One Pot Chicken and Mushroom Risoni Pasta

A quick, easy and creamy Risoni pasta that is ideal for weeknight dinners. Risoni pasta also known as Orzo pasta resembles large grained rice. I was inspired by one of the Domestic Geek’s recipes and I added my flare to it and made it my own. This pasta recipe does not require you to cook the pasta separately and then add it into the sauce. This is all done in one pot making it so much easier and it takes all of about 20 – 30 mins from start to finish. The protein that you use here can be according … Continue reading One Pot Chicken and Mushroom Risoni Pasta

Quick and Easy Doughnut Bites

My family was in the mood for some doughnuts, but I was not so much in the mood to wait too long to get to the finished product or put in too much effort. We were all in a hurry to get to the eating bit. I was hankering for something sweet but did not want to consume too much sugar. So, that is how I ended up making these. These are simple to put together and is ideal when you crave something sweet. Goes really well with a cup of tea or coffee. These were gone so fast at … Continue reading Quick and Easy Doughnut Bites

Simple Seared Tuna Steaks

This is a very simple, easy and elegant way to prepare tuna steaks. It takes only a few minutes to prepare and is bursting with flavour. My husband had this on one of his work trips and loved it and came back home and wanted me to give this a go. He was my sous chef for a bit. My son is not a big fan of fish and was very sceptical as he tasted it but he ended up loving this. I served this tuna steaks drizzled with a homemade vinaigrette with sushi rice and a green salad A … Continue reading Simple Seared Tuna Steaks

Chickpea Coconut Cashew Curry

This is a really easy and quick to make curry which is big on flavour and will go well with rice or any flatbread. I wanted to make something that did not require any animal protein for a change. Chickpeas are a great source of plant-based protein. And they are high in fibre. The addition of Coconut milk adds such lovely flavour and the cashews add a creaminess and together with the coconut they make quite a yummy combination. The turmeric added in the beginning gives that lovely golden yellow colour to the dish and the ginger adds a wonderful … Continue reading Chickpea Coconut Cashew Curry

Tropical Smoothie Bowl

This smoothie bowl is refreshing and will brighten your day. It is a wonderful combination of fruits, is simple to make and so tasty. I used mango, pineapple and papaya. The combination of the mango and pineapple is absolutely amazing, giving that fresh fruity flavour. Papaya is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants and full of fibre, it boosts your immunity and is great for the skin. You can either buy them separately and cube and freeze them for later use or buy the pre-cut and packaged variety from the freezer section in your grocery store. I also added ½ … Continue reading Tropical Smoothie Bowl

Healthy Almond and Date Snack Balls

These healthy bites are quick to assemble, rich in protein and made with all-natural ingredients. They are great when you feel peckish between meals and are such a healthy alternative to grabbing a cookie. Dates like I always say are natures candy and add that natural sweetness to these along with a little honey. Peanut butter adds flavour, healthy fats and helps to get the stickiness to shape them into balls. I have described two ways of making this snack. The first one has desiccated coconut along with the coconut flour and cocoa and more of peanut butter. To compensate, … Continue reading Healthy Almond and Date Snack Balls

Quick and Easy Turmeric Rice

My son is not a big fan of rice and frowns if I say there is rice for dinner but he does NOT complain when I make this. This rice is quick to make and is an amazing accompaniment with a variety of dishes. It pairs well with Indian or Mediterranean dishes. This turmeric rice is my go-to on a weeknight especially. It is not only delicious but so easy to put together. The chicken stock adds a lovely flavour but you can use vegetable stock if that is your preference. I used Basmati rice, as we like the flavour … Continue reading Quick and Easy Turmeric Rice

Strawberry Banana Date Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls are a great healthy option for breakfast. They are easy to make and so yum. You do not want your smoothie bowl to be too thin in consistency. The frozen strawberries and bananas give a thick and creamy texture. The dates add a hint of sweetness, they were soaked in hot water for about 5 mins to soften them up and that way they blend easily. The rolled oats add thickness and help you stay fuller for longer. Strawberries are healthy and rich in vitamin C, potassium, folic acid and fibre. Chia seeds are high in vitamins, nutrients, … Continue reading Strawberry Banana Date Smoothie Bowl

Avocado and Coriander Spread/Dip

This quick and fresh recipe is so easy to put together and makes for a great dip or spread. I love having this on Toast or with Quesadillas or tacos. This definitely is a relative of guacamole. Avocados are so good for us, rich in vitamins and minerals and full of the good fats. Jalapenos add the required heat, the avocados and sour cream give the dish its lovely creaminess. You can opt for Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. The coriander adds amazing flavour and freshness along with the lemon. The pistachios add a lovely flavour and you can … Continue reading Avocado and Coriander Spread/Dip

Decadent Chocolate Coconut Slice

School is on a 2-week term break here down under in Australia. So besides having a permanently hungry teenager at home, I also have to make sure his friends are fed when they come around. Whenever I make this, his friends descend on it and it disappears so quickly, I had to pretend that it was not ready yet so I could get some pictures for this post. This recipe is quick and easy to whip up using ingredients already in the pantry and tastes delicious. All ingredients are mixed together in 1 bowl, how easy is that! This sweet … Continue reading Decadent Chocolate Coconut Slice