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Grilled Buttered Corn And Barbecue Spice Rubs
Grilled Buttered Corn And Barbecue Spice Rubs

The augment of autumn often translates to camping season here in Australia. There is something about a slight chill in the air and the leaves falling that makes us want to jump into a car crammed with our life possessions, tow bar burgeoning under the weight of...

Okra Masala Stir-Fry
Okra Masala Stir-Fry

One of our local market stalls is run by an Indian family. And because of that, they seem to have a never ending supply of okra most of which is depleted after I visit their stall every Thursday. You either love okra or hate it. Like Brussels Sprouts. Your affection...

Vegan Scrambled  Spice Eggs (Tofu And Turmeric Scramble)
Vegan Scrambled Spice Eggs (Tofu And Turmeric Scramble)

A lot has happened in the chicken coop in the past two years. We first brought home three Isa Brown hens in late 2011 - Mario, Luigi and Yoshi. A year later we added the majestic black Australorp Toad to the family. Then in 2014, we lost Mario, Yoshi and Toad...

How To Make An Avocado Rose And Pistachio Dukkah Bowl
How To Make An Avocado Rose And Pistachio Dukkah Bowl

When I first moved to Australia in 2005, I had never seen an avocado in person. When I did bring home one shiny green avocado, it turned out to be hard and tasteless (little did I know that there was an exact science to choosing and eating a perfectly ripe avocado)....

Smoky Eggplant Curry Dip
Smoky Eggplant Curry Dip

The Baingan Bharta, a fire roasted twice-cooked eggplant curry is India's version of Baba Ganoush. A truly rustic celebration of the whole fruit, both dishes follow a base cooking method of roasting a whole eggplant with only a few small differences. Typically the...

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...

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad With Harissa Chickpeas
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad With Harissa Chickpeas

Are you a sweet potato person? What I am asking is that when you go to a restaurant, do you look at the menu and if you spot sweet potato then that is the dish you order? Oh Yes! Me too! Sadly most cafes around here only offer sweet potato wedges (where is your sense...

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...

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...

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 Hummus
Roasted Cauliflower Hummus

About four years ago, our local market got a new stall. A lovely Persian man selling the most divine Middle-Eastern dips. They became the talk of our then-active book club and the star of many of our monthly brunches. All were vegetarian, gluten and dairy free and...