7000 & Growing strong!!!


We are now up to 7,000 members/friends in our “SHARING FOOD WITH SHIVAAY DELIGHTS” food group over on Facebook

I am trying to get round to as many bloggers as possible and personally invite them to post their links of amazing baking treats and vegetarian dishes and recipes I see everyday here on WordPress.

If you wish to join please add yourself here @ https://m.facebook.com/groups/1433687623575418?ref=bookmark

With over 7000 new foodie friends I’m sure you will pick up some more lovely visitors to your individual blogs.  They will be able to see all the delightful food that I am privileged to view on a daily basis. It’s also another platform to share your food blog on!

You need to be on Facebook to join.  Please add yourself and your own family and friends.  I will join you all as soon as!

See you there too friends! Much love, D x

Come Join Me….


ShivaayDelights.com is on PINTEREST…I have been on it for a few years now, but i’ve just retitled as ShivaayDelights.com.  It’s a great place to connect and find lots of information and most importantly yummy recipes. 

I didn’t realise how many pins I had accumulated so far until Elaine @ Foodbod messaged me and said that I have 3.7k pins!! Wow! I was amazed but as you can see it is highly addictive this pinning and you’ll get to know me even more!… Now that’s a bonus! Lol 😉

Come have a look and follow me on Pinterest…Shivaaydelights.com
I will be pinning a lot of  your WordPress blog recipes and posts too as I always have and am dedicating a board to it too very soon!

Join Pinterest if you haven’t done so and come follow Shivaay Delights… I can’t wait to connect there too and follow you back!
Much Love D x


A Roasted Garlic & Lemon Dressing On A Super Salad


My husband decided to go on a diet to lose a little weight which is good news for him and his health but not for my cooking passion!
All this food and he will only be sampling?!! So to accommodate this change I decided that I would cook him super healthy food and I too would join him. Though I’m not giving up my love of sweet things, everything in moderation for me! Lol 😉

No carbs, more protein, more fruit and vegetables! So I raided my fridge for all the fresh veg I had and teamed it up with chickpeas. I must say I was delighted by the result and though he had most of it, I secretly wish I had made more for myself too!

I roast vegetables occasionally for pasta and various curries but this was the first time where I made a salad. This inspiration has come from Elaine@Foodbod. I often see her colourful pictures of succulent roasted vegetables! Drenched in mouth watering dressings so I too couldn’t resist. The addition of chickpeas provides this dish with more nuttiness and makes it more satisfying.


I think I will have to go and buy some more exciting fruit and vegetables to explore and create new recipes with! Have a fantastic day! Much love D x


1 medium aubergine sliced finely and then quartered
1 red bell pepper chopped into chunks
1 large fresh tomato in segments
3 garlic cloves in skin
1 tin of chickpeas
3-4 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/3 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp dried coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Pinch of sugar


• Preheat oven to 180°c, place all the prepared veg into a lined roasting tin. Drizzle a little olive oil and a sprinkling of salt and massage the oil into the vegetables


• Roast for 25-35 minutes until everything is tender and soft. Peel the roasted garlic cloves and set aside in a small bowl

• With a fork smash the roasted garlic, add salt to taste. Pour in the olive oil and lemon juice and then mix in the paparika, dried coriander and sugar. Combine well


• Serve up the roasted vegetables in a large bowl, rinse the chickpeas and throw in. Drench the salad with the dressing and coat all the ingredients well