lunch

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>