Today I bring you another wonderful vegetable to try out, one which is providing me with all the goodness to kick start my self care Sunday :) I am so keen to show you all that you don't need to fall prey to fad diets of chia seeds and juice cleanses to keep your body happy. You can enjoy a healthy life with your belly full!!!Read More
Meat free? Say no more, this dhal curry has got you covered!
Nowadays more and more people have decided to eat less meat. Friends of mine who are recent converts are desperately trying to find ways of making their mealtimes less daunting and more exciting. And who can blame them, when the only ways people seem to do it is to steam some kale and smash an avocado... yawn!Read More
Feeling lazy? Try this 'one pot' wild rice lamb biryani to be your saucy new date.
Biryani is one of my absolute favourite dishes! Cooked in one pot with an infusion of different spices, it makes the mouth water from start to finish. The addition of wild rice really makes the dish into its own, where the blend of textures and slightly nutty undertones provides the perfect backdrop to bringing out the sweetness of the lamb.Read More
Under the weather? Make a batch of this tea to help fight that horrid lurgy.
It's just my luck to be struck down by the flu in the midst of summer :( and as a result have had to swop sunny afternoons in the pub, to bingeing on netflix huddled up feeling like a shadow of my former self.Read More
This is by far one of my favourite Sri Lankan breakfasts! It is absolutely brimming with goodness. 'Gotu kola' is a green herb renown for its health benefits both physically and mentally. Blended and cooked with red rice and coconut milk, it's hard to believe something so scrummy is also good for you. If hearing the word kale one more time also makes you want to click snooze, then buy a cheeky bunch of gotu kola to give you something to wake up for!Read More
As the seasons change, my appetite seems to change with it. No longer can my stomach handle the extra meat and stodgy fillers between meals that have kept my body so happy since winter. Spring has come and perhaps that primal instinct in me is crying out for our seasonal produce, and lots of good old veg!
I'm trying every which way possible to jazz up vegetables, and squeeze as many into one bowl as possible for a hit of nourishment, to wake up my body from the slumber of the colder season.
This dish is absolutely perfect as a fresh, filling quick dinner that can be ready in 30 minutes after work - you can thank me later!Read More
Sundays are perfect for two things: snoozing and snacking! My new year health kick has seen me say goodbye to my achilles heel - crisps, so I am left desperately trying to find the perfect savoury replacement to fill this void. It comes in the form of delightfully crispy lentil fritters called Lentil Vadae.Read More
Everyone has gone bloomin Avocado mad and I fear that these lovable chums will be forgotten when the next new fad comes in. However they will long be loved and treasured in Sri Lanka, where they are grown (in giant sizes!) and ripened in the sun and enjoyed in so many amazing ways!Read More
This fragrant and fiery curry has really been a labour of love, where I have tweaked it so many times until I've finally got the perfect balance of flavours together to celebrate my love of chicken and coriander.
Coriander is definitely a marmite herb - you either love it or hate it, I absolutely love it and it is wonderful to make it the star of the show than usually hiding its talents away as a garnish.
This curry is really healthy and is such a great way to have a filling and scrummy dinner (and to go for second helpings) without feeling guilty about it!Read More
Don't let the hustle and bustle of the festive period tempt you away from your pre-Christmas diet (don't even try and deny it - I know you're on one!), instead enjoy a healthy and filling supper inspired by Sri Lanka's love of fish and spice to keep you fuelled until the gluttony of Christmas Day! XRead More
Wondering what to do with all your hollowed out pumpkin flesh? Make a delicious sticky pumpkin curry, wrapped in thick coconut milk and spices, this is the perfect cure to recovering from your weekend frights!Read More
Awaken those senses with the perfect marriage of crunchy and creamy! Now this is my idea of clean eating - kale is not the only way to be cool 😎Read More
A scrummy vegan meal to put Queen Bey's vegan diet to shame. The perfect weekday supper, instant crowd pleaser and two a bloody day!Read More
This Sri Lankan fish curry was my absolute saviour for telling that cheeky hangover this weekend to jog on. It's also the perfect pick me up for midweek blues to give your body a little bit of TLC :)Read More
Need a little something to add warmth to your meals without the heat? This fragrant blend of spices doesn't contain any chilli, so it's perfect for bringing out the natural flavours in fish and veg - nom nom!Read More
Fed up of your turbulent relationship with British weather? Why not try this cake inspired by sunny flavours to keep you warm all year round wink emoticonRead More
This garlic and ginger paste is my absolute must have kitchen staple! It lasts forever and it adds the most fragrant undertones to any dish. I don't just use it for curries, for example this works great fried with mushrooms and butter for a delicious addition to brunch.
- 2 Parts Garlic
- 1 Part Ginger
- Accordingly: either coconut oil or olive oil to bind and preserve the mixture
Quite simply de-shell as many garlic cloves as you like, I usually use 6 whole bulbs of garlic so that ive got a nice amount of paste. Then skin and chop some ginger, so that you have 2/3 garlic and 1/3 ginger for your mix. Throw these all into the blender with either a little coconut oil or olive oil, which is great for creating a light smooth paste and they also act as a natural preservative. Most of the pre-blended/chopped garlic and ginger you find in shops are preserved in something vinegary which takes away the natural flavours which is not cool, so making a home made blend is definitely worth it! Once its all blended, that's it! Store in an air tight container and refrigerate.
The holy grail to an authentic Sri Lankan curryRead More
In all honesty this has only become a recent kitchen staple, however it's made a very comfortable home in our kitchen and I will definitely miss it if its gone! Coriander is one of those herbs that can overpower a dish and so it is often just used as a garnish and as a result I find that I usually end up with a wilted bunch of it lurking somewhere in my fridge. This kitchen staple is a great use of any fresh or leftover coriander you want to preserve. This paste is great for marinades or added to a curry base, I'm still finding new ways to use it in cooking.Read More
This is a great summer time supper that my family and I are really enjoying as the weather starts to warm up. The yoghurt marinade that the chicken is baked in keeps the chicken so succulent that the leftovers during the week are worth keeping. The green beans and sesame have a great crunch to them which pairs beautifully with the soft baked aubergines. The fresh raita is a perfect addition to cool down the kick of the chilli - if you can't handle the heat!Read More