• 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 […]

  • dessert
  • 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 […]

  • 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’ […]

  • Breakfast
  • 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, […]

  • Breakfast
  • Delectable Chocolate Nice Cream in Minutes

    Chocolate for breakfast, yaaaay!!! 🙂 Crash course on cocoa Did you know that raw cacao is actually healthy? Similar to green tea, cocoa contains a significant amount of polyphenols. Polyphenols are compounds that are found naturally in plants, and have antioxidant properties. For all of us who aren’t in the fields of medicine and nutrition, […]

  • beverages
  • Creamy Vegan Mocha Shake

    So, you like  love coffee, but you also really adore chocolate. Can we have a moment of appreciation for the person who invented the mochaccino? This mocha shake is seriously thick, creamy, and so good, you’ll be spooning out the last drops. Seriously, when I reached for the spoon, I knew it was a recipe […]