I love a medley of flavour and this salsa is a spectacular combination of heat from the hot green pappers from my kitchen garden, the sweetness of juicy ripe Mangoes and the crisp, very mild onion flavour of the shiny purple skin and red-tinged fleshed red onion. In our house [...]
I don't think I have met anyone that doesn't like pizza. There is also so many different types of pizza that you are bound to find a combination you like. The only problem is that the pizza crust is ridiculously high in carbs and unfortunately there is more crust that [...]
We went camping this past weekend and the weather was amazing. Probably the best camping weekend we have had in years. Three days and two night with no rain in sight, a beach bums dream come true. I am a big list person. I make lists for everything so I [...]
Jicama (pronounced HEE-kah-mah) is not a vegetable I would have thought to try but I am glad I did. It is referred to ad a Mexican Turnip, Mexican Yam or even Mexican potato. Chopped, cubed, sliced into fine sticks, raw or cooked, jicama is versatile and great in stir-fries, salads, [...]
These little meatballs are virtually carb free but full of flavour. Experiment with different flavours by adding a combination of different herbs and spices or even cheese. I found these meatballs cooked better after being chilled for half an hour in the fridge. You can still bake them straight away [...]
After work today I spent and hour and a half mowing our new sod for the first time. It was looking like a little bit of a jungle. Birds were getting lost in the luscious vegetation and our poor Boston Terrior Nico has to bound like Bambi to get from [...]
This spectacular summer salad is very high in protein and adds beautiful colour to your summer table. To julienne veggies I would suggest purchasing a julienne peeler. They usually come with 3 different blades and are a handy little gadget to have around the kitchen.
With only 4 weeks left till summer holidays, our lives will be getting busier and finding time to make dinner may become a little more challenging. To save time you can use pre-made meatballs (chicken, beef or veggie) from the grocery store's freezer section or make them fresh from your [...]
As you know I always like to offer a meat and vegetarian option whenever possible as I don't eat meat but I don't expect my family to follow suit. It is very easy to satisfy everyone with a little bit of planning. Yes it might take a little extra time [...]
This dish is super healthy but doesn’t compromise on fabulous taste. With only 1.9g of net carbs it is super easy and suitable for both type 1 and type 2 diabetics and those following a Weight Watchers diet. As an added bonus, I guarantee your kids will like it too.
My mother was a big baker when I was a kid. She is German and I think Germans are born with the incredible ability to bake running through their veins. One of my favourite treats she would make almost on a weekly basis was coconut macaroons, rich chocolate macaroons. Excuse [...]
This is a fancy little dish but is quiet easy to prepare. I paired it with sauted rutabaga and fresh snap peas and grilled the remaining asparagus. The family enjoyed theirs with the flattened chicken breast and I substituted my meal with Tilapia. If you prefer, you can also use [...]
Keralan, regionally referred to as Keralam, is a state in the south-west region of India on the Malabar coast. Coconuts grow in abundance in Kerala, and consequently, coconut kernel, (sliced or grated) coconut cream and coconut milk are widely used in dishes for thickening and flavouring. Kerala's long coastline, numerous [...]
We eat fish at least once a week in our house. Although the rest of the family eat meat of all kinds I only eat fish so it is nice to be able to make one dish and not have to make any substitutions. Tilapia is a very mild white [...]
A few summers ago we took the family to New York City. It is such a vibrant and exciting city and I highly recommend that if you have the chance you need to go. We ended up staying in a great little studio apartment in the centre of Brooklyn which [...]
I love the versatility of a great salad especially when there a re a few different dietary needs under one roof. You can add and subtract ingredients at will and the salad still tastes awesome. The one thing I really loved about this dish was the dressing. It was slightly [...]