My 13 Favourite Posts for 2013

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Thank you everyone for all your wonderful comments and well wishes! I didn’t mean to draw so much attention to my ailment because honestly, it’s a bit boring to keep hearing about it, but my husband’s experience with the rotisserie chicken and the entire contents of my knife block was so funny, I had to share it 🙂 .

I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas with plenty of great food and great company. I hope Santa was kind to you all too and everyone was able to get what they wanted 🙂 . I got a wonderful pressie myself from my guests on Christmas Day. One of the family members is visiting from the UK so he brought over a bunch of my favourite childhood British chocolate. I’m seriously in heaven and only a little bit ashamed to say that I have hidden it from my children.

So, since we’re winding down the year and looking forward to bringing in the new year next week, I thought I’d take the opportunity to share my 13 favourite posts for 2013. They are in no particular order, but these are the ones I really enjoyed making, posting and eating!


Ataif with Walnuts and Coconut

Banh Mi Ga

Belgian Waffle Benedict

Homemade Sriracha

Chicken Laksa

Raspberry Poached Pear Pavlova


White Chilli Chicken with White Chocolate and Lime

Homemade Mascarpone

Chicken and Slicks

Homemade Harissa

Roasted Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Salad

Almond Kulfi

Shallot Tarte Tatin

I found it interesting to see what others searched for on my site; surprisingly my top 13 and the top 13 posts on my site are totally different! But that’s all good!

Here are my Top 13 Reader Favourites:


Lemon Mascarpone Roulade

Strawberry Madeleines

Corn Chowder

Apple and Rhubarb Cake

White Chocolate Blackberry Tart

Chicken Laksa

BBQ Chicken Picnic Loaf

Pumpkin Mini Bundts

Ataif bil Ashta

Cod Cakes

Chicken Curry with Chickpeas

Apple Rhubarb Hand Pies

Gulab Jamun (Indian Donuts)


I really wanted to list my favorites from around the web but that would’ve made this post endless! I just wanted to say that I have been inspired by so many of my amazing blogger friends. Each and every one of you has rocked this year with one great recipe after another. You all never cease to amaze me and I look forward to what 2014 has in store. 

Wishing you all a very happy, prosperous and safe New Year, from my family to yours. 

    • I know, right?! This sriracha shortage is getting everyone worried 🙂 Glad I could help 🙂

    • Thank you Davida! Same here, I’m looking forward to reading your posts and recipes in 2014!

  1. I think it is interesting that the readers favorites were different from yours. I was just talking about the ingredients in Harissa and read my husband your list of ingredients. I’ve enjoyed each and every post and am looking forward to what you share with us in the coming year. I’m wishing you good health and lots of happiness in 2014.
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    • Thank you so much Karen! Wishing you the best for 2014 also. I look forward to your wonderful recipes and stories!

  2. This is quite the delectable round-up, Nazneen. Such a varied and beautifully prepared assortment of dishes. I’m happy to hear that you had a wonderful Christmas and sincerely hope that you and your family will be able to say the same about the New Year.
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    • Thank you John! Wishing you all the best for the coming year and looking forward to what you have in store for us!

    • Thank you David! That is so sweet of you, but if you’re coming to the States, then you are definitely coming to visit me!!

    • Thank you Lea Ann! The banner is from a WordPress plug in. Just search for Instagram on the plug ins search bar.

  3. So you didn’t say daaahling, what is your favourite British chocolate?
    Looks like its been a year of fabulous eats for you. It all looks so good! I have my beady little eyes on the shallot tatin.
    May the upcoming year bring you lots of health and happiness.
    *kisses* H
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    • Hmmmm, my fave chocolate? Everything!? I love the Galaxy bars, Mars bars and Bounty I have quite a few though!