The Novice Baker’s Drip Cake

It all started with a slightly frantic phone call from the mother in law. We’d organised together, a celebratory weekend for my sister-in-law, well, organised everything except the cake apparently. And having only realised this the Monday before the event, it was too late to even do a dry run. So, in a blind panic, … Continue reading The Novice Baker’s Drip Cake

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Venn Pongal (Contains Dairy)

This particular South Indian breakfast dish is a game changer. Have you heard the phrase “Once you start, you can’t stop”, well I am pretty sure that phrase was invented for this mouth-watering, delectable dish that will leave you wanting more! Growing up, I was not very pious and would regularly have tantrums about having … Continue reading Venn Pongal (Contains Dairy)

Kovaikkai Fry (Ivy gourd Fry) (Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free)

Kovaikkai is a small vegetable that looks like a baby cucumber. Its texture is similar to cucumber but exceptionally flavourful when you unlock its potential by frying it along with mild spices. You can have this as a side dish with Rasam rice, Sambhar rice or my personal favourite – Thayir Sadham (Curd rice). You … Continue reading Kovaikkai Fry (Ivy gourd Fry) (Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free)

Yummy Scrummy Cup Cakes

Cup cakes are my friends. My best friends. Ok, so its more a love-hate relationship. I love them and they hate me – well they hate my figure! ☹ “Cupcakes are fairly easy to make” – this from every mom friend of mine. Well let me tell you, cupcakes are fairly easy to make if … Continue reading Yummy Scrummy Cup Cakes

Red Cabbage Savoury Rice (Vegan, Vegetarian)

It is not a secret that children are fussy eaters by nature – well, most of them anyway. I struggle sometimes to be creative and incite excitement in my two little human monkeys about dinner. My son will eat spaghetti every meal if it was a possibility and my daughter, well crisps or chips or … Continue reading Red Cabbage Savoury Rice (Vegan, Vegetarian)

Carrot Rice

I’ve seen some fussy eaters in my time (mainly my own children) but the offer of a colourful rice with the sweetness of grated carrot is just irresistible. Carrots usually go down well with even the pickiest of eaters – this crunchy, sweet and succulent root vegetable is not only tasty but has some great … Continue reading Carrot Rice

Rava Upma

This well-known South Indian breakfast dish is made from rava (Semolina) – which is a great substitute for rice, it is made from drum wheat, similar to couscous. It has a low glycaemic index (GI) and is a brilliant food for diabetics. Growing up, I used to have this with Sambhar or some kind of … Continue reading Rava Upma

Masala Omelette

Eggs are a great source of protein as well as various vitamins and minerals. It can take various forms, boiled, poached, fried etc. but omelette is pretty much my go to when I need a quick snack or a no hassle meal. However, eggs are pretty bland on their own so I like to add … Continue reading Masala Omelette

Chicken Adobo

This is a very welcome dish in our household. Originating from The Philippines, this dish is easy to make, not too many steps and never fails to please the taste buds. I read online that Adobo refers to a method of marinating and stewing any cut of meat or fish in a briny mixture of … Continue reading Chicken Adobo