12 March 2020 Lorraine

Hummus is something I have tried making a gazillion times. I have tried making Beetroot Hummus, Turmeric Hummus and whatever else I could try. My hubby hated them all. So I gave up making them. Yesterday he asked if I could please make him some, that was a bit of a surprise, maybe he just forgot how disastrous all my other hummus recipes turned out. This time I decided to forget about all the fancy hummus and just stick to a simple recipe with just basic ingredients. Well this Creamy Homemade Hummus ticked all the right boxes. When “Mr Fussy”…

4 March 2020 Lorraine

Growing up in a South Indian home my mum made this Mint Chutney with Peanuts often. Another name for it is Pudina Chutney, pudina meaning mint. Not that I ever paid attention then but as the years went by I was more and more drawn to trying everything my mum cooked. If you asked me a few years ago I didn’t even want to try this Mint Chutney with Peanuts. I thought it was too much effort. Although I do love eating it. I love eating it with a Yellow Potato Curry with Cumin. This Mint Chutney with Peanuts is eaten as a…

6 February 2020 Lorraine

You should all know by now that I am a pretty lazy cook. Often I try and take the easy way out when cooking. One of the reasons why I grab store bought pesto instead of making my own. Of late I have so much fresh basil growing in my garden.  I really couldn’t see the basil go to waste. It’s why I decided to make my own Fresh Basil Pesto. I don’t know why I thought it was difficult to make. It is actually one of the easiest things to make. Nothing beats homemade, as we all know. Just…