Desi Spinach Pancakes

A few weeks ago I made fluffy American pancakes for Sunday brunch. They got me thinking about savoury pancakes, which then got me thinking about Indian spiced pancakes for the blog…and here we are. It’s a wonderful thing when an idea materialises into something delicious on your plate…and on your Facebook wall with your friends telling you how hungry you More →

Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with a Yogurt-Tahini-Herb dressing

I first really noticed butternut squash when I was living in the UK. It is enormously popular in soups and sometimes in curries although I had never eaten it or cooked with it due to a lifelong aversion to any vegetable in the squash family. Feeling that I should act like a grown-up and give it another chance, I made one of Ottolenghi’s More →

Lassis and Smoothies

It is so hot in Mombasa right now, cold drinks and cool showers are de rigueur. Most days I am awake by 7am (5.30am when I am doing my running training – more about that when I have completed the program in a few weeks) when the heat has not yet managed to stifle the life out of me and More →

I love a good Veggie Burger

I love a substantial, moist, and bursting-with-flavour vegetable/bean patty, topped with a zingy sauce or two, sandwiched in a soft wholegrain burger bun, and nestled on fresh, crispy salad greens, tomatoes and red onions. Veggie burgers have really grown in popularity and it’s wonderful to see how creative home and professional cooks have become in their efforts to craft a tasty veggie burger. The More →

Post Diwali round up and a successful Thai/Indian soup experiment!

If you were celebrating, I hope you had a lovely Diwali this year. I love Diwali; it’s full of colour, lights, friends, family, parties, presents and sweet treats. And treats they should be! This is the time of year when our kitchen counters and refrigerators fill up with mithai (Indian sweets – cloyingly sweet, creamy, nutty and buttery), cakes, dried More →