• dessert
  • Fluffy Vegan Chocolate-Coconut Pancakes

    Pancakes, crumpets, flapjacks, hot cakes. These pan-fried wonders have so many names, depending on where you are in the world. We’ve always referred to these as crumpets growing up, while the term pancakes was reserved for larger, flat cakes that more closely resembled crêpes. Lately however, I’ve been seeing similar variations to these being referred to […]

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  • Funky Monkey Bowls

    Fair warning: this post contains a deliciously indulgent recipe. Proceed with caution. I should probably start off by saying that we don’t have Ben & Jerry’s in South Africa, so when the sudden explosion of homemade Chunky Monkey bowls appeared on my Instagram feed, I took to Google to check what all the fuss was about. For […]

  • Breakfast
  • Ultra Toasty Homemade Maple Granola

    There are a few foods that are universally known to be addictive: nuts, popcorn, slangetjies (my Cape Malay folk will relate), and… muesli. Muesli versus Granola South Africans typically relate to and recognise the word muesli more than they do granola. While the word muesli originated in Europe, granola has its origins in North America. However, etymology is not the beginning and end of their […]

  • Breakfast
  • 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. […]

  • curry
  • 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 […]