Gazpacho Recipe

The origin of the word gazpacho is still unclear. Etymologists believe it comes from a Mozarabic (language spoken by the Hispano-Romans) term. Caspa, which means “residue” or “fragment” is probably an allusion to the stale bread and vegetable pieces on top.

Nothing like a good gazpacho for a concentration of flavors and freshness any time of the day! Happy summer everyone!

Gazpacho Recipe

The origins of gazpacho date back to the Middle Ages, when the south of Spain was part of the Islamic world. Served very cold and traditionally prepared in a mortar, it contains tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, garlic and stale bread, mixed with oil, sherry vinegar and ice water. But the different ways to prepare gazpacho vary by region and some versions contain almonds but no tomato or pepper.

Gazpacho was a recipe originally prepared by poor Andalusian farmers. They would save leftover bread from the day prior to prepare a hearty soup. The bread was mixed with vinegar, dried fruit and garlic. Gazpacho at the time did not include tomato as the fruit did not arrive from the New World to Seville until the sixteenth century. This soup was therefore white. Only after the arrival of tomato did it become the cold red soup that we know today.



Recipe for Koftas

Ingredients (for 4 people)

For koftas

- 1 lb. of ground beef
- 1.5 onion, chopped
- 1 large egg
- 1 rounded teaspoon of garam masala
- 1 tablespoon of ground dry ginger
- 1 tablespoon of ground chili pepper
- 4 tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro (reserve one tablespoon for garnish before serving)
- 1 hot green pepper, finely chopped (optional)
- Salt and pepper






- 1 stick (8 tablespoons) of butter
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- A pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup of milk

San Pai



Ingredients (4 people)

- 4 chicken cutlets
- 1 fresh ginger root (about 4 inches)
- 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1 bunch of fresh basil
- A few cilantro leaves
- 1 cup of soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon of water
- 4 tablespoons of olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 3 tablespoons of flour
- 2 teaspoons of sugar
- 3 teaspoons of Asian chili paste (optional)




Ingredients (4 rolls)

- 8 cups of flour
- 1 cup of warm milk
- 8 tablespoons of powdered sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 stick (8 tablespoons) of butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons of active dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon of salt
For the stuffing
- 4 tablespoons of melted butter
- 3 eggs
- 1.25 cup of almond meal (ground almonds)
- Sliced almonds
- 5 tablespoons of brown sugar
- A few drops of vanilla extract
- Chocolate chips (optional)
- 2 yellow eggs
- Sliced almonds



Recipe for Shortcrust Pastry


- 2 sticks of butter, softened
- 4 cups of flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- A little water

Piri piri chicken


Piri piri  chicken is one of my favorite southern African recipes which is traditionally made from piri piri peppers. It is also called Peri Peri chicken in south Africa. I used fresh chilies peppers for my recipe for lack of piri piri peppers in where I lived. The chicken is first marinated in a hot marinade sauce for 2hours and grilled in a barbecue or grill.



Cornflakes mixture is a guilt free evening snack to munch with a cup of tea or coffee. My husband and I just love this mixture for evening snack, we also like Haldiram cornflakes mixture a lot. This is very easy to make crispy munchy snack.  Also it is ideal for children lunch box snack. Any beginner or bachelor who wants to try some simple and easy recipe for diwali, can try this mixture. So try this easy and instant mixture for diwali and enjoy.

Mushroom Tomato and Cucumber Sandwich


This is a heart healthy sandwich which has no cheese in it and I used whole wheat bread, so this is very healthy and filling sandwich that can be made in minutes. You can have this no cheese sandwich for breakfast or lunch or dinner.
     Preparation Time : 10 Mins
     Cooking Time : 10 Mins
     Makes : 1 Sandwich