Chunky Chicken Soup For A Rainy Day

Hi all! It’s been a long while since we last posted. Both SA & I were on holiday, me in Italy and him in the USA. I guess I have gotten spoilt eating the delicious food we make and have mentioned before that I am a picky eater, so I sadly did not enjoy the…

Wok’in Good Chicken with Oyster Sauce

SA and I have been trying to go back on our health kick, which we’ve not been too great about but we’ve also been trying to consume less red meat, which we actually have been good about (yay! for trials and tribulations). Life also gets in the way of blogging, and we are actually both…

Chicken Roast Chicken

I’m chicken about chicken. It usually always turns out… well… too chicken-y. Plus its so… plebeian. But I was cooking for a large group, Psycho Chef had just made beef the other day, and a whole host of other excuses, so I decided to go for roast chicken. And not be chicken about it. My…

20 minute meals: Vegetable Quiche-Gratin, Potato-Apple Salad

Tasaffy Hossain is always feeding us hungry girls whenever we have rehearsals at her house for it’s a SHE thing, (coming up in July what what!!), so I asked her to do a guest blog post for Cookups. This is her recipe for Vegetable Quiche-Gratin and Potato-Apple Salad   20 minute meals: Vegetable quiche-gratin, Potato-apple…

Khulna Crab n’ Coconut Curry

So I picked up some frozen crab from the supermarket a few days ago. Although it may have been frozen, its of the local variety. As you may or may not know, Bangladesh exports crab from the Sunderbans. Last time I went down to Khulna with my dad I managed to get some live crab back…

Butter Chili Prawns

As I have mentioned before, I prefer recipes that take mere minutes. Call it lack of patience or laziness – I like to look at it as efficiency. If you can cook something delicious in 8 minutes, why cook something for hours, right? We had seafood for dinner last night, SA cooked crab curry (post…

Rocket and Beets – Throw-together Salad

Ah! The holy month of Ramadan is already upon us, and I realize we have been away a while. Our friend is visiting from the States and we’ve had to temporarily move and somehow we’ve not had the time to cook much or blog much. I don’t really fast, but I love this month. I…

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…