Read part 1 for an explanation behind this photo series set in my former apartment. All pics in this final part 2 are by Danielle Olivier except for my 2 cellphone pics (the mailboxes and my leggies).
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These baked mackerel and sweet potato fishcakes are my first recipe I’ve created since recently deciding to try a pescatarian lifestyle for physical and mental health, as well as ethical reasons. Seafood has always been my favourite category of “meat” and I’m excited to explore more varieties of ocean/river bounty and to experiment in the kitchen like a modern-day domestic goddess mermaid. Spoiler alert- they’re super delish! And mackerel has high levels of protein, Vitamin D (something which doesn’t occur very naturally in London) and omega 3’s. It also prevents heart disease and dementia- score! I served these with store-bought, additive-free mushy peas for that extra touch of Britishness. When in Rome…
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I am by nature, a sentimental person. And I spend more time at home than the average person given that I am self-employed; my living space is both home and office. So when I found out last year that the beautiful, large and ridiculously cheap art deco apartment I’d spent close to 3 years living in, along with 2 awesome flatmates, was set to be demolished for redevelopment in the first half of 2017, I knew I wanted something more to remember it by than a bunch of blurry cellphone pics of our various housewarming and house-cooling parties (the middle bedroom was something of a revolving door, seeing 4 different flatmates come and go over 3 years, each warranted a party, naturally). I also thought the building deserved to be immortalized; so filled with character, sunny charm and gentle rust from decades of sea air. It’s name was Mon Reve, French for “My Dream” [Read more…]
From Buddha to poke to smoothies, ramen and chia, the humble bowl is currently trending in food as hard as it was in boys haircuts when I was starting school a couple of decades ago. I’ve already fallen in lust with the new Hokey Poke in Cape Town which has rapidly franchised from its Gardens branch to the Mojo Market in Sea Point (see one of their creations on my insta feed), but now that I’m in London, wallet-destroying foodie capital that it is, it’s probably for the best that I start whipping up my own meals a lot more. This strategy will also ensure I have more money to explore Europe on a whim- #priorities
I created these simple, quick and nutritious Mexican-inspired Buddha Bowls for a filling lunch. Here’s what went into them. [Read more…]