CREAM CHEESE PESTO PASTA WITH CHICKEN, FRESH MOZZARELLA & ROASTED TOMATO

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It’s me again with another pasta dish!

I just happen to love carbs … all kinds of carbs!

Sometimes I go for light healthy pasta recipes but most of the time, I go for creamy cheesy sauces that just melt in your mouth!

Cream Cheese, Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella & Parmesan cheese is a mixture made in cheese heaven! The different flavors & textures of the 3 cheeses complement each other so well without being too greasy or heavy. Cheese heaven, right?

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ALL PURPOSE TOMATO BEETROOT MARINARA SAUCE

Before having kids, I never cared about cooking certain food at home; I always believed in the idea of “why cook this when it’s available in the supermarket?”.

But with all the health raised issues about most store bought items, I started to be more inclined towards cooking almost everything at home. It’s healthier, cheaper & definitely free from all those poisonous preservatives.

I love making marinara sauce with canned tomatoes; it comes out perfectly sweet & tangy; just spot on. Trying to use less canned ingredients, I tested cooking the marinara sauce with fresh tomatoes but it was a big flop!

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CLASSICAL FRENCH TOAST

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I know French toast seems like a regular recipe that anyone can prepare at home!

BUT NO. A BIG FAT NO!

Let me tell you my story with French toast.

I have been making French toast for ages; it’s just some milk & eggs beaten together with some flavorings! No need for a recipe, right?

Mine came out tasting nice but the texture always varied from a little dry to soggy although I made sure I never under or over soaked my toast so why the inconsistency in texture?

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SWEET & SOUR CHICKEN

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I don’t think I know anybody who doesn’t love Chinese Food!

I remember growing up with Peking Restaurant being a phenomenal outing every weekend to indulge on all those Chinese dishes.

What I also discovered is that cooking Chinese food is as enjoyable as eating it. They are mostly easy & quick dishes, pack with vegetables YET very delicious.

So, they perfectly fit in our busy lifestyles & they also look sophisticated … so perfect for hosting guests!

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CHICKEN WITH SWEET CHILI BBQ SAUCE

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Before getting married & having kids, I used to hate anything cooked with bones; mainly whole chicken. It was such a hassle to eat; I always preferred fillet!

Then my cooking obsession started & I learnt that poultry cooked “bone in” yields the juiciest results.

And GOD! Whole chicken is so easy to cook; you just marinade it, throw it in the oven or over the stove & it takes care of itself! SPOT ON for busy & lazy days or actually any day!

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