Food paparazzi at work.
That's my one of my dearest friends Rashmi. We met in Dubai through work in 2006 and have remained buddies ever since. She is currently visiting her husband Daegal's sister and family in Canada so I was extremely excited to have them all over for a meal. Rashmi has always been a big supporter of my cooking so it went without saying that I had to cook for her before they left. It's been a maddening week for me so I kept it simple and accepted help from Tahnee (Daegal's sister) and Cheryl, another friend to bring some appetizers to nibble on. Suffice to say we were all stuffed before dinner even started.
Yummy Chinese pot-stickers and egg rolls thanks to Tahnee and her husband Sean. Cheryl made some fantastic chicken wings.
I made mushrooms sautéed in garlic, chilli flakes and butter.
Dinner was a simple pea pulao made with basmati rice and aromatised with cinnamon and bay leaves.
Stuffed peppers with potato and sweet potatoes. Recipe here.
Chicken in coconut milk curry.
I did a double for dessert. Mexican vanilla and lime flan. Recipe here.
Apple Brown Betty. This flopped really badly but we ate it anyway. Obviously, everything tastes better with ice cream.