Crispy Jamaican Banana Fritters

Crispy Jamaican Banana Fritters

Jamaican banana fritters are a delicious, quick, easy treat! They’re also a wonderful way to use up spotty brown bananas, as the bananas’ natural sweetness is the only sugar in the batter. It’s official.  We’ve moved!  The past two months have been insane at my…

Creamy Caribbean Curry Dip

Creamy Caribbean Curry Dip

This easy Caribbean curry dip is the perfect complement to crudités, packing just the right balance of sweet, salt, and spice.  It’s a perfect companion for sundowners on the terrace! Spring is in the air in Johannesburg.  There’s less of a chill in the mornings.…

Rich, Creamy Baked Apples with Mughlai Flavours

Rich, Creamy Baked Apples with Mughlai Flavours

Baked apples prepared in a rich, creamy sauce fragrant with Eastern spices make a cosy, satisfying dessert. This is a rich, decadent treat that’s easy to prep in advance to serve a crowd. During the cooler months there are times when you simply can’t help…

Healthy, Chewy Granola Bars with Less Fat and Sugar

Healthy, Chewy Granola Bars with Less Fat and Sugar

These healthy, chewy granola bars are lower in fat and sugar, but don’t compromise on taste!  Use your favourite homemade (or store-bought) granola to whip up a batch of these tasty bars in under 30 minutes. Who doesn’t love chewy granola bars?  They’re a delicious…

Fragrant Mediterranean BBQ Seasoning

Fragrant Mediterranean BBQ Seasoning

Fragrant Mediterranean BBQ Seasoning is a versatile dry rub, that’ll kick your barbecue game into overdrive!   This sugar-free mix imbues meats or veggies with the rich, aromatic flavours of the Aegean. I have always had a love affair with food from the grill.  Something…

Fragrant Tropical Black Rice Pudding from the Instant Pot™

Fragrant Tropical Black Rice Pudding from the Instant Pot™

Black rice comes together with mango, coconut and a hint of cardamom to make a rich, exotic pudding filled with healthy goodness.  Best of all, the Instant Pot™ makes its preparation super quick and easy. I’ll never forget the first time I actually saw black…

Easy Instant Pot™ Shiitake Mushroom Rice Pilaf

Easy Instant Pot™ Shiitake Mushroom Rice Pilaf

This fragrant shiitake mushroom rice pilaf is redolent with exotic Eastern spices.  Its full-bodied flavour makes it an elegant accompaniment to roast or grilled meats.  However, thanks to the robust flavour and nutrition of the mushrooms, it is an equally appropriate centrepiece for a rich,…

Easy, Homemade, Air Fryer Masala Nuts

Easy, Homemade, Air Fryer Masala Nuts

These air fryer masala nuts, are the easiest and most delicious happy hour accompaniment I can think of.  They’re totally addictive.  Best of all, you can use the same technique to make an infinite variety of flavours! As I’ve said before, I love gadgets.  However,…

Easy Instant Pot™ Mexican Hot Chocolate Candied Nuts

Easy Instant Pot™ Mexican Hot Chocolate Candied Nuts

These easy candied nuts made in the Instant Pot™ contain all the delicious flavours of Mexican hot chocolate.  However, they’re guaranteed not to heat the kitchen or the cook! Having grown up in the Northern Hemisphere, where Christmas is in winter, the holiday gets me…

Instant Pot™ Wild Mushroom and Spring Pea Risotto

Instant Pot™ Wild Mushroom and Spring Pea Risotto

The Instant Pot™ makes wild mushroom and spring pea risotto easy enough for even the busiest weekdays.  It’s a dish that’s delicious, nutritious, comforting, and on the table in 30 minutes.  What more could you ask for? There is something infinitely comforting about a dish…