop into your mouth which bursts with a cheesy mixture of sausages and mushrooms – and you have the Stuffed Mushrooms by Pioneer Woman, which we have recreated for you right here, right now on Cookups. I love Pioneer Woman, I love her recipes and I love the way…

Coconut Beer Batter ‘Scramps

Coconut. Its the paleo-man’s batter. Works with chicken, works with shrimp — I have yet to try it with more stuff but i don’t see why it wouldn’t work for just about anything! Now this recipe isn’t paleo. Actually come to think of it it isn’t even gluten-free! But hey, its from last week before…

Shredded Chicken Tacos With Gluten-free Tortillas

So, the other day I was craving something a bit tangy and spicy to eat. SA suggested making chicken tacos, and since he had an appointment, he sent me off unceremoniously to do groceries and left me in charge of dinner. Gulp. Imagine my blind panic, when upon returning home, I realized that the recipe…

Shrimp Lo Mein

Whenever I attempted Lo Mein in the past, it always turned out too dry and the noodles would end up sticking together. I could never figure out why until I tried this recipe — its about the sauce! Most recipes skimp on the sauce, and that means once the noodles are added to the veggies in…

Pesto Chicken With Fresh Linguine

So, here’s the thing. I love to eat, and I also enjoy making my own food, but the thought of making elaborate meals is very daunting to me. What can I say? I’m a capricious gal, who suddenly decides what she wants to eat (much to my mother’s chagrin) and prefer recipes that require few ingredients…

Thai Basil Pesto

Mmmm…Pesto. So green, so fresh and believe it or not, so easy to just whizz up in a few minutes in your own kitchen. And there’s endless potential for what you can do with it. You can heap it on to bread, mix it with some pasta, toss it onto some chicken, sneak bites of…

Chicken Avocado Caesar Salad

Aah salad. So light. So healthy. So low calorie. Wait – if you’re  expecting those things out of this salad… well as Judas Priest would say… You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’. This Caesar Salad scores high in the tasty fats column, and low in the low-fat column! But hey, these days, fats are the new vegetables, or…

Homemade Four-Cheese Mushroom Ravioli

Homemade pasta seems like a daunting task, but it should be pretty easy for any cook — even the one you employ at home. I sound very non-chalant, but I only got the guts to do it myself after Farzana’s blog post on the Recipe Center recently. OK I lied — I’ve made homemade ravioli once before,…