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Roasted Corn And Raw Zucchini Coleslaw. Win A Copy Of Plenty More By Yotam Ottolenghi

  My preorder of Yotam Ottolenghi's new cookbook Plenty More arrived just as I was shoving two French tart tins filled with a raspberry cake batter that I was planning to take to a community barbecue an hour later. Of course, I had to stop everything else that I was meant to do including showering, getting dressed, packing a picnic basket and making sure my little clan remembered to put on their shoes before the hour was up. Five minute... Read More >>

Savoury Quinoa Waffles

  I have been in a blogging slump of late. I would like to blame Instagram. But I know it is not true. It is purely a blogger's block. This is probably the fifth time I have been hit with a mild case of it (unlike the block of 2007 which lasted a whopping 6 months). I am embracing it. There are recipes, photos and moments I want to share but the creative motivation is not there. So instead, I have been cooking and organising and reading... Read More >>

Creamy Coconut Millet Porridge

  Growing up, my favourite breakfast porridge was a sweet bulgur concoction often served with nuts and fresh cream. My mum was always experimenting with different grains whether it was breakfast bars made of amaranth and millet or muesli made of puffed rice, corn and an odd assortment of nuts and seeds. I didn't care for them at the time other than that bulgur porridge and toasted cornflakes. My tastebuds were primitive and stayed like ... Read More >>

Coffee Nut Milk

  My mum always replied with "The person who cooks can't really eat much!" when we admonished her for not digging in with gusto,   a delicious meal she had toiled over. As a child, I never understood that. Even less when I was in my teens and my expanding tastebuds had suddenly opened up a whole new world of flavour sensations for me. How could someone not want to stuff their face with a dish so divine, you could smell it... Read More >>

Turmeric Roasted Cashews With Chia

  When the wind picks up and batters the trees that seem to swallow our little home, the leaves cascade on our roof by the cart load. With more wind, most of them blow away but the ones that block the gutters are the ones that let the water into the roof when the rain falls. From there the water makes its way via a natural slope of corrosion to a small drilled hole right above my bed in the bedroom where a baby mobile used to hang on a ... Read More >>

Charred Broccoli Mexican Salad

  It is nice to be able to look at your new year's resolution when half the year has passed you by and realise that you are still sticking with it. At the start of the year I made a promise to myself - to sit down and eat a nourishing meal either from leftovers or one I had put together quite simply. This was hard for me because as much as I hate to admit it, eating food was low on my priority of things that needed my attention. I cooke... Read More >>