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Homemade Harissa
Homemade Harissa

More or less every cuisine in the world has contributed to the hot sauce movement. And Harissa is North Africa's delicious offering to the world of spicy, flavour packed food. A traditional red harissa is a hot chilli pepper paste very popular along North Africa's...

Grapefruit Paloma
Grapefruit Paloma

Grapefruit Paloma. Sultry, mouthy and the perfect companion for our Cocktail & Oyster night (or rather penny pinching parent's stay-in date night!). This one is it. The cocktail. The all and be all. For months now, Nick has been creating or re-creating a cocktail...

Kale And Freekeh Soup With Fresh Turmeric
Kale And Freekeh Soup With Fresh Turmeric

I had a bad work injury a year ago where I sprained my rib and dislocated my vertebra. Coupled with the chronic pain in my leg due to an old fall, I had to virtually give up all forms of strenuous exercise including doing intensive styling sessions and photoshoots....

5 Minute Blueberry Chia Lassi
5 Minute Blueberry Chia Lassi

In the cooler months, I forgo my usual morning smoothie for a hot breakfast. On most days a big bowl of steaming porridge does wonders for my soul. Some other days I'll fry an egg with some sautéed mushrooms and greens and eat it with a sprinkling of dukkah. On days...

The Sunday Project – Turmeric Chicken Broth And Autumn Mornings
The Sunday Project – Turmeric Chicken Broth And Autumn Mornings

6 months and counting. I haven't worked in the weekend. Instead, I have reclaimed Saturdays and Sundays. I even have a sweatshirt that says Saturdays Sundays and it has become my weekend uniform (I'll post a picture next time!). Since quitting work in the weekends, I...

Green Minestrone Soup
Green Minestrone Soup

Have you ever had a green minestrone soup? A herb infused green broth with scores of neatly diced green vegetables and tiny pasta. Warming, hearty and vegan to boot; it is one of the most beautiful dishes you will serve at the dinner table. Because, making a green...

5 Minute Keralan Cabbage Stir Fry
5 Minute Keralan Cabbage Stir Fry

When it is Tuesday night and I am lacking in motivation, inspiration and time in the kitchen; these are the recipes I fall back on. They are super quick, deeply nourishing and filling. And they all have turmeric in some form or the other. If you are a regular follower...

Guacamole With Smoky Black Beans
Guacamole With Smoky Black Beans

If you are new to the blog and unaware of my avocado saga, have a read. It is truly funny. And yes, like most people who first start out by eating an avocado with a spoon; I graduated to making guacamole next. And like all those people who first made guacamole, my...

Cauliflower Steak With Olive And Caper Salsa
Cauliflower Steak With Olive And Caper Salsa

Easy Quick Cauliflower Steaks Ready For Toppings If you haven't yet had a cauliflower steak, you have not truly lived. Cauliflower steak is just roasted cauliflower but in the form of thick slabs or slices rather than florets. It not only looks prettier but makes a...

Homemade Gnocchi Puttanesca
Homemade Gnocchi Puttanesca

I love watching cooking shows that are not contained within the kitchen. Shows that follow the host around a new country or city, while they explore the gorgeous local produce and famous dishes to later re-create in their kitchens. For me, it is the armchair travel...

Paneer Chilli And Charred Corn Fritters
Paneer Chilli And Charred Corn Fritters

A Delicious After-School Protein-Filled Snack It's back to school and one of the highlights of my day is to fix a super quick, super delicious and nourishing after school snack in my 3pm coffee break. The older boy catches a train and bus back from high school while...

Fresh Crispy Salmon Burrito Bowls
Fresh Crispy Salmon Burrito Bowls

With winter starting to wane and the promise of spring soirees and summer afternoons with friends looming in the future, I have created the most perfect fresh burrito bowl for your next Mexican themed lunch party - Crispy Salmon Burrito Bowls. A vibrant and colourful...