March Favourites

March Favourites

A list of my favourites for the month of March + two seafood recipes

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Kottayam Fish Curry

Kottayam Fish Curry

The international or global reach of food happened in the last 2 decades and today, most of us want to cook and enjoy all kinds of cuisines – Middle Eastern, Meditteranean, Asian, Indian, Italian, Mexican etc. to name a few. But there was a time when food was rather a ‘traditional affair’ and people ate [...]

Pan Fried Basa with Fiery Tomato Sauce and Grilled Asparagus

Pan Fried Basa with Fiery Tomato Sauce and Grilled Asparagus

I love to experiment with cuisines, drawing inspiration from different styles of cooking, recipes, cuisines etc... and finally bringing it together as my own. This is one such dish. I first came across this fiery tomato sauce in a South African cookbook. Known as Babette’s fiery sauce, it was listed as one of the basic [...]

Fish Mappas

Fish Mappas

Today, I am not going to spend much time talking to all of you. School holidays are on here and my boys have demanded some exclusive family time, without work getting in the way. So it is straight on to the recipe today…. From the backwaters of Kerala, fish mappas is a true culinary representation [...]

Pan Fried Salmon (with a Kerala style spice marinade)

Pan Fried Salmon (with a Kerala style spice marinade)

As most of you would have noticed, the name change is complete. Skinny Chef is gone and the Spice Adventuress is here to stay. It might seem to many that it is just a name change but believe me, the journey was not an easy one. To start off, coming up with a new name [...]

Grilled Berbere Fish – and food conversations on Facebook groups

I have been quite an active member of several Facebook food groups. In fact, my decision to start a blog was inspired by the encouragement I received from these food groups. Though I am a member of more than a dozen groups, there are only a few that inspire me or are really close to [...]