Chilli & Tamarind Squash with Chickpeas

Chilli & Tamarind Squash with Chickpeas

October in England is a fickle creature. Some years, she can’t wait to arrive with the autumnal chill that necessitates wrapping up warm. Other years, like this one, she’s content to let the warmth of the summer linger on. Over half the month is done Read more

The ‘Everything Red’ Stir-Fry

The ‘Everything Red’ Stir-Fry

I rooted through the fridge – in there I found  A beetroot and a red cabbage hanging around Inspiration struck and a mood board formed Of ideas on how these veggies could be transformed Add to the mix an onion and some beans And you Read more

Korean-Style Vegetable Pancakes

Korean-Style Vegetable Pancakes

I have a weakness for cabbage pancakes and I know exactly why. I grew up eating (& loving) ‘Sanna Pollo’, the traditional Mangalorean Konkani version made with a ground mixture of rice, chillies & tamarind. The original version has toor dal as well, but my Read more

Of Autumn & Butternut Squashes

Of Autumn & Butternut Squashes

October is here – the weather is taking its cue and obediently turning cooler. The lazy, unscheduled summer days of school holidays have given way to a more structured routine, to children back at school, to weeks more strictly divided into weekdays and weekends. Central Read more

Beautiful Bibimbap

Beautiful Bibimbap

At first, it was the name that did it. Many years ago, while on holiday abroad, we stopped for lunch at a little restaurant and on the menu was this dish that I had never heard of before.  How could I resist such a catchy Read more

Tamarind & Honey Roasted Beetroot

Tamarind & Honey Roasted Beetroot

Beetroot lovers, rejoice! Here’s a recipe that elevates the humble vegetable to heavenly status. Beetroot haters & those sitting on the fence, if I could have just one chance to win you over to the Beetroot Lovers’ Club, I would start here. Consider this your Read more