Coconut Milk Braised Chicken

Coconut Milk Braised Chicken

This chicken is the love child of Jamie Oliver’s delicious Chicken in Milk and my all-time favourite Thai flavours.  Slowly cooking the whole chicken for 2 hours in dreamy, creamy coconut milk, infused with lemongrass, ginger and lime leaves, creates the most tender and flavourful meat. Once you (very easily!) pull the chicken off the…

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Mashed Purple Yams with Sesame Brown Butter

Mashed Purple Yams with Sesame Brown Butter

 Eating purple yams is like having dessert for dinner. It’s the best.  Have you guys heard of, bought, cooked with Japanese purple yams before? If you haven’t you may have seen them, looking rather yam-like, next to the rest of the potato-y things. They look a lot like a regular yam, only they’re a little…

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Roasted Cauliflower 'Polenta' with Mushrooms and Hazelnuts

Cauliflower ‘Polenta’ with Mushrooms and Hazelnuts

I’ve been obsessed with turning cauliflower into things it’s totally not.  Like polenta. Cauliflower makes great polenta. It’s every bit as creamy and comforting as the real thing, but so much healthier for you. You got to admit, regular polenta is pretty boring and bland, unless you add mountains of butter, cream and cheese to…

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The Ultimate Guide to Beets

The Ultimate Guide to Beets

Beets are one of those veggies that most people have to learn to love, but once you do there’s no turning back. We all know that they make a great side dish, but did you know they’re just as delicious at breakfast, in drinks or even in dessert? In this ultimate guide to beets you’ll…

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Sir Fried Okra with Garlic, Chilies and Lime

Sir Fried Okra with Garlic, Chilies and Lime

 Okra must be properly cooked in order to be worth eating.  Wait, that goes for any vegetable out there. The only difference is that okra, when it’s NOT cooked properly, can be particularly, ummm, gross. Yep, I said it. But … with a quick pan fry all that stickiness that gives okra a bad rap…

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