Recipe: Chicken Saagwala

On my trip to India I made it a goal to order something different every meal. You’ll be pleased to know that I didn’t order the same curry dish twice! One of the healthier options that I came across (most Indian curries use a stack of cream, and little to no vegetables) was the saagwala:…

Recipe: Five spice pork with Asian greens

This meal takes a little longer than most of the other recipes on my blog, but it presents really beautifully and is incredibly tasty and fresh. Slow cooking the pork means that it stays tender and can soak up the flavours of the ingredients surrounding it. As you may have guessed by now, I love…

Recipe: Pumpkin & Coconut Soup

Winter is definitely a season that can get you down. But one thing that always picks me is some good ol’ homemade soup. It’s hard to go past pumpkin soup, which is so filling, warming and just plain delicious. It’s also so cheap to make – so long as you have a pumpkin on hand,…

Recipe: Rogan Josh

Man oh man, I would love to be able to claim this recipe as my own. I have to credit this recipe (and probably more to come) to the Little India cookbook – a recent, and very worthwhile addition, to my bookshelf. All of the Little India recipes involve making the curries from scratch, so…

Chorizo & Haloumi Kebabs with Coriander Dipping Sauce

These are super easy, super convenient and go down a treat with the kids. The ham, cheese and tomato combination has been reinvented (that is, upgraded) with this wee mix. They are a great dish to take along to pot luck dinners etc, as they are the kind of food that will always get gobbled…

Recipe: Asian Slaw

A salad that serves as a funky, fresh side to any meal with an Asian marinade, or if you want to just eat it for lunch it is equally as delicious; you can make a big batch and leave it in the fridge for the week (just be sure to leave the dressing off until…

Recipe: Kadai Chicken

Back in the early stages of planning my trip to India later, I thought it was an absolute must that I learned to love Indian curries before I go. I have always loved Thai curries, with the crisp chilli, lime, coconut and coriander flavours in their dishes. I have always been a bit more hesitant…

Recipe: Chicken Quinoa Nachos

My excitement for this recipe just keeps on escalating. I went from wanting to make something that involved quinoa, to suddenly craving nachos, to thinking of a way that would tie them together. I haven’t had nachos in what feels like forever (The main reason for this being that ever since I watched Leonardo DiCaprio’s…

Recipe: Lamb Tagine

Great for dinner parties, this lamb tagine is easy, warming and presents well. It doesn’t require any outrageous ingredients either, so not too hard to pull together without much thought. I don’t own a tagine pot, but not to worry, asĀ a saucepan absolutely suffices. Collect (for theĀ marinade) 1 t cumin 1 t ginger 1 t…