Shake your Shakshuka

Breakfast – to me it’s the most important meal of the day, to get your day off on the right foot. A week or so ago, I saw somebody posted about Shaksuka on FB and of course, my impressionable mind (and tummy) felt the hunger pangs immediately. Before, that post would have sent us off…

Chicken Cacciatore by Pioneer Woman

So the other day, I was at lunch with my old school friends and they said to me, “oh! I didn’t know you were into cooking/food blogging,” and I reminded one of them that she had actually eaten my cooking once ten years ago. It was a dish from the book I had blogged about before,…

Spanish Paella by Chef Adman

Here’s our third guest blog post by Chef Adman who made some delicious Paella which we wolfed down with some Bangali style salad. Please do try this at home! —–X—– I find Spanish Paella to be a very soothing comfort food to eat.  Maybe because I come from a background where rice eating is big…

Not-so-sucky Moussaka (Gluten-free)

Moussaka. The name screams “girly boy.” I mean lets be real — no self respecting mysogynist would be caught dead eating something with eggplants and raisins. However, in our constant battle with health vs. waist-wealth, the Cosmic Chef and I’ve recently decided to go gluten-free for as long as possible, and moussaka is basically like a lasagna…

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…