Hello, readers, how’s it hanging? This week on the blog I posted a traditional Bangladeshi shutki aka dried fish curry here and a warming butternut squash, red cabbage and spinach veggie stir fry here.
I have have been on a bit of a reading binge for the last few days, I’ve pretty much inhaled several crime/mystery novels. Though this probably in part can be attributed to the recent grey weather, I’m a real sucker for a WhoDunnit. Sometimes, I can guess the murderer early on, but I love shocking twists and climatic reveals at the end. Do you guys also enjoy curling up with a book and a hot beverage on these autumnal days?
And now onto the blogger recipes that have caught my eye this week as well as some great Etsy finds which would make a great purchase for you or a loved one.
5 Blogger Recipes
- Zucchini Boats by Brewing Bliss – Lasagna Style zucchini boats stuffed with ground beef and lots of veggies, perfect dinner if like me you’ve been indulging in too many carbs recently…
- Mishti Doi by Tara’s Multicultural Table – One of my favourite Bengali desserts, sweet yoghurt, baked in the oven and topped with jewel like pomegranates.
- Stovetop Mac and Cheese with Butternut Squash and Mushrooms by The Spice Life – Because curling up on a cold day with a bowl of mac and cheese with autumnal veggies sounds pretty much amazing to me.
- Blueberry and Pistachio Overnight Oats by The Foodie Fix – Overnight oats was possibly one of my greatest breakfast discoveries, but just wait until you see the regal purple colour of these blueberry oats!
- Palestinian Za’ataar Rolls by Niv’s Kitchen – Deliciously puffy and golden rolls made from semolina and wheat featuring the classic Middle Eastern spice blend za’ataar.
5 Etsy Finds
- Za’ataar – And just in case you’re wondering where to get your hands on za’atar, you can buy it online from here. They’re based in the US but ship internationally.
- Rustic Kitchen iPad Holder – If like me, you often use your electronic gadget in the kitchen whilst following a recipe, and then end up getting flour/sugar/water all over it every time you pick it up, you might want to look into one of these!
- Terracotta Clay Dutch Oven – This would be great for getting that satisfying crunch on your bakes. It would also be great to make some traditional Bengali sweet yoghurt.
- Stoneware Souffle Cup – Perfect for baking a souffle in or for sipping on soup on a cold, wet day.
- White Chocolate and Macadamia Cookie Mix in a Jar – This would make such an adorable gift, especially for a slightly lazy baker like me (hint hint members of my family reading this).
As always, the background used in the graphic above can be downloaded as a part of a set from my Etsy Store here.