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Mother’s Special: Cooking up a Feast!

Celebrated in some countries around the end of March, and in May internationally, we say every day should be Mother’s Day. Here’s a special cheer to the wonderful mothers out there.

Fotolia_46791398_Subscription_Monthly_XXLDon’t you wish that there comes a day when you don’t have to cook for the entire family? Instead, you can cook just for yourself … just let loose, cuddle into bed with your favourite book and a big bowl of your favourite dessert!

Cooking can be fun, when you do it for yourself and especially when no one is around. You can be a goddess while cooking by simply following your instincts. From self-indulging – ah, those last few licks of cake batter from the bowl can be so temptingly blissful – to trying out a brand new recipe with an ingredient that you absolutely love; whatever the final output maybe, you’ve done it for yourself! It would not get better than this as you stroll around the house, and treat yourself to some mouth-watering dishes.

Cooking up a treat 

If you enjoy eating, then you must definitely love cooking too. Like the renowned cookbook author Nigella Lawson says, “I don’t believe you can ever really cook unless you love eating.” This Mother’s Day, relax and treat yourself to some delicious, yet simple, dishes. You can pick and choose ingredients that are not difficult to access. And then you can use your own cooking skills while trying out new recipes. If your young ones aren’t too young, they can lend a hand too! Begin your day with Zucchini and Basil Frittata with any bread of your choice. You could also try out the vegetarian Morning Glory or Eggs Benedict for a change.

After you pack your kids off to school, quickly fix yourself a glass of morning power drink – Fruit ‘n’ Yoghurt Parfait, with oodles of strawberries, while you catch up with a chick-flick, if you like. For a quick bite with your morning power drink, Chicken Bruschetta is perfect! You could choose any other topping too. Aubergine and mint is a great topping for a light snack, which is appetizing and healthy.

Stretch your lunch time for as long as you can because this Spicy Chicken Stew is really easy to make. You could combine this with a refreshing Watermelon with Mint and Lime Salad. Grab a quick nap after your sumptuous lunch.

Evenings made easy

Kids are back from school, eh? Evening… baking time it is! Let the children get their hands dirty with Chocolate Chip Cookies. Whip up a light supper – Smoked Salmon with Cucumber Dill Sauce. If you have some strawberries left after you have made your morning drink, you could quickly grind them to make a cool iced drink that you can have with your supper. Add some powdered pepper to it to give it that spicy twist. Why light, you ask? Because you know that you’re going to take a few extra slices of Triple C Cake, made with the amazing combination of cinnamon, coffee and caramel, with you to bed!

And when your kids love your innovations, your own recipes would become their favourites — to cherish and linger in their memories as they grow up. That’s the magic when a mother cooks! Happy Mother’s Day.


Mother’s Day quote for you! “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” – Agatha Christie


Recipes:

Spicy Chicken Stew
Spicy Chicken Stew
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Triple C Cake