Mushroom Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries and Basil-Cashew Mayo

Mushrooms are an exquisite, versatile food. It’s no surprise then, that it’s one of our favourite vegetables.  They come in many different varieties, which means that there’s sure to be one that suits your palate. You can add mushrooms to soups, stir-fries, pastas, curries, salads and even burgers! Have you ever ordered a veggie burger […]

Luxurious Basil-Cashew Mayo

Do you know the feeling of trying something new, and it just…works? That’s what happened here. I felt like trying something exciting. All of the nut or seed mayos I’d previously seen were made with lemon juice for taste. But I wanted something different: flavourful and creamy, without trying too hard to be a ‘veganised’ […]

The Easiest, Tastiest Sweet Potato Fries

These sweet potato fries are such a game changer. We all know how comforting carbohydrates are when you eat them, and how soul-crushing it is when, after you’ve eaten it, you feel bloated, and filled with regret. Just me? I’ve said this before – I’m all about balance. And so, while I thoroughly enjoy having […]

Homely Coco-Caramel Oats

Of all the fruits known to man, dates remind me of my childhood and upbringing the most, and it’s still one of my favourite things. George on the other hand, was persuaded of the matter, with a gentle nudge in the right direction. 😉 Not surprising then, that ever since our date caramel came into existence, […]

15-minute Whatever’s-in-the-Pantry Stir-Fry

This quick and easy, delicous stir-fry is one of my husband’s favourite meals. We often have it for lunch, or if we’re pressed for time and are not in the mood for cooking, we have it for dinner. It’s a tasty, fool proof meal that comes together with little effort or planning. No fuss stir-fry I’ve written […]

Ultimate 2-Ingredient Date Caramel

This recipe couldn’t be simpler or tastier. All you need is a food processor, dates and coconut milk, and you’re golden! A few weeks ago, I woke up thinking about salted date caramel. It’s been on my mind ever since, and I’ve been on a quest to perfect it. I’ve seen lots of recipes for […]

Tuna Mayo v2.0: Mock Polony Salad

I remember a time when opening my lunchbox could possibly have been the highlight of my day. Being at school and finding my favourite fillings on my sandwiches was priceless – Thanks, Mom. Chicken and potato, vienna smoortjie,* and tuna-mayo were some of my favourite treats. *For my international friends: I haven’t found an appropriate […]

Guilt-free Banana Bread Oatmeal

Banana bread is one of life’s simple pleasures. It’s not fancy or complicated. But the fragrance, sweetness and moistness of a good banana bread, makes it an all-time favourite for many of us. This recipe was an accidental development. Last week, while making our vanilla oatmeal for breakfast, thought about switching it up a little. […]

Warm Indian-Spiced Vegetable Curry

Measurements and abundance I have a confession to make. I’m not a fan of recipes. Eek! I grew up watching my mom – who was a cook by trade – toss spices and salt into 60 litre pots, by hand. Her measuring system was a combination of eye tracking, prayer and instinct. And so my siblings I […]