I suck at baking. Cooking is one of those things where, even when you are following a recipe, to a certain degree you can pretty much make things up as you go along. Coincidentally, this also seems to have been my life philosophy so far… [Read more…]
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…
Read on for the recipe. [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…]
AKA my (formerly) TOP SECRET bitchass chicken wings recipe.
Have you ever set out to cook something that seemed really simple, so you decided to forgo any recipe or research, chucked a bunch of ingredients together with a large cup of optimism, put it into the oven/pot/fryer on a wing & a prayer and it turned out utterly amazing?! So much so that you decided you must be an undiscovered culinary savant and started yelling at the TV “No you’re rubbish, Gordon Ramsey!”
It’s happened to me exactly three times; with crab cakes, potato bake, and chicken wings. Today, I’m spilling the feathers on the latter.