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…

21 January 2019 Lorraine

Cooked the South African way with the addition of Coconut Cream. Green Bean Curry has always been a popular dish in our home, except that we never cooked it with any sort of cream or milk. This Green Bean Curry with Coconut Cream is a first for me but it was amazing. I have seen recipes for Green Bean curry with coconut milk, cooked the Sri Lankan way. I thought let me follow my usual recipe and just add coconut milk to it and see what it tastes like but only to discover I had no coconut milk. I settled…