Best Butternut Squash Soup Ever

This is by no means an exaggeration but it has to be said that this is the best butternut squash soup ever because not once have I made this has it survived the next day, or maybe I just don’t make enough. The sweet, caramalised, nutty flavour of butternut when roasted blended with coconut milk…

Best 5: Places to Eat in Lusaka

In these unprecedented times when most countries are still in lockdown and going food shopping has become a less enjoyable experience we now consider ordering in, even though the President has said that all restaurants, gyms, cinemas and casinos should now be open. Understandably the hospitality industry has been hit hard but many eating places…

Toasted Bruschetta Brunch

Bruschetta is a term traditional from Italy, an antipasto which consists of grilled bread rubbed with garlic, topped with olive oil and salt. There are many variations and may include toppings of tomato, vegetables, beans, cured meat, or cheese. Now, I realise that bread has a bit of a reputation because it rises in the…

My Day on a Plate

Our everyday lives and routines have been dramatically changed in what seems like an overnight switch. The anxiety of uncertainty, isolation and lockdowns has got me snacking more than usual and not the healthy type but I want to change that. Going to the flower farm inspired me to perhaps start growing more than just…

Dairy Free Food Swaps

These days people are choosing to go dairy-free because of intolerances or food allergies. My reason was both health and intolerance which I talked about in my being lactose intolerant post. Sharing some food swaps that I make for those everyday eats because the most common question I get regarding not having dairy is, how…

What’s Cooking: Spice Up Your Rice

With all the doom and gloom out there one needs a little joy as we take things day by day in isolation. This recipe is full of flavour and will brighten things up for you, a dish that will please both vegetarians and meat-eaters. As much as I enjoy steamed rice I have had enough…

A Quick Pot of Tea at Dacapo

Eastpark Mall are really changing the game when it comes to the type of variety of shops and layout of their space. The mall has been given a fresh cool outcome that makes you want to go there and chill. Dacapo which opened in December last year is one of these offerings, a coffee and…

Shoprite’s Italian Masterclass

It was just wonderful to get invited to one of Shoprite’s themed events held every couple of months just to take my mind off the crazy happenings in the country at the moment. They held an Italian cooking masterclass which was messy but so much fun. These events are held to highlight the products that…

Food: Making a Simple Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie (pronounced “shahr-ku-tuh-ree) term derived from the French is a display or arrangement of cold meats, cheese, fruit and nuts on a chopping board or a platter of some sort. This is my idea of a fabulous lazy lunch because some of the best things about this board is no cooking required, not much washing…

Dip this Way

As I am still dealing with the indulgence of the festive period got in the spirit of Veganuary so I’m dipping it. That said, there are many variations of hummus around but this is one that I keep making over and over because it is economical, easy to make, has no season and doesn’t get…