Category Spice Alphabet

Instant Pot Thai Chicken Curry

Do you ever have those days when you look in fridge or pantry and just need to use up the end of food items?  Well, this recipe is the result of one of those days.  I had some coconut milk left over from a previous recipe, end of a jar of natural peanut butter and […]

Za’atar Spiced Almonds

Good day, folks.  Sometimes I am just looking for that ‘something extra’….a topping for a salad, a sprinkle for hummus or a little snack in the middle of the day. Lucky me, I came across this recipe in a cookbook  called Soframiz .  These za’atar spiced almonds are savoury and spicy and have an herby flavour […]

Basil Mayonnaise

The hot and sunny weather has produced such beautiful basil in my garden.  I have enough for pizza toppings and making pesto.  But enough of pesto…what else can I do with it? It’s a beautiful shade of green and so fragrant. I guess I could make a homemade basil mayonnaise but decided on this summer’s […]

The Best Roasted Greek Potatoes

I had the pleasure to taste these oven roasted potatoes at my friend’s home and couldn’t believe how flavourful they were.   Her son, a wonderful cook, discovered the recipe and what a sweetie, he shared it with me.  They oven bake for almost 1 1/2 hours and are way better than French fries…they are the […]

Crab Cakes, Southern India Style

It has been two months since we woke up at sunrise to experience the fishermen bringing in their catch of the day on the Cochin shoreline of Southern India.  The majestic Chinese fishing nets already at rest for the day while the lots were auctioned off to the highest bidder. Local folk who own food […]

Mango Lassi

Namaskar and greetings, my friends. I have just returned from a glorious three week culinary tour of Southern India. A trip of a lifetime. Every morsel of food, whether a hotel meal, cooking class or street food was a taste sensation.  We had a marvelous travelling group and an amusing and informative tour guide. I […]

Thai Chicken Curry with Sweet Potatoes

There are some recipes that I have been making regularly for over 20 years. This Thai Chicken Curry is one of those recipes.  My sister shared this one with me. I have made only one change which I have found enhanced the recipe.  Red potatoes have been replaced with sweet potatoes. The sweet potatoes add […]