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Ugandan Matoke (Spicy Green Banana Mash)

My eyes light up whenever I see a bunch of little green bananas in my local market. It means Ugandan Matoke (Spicy Green Banana Mash) is on the menu! They’re not the regular unripe green bananas we eat every day. They’re Matoke; A staple carbohydrate loved by millions across East Africa and Uganda in particular. …

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Vegan Raspberry Jam Doughnuts with Cardamom Sugar

Vegan Raspberry Jam Doughnuts with Cardamom Sugar. Try saying that with a mouth full of doughnut! I have a soft spot for doughnuts. Doesn’t everyone? My allegiance lies with the pillowy, jam-filled variety with a light sugar coating. It has to be caster sugar as opposed to powdery icing sugar and the jam *must* be …

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Melt-in-the-Mouth Butter Pau Bhaji

“Tak-tak-tak-tak-tak” went the metal potato masher against the tyre-sized pan. The fire beneath it was roaring and the smell of kerosine in the air was only making the lava-like Pau Bhaji smell more delicious. The skilled street vendor was hand pounding the spicy vegetable curry within an inch of it’s life whilst juggling another giant …

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Squash & Mascarpone Pasta with Crispy Kalettes

This creamy pasta makes for a satisfying one-bowl dinner. It’s the ultimate comfort food and has just a tingle of spice to keep you warm. The pasta is combined with a silky roasted butternut squash and mascarpone sauce before being topped with crispy kalettes (little kale sprouts) and fried sage. I can’t think of anything …

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