Burger Time At Blaze Burgers

Blaze Burger is a famous burger place all the way from Bahrain. They serve the hottest sauces and the most delicious shakes! Does this vegetarian survive in a place for meat lovers? Read to know..

My guest opted for beef burger while I opted for the only vegetarian option the portabella mushroom burger in brown bun. Topped with nuclear mustard, my burger was super spicy! I also tried a similar combination in lettuce which was a decent choice. We tried angry fries which were again topped with spicy chilli paste and jalepenos. I stuck to simple cheese fries because I cannot bear too much spicy food. Along with burgers we opted for lemon mint drink and apple mojito, both were refreshing! My maltersers milkshake was heavenly and I would definitely recommend everyone to try it.

To end our meal we had Churros filled ice cream and skillet chocolate cake. Bought were huge portions which can easily be shared and were so so good!

I would love to visit Blaze burger more often because you can DIY your own toppings, burgers and everything. However finding parking in JBR is a task in itself. When we had visited, two parking sections were closed and had to park pretty far and walk for a good fifteen minutes to reach the restaurant.

Visit for : DIY burgers, pick your own sauces and superb service.

contact: 04 2482914

Address: Sadaf, The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Dubai

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Stuffed With Burgers At Stuffed Burger Co.!

Stuffed burger is one of those places that can be visited literally anytime of the day! I mean who doesn’t love burgers?
I got the opportunity to try out veggie options at Stuffed burger along with few of my mates and below is the synopsis of same.
Our burgers, veggie party with their signature sauce. Our sides, sweet potato fries, jalapeno poppers & loaded fries minus the bacon. Our drinks, passion fruit mojito, choco brownie shake & nutella shake.
What I liked was the sides, they were superb for the price and easily sharable. The shakes were delicious accompaniment to wash down our burgers! The staff members were really friendly and greeted everyone with excitement.
What I didn’t like: The burger was decent but a tad bit oily for my liking. I wish they had a stuffed vegetarian burger rather than a plain ol potato patty.
Our desserts, the white chocolate lotus cake and the brownie cake both were absolutely delicious!
I am definitely going back for the shakes and sides! Also kudos to the super smiling staff!
Address: Between Al Manara Street & Al Thanya Street, Jumeirah Road, Umm Suqeim, Dubai
Contact: 04 3215424

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Vegans Rejoice At Baker & Spice

Fresh organic produce is one thing I always stress on. I love the crunch of the vegetables, the colors and how gorgeous they look! One restaurant’s name that always pops up in my head is Baker & Spice. I have a lot of memories attached to this restaurant as it was my dad’s favorite. Right after shopping from farmer’s market, picking out fresh produce we (dad and I) use to head to baker & Spice souk Al Bahar for a slice of cake & coffee.
Recently, Baker & Spice invited me to try out their vegan/vegetarian options from the menu. A visit to their branch bought back all the memories. Did the food quality change?  With time they have only improved upon the flavors, the textures and the techniques.
We started off with Avocado feta salad & Burrata. The avocado feta salad was just perfect with confit tomatoes cutting down the richness of the cheese. Our burrata was fantastic too! Fresh burrata with pesto & pinenuts a classic combination that never fails. To wash it down we had our charcoal lemonade & Apple mojito. Charcoal lemonade was tad sweet for my liking but I loved the presentation.
Our mains are something I cannot stop talking about. My beetroot bucatini was really impressive! A resident dish on the menu this is the kind of dish I expect for vegetarians. Served with organic spinach, chickpea curry and coconut, this dish was a hit. My guest’s main was squash tortellini with goat’s cheese. Now my guest is really fussy and not someone who experiments beyond basic vegetables and fruits. This dish was new to him too and the flavors were just perfect! This dish was one of specials of the day and kudos to the chef for such a creation. Both bucatini beetroot pasta and tortellini dish were handmade!
After delicious mains, we set off to try some desserts. Chocolate sundae was something that caught my eye and my guest opted for chocolate torte. The sundae consisted of their in house baked brownie. Both our desserts were heavenly as they are always at Baker & Spice. I have been ordering cookies and bakes from them for years so there is absolutely no doubt about the quality of their products.
With views of mighty Burj Khalifa & Dubai fountains, Souk Al Bahar branch is the best of all to visit.There are ample amount of dishes for both vegetarians & non vegetarians. All dishes are made with organic local produce that they have always been associated with. I reckon this place would be perfect for a lunch date! The ever smiling staff were friendly and helpful with menu options. They were even careful of allergies and suggested dishes as per our liking.
More vegan/vegetarian options are avavailable on Monday as they have Meatless Monday promotion.
Contact: 04 4252240, 04 4252241
Address: Level 2, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, Dubai
  • Breakfast
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • No Alcohol Available
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Desserts and Bakes
  • Kid Friendly
  • Wifi
  • Vegan Friendly
  • Organic Produce

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Summer Treats with Tarts.ae

Summers are for pools but honestly in this weather all I can think of is chilling with my friends indoors. However that doesn’t deter me from having fun.. I love to invite my friends over and watch a movie or two and sip on some lovely tea. What makes my tea a ‘high tea’ is inclusion of Tarts from Tarts.ae

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Tarts.ae have unique flavors, they have options for  whole tarts, individual tarts and even bite sized tarts all bursting with unique flavors.

The flavor I tried was Mango Passion Tart ( Aed 110). As per description The perfect combination of mango and passion fruit flavors. Layers of mango compote, vanilla cheesecake topped with fresh passion fruit jelly.  

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I absolutely enjoyed savoring this treat. The tart shell itself is crisp, it is perfect to hold the contents. For the filling there was a lovely thin layer of cheesecake & mango compote. I loved the compote, it wasn’t too sweet and complimented the flours with the passion fruit jelly. The jelly was formed well on the tart and vibrant in color. The cheesecake filling however was a bit eggy but overall the flavors went really well together. The addition of fresh mangoes which I believe were Thai mangoes and delicious cranberries which happen to be my favorite.

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Overall, Tarts.ae is a fabulous website to order some tarts to posh up your tea time or gift someone special. A fabulous way to jazz your occasions and a fresh change from cakes. Their delivery option is convenient too. A treat visually and taste wise too plus they are reasonable.

Tarts.ae offer flavors such as Nutella, Strawberry cream, Lemon Curd and many more. View their Menu here or contact them on +971 52 5932336

Summer Special Recipe – Rustic Peach Tart

A while back I posted a picture of this delicious dish on one of my social media channels. Many had requested the recipe but I was still trying to get a hang of the technique to make the perfect Pâte Brisée pastry (French Shortcrust pastry). Finally I feel I have found the perfect ratio of ingredients. Peaches are best available in Summers and are absolutely delicious on their own but combined with Pâte Brisée pastry they taste heavenly!

Pâte Brisée Pastry:

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 4 tsp Ice Cold Water
  • 80grms Chilled salted butter
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar

For Peach filling:

  • 2 Peaches thinly Sliced
  • 1 tbsp Condensed Milk
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cinnamon powder

Combine the dry ingredients together and set aside. Chop the butter into small cubes and ensure it is kept in chilled area. With back of a spoon, slowly combine the butter and the dry ingredients. The mix should be course and should resemble like biscuit crumbs. Add chilled water and quickly combine the mixture. Wrap the mix in a cling wrap and refrigerate for an hour.

In a bowl, combine grated nutmeg, cinnamon powder and condensed milk. Add Sliced and de-stoned peaches along with the condensed milk mix.

After the pastry has been chilled for an hour, remove from the refrigerator. Roll out the pastry into a rough round on lightly floured surface. Pastry should be around 1/5 inch thick to hold the fruit’s juices. Transfer the pastry onto a baking sheet that should be lined with parchment paper. If you don’t have parchment paper at home, you can line with butter and sprinkle flour on it. This will avoid the pastry to stick on the baking sheet.

With a fork, create small holes in the pastry all around. This will allow the pastry to cook well. Leaving two inches border, you can start arranging the peaches as you like. I love creating layers so I lined them in layers, fold the borders to give look of a basket. Sprinkle brown sugar on top and bake it in a pre-heated oven for about 30 minutes on 220c. Remove from oven once golden brown.

Makes around four 10 inch tarts

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Serve warm with a dollop of fresh cream or some quenelled vanilla Ice cream and a sprig of mint. 

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Summer colors everywhere.. love this dish! 

Tips and Tricks:

  • Vegans can try the dish with Almond meal and bind with banana and chilled almond milk.
  • You can avoid condensed milk, I added the same to bring shine to the peaches.
  • Pâte Brisée pastry can be used for savory tarts as well. Common ingredients like cheese, baby tomatoes, potatoes, broccoli and many more can be used for savory tarts.

Have a variation to the recipe? Any suggestions? Did you try it? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Recipe: Eggless Peanut Butter Brownies

Weekend baking time! My niece like me has a sweet tooth but unfortunately she can’t have many of the desserts as they contain egg. She is allergic to egg and most of the recipes that I know need egg for binding. After many experiments and pairings, I came up with this easy recipe that I am sharing with you all today. Do give it a try and let me know if your attempt was successful.

Eggless Peanut Butter Brownies

(makes 8 pieces)

You need:

1 cup all purpose flour

1 packet chopped reese’s peanut butter cup chocolate

3/4 tin condensed milk

3 tsp milk

1tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

3 tbsp Chunky peanut butter

2 tsp butter

1/2 cup unsweetened dark chocolate chips

Parchment paper for lining

Method:

Preheat oven at 325 degrees

In a pan, heat condensed milk on low heat, add peanut butter and milk. Mix well and set aside.

In a bowl sieve all the dry ingredients together and mix well. Create a well in between and slowly incorporate the wet mix that we made earlier. Keep mixing till a smooth batter is formed. Add chopped reese’s cup chocolate to the batter and give it a final mix.

Line the baking pan with butter and parchment paper. Allow the paper to be two inches above the tin so that its easier to removed the baked brownie.

Add the batter to the lined pan and bake for 35 minutes. Keep poking toothpick to check if the brownie is cooked thoroughly.

Once baked, remove from oven and leave it to cool for 15 minutes. Cut into desired shapes.

For chocolate drizzle, take a microwave bowl, add unsweetened chocolate chips and 1 tsp butter. Microwave it for exactly 30secs on med. high heat. Mix the melted chocolate well. Quickly take the cooled brownie pieces and drizzle with melted chocolate and sprinkle some brown sugar for a bit of added sweetness.

Have it hot with ice cream, have it cold with coffee. ❤

These will last upto 5 days in a airtight container.

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Recipe – Burhani Raita (Yogurt based sauce)

I recently asked my fans to send me their queries that they would have in regards to beauty, food, fashion or any DIY tricks. All you need is a platform to ask something and you never know the answer could be a very simple one.

So one of my fans on Pink Asfoura Blog facebook page asked me a query related to food. She wanted to know if there are any simple accompaniments/sauces that can be served with Biryanis/Spiced rice.

I would suggest something very simple but a sauce that brings out the flavor of your rice dish.

Burhani Raita is a very famous accompaniment with Hyderabadi rice dishes. Generally the Hyderabadi biryani/rice dishes are spicy, tangy and lipsmacking delicious. However folks like me can’t take in too much spicy food. That is where accompaniment or sauce served with rice plays a big part. The sauce should help you cut down the spices and bring out the bold flavors of the biryani/spicy rice dish.

You need:

4-5 garlic cloves

1 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp coriander powder

2 tsp chopped fresh coriander

1 tsp clarified butter

1 cup hung yogurt

2-4 tsp cold water

1 tsp pepper

Salt to taste

Method:

Take a fork and pierce 3 garlic cloves on all sides. Dip each of pierced clove in clarified butter and place the clove on a small piece of foil. Cover the three cloves individually with foil wrapper and place them in oven at medium heat 200’c for 7 minutes.

Slice the remaining cloves thinly and coat a tray with some clarified butter and place the slices carefully. Place the tray in oven too. This will create lovely garlic chips which will give a beautiful texture to the sauce.

While your foil covered cloves are softening and garlic chips are crisping up.. take a bowl in which whisk the hung yogurt until it is light and creamy. Add 2-4 tsp water to it and beat well. Now add the cumin powder, chopped coriander, pepper powder, coriander powder, salt and mix well.

The garlic cloves in foil would have soften up by the end of 7 minutes. Remove from foil, add the three cloves in a bowl and mash them until creamy. Add this mixture to your yogurt sauce prepared earlier.

This dish can be prepared in advance and can be stored for a day in refrigerator.  When serving, top with garlic chips and impress your family with this new recipe! This portion serves 2 adults.

Here is image of what I made today afternoon to serve with my mutton biryani.

Thanks to some of my Facebook fans who commented with their suggestions.

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Have you tried this recipe before? Did you try it out now? Let me know your thoughts in comments below.