Raw chocolate truffles

Now these truffles aren’t like any chocolate confection you’d get from a fancy-pants chocolatier… but I call them truffles because they have a truffle-like texture, and they’re sweet and chocolatey. Need any more convincing? They’re practically a health-kick, thanks to the fact that the sweetness comes from dried fruit, not sugar. And that also means … Continue reading Raw chocolate truffles

Malai kofta

Malai kofta has got to be the most impressively complex Indian dish I make, and it feels seriously decadent to eat. Malai means cream, and kofta refers to the fried dumplings that are the signature of this dish. There’s lots of different ways of making this north Indian dish, and mine is creamy without using … Continue reading Malai kofta

Cassava chips

Crispy, crunchy cassava chips… perfect with dip! For those occasions when you want a moreish and surprisingly healthy home-made snack and not a store-bought processed one, cassava chips come to the rescue. I love these with any kind of dip (avocado dip, spicy peanut dip, and especially charred corn salsa), or as a nice crunchy accompaniment … Continue reading Cassava chips

Sweet potato gnocchi with spiced eggplant chutney and coconut-coriander sauce

This dish is a fusion of non-traditional sweet potato gnocchi and fragrant Thai spicy eggplant with a refreshing burst of zesty coconut-coriander sauce to finish it off. It’s a Post-Apocalyptic original, and so far it hasn’t failed to excite 😀 This is an idea that came to me when I experienced a mixed craving for … Continue reading Sweet potato gnocchi with spiced eggplant chutney and coconut-coriander sauce

Baba ganoush

Baba ganoush, hummus’ lesser-known cousin, is easily as tasty, if not more so. Even my partner, who doesn’t like eggplant, will slather this all over a chunk of bread and go back for more until the bowl is clean. Baba ganoush is one of those wonderful recipes that works as a dip, a side dish, … Continue reading Baba ganoush