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 […]

Creamy, Dairy-Free Butternut Soup

Growing up, having a mother who cooked, meant that many memories and/or feelings were formed around different dishes. One such memory was related to the weather. As soon as the sky turned grey, and there was an unexpected chill in the air, I could smell my mother’s soup. It’s not that anyone felt overly cold, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lean, Green, Veggie Tacos

Many of us in western countries grew up eating sandwiches for lunch. And while the great thing about that is that we came to enjoy various kinds of bread, we all know that all breads are not created equally. The bread we buy at supermarkets are often so processed and made with ingredients we rather should avoid. […]

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’ […]