Grilled Asparagus with Torn Bocconcini and Persimmon

CHARRED ASPARAGUS | A rich juxtaposition of vibrant colours to brighten up your dinner parties What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of asparagus? Well, for me, it is ‘versatility’. That’s right, asparagus is amazing versatile: steam, simmer, roast, batter, grill, pan-fry, or wok-fry – these are all the ways…

Butternut Pumpkin Soup

BUTTERNUT SMOOTHNESS | A silky textured soup bursting with vibrant colours and nutrition to brighten up your day or evening – all without the extra addition of cream or butter.  Okay, so this was my first time making butternut pumpkin soup and boy was it delicious (not to mention the extreme ease at which it was…

Jerk Chicken Quinoa Citrus Salad

PROTEIN PACKED SALAD | A hearty and healthy chicken salad with creamy avocado, nutty quinoa, fresh parsley and lots of bright citrus flavours. Fancy a touch of the Carribean? Well, look no further than Jerk Chicken. First, let’s clarify: “Jerk” doesn’t mean what you think it means. It means Jamaican BBQ. This well rounded flavour of sweet,…

Sous vide Chicken Breast with Herbes de Provence

Thanks to sous vide cooking, no longer do you have to tolerate bland and tough chicken breasts. Chicken breasts are the classic lean muscle-building protein. But don’t get stuck in the routine of pan-frying the breasts, which often results in producing a tough, bland and dry texture. Tonight, I was feeling rather experimental and had…

Cherry Tomato and Roasted Lemon Salad

I am a sucker for colours. Precisely because of that, I was immediately captivated by the vivid kaleidoscope of colours that deck out the pages in Plenty More, Ottolenghi’s vegetarian cookbook. One usually does not equate healthy produce with good taste but trust me, he somehow manages to make vegetables taste phenomenal as if they have undergone…

Tahini-dressed Haricots Verts with Walnuts and Red Pepper Flakes

A quick and easy Middle Eastern inspired side dish reminiscence of the creamy richness of a ranch dressing. Drawing inspiration from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Haricots Verts and Freekeh recipe with a minty tahini dressing, I’ve decided to create my own little adaptation by doing away with the freekeh and the dried mint. After all, keeping things simple and…

Super Easy Homemade Hummus

Hummus is living proof that the best tasting things in life are simple to make. What is one thing Natalie Portman is totally obsessed with? Hummus. The beautiful vegan actress once told Vogue that she “consumes [her] own weight in hummus everyday.” Hummus is living proof that the best tasting things in life are simple to make. Drilling…

Ottolenghi’s Aubergine with Black Garlic

Talk about unwavering devotion – my obsession with aubergines and Ottolenghi’s style of cooking has not ceased ever since I got back from London. Tonight, I experimented with his Aubergine with Black Garlic recipe set out in his vegetarian cookbook “Plenty More”. Many of you may be asking “what exactly is black garlic?”. To save…

Homemade Organic Granola with Honey and Sea Salt

This is a super easy granola recipe that can be made (prep and cook time included) in under 30 minutes. What’s more, it leaves your house – kitchen at least – smelling absolutely amazing.

Tahini-Miso Dressed Kale Fig Salad

For a hearty lunch, you can’t go wrong by opting for a delicious kale salad. Kale pairs perfectly well with a fresh home-made creamy tahini dressing. Add some chunks of avocado to give it more smoothness and toasted walnuts with maple syrup to give the salad the extra crunch and dimension. Throw in some figs…