Stuffed Pointed Sweet Peppers

Sometimes food pictures can be quite enticing and that is what made me try these sweet peppers. Seeing them in magazines and TV programmes made me want to try them. So I made a simple mix of cous cous, feta cheese and olives and this makes a good basic filling. It is very versatile dish... Continue Reading →

Sweet Potato Soup

Until recently I did not like sweet potatoes very much, I guess it was due to the variety that I used to have but now we regularly eat the orange fleshed variety. This is quite quick and easy to cook, and despite its naturally sweet taste works well with strong savoury flavours. This particular variety... Continue Reading →

Eggless Chocolate Cake

I still remember when we were young and my older sister had baked a cake for the first time and iced it saying 'Happy Holidays'. My mother would get us to try out new recipes, just so as we would learn, she knows and cooks so much, yet until last year she had never tried... Continue Reading →

Vegetarian Sizzler

A sizzler is made on either clay or iron plates, they are heated and various different cooked foods are placed on it and when it starts to sizzle it is ready to be served. It is a good winter dish to have, as it remains hot for a long time. I have had many vegetarian... Continue Reading →

Red Kidney Beans Curry (Bhanda)

As I was growing up most of our Sunday meals was having "bhanda and bhat" - Kidney beans curry and rice (In Malawi, Bhanda is the chichewa word for kidney beans). This would sometimes be accompanied with fresh white bread or thepla (a spicy chapatti/roti). The most comforting of meals and satisfyingly filling. There are... Continue Reading →

Onion & Tomato Curry

Another very simple and tasty curry, it is just amazing how any kind of vegetable can be made into a curry. Just by adding the basic spice mix to the vegetables and letting them cook to absorb the flavours it turns into a magical meal. This curry goes well as a extra curry to a... Continue Reading →

Sugar snap Peas Curry

I remember when we were growing up in Malawi we used to grow our own vegetables, and always used to enjoy cooking the first crop of peas into this curry. It is a good combination of sweet and spicy flavours and is another simple curry that is good to serve as a main or accompanying... Continue Reading →

Mixed Vegetables Curry

The most basic and quickest curry to put together, especially if you keep frozen mixed vegetables. After moving to England from Malawi, we used to have a lot of mixed vegetable curry, as we were told it was more cheaper then eating the more exotic vegetables we were used to. This curry is also good... Continue Reading →

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