13 April 2019 Lorraine

My family are Hindus and therefore we often abstain from meat, it’s either for a religious occasion or sometimes just as a sacrifice to say thank you for all the blessings in our lives. In our home we are meat-free every Monday and Tuesday and that includes staying away from eggs too. Vegetable curries are delicious but I don’t cook a curry more than twice a week and with my picky eaters I have to get creative with veggies. I must admit I’m not all that creative with vegetarian dishes but sometimes I even surprise myself. This Roast Sweet Potato,…

11 February 2019 Lorraine

  Indian Vegetarian Dish Yellow Dal is comfort food at its best, it is a simple dish but a staple in most Indian homes. Growing up my mum always cooked us Yellow Dal with Rice and it something we devoured. I’m so glad I’ve introduced this Yellow Split Pea Dal Recipe to my kids. On our meat-free days my boys are content with a bowl of steaming rice and dal. The yellow split peas is boiled until it’s soft and it is then cooked with a variety of spices. The tempering of the spices is what takes the dal to…

6 February 2019 Lorraine 10Comment

Refreshing Summer Salad After seeing a salad posted in the Pick n Pay freshliving magazine I was really inspired to make a similar salad, it looked amazing. This Honeyed Peach and Pesto Salad is heavenly. The original recipe used goat’s cheese and I am not a fan of goat’s cheese. I changed the recipe to suit my tastebuds and it is the best salad ever. And I thought nothing could beat the roasted-brocolli-and-haloumi-salad. I was definitely mistaken, this Honeyed Peach and Pesto Salad has now become my favourite summer salad. The peach that I used in this salad was perfectly…