Low calorie snacks ~ Jowar bhel

Incase you haven’t already heard from me (because my real life friends are the only ones still reading this blog) K lost a whopping 39 kilos over the last 10 months. Before you ask why I haven’t, I don’t come in the ‘one plus one offer’ and hey no one trusts a skinny cook! Anyway….

Capsicum and potato ~ chuck, cover and cook sabzi

In this beginner friendly recipe, the work is actually just peeling and chopping the vegetables. I stirred the curry a total of three times, towards the end of the cooking process and that too, only to distribute the salt and spices. I had chopped capsicum on hand, so paired it with the versatile potato to…

Spicy 3 bean salad

K is on a mission health and fitness. Unlike the punishing routine and diet he followed the first time he lost weight in 2010, this time he has gone about it slow and informed and under the supervision of a gourmet chef (me!) and two trainers who have closely monitored his progress. He is strict…

4 ingredient pasta

If you don’t count salt and pepper and basil leaves. Ok, I cheated. But imagine a pasta dish so simple you can make it when you’re tired or cranky or hungry or all the three and enjoy a lovely meal that will make you feel instantly better. I had some fettuccine I wanted to finish…

Oat and banana vegan cake

I’m terrified of excluding food groups from my diet. I’m terrified of encountering people on strict restrictive diets for no medical reason (allergies or intolerance) but just because it is a current fad. I’m tired of trying to explain that vegan need not necessarily mean low calorie and that gluten free doesn’t guarantee that it’s…