Dorothy aunty’s Indian spiced lamb chops

The best recipes come from mothers. Don’t you agree? This recipe is no different. Dorothy Aunty is my husband’s best friend’s mum. Dan spent a lot of his childhood raiding Dorothy aunty’s fridge, sometimes with no adult supervision whatsoever. This Indian spiced lamb chops is one of her famous recipes – so special that it turned a 14-year-old…




Homemade pita bread

I have a secret. This is the best pita bread recipe there is out there. And I couldn’t keep it from you any longer. As much as I love a cooking challenge, once in a while, I just want a recipe I can rely on. It’s like an old sweater on the first day of Autumn….




Chocolate chunk granola bars

Remember those memes about hungry people and their ridiculous behaviour on an empty stomach? Well, that’s me! So granola bars are the perfect snack to carry around in anticipation of such emergencies. Not sure what I’m on about? No problem, here are a couple of popular memes:   The great thing about making your own…




One-pan chicken burrito bowl

What’s the best thing about a burrito? The filling. So we decided to ditch the wraps for a burrito bowl instead.  This recipe calls for a variety of ingreients that work well together. But don’t let that intimidate you. Feel free to adjust the toppings to suit your preference and pantry’s availability. Just make sure you like…




Crunchy lemon Parmesan chicken with broccoli

Chicken: versatile or boring? I’d go with the latter on most days until I come across recipes like this lemon parmesan chicken. Crunchy, moist, zingy and easy enough to put together on a weekday.   The only thing I would change is the foil I used to bake them in. Try greaseproof parchment instead so all…




Homemade chicken stock video

There are many reasons to make your own chicken stock at home, the most important being flavour. Another good reason is that you know exactly what goes in, leaving out any nasty additives. I like to make a medium bodied stock – something in between a pale, thin stock and a gelatinous, concentrated liquid. But…




Raspberry and kiwi smoothie

Smoothies are not just for lazy weekends. For me personally, breakfast makes a huge difference to my day. I could even skip caffeine, as long as I get to start my day with something wholesome like a smoothie or eggs on toast. This morning, I had a dream that I was eating a tub full…




Frozen banana ice cream

I was never a cool kid. While the popular kids went outside to play, I used to stay in, glued to my computer screen, playing Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego or inventing my own colour palette in MS Paint. Yes, I was that kid. During sleepovers, my sister, cousin (not cool either, by association)…




Vattiliappam / Watalappam – Sri Lankan Coconut custard

Vattiliappam, also popularly known as Watalappam, is a coconut custard pudding that is made with equal portions of organic eggs, sugar and fresh coconut milk. Eid at my mother’s place would never be the same without a big slice of Vattiliappam after brunch. For a long time, I was convinced that Vattiliappam was native to…




Paneer butter masala

Paneer butter masala, also known as paneer makhani is a popular Indian curry originating in Punjab. Makhani in Hindustani (the language of North India and Pakistan) translates to ‘with butter’ which is one of the main ingredients in this vegetarian dish. Another important ingredient is paneer – a semi-hard Indian cheese made with milk and lemon…