Green Mangoes. Yum! It’s not often I see these babies in my neck of the woods. You can source them in asian grocery stores or markets but I choose to enjoy them when they pop up this time of year in my local greengrocery shop. Today I decided to take a vietnamese pickled salad I… Continue reading Pickled Green Mango Salad with ABC Prawns
One of these Autumn vegetables most likely pops up in your fridge regularly, while the other may be completely new to you… Beetroot is ready to be harvested in the veggie patch and it is time to get inventive. I decided to try my hand at cooking a Sri Lankan style Beetroot Curry. But, I… Continue reading Beetroot and Okra – A Tale of Two Autumn Veggies
Baked Beans… Let me guess – the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Baked Beans is the mushy canned type that you had as a kid and made you fart and sing that little ditty- ‘Baked beans: good for your heart, the more you eat the more you fart’. The song was… Continue reading Homemade-Baked Beans and Rise ‘n’ Shine Terracotta Breakfast Pots
Chicken soup is good for the soul… My daughter is not feeling very well today, she has had a tough week at school and seems to have picked up a virus. Her little body is fighting it – no fever, a red throat, a little cough and the desire for extra TLC and time rugged… Continue reading Child Flu: A particularly nasty strain of Man Flu
Back to School… So… when your child doesn’t eat bread, you are forced to get inventive. I actually came up with these patties while we were away on vacation over summer – we had rented a house and had to use up all the left over bits and pieces we had lying around before leaving… Continue reading Back to School Blues : Veggie & Quinoa Salmon Patties
Thai Take-Away Food is my Weakness… I can happily avoid all other take-away foods. It doesn’t help matter that I have an AMAZING local Thai takeaway place 5 minutes down the road from my house 😉 This is a great summer meal (or any other month for that matter) when you want a light, easy… Continue reading Easy Peasy Pad Thai in 5 Steps
Time to fall in love with your blender again! It’s FRUIT SEASON! When all those lovely Mangoes and stone fruits are ripe and delicious, Watermelon is crisp and refreshing and Melons smell absolutely divine. Grab whatever fruit you fancy and get creative… Add ice cubes for a slushy cold treat, add a splash of plain… Continue reading Summer Smoothies… What Ingredients are Essential and Why?