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Ma Chole ki Dal

Ma Chole ki Dal (Slow Cooked Split Black lentils and Split Bengal Gram Curry)

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‘Ma-chole ki dal’ is a North Indian (most commonly prepared in Punjab) lentil dish that is made with split black lentils(split urad dal) and split Bengal gram lentils (Chana dal). Although I have tried various combinations of mixed dals, this one is my favorite so far. It is certainly a lighter [...]
Peanut Butter Fudge

Peanut Butter Fudge with Pretzels

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It was almost midnight and I wanted to make something for my team at work. Something quick, sweet and indulgent. When I am pressed for time haystacks and fudge are my two go to options. So I decided to make a very simple four ingredient fudge. Peanut Butter, Chocolate, Pretzels – what’s not to [...]
Brown Lentils and Collard Greens Soup

Brown Lentils and Collard Greens Soup

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This post is long overdue. Last few days it was little hard to keep up with things. Even though it is getting late at night, I decided today I will make an effort to get back on track :). I made this soup few weeks ago as I experimented with these two ingredients: Brown Lentils and Collard Greens. [...]
Hurry-up_muffins-batter

Savoury Hurry-up Muffins

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By Heidemarie Swanepoel These are quick and easy muffins, with a delicious filling in the centre. I find that these muffins are also a good way of using up those little bits of left-overs that are too little to use for another meal, but too much to just throw away. I like using these little bits in [...]
Eggless Strawberry Cake

Strawberry Cake (Eggless)

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Strawberries are in season and I usually have some on hand at all times. It is almost impossible not to think about including this brightly colored and refreshing fruit in your everyday cooking. They are packed with lot more Vitamin C than some other popular citrus fruits and are a also great [...]
Turkey Meatballs-shaped

Easy Turkey Meatballs

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It is always great to have some meatballs on hand when you are in hurry and need to put together a quick and delicious meal. You can make sandwiches, wraps, pizzas, serve with pasta and even throw in soups. I usually make lean turkey meatballs instead of fatty beef ones and make more than I need so [...]
Carrot Raita

Lemon Rice with Carrot Raita

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This is yet another favorite dish that I make when I have leftover rice on hand and (as usual) I am in a hurry to put together a delicious yet healthy meal. This version of Lemon Rice is based on traditional South Indian flavors although I am not sure if I always follow the tradition religiously [...]
Banana and Date Smoothie

Banana and Date Smoothie

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By Heidemarie Swanepoel I wanted a quick breakfast replacement this morning, and decided on a delicious smoothie. Smoothies can be made from any fruit combination you can dream up, but while some are very tasty and refreshing, not all are efficient hunger busters, if you need a meal replacement. [...]
Fish Cakes

Fish Cakes

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By Heidemarie Swanepoel A very easy, healthy meal to serve, either with toast for a quick lunch, or as a filling for a sandwich, or even together with mashed potatoes and salad as a main meal. This recipe is as versatile as it is delicious. Using the correct fish ensures you are getting your daily [...]
Mint Chicken Biryani

Mint Chicken Biryani

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Biryani is a rice based dish made with meat, and/or vegetables and spices and traditionally cooked on slow heat to let the flavors blend in. There are several different recipes and styles popular all over India and local variants of this dish are not only popular in South Asia but also in Arabia [...]
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