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An age-old curry recipe – Curry Beans

Posted on November 14, 2011 by in vegetables

Of all the curry recipes I use, this recipe for curry beans is my favorite meatless or vegetarian recipe. I feel so good when I make this, because although it has all the elements of comfort food which normally means it contains sugar or starch or some kind of fat, this recipe is super healthy, […]

A bowl of comforting Citrussy Chicken Curry

Posted on May 24, 2011 by in Chicken

Brrrrrr, it is cold here in Cape Town and all day long I was dreaming of holding a bowl of warm spicy food in my hands. Well, in between homework and driving and admin, I managed to cook this scrumptious Citrussy Chicken Curry and it was just what the doctor ordered. Come to think of […]

Authentic Thai food – Tom Yum Goong

Posted on September 6, 2010 by in soups

Authentic Thai food places the emphasis on dishes that are quick to prepare but delivers on  bold aromatic tastes. Although Thai food is very spicy, there is always a perfect balanced between salty, sweet, bitter and sour. Detail and variety from 2 very important elements of a Authentic Thai meal. If all this is true, […]

Event #1 – Thai – Roundup

Posted on August 2, 2010 by in cooking competitions

I was so excited to host my first blog event, My Easy Cooking Event #1 – Thai. For those who do it on a regular basis, I am sure your first event was also nerve racking. What if no one bothers to take part. Well I am ecstatic with all the entries I received. I […]

Chicken Burger – let’s give it some Thai flavors!!

Posted on November 23, 2009 by in Chicken

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A chicken burgers can be very bland some days…you  have to do something really spectacular to that chicken by grilling, basting or crumbing it. A good chicken burger on the other hand, can be heavenly and can easily stand up to your favorite beef burger. For me, making a good chicken burger, always meant I […]

Spicy Tomato Soup with Parmesan Crisps

Posted on June 4, 2014 by in rsg, soups, vegetarian

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Spicy food is just what the doctor ordered for this blistering cold weather! Yikes, winter really has arrived with a dramatic bang and I love it! Spicy, but not blow-your-brains-out hot! I like the different layers of flavors in a pot of chicken curry or a Moroccan Lamb tagine. My husband and children do not […]

Coconut and strawberry muffins and memories of an island holiday!

Posted on September 30, 2013 by in baked goods

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Coconut reminds me of summer, sunny beaches and a day sun tanning which, by the way, I haven’t done in years! Years ago, my sister and I went to Mauritius for a holiday and the first thing I ordered on arrival, was a coconut! Coconut, cut open at the top with a straw to drink […]

Grilled Chicken – I finally found the way to Soft, Juicy Grilled Chicken breasts.

Posted on January 20, 2010 by in Chicken

Grilled chicken breasts can be so tough and stringy at times with the result that I always steer away from cooking it and when I do, I only use it for Thai Curry, Chicken Casseroles or Stuffed chicken recipes. When we grill chicken, I prefer the thighs and drumsticks or even the whole chicken as […]

Vietnamese Caramel Salmon with Chili

Posted on May 14, 2020 by in seafood

Vietnamese Caramel Salmon with chili

The Vietnamese Caramel Salmon with chili is one of the most addictive meals I have ever eaten.I think it must be all those umami flavors happening in the bottom of the pan, that are so addictive. There are many recipes for Vietnamese Caramel Salmon with chili on the internet and for some reason I have […]

Cheesy BBQ Bean Pies

Posted on April 21, 2020 by in baked goods

Cheesy BBQ Bean Pies

I made these Cheesy BBQ Bean Pies out of desperation, but somehow I think they will become a staple. For Cheesy BBQ Bean Pies you need staples such as onion, pastry, a tin of beans and a little cheese. Of course these are all the things my kids love, so I was super mom for […]