Spicy sweet potato, coconut and ginger soup

I cannot even begin to describe how good this soup tastes. All I can say is that if you have a blender and a stove, you should make it. Preferably soon. And eat… Continue reading

Guest post: Colourful potato salad with home-made mayonnaise

My father always told me that in order to judge how healthy your plate is, all you have to do is count the colours. Based on that, this dish is a big winner,… Continue reading

Okra in yogurt (Bhindi kadhi)

Having just returned from a 2-week holiday in India, I returned with a new cookbook and a myriad of food memories. I also have a strong resolve to improve my Indian cooking skills,… Continue reading

Nectarine, raspberry and grape smoothies

The blender makes a comeback! These smoothies are the best I have made so far, mainly due to the combination of flavours which worked out perfectly. The mint leaves also add a freshness… Continue reading

Slow-cooked sweet and savoury lamb tagine

I recently had the good fortune of being gifted a slow cooker, but I hadn’t used it yet, as I felt that it would be more useful to make warming stews in the… Continue reading

Crispy bacon risotto with baby spinach and shiitake mushrooms

My father always says that the most important quality a cook must have is patience. With risotto, this is even more crucial, as the cook may be tempted to turn up the heat… Continue reading

Restaurant review: The Refinery (Drake & Morgan) – Reef, Beef and Bubbles deal

Location: 110 Southwark Street Good deals in London are a dime a dozen, with websites such as Groupon and Time Out offering everything from half-price steak dinners to 30% off high tea. For this… Continue reading

Guest Post: Spicy Chicken-Halloumi Tortilla Wraps

Last night, I was ordered to stay out of the kitchen and let somebody else take over. In all honesty, I was a bit hesitant about this, but I was given no choice!… Continue reading

Beef teriyaki stir-fry with shiitake mushrooms

I. Love. Leftovers. I take leftovers to work for lunch almost every day, and I love re-using ingredients. So after I made teriyaki sauce from scratch, I decided to use it again, in… Continue reading

Baked salmon + vegetable stir fry – in homemade teriyaki sauce

At university, I always had a bottle of readymade teriyaki sauce on hand. I would put it in fried rice, mix it in every stir-fry and just use it almost as commonly as… Continue reading