Lamb Shanks

The ultimate man’s meal and so easy to make. This dish is great for special events or for any day treat served with salads and rice or couscous.

Mince Curry

An old time favourite, mince curry served with flaky roti. This dish is so simple and quick to make and a great go to meal when running out of ideas for a quick family supper.

Tomato Bredie

Yusuf Daniels, bestselling author of the book “Living Coloured” shares his mom, Jessie’s famous Tomato Bredie recipe with us. This a must try comfort food and winter warmer.

Chicken Akhni

Akhni is a rice dish made with potato and a chicken curry sauce and in this recipe, Maya shows us how easy it is to get this dish done all in one pot and in very little time.


Yolande shares her take on the South African favourite comfort food, Bobotie with all the best flavours and trimmings.

Vegetarian Lasagne

A delicious vegetarian option to the ever popular Lasagne dish, serve with sweet carrots and a fresh garden salad.

Roast Chicken

Quick, easy-peasy roast chicken dish for the working moms and dads. Try this recipe and your family will be asking for more. Serve with sides of your choice. I opted for roasted garlic potato and savoury pumpkin.

Beef Liver with Mash & Braised Onions

Aunty Flori, the lovely diva from Bonteheuwel shares her amazing soul warming beef liver recipe. This dish is relatively quick and superbly cost-effective. A must try.

Poached Kingklip

Spoil your family and friends with a dish that tantalises your tastebuds and that is ideal for special occasions .

Sugar Beans Stew

 An old, but firm favourite which is ideal as a winter warmer and for big family gatherings. Traditional, healthy and easy on the purse strings.

Garlic Parmesan Zaatar Wings

Parmesan garlic is a classic wing combo but we’re elevating it with zaatar. If you’re not familiar with zaatar, it is an herb and spice mixture that is usually made up of thyme, oregano, sesame seeds, sumac, and salt.

Glaya (Tender Stir Fried Steak)

The most delicious and tender steak stir-fry called Glaya is one of the most simple Libyan dishes to make!

Potato Gratin

My variation is based off a Libyan specialty – Mbattan! Think of a fried potato sandwich with meat stuffed in between. I can’t decide if this is a favorite of mind because of the crispiness or because of the flavorful herb and spiced minced meat filling.

Paleo Chow Mein

This is the perfect recipe if you’re looking for something healthy, quick, and delicious! So grab your chopsticks and dive into these Paleo Noodles.

Pistachio Pesto Sauce and Pasta

Pistachio pesto is my take on a traditional pesto and it’s packed with tons of flavor as well as micronutrients. The secret ingredient: kale! Don’t worry you can’t taste it!

Prawn & Quinoa Wrap With Mango & Avocado Salsa

This is ideal for any occasion. Can be served as starter or as a main meal.

Hake & PEPPADEW® Sweet Piquanté Pepper Traybake Recipe

This Hake & PEPPADEW® Sweet Piquanté Pepper Traybake is quick & easy family dinner recipe with only one dish to wash up! Ready in 20 minutes, perfect for busy weeknights.

Shahi Chicken Curry

There truly is nothing better than enjoying a luscious, creamy cashew nut based curry for dinner. It’s quite a detailed recipe, but an easy one to follow once you have all the ingredients ready to go.

Malaysian Drumstick

The kids will enjoy making these tasty drummies for the family. Delicious served warm with rice and vegetables or cold the next day.

Chilli Cashew Stir-Fry

Quick  and easy dinner inspiration using the farm fresh vegetables from Valota Farming. Stir-fry is an all time family favourite and ready in no time.

Rocket Pesto Gnocchi

Valota Farming brings you the best vegetarian recipe ideas with the freshest produce straight from the farm. This dish can be served as a side or as a main. 

Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Stir-fry

This delicious stir-fry is made from only the best fresh produce from Valota Farming. A yummy dish that can served at lunch or dinner. Saving you time in the kitchen!

Mince Masoor Biryani

I can cook the food of the world but I love to cook the food that I grew up with the best.

Korean Sesame, Chili and Honey Glazed Chicken with Fried Rice

Korean chicken is a palette sensation of sweet, spicy and sticky. Combinations of sesame, tomato, chili and honey make you drool for more and more. A vegetable packed rice seasoned accordingly is the perfect go together meal.

Turkey Meatballs in Coconut Curry Sauce with Red Pepper and Spinach

If you love meatballs and curry this needs to be the next recipe on your list to try. It is one of our families new favourite dinners.

Batata Mehshiyeh

A complete meal with potato,meat and rice!This will be a perfect party pleaser for those who love Middle eastern flavors.

Kid Friendly Baked Salmon

Baked salmon has been my go to as I am obsessed with the flavour and it’s one of the types of fish that my whole family enjoys. It has a hint of sweetness from the use of honey which caramelizes a bit at the end and it is so incredibly delicious.

Vegetable Biriyani

A comfort food that most of us adore equally may be the great BIRIYANI! Hehe! This is my first biriyani post on the blog. Yes i have some rice recipes but biriyani for the first time.

Korean Beef and Broccoli

The beauty of this recipe is it can be prepared and cooked in under 30 minutes. It has simple ingredients, and it taste GREAT!

Aloo Matar Ki Tehri (Potato & Peas Pulao)

A traditional style of making Potato and Peas Pulao with few spices but with loads of flavors ideal to be served with any curry.

Creamy Chicken Korma

This deliciously creamy dish is wholesome and a great family meal that everyone can enjoy.

Grilled Salmon with Lime Coriander Butter

The salmon is grilled before being spread with a lime coriander butter to add a little richness and citrus flavour. The butter melts into the hot salmon and any leftover goes really well tossed into some steamed vegetables.

Easy Kerala Style Garlic Chicken

This Garlic Chicken is such a delicious and easy treat that you will love making it again and again! I bet you on that! Such a blasting flavor with a handful of ingredients is really commendable, isn’t it?

Chicken Rice (A Fusion of Arabic & Indian)

Arabic and Indian! For both cuisines I have special place in my heart or belly! I think almost everyone like Arabic and Indian dishes! Arabic dishes may not be that spicy or masaledar but rich and well known in their flavors!

Fish Rice

This is such a flavorful rice with fried and boiled fish served on top. For this rice we all prefer the boiled fish more than fried one.

Peppery Jorenq Rice Parcels

And here is it. Rice behind the Scene! At first glance everyone assumed it to be a cake! Many guessed it as ghee cake or savory cake and it was fun! A great experience it was!

Green Chicken Rice

This rice is so flavorful with minimal ingredients. It’s spicy one pot dish with all the heat coming from the green chilies. Here the chicken chunks are marinated and fried in a spicy green paste and then the masala and rice is cooked in the same pot.

Prawn Thari Biriyani/Semolina Biriyani

Here I’m with one more Malabar delicacy! The most favorite Thari Biriyani aka semolina biriyani. Semolina is cooked in a nice spicy masala! A dish that takes less time to cook and the flavor blend is amazing!

Chicken Tehari

Tehari is an aromatic and mouthwatering rice dish popular throughout Bangladesh! When i was browsing for Bangladeshi recipes Bengali cuisine was popping out and was totally confused what to do!

Healthy Chicken Rice

This is a simple, quick and easy rice dish that will have your family stuffing their faces at the table.

Spicy Oven Baked Chicken

The chicken was truly enjoyed. That stock that was in the pan was a joy to dig in! I literally drank it like soup and cleaned the pan with a big slice of bread, hehe. It was super delicious.

Chilli Chicken Stir Fry

Chicken Chilli stir fry makes for a delicious, light, healthy summer meal. It’s quick & easy to put together. I served mine with crystals sauce.

Hyderabadi Mutton Dum Biriyani

Hyderabadi Biriyani is one of the most popular biriyani dishes throughout India! The perfectly cooked basmati rice is coated with the aromatic and delicious masala which is slow cooked on dum in which all the flavors are tightly packed in itself.

Bengali Chicken Roast

Bengali Chicken Roast is a spicy masaledar roast with some simple ingredients! I just love the look of this roast with that big piece of roasted chicken dunked in the gravy!

Slow Cooked Pot Roast

How can you go wrong with tender meat and veggies? You just can’t!

Swedish Meatballs

Nothing can beat the taste of this Swedish meatball smothered in a creamy rich silky gravy! OMG, it tasted heavenly, like finger licking good! If you are a lover of Swedish meatball served in IKEA, then definitely this is far better than that!

Palak Murgh

Spinach chicken or Palak Murgh is one of the yummies and a flavorful dish made out of spinach!That vibrant color from the spinach and the spice blend here makes a perfect combination of gravy.

Palak Chole/Spinach & Chickpeas Curry

Palak Chole/Spinach & Chickpeas Curry is from the Punjab region of India. This delicious curry pairs well with kulchas & puris.

Spicy Chicken Dry Fry

This one is packed with full of flavors! The marination includes all the 3 forms of chillies in it and also lots of spices, curry leaves and many more! A typical Kerala Style fried chicken!

Mutton Karahi

This mutton karahi is a super simple quick and delicious recipe! No onion require, not much-chopping and slicing yet a finger licking recipe is here! Spicy, tangy with some bites of ginger and chilies in it.

Chicken Changezi

Chicken changezi is a rich creamy and mouthwatering dish with silky smooth gravy! It’s a Mughlai Chicken gravy, so it is obvious for its richness and flavor.

Masala Roast Leg of Lamb

Masala Roast Leg Of Lamb recipe you’ve all been waiting for! An Indian masala based roast or a more traditional English roast and the verdict came back loud and clear – Indian!

Kabseh (Middle Eastern Rice Dish)

This right here is one of my favorite Middle Eastern rice dishes. I love the taste of the aromatic spices that goes into it. It is also so simple to make. Yes every person may have their own way of making it. This is my mama’s way and we all love it.

Chicken & Okra Saute

Lately I’ve been super busy and quick dinner meals have been getting me through the evening. Saute’s and stir fry’s are my new favourite thing! This chicken & okra saute is delicious!

Achari Roast Chicken

A spicy roast chicken with all the classic achar flavours.


The perfect comfort food and winter warmer. Lasagne is always a winner and nobody can say no to this all time favourite.

Lemon Veggie Spaghetti with Chicken

Super easy and quick to make as well and the chicken gives it more heartiness and protein to make it a full meal. The lemon and veggies add such great flavor and freshness.

Vegetable Curry

Dinner Inspiration! A meat free meal idea. Tasty vegetable curry, it’s just yummy.

Chicken Stew

This chicken stew came out lovely and tasty. We had it with rotis and chilli pickle.

Moroccan Style Chicken Pita Wrap

These Moroccan style chicken pita wraps are easy to prepare and an ideal on the go meal.

Persian Meatballs with Saffron Rice

Boneless chicken pieces marinated with aromatic saffron, yogurt, and onion, grilled to perfection making it tender and succulent Persian kababs.

Green Kheema Masala

Green Kheema Masala is a delicious Indian recipe that can be served as a side dish or main.

Spinach & Sweet Potato Pasta

Creamy spinach and sweet potato pasta. A yummy recipe with sweet potato, spinach, chicken fillet and a sprinkle of cheese.

Chicken Lasagne

Traditional lasagne is layered with a herb seasoned tomato and meat sauce and three kinds of cheese. This recipe has the perfect balance between layers of lasagne sheets, two different sauces and cheese, it’s just perfection!

Chunky Cottage Cheese and Chicken Pasta

An easy and tasty meal idea. Masala chicken with peas and chunky cottage cheese pasta. A really simple and quick meal to prepare.

Nandos Pasta

A lovely family dish that’s perfect to whip for dinner any day of the week.

Cream Cheese Pasta

A quick and easy pasta meal that you can enjoy any day of the week.

Thalassery Biriyani (Mutton)

Thalasserry is not only famous for it’s biriyani but also has tons and tons of recipes and snacks that will blow your mind! We are famous for our foods!

Tachin (Saffron Flavored Rice Cake) with Joojeh Kebab

Tachin with Joojeh kabab. Now what’s that? It’s Iranian cuisine with my dish is saffron flavored rice cake with grilled kebab that tasted heaven!

Coconut Chicken Ramen

When the weather confuses me I automatically choose my go-to comfort, nourishing meal – RAMEN! I really find this dish to be the perfect balance between a hearty meal and healthy, wholesome food.

Vegan Tomato Curry

This recipe was adapted from TASTE OF EASTERN INDIA by Kankana Saxena. Please don’t be frightened by the ingredient list. Most will be staples you’ll have in your cupboard, others are easy-to-find spices, which are worth having in your kitchen.

Aloo Kheema Masala

This kheema masala is a perfect balance of flavors with all the spices well paired with kheema and potato!

Coconut Curry Shrimp

So this coconut curry shrimp is the perfect dinner meal because it is so simple to make and doesn’t take much time at all yet it tastes like it did.

One Pot Shredded Beef Ragu Pasta

One of the many reasons why I love this recipe is that it is made in one pot (my favourite!)…nothing like prepping the ingredients, and then basically throwing everything into the pot and letting it do its thing.

One-Pot Chicken Orzo Pasta

Is this a pasta or rice? Yes, orzo is a rice-shaped pasta which looks very much like rice! This can be served as a meal, as a salad or as an accompaniment to soup. This pasta is a one pot meal which is creamy and delicious with all the flavors packed in one dish.

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs was in my bucket list for long time. At last here it is the beautiful looking and delicious tasting spaghetti with meatballs in tangy delish marinara sauce.

Chilli Chicken Stir Fry

I love stir fries because firstly hello Chinese and second it’s so quick – as long as the noodles, veggies and meat are all prepped.

Biryani Dejaaj – Emirati Chicken Miryani

The star flavor of the biriyani is of course the bezaar spice blend. I can’t stress enough on it! The method of cooking is quite similar to our style, but there is not much sauteing involved and less of onions and tomatoes too!

Chicken and Mushroom Alfredo Penne

Rich, creamy, food coma including, old style chicken and mushroom alfredo penne. I remember this being one of the first things I cooked as a newlywed.

Pan Creamy Coconut & Tahini Fish

I absolutely love plant based cooking so it was a challenge to make boring fish into something because frankly I got tired of plain oven roasted fish. But this dish hit it spot on for me…creamy, flaky and a burst of fresh lemon.

Hungarian Goulash

The ultimate warming Hungarian Goulash. The combination of tomato and beef stock makes such a rich flavour that the beef soaks up.

Beef Lasagna

A classic beef lasagna with layers of pasta and a tomato mince mixture, smothered in a creamy sauce all topped with cheese.

Roasted Chicken

A dish best served for Sunday lunch and any other special family occasions.

Chicken Korma

Tried the new Chicken Korma and hey it’s out of this world.

Creamy Lemon & Spicy Chicken Gizzards

There’s always someone who loves weird foods. These gizzards are chewy, spicy and lemony. Hope you enjoy.

Baby Spinach and Chicken Pasta

A simple pasta dish made with only a few spices yet tasty and mild enough for little ones. We added chilli paste/pickle to ours and it tasted so good.

Cabbage and Mutton

One of the many favourite meals I love.

Spicy Chops

Not sure what to cook for supper? Well then I’ve got you covered. Spicy Loin Chops with Potato Wedges!!!

Creamy Vegan Sundried Tomato and Basil Alfredo

Favourite and most authentic tasting Alfredo sauce I’ve had up to date, if I do say so myself. Rich and creamy with a hint of sundried tomato and basil.

Beef and Noodle Bowl with Coconut Curry

A quick and easy recipe and looking at the ingredients I had, this happened. It was warm, but light, rich but easy on the tummy and totally balanced.

Zesty Prawn, Mushroom and Spinach Linguine

So pasta Is life, right? Zesty, spicy linguine that’s so full of amazing flavor because you remove the stock as the prawns cook and add it back in later and that’s what makes it so heavenly!


Bibimbap is a Korean dish of rice, vegetables and a spicy sauce. A protein like mince is added as well as a fried or raw egg. Everything is assembled in a bowl and mixed through before eating.

Pulled Chicken Sandwich in Yogurt Dressing

Who doesn’t love sandwiches? Breads and sandwiches are always a life saver if we are in a hurry! If you are someone like me who likes to play with different flavors in sandwiches here is a simple creamy and flavorful pulled chicken sandwich.

Turkish Baked Kebab & Potato in Tomato Sauce

This recipe is definitely a keeper !! So flavorful yet the simplest dish that attracts everyone! Yes, it is a baked kebab and veggie platter dunked in tomato sauce! Goes well with kubs or any Arabic Pilaf!

Lamb Kofta Curry

We ate this curry with boiled rice but it would also be delicious with fresh naan. A crowd pleaser on a Winter’s night!

Jeera Chicken

A yoghurt based chicken curry with plenty of cumin and green chillies. This jeera chicken is delicious with hot pitta or rice. Enjoy!

Honey Garlic Gochujang Chicken with Cabbage

Chicken and cabbage cooked on a hot plate with rice cake and a fiery mix containing mostly garlic and gochujang.

Peri-Peri Fries with Greek Lemon Oregano Grilled Chicken

This is my version of that street food made in partnership with Pompeian. We love this chicken for Summer grilling with friends!

Salt & Vinegar Kettle Chip Crusted Chicken

This salt and vinegar kettle chip crusted chicken makes a great chicken sandwich! It’s also great chopped into your favorite Summer salad or topped with fresh tomato salad.