Feeding my hungry husband, one meal at a time.

Month: September 2017

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

Overnight oats has become quite the rage. I make various versions of overnight oats on the regular but mostly during Ramadan when I get bored of the usual breakfasts. I first saw this on the menu at Lily’s and thought I need to come back […]

Crispy Chicken Tenders

Crispy Chicken Tenders

So, I have a confession to make. The first time I tried KFC Zinger Wings was this week. Before that I had only eaten their crunch burger once ( a few years ago) and before that I had only eaten their chips (which are crap […]

Spaghetti Meatballs {Don’t be upsettti eat da spaghetti}

Spaghetti Meatballs {Don’t be upsettti eat da spaghetti}

Never regretti to eat da spaghetti! Aaah I can’t stop guys. I’ve been saying this (in a very bad Italian accent) ever since I made some spaghetti and meatballs the other night. It was a completely jippo’d meal – we had such a lovely long […]

Weekly Grocery Haul: 27 September 2017

Weekly Grocery Haul: 27 September 2017

My last grocery haul was exactly 2 weeks ago, which means I did pretty well regarding using all my ingredients. I still have a few minor things left over and if you were following my food journey you would have seen all my Mediterranean inspired […]

Madeleine: A Petite French Cake

Madeleine: A Petite French Cake

This was my first attempt at making Madeleine (pronounced Mad-el-ayne). Madeleine is a  petite French sponge cake that is baked in a shell shaped tin which gives its distinctive look. The cake is made from a genoise batter which uses whole eggs and melted butter. […]

Falafel Platter, Homemade Naan and Chicken Koftas

Falafel Platter, Homemade Naan and Chicken Koftas

Here is the falafel platter I made last week to accompany my lentil salad. The homemade falafel recipe is from Little Spice Jar and the Naan recipe from @saj_zn on Instagram. Sajida is my cousin and saved me from almost disaster as the original Naan […]

Roasted Vegetable Couscous Salad

Roasted Vegetable Couscous Salad

My Mediterranean journey through food is happening this week. Food is such a great way to travel to places when you physically can’t. I haven’t been on an overseas holiday in years and eating different cuisines keeps that wanderlust alive for me. When I ate […]

Mediterranean Lentil Salad

Mediterranean Lentil Salad

A lot of good things in life are unexpected, just like this salad. I’m not a huge lentil fan (only when it comes to eating dhal and rice) and was quite apprehensive when I made this but I thought the flavor combination would work and […]

Moroccan Inspired Beef Tagine & Couscous

Moroccan Inspired Beef Tagine & Couscous

Last week most of my dishes had a Mexican theme and this week got me craving for all things Mediterranean! Tagine is a North-African and Middle Eastern dish of slow cooked meat and dried fruit that gets its name from the conical, clay pot in […]

Homemade Strawberry Jam

Homemade Strawberry Jam

If you remember my last weeks grocery haul, I bought 800g of Strawberries for R29.95 from Fruit & Veg to make jam. There is so much refined sugar in ready made jam so I decided to try making my own. At first I thought of […]