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…




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)…




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…




Homemade paneer

When you live away from India, finding good quality, shop bought paneer can be an onerous task. Luckily, making paneer at home is easier than the trip to the shop itself. And it only takes two ingredients – milk & lemon juice. THE MILK Milk determines the creaminess of the paneer, so it is important…




Blueberry buttermilk muffins

Have you ever wondered what the differences are between muffins and cupcakes? Apart from the obvious – one is an acceptable form of breakfast while the other is clearly in the dessert zone. There are plenty. Muffins have a craggy texture with a 2:1:1 flour, fat and sugar ratio. The batter is thick and the…