A pot of Really Good Daal

A pot of Really Good Daal

During these biting wintry weekends, daal can be a life-enriching experience. It’s a form of spellbinding magic. My nostrils do an all-consuming samba as I inhale a whole load of happiness that only food chemists could explain. This is daal – noun, verb, adjective, it’s much more than a bowl of hot legumes. Food is […]

Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

If my kitchen frolicking has taught me anything, other than the limits to my belt-expansion, it is that how food tastes qualifies as only one segment of its true appeal. When is just as crucial to our taste buds because of the memories it can set in motion. And who plays a decisive role in […]

Sea Salt, Date & Cacao Halva

Sea Salt, Date & Cacao Halva

Apparently, women think about chocolate more then men. Some scientists think this is because eating cacao helps release a cavalry of dopamine in the female brain, the same substance released during orgasm. It’s even been suggested that when women eat chocolate, it affects activity in the cerebral hemisphere responsible for regulating sexual desire. Only one […]

White Chocolate Porridge

White Chocolate Porridge

Cacao sounds like a verb. Something you do to someone when they tamper with your temper. Ka-Kow! It also sounds like a magical spell, which is exactly what cacao does to porridge. Cacao butter is going to take your porridge to a whole new level – that’s why we call this recipe The Elevator. Curiously, […]

Beauty Heroes: skin food part 5

Beauty Heroes: skin food part 5

  Sisters! I’m particularly giddy today. I’ve become a cheer leader for a suite of incredibly strong, smart, deeply talented women; women who have started their own skincare brands born out of all-consuming love of nature and wizardry. I want to help shout about these awe-inspiring brands. All natural, all organic, all small-scale farmers or […]