Deep-Fried Green Bananas with Green Chilli & Tamarind Dipping Sauce

By |2017-05-22T11:19:15+00:00August 28th, 2013|Africa, Asian Food, Featured Articles, Food, Gluten Free, Indian Food Easy Peasy, Portfolio, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Vegetables|

When I was a child living in KwaZulu Natal, spicy battered deep-fried green bananas, or plantain when we could get it, was a delicacy we loved even more than fried chips. Here's a recipe for this dish served with a green chilli tamarind dipping sauce.

Spiced Okra with Tomato

By |2017-05-08T12:06:31+00:00July 23rd, 2013|Featured Articles, Food, Indian Food Easy Peasy, Portfolio, Published, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Vegetables|

The trick, I think is to cook the okra for far less time than the aunties will tell you to. It can stand to hold just a little crunch. A little vinegar added will help combat the mushiness. Amchur (dried mango powder) adds a lovely tangy element, balanced with green chilli and warming cumin and coriander. It's a dry braised "curry" of sorts.

Ottolenghi Style Cauliflower and Broccoli with Saffron & Raisins

By |2017-05-08T12:19:32+00:00November 26th, 2012|Food, Recipe Index, Recipes, Vegetables|

It is based on the Cauliflower with Saffron found in Ottolenghi's book Plenty. It's very, very simple to make and adds flavour to these cruciferous veggies with the aroma of saffron, the sweetness of raisins and the saltiness of briny olives.

Roasted Butternut, Crisp Apple & Labneh Salad with Pomegranate Molasses Dressing

By |2017-05-08T12:25:00+00:00August 28th, 2012|Food, Food & Travel, Recipe Index, Recipes, Vegetables|

Roasted Butternut, Crisp Apple & Labneh Salad with Pomegranate Molasses Dressing - pomegranate molasses from Istanbul and a flashback to the Grand Bazaar.

Miguel de Brito’s Green Bean Tempura (Peixinhos Horta). Rest in Peace, Friend.

By |2017-05-08T12:26:59+00:00August 13th, 2012|Europe, Food, Food & Travel, People, Recipe Index, Recipes, Travel in Europe, Vegetables|

Rest in peace Miguel de Brito, chef, hunter and dear friend. A recipe for green bean tempura that I enjoyed with Miguel, here.

Bacon and Broccoli Chilli Pasta – Budget Meals for Woolworths MasterChef SA Week 10

By |2017-05-08T11:30:06+00:00May 22nd, 2012|As Seen On, Bacon, Bread & Savoury Bakes, Food, Recipe Index, Recipes, Vegetables, Woolworths & MasterChef SA 2012|

When Woolworths gave me the challenge of preparing a meal for four for R150, a "budget" meal, I knew three things should into play so that the eater (and the cook) would not feel deprived in any way: flavour, easily available ingredients and there had to be dessert!