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…