How to Make Khichi

On a warm summers evening, when my mother would take out from her closet a pile of old saris, I knew what the following day would mean. It involved scrapping any plans whatsoever I may of had, and instead prepare for Operation Khichi. Khichi is steamed rice flour dumplings, flavoured with earthy cumin seeds and…

My 10 Top Vegetarian Cookbooks

Perhaps you’re like me. Cookbooks some piled high, and some scattered like they were in the palm of my hand and I blew them around the room, and where they land, they shall stay for eternity/until I get told off. Below are my top 10 vegetarian cookbooks, that I have had to scoop off the…

Picnic Ideas

To me, picnics are an absolute treat, and it’s something I personally don’t do enough of. But now, seems to be the right time to fix that. Meeting friends outside or in the garden is now a thing, and looks to be that way at least until the cooler months (I’m saying that in July…

40 Foods at 40

Early this year, in the middle of a stingingly cold and choppy Atlantic Ocean, a toast was raised for me. I had turned 40. It’s a ‘big one’ they say, but honestly I don’t get hung up on age – one minute I can act like a stroppy teenager, the next have all the wisdom…

Time for Comfort Foods

During these challenging times…. how many times have we seen or heard that now? Or swap ‘challenging’ with unprecedented or unusual. Still, we know, we get it. I sometimes, two months in, continue to have waves of moments where I’m in disbelief, and it takes a little while to comprehend just what is happening across…

Cookery Class in Mauritius

Think of Mauritius and palm trees, sandy white beaches and crystal clear water all pop into mind. Yep to all of the above, but the food….THE FOOD. For a teeny island the influences and styles are quite phenomenal, ranging from Creole, French, Indian and Chinese. And boy, did I eat. A word of warning however,…

Masterclass on board Britannia with Marco Pierre White

Yep. That’s me and Marco. It was one of those slightly surreal moments in my life, where I walk into a room and Marco Pierre White is there in his chef whites looking busy and cheffy. Being an avid Masterchef Australia fan, where he comes on for ‘Marco Week’, as soon as he walks through…

Review: Lakaz Maman

If you know me, you know I just love breakfast and brunch, so I was super excited to try out breakfast at Lakaz Maman in Southampton. Lakaz Maman, meaning ‘Mum’s House’ does certainly ring true to it’s laid-back and friendly atmosphere. The interiors are vibrant, and it just makes you feel happy being there!