Ants on Trees

When I was growing up in Malawi, we used to go to a Chinese restaurant and this was one of the items we used to always have. I don't know why it has this name but I guess that is part of the novelty of having this fun snack / starter / side dish. After... Continue Reading →

Vegetarian stir fry

When we first used to make stir fry or Chinese sweet & sour stir fry in Malawi, we would use specific vegetables (cabbage, french beans, carrots etc.) and make the sauce at home. We would have it either with plain rice or fried rice. Then when we came here we saw the supermarkets with pre... Continue Reading →

Vegetable & Multi grain Soup

I had a version of this soup at a friends house, when I was pregnant, it was so tasty and different to what I normally make, i.e. plain tomato or with pasta & vegetables (carrot, sweet potato, butternut squash etc.) In the past I have tried cauliflower soup and found it to be very bland,... Continue Reading →

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 →

Char grilled vegetable wraps

A few years back I had tried a shop bought wrap, which was the only vegetarian option available in that shop. It had a wonderful combination of vegetables - capsicums, sweet potato, onion etc. So as per normal I tried to re-create my own version. At first I used vegetables that I would have cooked,... Continue Reading →

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