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Vegan Dal Makhani (Creamy Black Lentil Dal)
Vegan Dal Makhani (Creamy Black Lentil Dal)

A Traditional North Indian Dal Made With Special Black Lentils A simple dal is a staple at virtually every meal in an Indian household. The most common everyday dals are  masoor dal (red lentils), mung dal (small yellow lentils/split and dehusked mung bean), toor dal...

Roasted Cauliflower Nasi Goreng – Indonesian Fried Rice
Roasted Cauliflower Nasi Goreng – Indonesian Fried Rice

About eight months ago, Nick welcomed the 40s and life served up a reflux and elevated cholesterol problem. It was like a switch being flipped. One minute everything was fine and the next minute, it felt like a heart attack. We later found out that it was just reflux...

Vegan Samosa And Green Chutney Wraps And A Rotimatic Review
Vegan Samosa And Green Chutney Wraps And A Rotimatic Review

Rotis are unique to the Indian subcontinent - a small bread plate sized round, thin, soft flatbread made with just three ingredients – whole wheat flour, water, oil. The perfect vessel for scooping curries and daals.  Making rotis is a time consuming and often...

Mexican Bean And Mushroom Vegan Chili
Mexican Bean And Mushroom Vegan Chili

In recent years, One-Pot cooking has taken the foodie world by storm. It is an ingenious way to cook, with one appliance doing everything from sautéing and searing to pressure cooking and slow cooking. It is highly covetable especially if you want to cook and eat a...

Turmeric Daal
Turmeric Daal

We eat daal once a week, sometimes twice or even thrice (when I am feeling especially lazy). I have cooked at least fifty different kinds of daal on thousands of occasions. But for some inexplainable reason, I don't have a single daal recipe on the blog. None. So this...

Broccoli Soup With Cashew Cream
Broccoli Soup With Cashew Cream

I find that vegetables are a lot like people. Some are ready to be your friend the minute you meet them while some need a nice conversation or two to warm up to you while some need a whole lot of cajoling and tender loving care to let down their guard and allow their...

Mushroom And Lentil Vegan Bolognese
Mushroom And Lentil Vegan Bolognese

A few years ago, I started converting a lot of our regular traditional meat recipes to vegetarian (often vegan) flavour packed versions. It was simply to get the boys to eat more plant-based meals and open up their minds to healthier options. Little did I know that we...

Rainbow Veggie Coconut Dal
Rainbow Veggie Coconut Dal

It is a bloody miracle that I haven't shared a dal recipe on the blog for a while now, considering I am cooking dals every week (much to my boys annoyance!). The last time I shared some delicious wholesome dal recipes, I received so many messages asking for more. Who...

Smoked Salmon Kedgeree
Smoked Salmon Kedgeree

A kedgeree is the love child of an Indian Khichari and the colonial British obsession for all things curry. I grew up eating Khichari (a savoury porridge of rice and lentils often spiked with spices and enjoyed with a vegetable curry on the side) but it was only after...

Vegan Miso Glazed Eggplant (Nasu Dengaku)
Vegan Miso Glazed Eggplant (Nasu Dengaku)

A super delicious, quick and vegan recipe for a traditional Nasu Dengaku - Miso Glazed And Roasted Eggplant. If you are a fan of eggplant and especially love it charred with a sweet and salty dressing, this is the only recipe you will ever need! How I got hooked onto...

Thai Green Curry Fishcakes
Thai Green Curry Fishcakes

Whether you are eating at a fancy Thai restaurant or just ordering your Friday night takeaway from the local Thai canteen, chances are you have ordered Thai fishcakes at some point in your ordering history. Maybe more than once, if you are an avid fishcake...

Vegan Makhani Curry Sauce
Vegan Makhani Curry Sauce

Today might be the day, your butter-chicken loving prayers might be answered! In a lighter, more delicious, completely vegan and absolutely homemade fashion. For all those of you who have been gently nudging me via email to share my Vegan Makhani Sauce recipe, thank...