dinner

Red Hot Chicken And Fried Cheese Meatballs

Most work days end at five in the evening with the realisation that there isn't anything for dinner while standing in front of an open fridge crammed to capacity (something that is next on my list of resolutions to address - a lighter fridge). On those couple of nights a week when I cook either meat or fish, the recipe is always an impromptu creation slapped together with certain flavour combinations I have honed over the years and those that... Read More >>
Chickpea Coconut Korma Curry

Chickpea And Coconut Korma Curry With Pumpkin

This gentle curry is pure comfort! An amazing mix of spices simmered slowly come together to create a revelation of flavours in your mouth. I love a good korma base. Derived from the Turkish kavurma which quite literally means cooked meat, this meatless recipe is an ode to the fantastic mild creamy  and beige sauce that is the recipe's trademark. The sauce is the star of a korma curry often made from cashew nuts, seeds and cream with a hint o... Read More >>

Loaded Fish Tacos With Ceviche Salsa And Roast Corn

On most days I am cooking up a storm for work and for leisure because I absolutely love to cook. Then there are days when long writing sessions and multiple soccer trainings leave me with no time or inclination to cook from scratch. Like everyone else who is juggling a work and family life especially with kids, a little help in the kitchen in any form is always a boon. Frozen fish at a time like that is a quick meal waiting to happen. Eve... Read More >>

Supermarket Roast Chicken Tostadas With Yoghurt Coleslaw

  When I first started collecting cookbooks, one of my favourite activities was to keep an eye out for those little teaser cookbooks that came with the Sunday paper or attached to the cover of a glossy as a bonus. These were either a miniature sampler of a much bigger cookbook or a seasonal recipe collection. Either way, the thrill of owning a handy collection of recipes for a much less price than you would for your daily coffee never gre... Read More >>

Roast Garlic Chicken With Chestnuts And Sticky Marsala Sauce

  We are now into week 6 of our renovations and I will be the first to admit - it hasn't been easy. For one, it has been bloody cold in our garage where we eat our meals (our garage is partially open with fancy gaps in brickwork). Cooking and washing up at the lone cold garden tap is hellish when the wind picks up. When we do eat inside the house, we are perched precariously on stools and empty boxes with bowls in our laps doing our ver... Read More >>

Mushroom Masala And Fenugreek

  When I was six years old we were studying propagation of plants from seeds in science class at school. I would save up plastic ice cream containers, fill them with dirt and scatter some seeds my mum gave me. I would pack the top loosely with more dirt and water it once in the morning and once in the evening. Between watering the seeds, I would sit and watch the plastic container for hours, wondering when the magic would happen and som... Read More >>