Warm potato and crimson snapper salad
This recipe was originally meant to be made with Salmon, but I came to the conclusion that any firm fleshed fish would suffice. Salmon certainly out shines other fish in terms of appearance and presentation, but not always in flavour, so be daring and cook a fish you’ve never tried before.
This recipe is a good way to keep the nutrients in your fish, as you cook. The fish is steamed in a bamboo…
Buttermilk Pancakes (with strawberries, coconut and maple syrup)
Some things never grow old. Or rather, some family traditions never die down, even after your children flee the nest. Weekend pancakes! For two decades, we welcomed the start of the weekend with a morning smell of batter and enough syrup to give you an extra kick round your morning chores. Multiple tertiary degrees behind me, continents apart from my family and I still wake early every Saturday…
Sweet Potato cupcakes (with orange cream cheese frosting and chia seeds)
Courtesy of The Baking Pan. These cupcakes taste like pumpkin pie, in the form of little cupcakes and the flavour of sweet potatoes. I’d rather them without any type of icing, because the cupcake itself was absolutely delicious. The cupcake retains all the moisture from the sweet potato, and reminds you of pumpkin pie, because of the dense texture the vegetable creates.
Sweet potato cupcake with…
Roasted brussel sprouts
When I get home from work, it’s straight in the door, bags plunked on the floor, snacks shoved down my throat (need the glucose), gym gear thrown on and out the door once more. It’s great being active, but there isn’t always time for laborious home cooked dinner meals, during the week. My workouts in winter usually go for about an hour, which makes roasting vegetables in the oven, whilst out…
Fudgy coconut brownies.
Made gooey, fudgy, chocolately, coconuty and dusted with powdered sugar!
As you all my know, my life long battle with brownies continues. Hopefully, my children will pick up where I leave off and recognise the importance of PERFECT brownies. There are some things in life that must be right, always.
Chocolate brownies (dusted with powdered sugar).
Thank you to Good Food BBC.
Briam (greek style ratatouille)
“How different could the Greek version of ratatouille be from the French version?” I’ve learnt that subtle changes in ingredients, result in noticeable changes in taste. As far as this blog post is concerned, to each is own, because both these dishes are uniquely delicious.
Thank you to Mary Valle: My Mediterranean Kitchen.
As the temperature continues to drop and winter settles in, soups are quickly becoming the most common dish served up in my kitchen. They’re often considered too light for the extremely hungry and most people prefer to serve them up with a side of bread. However, if like me, you’re low-carb and avoiding bread, then make the soup more filling, by thickening it with potatoes, sweet potatoes or in…