kitchen secrets

Food Trends 2017

Food Trends for 2017

Move over kale, obsessively-decorated smoothie bowls and the calorie-laden monster-shakes. The global food trends for 2017 is going to be everything 2016 was not!…

vlcsnap-2017-01-13-12h45m21s178

Dessert Thursday: Malva pudding

Follow this traditional malva pudding recipe to make one of South Africa’s favourite desserts. Serve with custard, fresh cream or ice cream. For PuddingIngredients Quantity Castor…

food trends

Culinary Trends for 2017

Industrial predictions have been rolling in for 2017, and culinary industry is also on the raise to predict the upcoming trends for this year….

Iced Chai Karak

Chai Karak

The fragrant and creamy Chai Karak stands strong as a brew that is gaining popularity in the ‘Khaleeji’ region. The beverage owes its humble…

strawberry smoothie

Strawberry Smoothie

After the holidays, start with some protein shake to give you an extra boost in the morning! Strawberry Smoothie by Chef Marco Morana Ingredients…

stuffeddates

Ramadan Series: Stuffed Dates

Dates have more than two hundred varieties that can be produced, large mejhoul dates are the ones used for special occasions and special recipes like these stuffed dates. Typically,…

Logaitmat

Ramadan Series: Logaimat

Fried dough balls, originating from the middle east. A typical Ramadan delight, often served along with sweetened date syrup, or soaked in a rose-based…

Milk-based Apple Refresher

Ramadan Series: Tuffah Sharab

A milk-based sweetened refreshing drink, mainly prepared for Ramadan. The addition of apple not only makes it far more delicious, but also highly nutritional….

IMG_9563

The Ramadan Series: Gahwa

The ceremony of preparing and enjoying Gahwa is the result of a unique heritage, ancestral know-how, and gracious hospitality. The particularity of the Gahwa…

shutterstock_405887989

Kitchen Essentials

  I recall moving into my first apartment many years ago and wondering what I would need in the soft furnishings side. How would…

shepherd-pie

Shepherd’s Pie

The term cottage pie is known to have been in use since 1791, when the potato was being introduced as an edible crop affordable…