Fire roasted Bell Peppers, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

Fire roasted Bell Peppers, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

A simple, easy to put together salad or side for a nourishing meal.

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Grilled Fennel, Walnut and Cherry Tomato Salad with Fresh Turmeric Aioli

Grilled Fennel, Walnut and Cherry Tomato Salad with Fresh Turmeric Aioli

Spring is finally here and I am so happy to see my toes again after a long, almost endless bleak winter. The cherry blossoms lining my street, the fresh vibrant produce in the markets, the skirts,singlets and thongs are all making me very happy. And I wanted to try and create something light and vibrant [...]

Tomato Egg Chutney

Tomato Egg Chutney

Indian cuisine is perhaps, the most diverse in the world. The cuisine, produce, ingredients, techniques do not just differ from state to state but can be unbelievably diverse within the different parts of a state. Having spent an entire childhood abroad, my vision of Indian cuisine was largely restricted to my home state, Kerala. Apart [...]

Creamy Tomato Soup with Brown Butter Garlic Croutons

Creamy Tomato Soup with Brown Butter Garlic Croutons

Some days my photography really suffers and today is one such. No matter how much I tried, the photographs refused to come to life. Frustration soon reared its ugly head and I quit trying. Frustration – the enemy that silently creeps in when we are trying so hard at something. He comes in and soon [...]

Ethiopian Tomato Salad

Ethiopian Tomato Salad

There’s a new salsa in town! Yes, I am talking of this humble Ethiopian tomato salad which has become our homestead’s current salsa fixation. Similar ingredients…yet not similar flavours, the signature flavour that marks this tomato salad different from a traditional salsa is ginger. Vegetarian meals are quite common in Ethiopia; simple and humble meals [...]

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 [...]

Cherry Tomato Salad

Cherry Tomato Salad

This is the perfect summer salad for me! Simple, delicious and pretty… I love cherry tomatoes; the burst of slightly tangy, slightly sweet freshness when you bite into these red beauties. The wonders of nature so delicately captured! This cherry tomato salad is perfect with your summer barbecues, a much needed freshness to grilled meats [...]