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…




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…




Smitten Kitchen’s strawberry milk

What motivates you to try a new recipe? For me, it comes down to how down-to-earth and reliable it is. I don’t mind climbing the Himalayas for salt, just as long as the recipe truly deserves it. And most often than not, it doesn’t. Thankfully, this strawberry milk recipe is down to earth and the…




Apple pie spiced porridge

Before I moved to the UK, I used to despise porridge with a passion. Gloopy, boring, cloyingly sweet – ugh. I couldn’t be bothered with it when we had so many other interesting breakfast staples like dosa (crispy rice crepes), idly (steamed rice dumplings) and sambar (lentil curry). But when I packed my bags and landed…