Buckwheat Pancakes with an Orange & Cinnamon Butter Sauce

The weekends always seem to involve pancakes of some kind and these Buckwheat crepe style pancakes are a family favourite. I have always preferred the French style, lacy and crisp-edged style pancakes to the more doughy bouncy ones we tend to find in SA and I enjoy them with savoury fillings (smoked salmon, avo &…

Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who doesn’t love a chocolate chip cookie? I have yet to meet the person who says they don’t, although I have to mention that I am a rather fussy contender myself. The ultimate choc chip cookie needs to be the perfect balance of chewy and crunchy and also a balance of sweet and savoury. Shop…

Pecan, Orange & Cranberry Muffins

It’s funny how we use words and don’t often think of where they originate from. The word “Muffin” is a point in case and I decided to look into the origins of it after typing it out and noticing its oddity for the first time. Although there is nothing conclusive I prefer the theory that…

Chocolate enrobed stuffed dates

Dates are truly natures caramel and its why many vegan and health conscious recipes use them as a caramel base in bakes and goodies. They are naturally sweet and molassesy and have a pleasant chewy texture which is delicious when contrasted with a crunchy toasty nuts. With Ramadan in full swing I have been thinking…

Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes

These delectably spiced, soft and cloud like pancakes filled with butternut squash are (believe it or not!) originally from a northern area of Iran called Gilān. This area is quite close to Azerbaijan and the Turkish regions of Iran and has a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere – it’s a place that often referred to…

Almond & Orange Delights

I guess this recipe could qualify as a florentine but not in the traditional sense as it has no butter in the recipe. The crisp texture and aromatic flavour of this delectable treat is redolent of the Middle East and its light enough to be enjoyed guilt free. They also happen to be gluten and…

Almond & Rose Rice Pudding – Muhallabia

I am not quite sure anything else evokes memories of my childhood more than this fragrant and exotic rice milk pudding. It was hands down my favourite as a youngster and despite its sheer simplicity it tastes utterly delicious and delightful. Not only was it a treat or dessert but it was also prepared for…

Delectable Date & Cardamom Slice

There are things you bake regularly every week and then there are things you bake only for weekend treats (well that me anyway ;-)) and these dangerously delicious date squares or slice falls somewhere in between. I love the fact that you need to add very little additional sugars because of the natural sugars in…

Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookie – Gluten Free

  I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t like a chocolate chip cookie. Literally. No one. Especially not any kids. Now what if I told you that you could make a much healthier chocolate chip cookie with no compromise on taste that is refined sugar free, packed with protein and just happens to be…