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Tara Maini

Freelance Recipe developer • Food Styling & Photography • @twisted 📍London 🇬🇧 📧

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Oh macarons! 😳 It’s been a while and I’m feeling super rusty making them. It’s been over two years since I made my last batch.....Yes I over piped, yes they will likely stick together BUT I just want to see feet and texture this time 🤞🏽wish me luck. 💖


It’s cold and all I want is cozy comfort food! Roasted Beet Risotto with pea shoots, goats cheese and a drizzle of good extra virgin olive oil 🤤. Who’s hungry?


When the spaghetti and meatball craving hits....


Yes, I have a cinnamon bun addiction. Not so much eating them....but making them! So satisfying. This batch is special because underneath is a layer of caramel apples 😍. No need for icing!


Who’s got some good meal prep ideas for me?? After a couple weeks of indulging in heavy and rich meals, I’ve definitely had my fill. Back in London means back to a healthy regimen and these Easy Bolognese Stuffed Eggplants are on the menu; low carb and tasty. Loving this whole meal prep thing, I did some more prep yesterday and it feels good to be organized with my meals! [recipe is on the blog]


I’m always looking for easy ways to get a little bit more iron in my diet. I made a strawberry, banana and pitaya smoothie and topped it with pistachios, coconut, blueberries and #wholegrain goodness with #Shreddies. I love that Shreddies #nestlecereals stay crunchy on top! . @Shreddiesuk are a source of iron which contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism as a part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. @nestlecerealsuk #ad


my resolutions for 2019 are simple: be happy & eat well. Who wants a cinnamon bun? I plan to make more of these this year too!


Milking my last couple days at home raiding my mums fridge! Malabar Parantha “toad in a hole” with pickled onions and a green smoothie! (Pls don’t mind my veiny hands 😅)


Cinnamon buns! I was so pleased with this batch; probably the best that I’ve ever made. I topped them with with a cream cheese icing while still warm from the oven and they were so yummy! ***My recipe for the dough is on @twisted under raspberry cheesecake buns** . FILLING: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 1/2 cup brown sugar 1-2 tbsp cinnamon powder 1 tsp vanilla powder (optional) - Brush or spread butter evenly on rolled dough. - mix together brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla powder. Sprinkle and spread evenly over butter. - Roll into a tight log and use floss to cut into 12 even spirals. Arrange in a tray. - cover and let rose until doubled. Bake at 400F for 25 mins. ICING: 115g cream cheese, softened 2 tbsp melted butter 1 cup icing sugar 1 tsp vanilla paste - mix together until smooth, spread over warm buns!


Butter chicken lasagna was a Christmas Day hit! I think we’ve started a new tradition. . . Layers of pulled butter chicken, sautéed mushrooms, greens and Aubergine, layered with crumbled paneer, marinara, béchamel and a little mozzarella cheese! 🤤


Ohh it’s so nice to be home ❤️ Up early to bake some more of @theboywhobakes brownie cookies. They’re SO easy to make. These didn’t crackle as much but still taste 👍🏽! A little sea salt and a little gold ⭐️


I only figure out mince pies didn’t actually have minced meat in them anymore like 2 years ago 🙄I had my first one about a month ago, loved it now made some at home with mum! @masalaqueen


Right back to it! Creamy Parmesan and pepper oatmeal with a poached egg and pesto 😍


I’M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW. First meal back home! @masalaqueen made some of my favourites: Kadhi, palak paneer and a karahi gosht (w/ pork tenderloin). ❤️Home sweet home