Assalamu Alaikum! (May peace be upon you)
Here’s a quick roundup of some things that caught my eye this month, in words and pictures, including what I’ve been reading this month and some recipes on my to-do list for May!
I am a huge lover of animals and I have a particularly soft spot for cats. I had vaguely heard about this story on the news so when I caught it for 50p at my local charity shop, I brought it home with me. It was a true-life story about how a recovering drug-addict found a stray and injured cat outside his flat and took him in and how they both transformed each other’s lives together. It was a truly heart-touching book. I don’t know if this is because I feel like my pet cat, Pillow, also helped bring me home from a tough time I was going through, but I really empathized with Bowen. Definitely a good read to pick up. Finished it from cover to cover in one day – I was desperate to know if there was a happy ending!
Next book on my reading list: And the Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini
On my to-cook list this month!
Chicken Liver and Onions Punjabi Style – Teaspoon of Turmaric – I’ve been wanting to cook liver for months now but my husband who works in the meat industry says he isn’t happy with the quality of liver that’s being sold lately, so he’ll bring some home when the quality improves. This recipe will definitely be the one I’ll be trying though! A nice and simple recipe that won’t be intimidating for a first-time-liver-cooker like myself 🙂
Maygu Sabzi – Herbed Shrimp with Saffron Butter in the Persian Manner – Spice Spoon – Anyone who tells me that this dish doesn’t look amazing… I don’t think we can be friends. I love shrimp and I LOVE butter – this one is a winner! Plus it’s a very simple and quick recipe so I’ll be saving this for a busy day. I think this would go divine with some freshly baked bread.
Coconut Ice – This Muslim Girl Bakes – This is a recipe from one of my favourite bloggers who I’ve been following for a long time now. I am a HUGE fan of all things easy, quick, no bake and coconutty, and this one ticks all the boxes!
Gulam Jamun – Veg Recipes of India – Much to my surprise, gulab jamuns are a lot easier to make than I had thought. Can’t wait to try this one out! Who doesn’t love gulab jamuns?
…And finally, a round-up of all the recipes posted this month
That’s all from me – hope you have a great month ahead! Subscribe to my blog this month to get notified whenever a new recipe is posted (and I have quite a few lined up for the next couple of weeks!). The subscription box is under this post for mobile phone users and towards the top right hand side of the sidebar for desktop users.
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