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Willow’s 1st Birthday – Funfetti Cake

Willow turned one recently! I can’t believe our little girl is growing up so fast. One of the things I wanted to do was to bake her an American style funfetti cake which I’ve been a little obsessed with following…


Writing after a long hiatus – life with a baby

    So it’s been a long time since I’ve posted something on the blog. Since my last post, I’ve had a baby, renovated our flat and after a 7 month maternity leave, I am back at work. The veggie…


22 minute chicken thigh dinner in a hurry

I find weekday dinners the hardest part of my weekly work week. I’ve decided to create a section of my blog for speedy weekday dinners which are healthy. This meal can be ready in 22 minutes if you are super…


Malaysian dhal soup

The weather is definitely changing now in London. The autumn leaves are starting to pop out and there is rain…..lots of it. You may have seen in a previous post of mine about the concept of healthyish, that is, trying…


Pie Fest 2017 – Melton Mowbray

  Over the weekend, hubbie and I went to the Pie Fest 2017 in Melton Mowbray – home of the pork pie. There were many suppliers on display (both from Melton Mowbray and other areas) and of course it was a…



Lately I’ve been inspired by American magazines in my cooking philosophy – namely Saveur and bon appétit. One of the new things launched recently by bon appétit is their new healthyish range of recipes and insights. Now you may wonder, what on earth…


Quinoa salad Malaysian style

I discovered quinoa a couple of years ago at an Ottolenghi restaurant in London. I was instantly baffled by this ingredient –  it was so tasty, so filling and I felt ever so virtuous that it was considered a superfood.…


Baileys Chocolate Bundt Cake

  The genesis of this cake was a competition entry for the family Great Rutland Bakeoff, hosted by my mother-in-law for family and friends over the Christmas holiday period. Trying to be creative, I originally wanted to bake a 20 layer…


Honey lemon tea infused with ginger, goji berries and mint

  It’s winter, it’s cold and there are weird viruses going around. During this time of year, I always try to find something warm and reassuring to soothe a bad cold or it’s great to have just as a feel-good hot drink…


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