Real Food

I believe the heart of the family beats in the kitchen. Food fuels our body and nourishes our soul.

I share here real food made using whole ingredients with big flavour, fresh herbs and health-boosting spices, all influenced by my roots in India and my travels. That’s what you will find here. But I’m also not one to spend hours in the kitchen, as you can tell from my healthy shortcuts and tips in every post. My kitchen is a little complicated — we have a number of food sensitivities in the family — so I tend to make food that is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and tomato-free. Often but not always.

Good Food, Healthy Planet book

New cookbook to help people choose low-waste, good-for-us food.

Good Food, Healthy Planet

Your Kitchen Companion to Simple, Practical, Sustainable Cooking  

Easy Peppermint Bark

For those of you who follow my writing (thank you!) you know I love Christmas. From the lights to the shiny ornaments, even the late night gift-wrapping on Christmas Eve doesn't thwart me. Confession time - I do my last minute wrapping on Christmas Eve. Don't mock me! Remember I'm Hindu so I shouldn't be putting myself through this at all. I do because I love this wintry festival season. Having friends over, the warm spicy aroma of mulled wine and of course chocolates make the perfect ending to any evening. And if you can use some of that leftover...
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