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…

Danish Apple Cake (Æblekage)

I don’t often cook food from my Danish heritage. Partly because my mother fell in love with the Middle East and my fathers culture and we were raised mostly with those exotic dishes and partly because I am not really a fan of pickled herring and mayonnaisey salads. Okay so maybe I am being a…

Flavourbomb Salad

I have been on the search for the perfect salad for a while – one that ticks all the boxes of texture and taste and is a veritable party in your mouth. Despite the fact we are going into winter I still enjoy a nice crunchy and crispy salad to accompany a stew or pie…

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…

Lemon & Olive Chicken Tagine

A Tagine is a Moroccan stew that is cooked and served in a “Tagine” which is where it gets its name from. It doesn’t mean you need to have a Tagine to make one – a decent heavy based saucepan will do – however I feel that clay material that a tagine is made from…

Tuscan Kale Salad

Kale is one of those vegetables that you know you are supposed to eat – being so nutritious and all – but you don’t necessarily look forward to it. However this recipe will allow you to wear your healthy eating halo and for your tastebuds to dance simultaneously! The combination of the sharp italian hard…

Fragrant Coconut Dhal

This dhal is one of the most comforting, economical and delicious dishes I know of and we enjoy it almost every week. Dhal is a ubiquitous term for a dish that can look completely different depending on where in India you might eat it and each state in India has its favourite version. While all…

Creamy Tofu Curry

There are so many ways to make a lovely curry and with winter looming it really is one of my best comfort foods. This recipe makes a silky smooth creamy aromatic sauce that is very mild and family friendly. It doesn’t have to be served with tofu and works well with other veggies, prawns, chicken…

Saag Paneer

Paneer is a type of fresh cheese used often in Indian & Afgan cooking and which is happily much more readily available these days! It is made in a similar way to ricotta and then pressed into a slab so it’s a light and healthy way to get protein into your diet. It is often…