This dish was inspired by one I ate at Ima a few years ago – owner Yael Shochat had made it for a magazine feature we were shooting. Yael had roasted cauliflower and served it with a tahini dressing – a simple dish where the nutty dressing was the perfect foil for the smoky/sulfuric vegetable. […]Read more "Roasted cauliflower with tahini lemon dressing"
Natural alternatives to refined cane sugar are a hot ticket these days, and one of the most respected is made from a leafy green South American bush called stevia. A few years back I grew a little stevia plant in my garden. The leaves were lovely sliced very thinly and thrown in fruit salads, on […]Read more "Sweet supplies"
About a year ago I went to a cooking demo in which we were shown how a Vitamix blender could make all manner of dishes in minutes, even seconds. Within the space of an hour or so we were served five dishes made right in front of us, but the one that stood out to […]Read more "Raw winter warrior soup"
This is a bit of a non-recipe so please fire me a comment if you feel you need any further details with amounts of types of ingredients. I’m on a bit of a tamarind buzz right now – it’s a summer thing. I crave more tart and sharp flavours in warmer weather, and tamarind ticks […]Read more "Tamarind chicken thighs"
This gluten-free chocolate cake is not just for those with intolerances – anyone who loves a rich, chocolatey bit of lushness will be into this – it’s so moist, with a delicious depth of flavor from the coconut and almond, and best of all it’s a total cinch to make, with barely any dishes to […]Read more "Gluten-free Chocolate Cake"
Hot days are absolutely the time for the kind of textural, colourful, lime-drenched salads and salsas that Mexico and South East Asia share a love of. Whether it’s a classic tomato salsa, an Isaan som tam, a Balinese shallot salad or a simple cucumber and sesame seed number, one of my biggest love affairs is […]Read more "Get chopping"
It’s 9pm and I’ve just walked back into my house after a beautiful evening walk round the hood. Gardens this time of year are off the hook. It’s been hot, but not for long enough yet for things to have dried out. The star jasmine has just about done its dash, the blooms are starting […]Read more "Tamarind braised summer medley"