Red velvet is one of those cake flavours that is sort of misunderstood and thus liked and disliked in equal measure. For starters, red velvet cake is a mild chocolate cake, yep. Why the red colour?
Minty Mango and Beets Salad with Honey Vinaigrette Dressing
It’s mango season and how about a refreshing salad. I got the inspiration for this salad after I attended a wedding back in December. The salad is very easy to prepare and the dressing just brings it home.
How to: Making Cream Cheese at Home
Don’t you just love the taste of cream cheese glaze on some fresh raspberry cinnamon rolls? I know I do. Truth is , cream cheese is a bit pricey and in as much as I love it, spending lots of cash every time I wanted some wasn’t ideal for me. […]
Cashewnut and Basil Pesto Pasta
Pesto is one of the easiest things to make, especially if you have a food processor. I love how it comes together so quickly and it’s perfect for quick meals. Pesto is an Italian word meaning to grind which explains the origin of the pestle for mortar and pestle. Traditionally […]
Garlic Butter Naan (No Oven)
Naan of you are ready for this . Naan is a type of flatbread that is originally from Southern and Central Asia. It’s pretty popular in India. Naan is a yeast leavened bread that is traditionally cooked in a tandoor (traditional clay oven). The small pieces of dough are usually […]
Pineapple Peel Tea
Did you know you can make tea with pineapple peels? Now you know. A few months ago I learnt of this epic tea and since then we’ve bought more pineapples in the last three months than we’ve ever bought in a year.
BLOGIVERSARY: Eight Years!
Eight years ago I published my first post and the journey began. What started as a journal of my joys and woes in the kitchen has led to so many great adventures. Back then it was just my husband and I. Now we’ve grown to a family of 6. My […]
Plantains Vs Green Bananas
Can you tell the difference between plantains and green bananas? Green banana and Green (unripe) plantain Did you know that all plantains are bananas but not all bananas are plantains?
Basics: Fluffiest Pancakes Ever
It’s no secret, I absolutely love pancakes and it’s evident by the numerous pancake recipes that are on here. I’ve been toying with the idea of developing a basic pancake recipe that will basically be the one to rule them all. Essentially a basic pancake recipe that one can build […]
Garlic and Herb Meatballs in Coconut Mushroom Sauce
Well, that title is a mouthful. I enjoy eating and making meatballs and ninety nine percent of the time I bake them. This time round I decided to shallow fry them and all I can say is this, if you have an oven just bake your meatballs. Baking cooks many […]