Coconut chicken curry

So I am all about easy these days. Meal prep happens on the weekend, which just makes life soooo much easier. I hate to miss a beat when I am with my son Alexander so being organised is key to us having quality time together but also proper family meals. I love the idea of…

banana bread

I developed this recipe for D the month that we got married. It was my first post after we tied the knot and I was super proud of myself that I was winning at married life. How different things are now. So I am reposting this with a few tiny amendments, as now my cooking…

Six months on

For most people, six months means very little. For parents, it is huge. At the beginning you start by counting the days, then the weeks and slowly that progresses into months. Today marks six months since our little girl was born. That is one half of one whole year!!! In one way, it seems likes…

Coconut and raspberry cake

On Tuesday I had an overwhelming urge to eat cake. Most of the time, savoury food is my go to dish but on that day I just had to have cake. Partly due to the fact that baking soothes me, relaxes my mind and gives me a feel good lift. There is something so nice…

The perfect oat and coconut cookie!

Well what a week we have had. The weather has been simply beautiful and when it’s like this, how can one not feel all positive and energised? I have been busy in the kitchen, devising new recipes, baking for other people’s parties, planting bulbs all over the garden and thinking about future cookbook ideas. I…

Thai roasted chicken

My poor little blog has been all alone for a little while now, neglected and forgotten. But in my defence, our internet hasn’t been working and for the last two weeks, every time I attempt to write a post, the internet crashes and my work gets lost before I have time to save… arrrgggh! So…

Chocolate and coconut pound cake

In all honesty, I have written this post and re-written it a dozen times. I keep starting it and going to do something else and when I come back to it, I have changed my mind on what I want to say or cook. That’s my brain pretty much all the time these days. This…

Another yummy soup…

It’s funny, even though it is summer or the tail end of it at least, I am still in the mood for a warming winter soup. I make thick lentil soups, spiced sweet potato soups and rich tomato stews during winter. But it feels wrong to copy those winter soup characteristics into summer. Yesterday I…

A yummy breakfast and snack!

There are so many different varieties and combinations. You can have it crunchy, in clusters, or loosely bound and flaky. You may like it full of fruit or nuts, or more simply just oaty goodness. Do you eat yours with yogurt or milk or scattered over baked fruits? I am like many of you, I…

Just in time for Valentines!

In an effort to gear myself up to make traditional macaroons, I have been playing around to come up with a coconut macaroon biscuit that works and that I wouldn’t be embarrased to post on my blog. What I thought would be an easy task, was so far from just that. Every and any recipe…