• treats
  • Better-for-You Banana Fritters

    Fritters are one of the treats that were perfected and popularised by the Cape Malay community. These simple hot cakes are so comforting, and for me, the aroma alone, brings back a flood of memories from a different time in my life. Like with many comfort foods, fritters are often quite greasy, and made with […]

  • 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 […]

  • dips and spreads
  • 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’ […]

  • main course
  • 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 […]

  • cooking for guests
  • Basil Pesto Celebration Pasta

    This is one of my husband’s favourites, and one I thoroughly enjoy too. I like the challenge of figuring things out, as well as trying new combinations and tricky methods. The thrill of it all coming together, is pure joy. But then there’s nothing quite as enjoyable as simplicity, especially when it comes to food. […]