19 August 2019 Lorraine

I hope you all had an amazing weekend. I certainly did, we had a late Raksha Bandhan celebration. Every year my sister-in-law comes over to tie a Rakhi (a sacred thread which signifies a sister’s wish for her brother’s happiness and prosperity) on my husband’s wrist. Raksha Bandan is a celebration of the bond between a brother and sister. We had a reason to indulge in all our favourite dishes, this Vegetable Pilaf being one of them. Who doesn’t love a good Pilaf! This Vegetable Pilaf reminds me of Hindu Weddings or should I say Hindu Weddings back in the…

12 June 2019 Lorraine

I know when we say Chilli Bites to a foreigner I don’t think they quite understand what we are referring to. Here in South Africa our chilli bites are similar to Pakoras. It’s a delicious spicy Indian snack. South African Spicy Chilli Bites is made with chickpea flour or gram flour and spices, it’s crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. We also refer to them as Bhajias here in South Africa. I know I always refer to myself as a lazy cook but trust me there are some things that are worth a little more effort. Making…