June 13, 2018

Mushrooms are such obliging little vegetables.

Eager to fit in, they happily take on any flavoring you like, and deliver both creaminess and a meaty bite, with virtually no calories.

I throw a couple of little baskets into my shopping cart at the start of every week, kno...

April 25, 2018

Until recently announcing you didn't eat meat was met with the same level of suspicion usually reserved exclusively for Jehovah's Witnesses and members of the Flat Earth Society.

That's all changed now. Plant-based cooking has gone mainstream and even committed carnivor...

May 17, 2017

Everyone has that one product that they always over-buy.

A friend admits to regularly having 6 or more bottles of unopened ketchup in her pantry.

My cousin seemingly collects canola oil.

And fearful that I've depleted my stash of Basmati rice, I always throw another...

May 3, 2017

There's an unwritten - but widely known - rule in the United States that you shouldn't wear white after Labor Day.

I bet if I dug deep enough I'd find a rule discouraging sharing curry recipes after the start of May.

I admit I debated the wisdom of this timing.

On t...

August 1, 2014

Oh dear!

I'm told that last week's decadent 'Chocolate Caramel Croissant' recipe caused chaos with pre-chag diet plans, as was evident when the store completely sold out of Cadbury's Chocolate Caramel Eggs, within 24 hours of me sending out my weekly newsletter.

(I a...

August 1, 2014

I'll never forget the first time my brother-in-law used the family's brand new microwave.

“It takes around 1 ½ hours to cook a large madumba in the oven,” he thought to himself, “so I’d think it would take 45 minutes in the microwave.”
 
(A madumba, by the way, i...

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