Creamy cauliflower cheese pie

Spring has arrived! Our coats have been promptly put away and our calendar is full of exciting brunch plans. This creamy cauliflower cheese pie fits in perfectly with our al fresco state of mind.  I was recently in charge of bringing a veggie dish to a friend’s place for brunch. I immediately started panicking. Does this happen…




Easy banana bread

I have a confession. I’m a dessert addict. Which means I’m always on the prowl for healthy(ish) sweets that I can devour without guilt. And if they’re easy to make, it’s a big bonus. This banana bread recipe is made with coconut oil instead of butter. It’s also a one bowl recipe. So, win-win? Ripe bananas, a smattering of salt, a…




Fluffy lemon ricotta pancakes

These fluffy pancakes owe their pillow-soft texture and lofty height to two important factors: a) creamy ricotta cheese and b) egg whites that have been beaten to submission. To flavour the batter, I used lemon juice and zest. You can easily swap this for vanilla extract or any other flavouring. Let’s talk toppings. Honey, maple…




Easy lamb curry (Agani curry)

Recipes that are handed down through generations have a special place in my heart (and my kitchen). They help keep family traditions alive. This lamb curry recipe was recited to me by my grandmother, as I was furiously scribbling away her precious instructions in my leather-bound recipe book – all in the hopes of handing it down to…




Blueberry and banana smoothie bowl

It took me forever to understand why a nation full of people would endorse something as frozen as smoothie bowls in the middle of January, one of the coldest months of the year. All I wanted to eat were stodgy bakes and warming stews. Unfortunately, like many, I had indulged in a Christmas binge when…




Grilled corn with Parmesan and coriander

Here’s a well known fact: blogging is a full time job. It’s no longer enough to simply create beautiful content. Networking seems to be an important, if not integral aspect of blogging. This recipe is the result of one such networking opportunity. I recently joined Food Bloggers Recipe Swap – a collaborative Facebook group of social…




Sticky toffee pudding

Sticky toffee pudding has many origins. Most consider it an old-school British dessert, invented in the 1970s by Francis Coulson of Lake District. Although, rumour has it that it was passed on to Coulson by Patricia Martin from Lancashire. Now, her son claims she squirrelled the recipe from two Canadian Air Force officers who were lodging at her hotel during…




Cardamom and pistachio kulfi

Kulfi is a creamy Indian iced dessert made without an ice cream machine. Unlike ice cream, the custard based does not contain eggs. Instead, it’s a mixture of slowly reduced full-fat milk flavoured with cardamom. Other traditional flavours are saffron, pistachio, rose, and mango.  I’ve used a combination of the most popular flavours as they complement…




Chocolate brownie cookies

This chocolate brownie cookie (wow that’s a mouthful) is for those with a sweet tooth and a chocolate addiction. Can’t decide if you want a crunchy cookie or a fudgy brownie? Have both.  This recipe is adapted from the Smitten Kitchen blog. RECIPE NOTES: The original recipe calls for 115 grams of unsweetened chocolate. I…




Spinach with chickpeas and fried eggs

Ever get tired of meat? I know I’ll regret saying this eventually and some of you might even unfriend me on social media, but for now, please bear with me.  Sometimes I get so sick of eating meat, all I want is a simple vegetarian dish. So I did what I always do – I…