Baking · Cakes · Desserts · Seasonal and Festival Foods · Uncategorized

Cinnamon and chestnut layered cake with mulled wine poached pears

When it comes to spending time with family over  good food, drink and company i’m always excited. Why? well since my childhood family time has always been important and spending time with extended family whom you only see a couple of times in the year brings a lot of joy. This year Christmas is at… Continue reading Cinnamon and chestnut layered cake with mulled wine poached pears

Baking · Breads · Competitions · East meets West Fusion · Eggless · Food · Uncategorized

Spiced Paneer and Beetroot Sandwich in a Pickled Onion Bloomer using English Provender Proper Pickle

When it comes to sandwiches I’m very picky and thats purely because A) I’m vegetarian B) choices for vegetarian sandwiches are quite limited and if it looks good it doesn’t always taste good. Yes I’m talking about readymade sandwiches. Many times I’ve purchased a carrot, hummous and salad sandwich or falafel sandwich only to find… Continue reading Spiced Paneer and Beetroot Sandwich in a Pickled Onion Bloomer using English Provender Proper Pickle

Breads · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Soups · Uncategorized

Black Turtle Bean Dal Makhani served with Millet and Wholewheat Roti’s.

In this cold, wet, wintry weather there’s nothing more comforting than delicious dal that is nutritious, filling and tasty. This recipe is my personal twist on the universally recognised Dal Makhani. If you have ever tasted this dal dish, you will know exactly what I am talking about. Dal makhani is slightly different to the… Continue reading Black Turtle Bean Dal Makhani served with Millet and Wholewheat Roti’s.

African Cuisine · Baking · Food · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Snacks · Uncategorized

Crispy Baked Pili Pili Cassava Chips

Pili Pili in Swahili means pepper whether it is birds eye, or capsicum. Recently I have craved more picky foods rather than proper meals maybe it’s the weather or the fact that we all have had the horrid cold and eating something spicy wakes up my taste buds. Cassava is a popular and staple food… Continue reading Crispy Baked Pili Pili Cassava Chips

African Cuisine · Curries · Food · Slimming world · Uncategorized

“Sukuma wiki”- Creamy Spinach and Kale Curry.

Being born and raised in Kenya, I was very lucky to experience fresh exotic varieties and flavours of fruit and vegetables. We used to get fresh vegetables delivered daily to our house by a ” Mama Boga” meaning vegetable lady, it always amazed me how they used to carry heavy platters of vegetables on their… Continue reading “Sukuma wiki”- Creamy Spinach and Kale Curry.

Baking · Cakes · Chocolate · Desserts · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Uncategorized

Ginger Spiced Beetroot and Chocolate Cake served with Cardamom Cream

My youngest who is 5 months old had a play date yesterday with her ” cot neighbour” when she was in ITU. I was so excited for them to meet after such a while, I couldn’t wait to see the expression on their faces and hear baby babble. This also gave us mum’s an opportunity… Continue reading Ginger Spiced Beetroot and Chocolate Cake served with Cardamom Cream

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Cinnamon Banana Bread

What do I do with a bunch of over ripe bananas? Well for the past couple of years I have been using them to bake banana bread my personal twist of adding spice.About two years ago I came across a banana nut bread recipe in Peyton and Byrne British Baking recipe book which looked quite… Continue reading Cinnamon Banana Bread

Baking · Cakes · Desserts · Eggless · Food · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Uncategorized

Egg less Apple Crumble Cake

With over a third of my apple bag still full, I wanted to put them to good use and not waste them. My inspiration for this recipe came from watching The Spicemen and their twist on Apple Crumble. This recipe makes a great comfort pudding or dessert whether it is served with hot custard or… Continue reading Egg less Apple Crumble Cake

Condiments · Food · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Snacks

Apple Chutney

There are so many varieties of apples which you can get all throughout the year which are used in many different ways in cooking and baking. I know of many houses who have apple trees growing in the garden and with the long summer we have had this year, it has been apples galore everywhere. Last… Continue reading Apple Chutney

Food · Snacks · Uncategorized

Guilt Free Veggie Platter

Since a young age I have been a huge fan of chips in fact anything made of potato be it Jackets,wedges, hash browns, bhajis or anything else I can think of. When I moved to the UK I remember staying with my Aunt and Uncle and one day when my aunt and mum mentioned the… Continue reading Guilt Free Veggie Platter