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OOTD|NAUTICAL HIJABI

OOTD|NAUTICAL HIJABI

ASALAAM-WA-LAIKUM LADIES ,  Recently I have been loving plain black slim fit abayas with just a small twist , by twist I mean a little difference . This abaya was sewn cris cross where 1 side has a sleeve and the other doesn’t , in […]

OOTD|PEPLUM ABAYA |TASSELS

OOTD|PEPLUM ABAYA |TASSELS

ASALAAM-WA-LAIKUM LADIES , So I have been wearing this abaya for the longest time ever, however  these past few months I completely forgot the existence of it 🙂 or rather should I say since I have gained some weight and this abaya was just to […]

STUFFED CHICKEN FILLET

STUFFED CHICKEN FILLET

ASALAAM-WA-LAIKUM LADIES , 

My recent ways of preparing food has changed a little as I’m trying to eat just a little healthier by cutting down  on salts and sauces . I have been trying many different ways of changing my chicken fillet recipes and this was my most recent prepared meal. I must say it takes a lot getting use to this , as I am very use to cooking my food saucy . Trust me not something my husband enjoys :-p

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INGREDIENTS

1/2 kg chicken fillet

1 tsp garlic

1 tsp Ina paarmans Cajun spice

1/2 Ina paarmans peri peri spice

1/2 tsp Robertson chicken spice

olive oil

filling :

cottage cheese

butter

basil pesto ( optional )

jalapenos

red peppers

sliced olives

spring onions

METHOD

Butterfly the chicken fillet.

Add all the spices to olive oil

Add chicken to marinade , leave to marinate for 30 minutes

place filling in the chicken as shown above ( I found that the amount of my filling was too little , double the quantity then what I have in picture )

close the fillets , at this stage you can cover the whole fillet in foil and bake it until done or take the fillets and pan fry it .

serve with salad and garlic rolls .

ENJOY

 

BRUSHEGG |EASY AND CLEAN WAY TO DEEP CLEAN BRUSHES

BRUSHEGG |EASY AND CLEAN WAY TO DEEP CLEAN BRUSHES

ASALAAM-WA-LAIKUM LADIES ,  Previously on my blog I have shown how I go about deep cleaning my brushes , until my latest purchase this baby ‘ The BRUSHEGG ‘ ! This has just changed my cleaning routine slightly for the better . Now before I […]

OOTD| SATURDAY LOOK

OOTD| SATURDAY LOOK

ASALAAM-WA-LAIKUM LADIES ,  Lately I have been trying to do as much hijab post as possible and  hopefully I stay on track with this ! I will try to do a OOTD post every week insha allah . So recently  I got my tailor to […]

COUSCOUS WITH A VARIATION |MOROCCAN DISH

COUSCOUS WITH A VARIATION |MOROCCAN DISH

ASALAAM-WA-LAIKUM LADIES , 

I finally decided to try preparing this dish , I alway see the couscous box and say to myself ‘ I want to try this one Day ‘ and that one day is today finally .

A while back when I was still a working class , 1 of my colleagues were Moroccan and every now and then On Fridays she use to prepare this couscous dish in a tagine filled with veggies and meat , this use to be yum ! I may explain 🙂 so I decided to give it a try .

INGREDIENTS

1/2 kg steak or leg mutton ( washed and cut )

1 onion

Olive oil

3 to 4 garlic cloves ( stamp in down with a spoon and pinch salt to help the flavor)

1 tsp red chilli paste

1/4 tsp cinnamon powder

1/4 tsp all spice

1 tsp crushed dhana / dhana powder

1 tsp jeeru powder

crushed red chillies

1 bay leaf

1 tbsl vinegar

1 tsp brown sugar

salt to taste

1/2 chopped tomato

1 sachet tomato paste

1 cup couscous ( cook as per box instruction )

vegetables :

1 potato ( cut into 4 or 6 )

1 sweet potato ( cut as desired )

1/4 cubed butternut

1 carrot

method

Wash clean and cut meat .

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Sliced onion and prepare the garlic cloves .

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Slightly brown the onion add the garlic and the chilli paste . Now add the meat

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Prepare the spices by mixing everything together and adding this to the meat .

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Allow meat to cook , let all the water burn out , if necessary add more water and cook further until meat is tender . Now add the 1/2 chopped tomatoes and tomato paste ,  allow to cook for atleast 5 minutes .

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In the meantime , steam the veggies in a saucepan until nearly soft .

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Now that the meat and veggies are cooked , add all the veggies into the meat and mix this well .

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Steam couscous as per box instructions either in a pot or a tagine.

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If you have used a tagine remove the whole top layer of couscous in a bowl .

Now layer the meat and veggies that you have prepared into the middle and on top of the couscous .

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Take the remaining couscous and cover the meat and veggies .

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Close the tagine or the pot you using , in a preheated oven place the tagine , heat for 5 to 10 minutes and this is ready to serve .

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HAPPY COOKING 🙂  

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS CONTOUR KIT | REVIEW

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS CONTOUR KIT | REVIEW

ASALAAM-WA-LAIKUM LADIES ,  To all make-up addicts and artist , this product is finally available in South Africa by the lovely people  from MYBEAUTYWISHLIST and MUSA.SA . These ladies have Taken much interest in bringing all the international brands into South Africa, making me rather broke […]

OOTD POST

OOTD POST

ASALAAM-WA-LAIKUM LADIES ,  I know I have been slacking with outfit of the day post as well as video tutorials on hijab styling , that’s mostly because I have been having so much issues with my camera. Sorry about that ladies ! As many of […]

CHOOSING SCARVES AND SCARF STYLES FOR SUMMER GUIDE

CHOOSING SCARVES AND SCARF STYLES FOR SUMMER GUIDE

ASALAAM-WA-ALAIKUM LADIES , 

I have been Asked so many times as to how do you go about choosing the correct material for scarf styling in the summers months. I know that is is more difficult wearing the scarf in the summer months , but with the variety that we have today in terms of textures, fabrics and colors it makes things a lot easier.

type of material guideline : 

POLYESTER SCARVES

These kind of scarves are the easiest to find now a days at our local stores .

The texture is so soft and is a little netty if you feel it or see it closely .

1 of my favorite type of scarf material for the summer time .

To achieve hijab styles with this type of material is a pleasure.

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Spotted at :

Mr price

Edgars

cotton on

VISCOSE

is a soft and light weight fabric , perfect for summer .

A lot of the viscose scarves are made crinkle up which makes it very easy for create looks and fold on the head .

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Spotted at :

local china malls

fordsburg

CHIFFON

Is a very thin material which has see- through properties , obviously good for summer , best worn with a under cap .

It is difficult to style this type of material. Traditional hijab style is perfect with this type of material .

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Spotted at :

edgars

woolworths

china mall

COTTON

There’s nothing better then a cotton scarf , so versatile, so soft and so pretty.  The most popular type of material in the world , love by many the texture is not rough neither smooth , not just hijabs but anything made in cotton are best for the summer months.

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Spotted at :

china mall

Edgar’s

woolworths

Summer Hijab Tutorials : 

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MARROCAN ARGAN OIL AND MUD MASK REVIEW

MARROCAN ARGAN OIL AND MUD MASK REVIEW

ASALAAM-WA-LAIKUM LADIES , Over the last few months I have heard many ladies raving about how awesome Argan oil is. I started doing some research on the oil and after reading many reviews and article and considering the price I finally decided to purchase this […]