Author Archives: farzana

For the love of Binda (Okra)

Binda is one my absolute favourite Indian vegetables. It works really well served with rice and even eggs! But sometimes, I do prefer to have it alone. Just me and my binda. You’ll need: binda oil/ghee sliced onions (about 1 or 2 onions – depending on size) green masala (chilli paste of green chillies, coriander […]

rosemary roast chicken

Few things are as appealing as a whole roasted chicken on a bed of vegetables. In our home, this roast chicken has just fast-tracked its way to the number 1 spot on the charts for us. My husband even dreams of it – no kidding! I used two different recipes to create the flavourful roast […]

carrot zucchini fritters

Here’s an easy peasy healthy starter – just a bowl full of veggies, spices and eggy and you’re good to go. Also a great and healthy replacement to greasy savouries at iftar. carrots (grated) zucchini (grated) spices (chilli, cumin, turmeric, ginger, coriander powder, green masala – anything at all!) salt eggy (if you need a […]

maple baked pears

After the taraweeh prayer, we’re always on the look out for some munchies and treats. Traditionally my family tend to have milky deserts, fruit salads and all the leftover supper savouries as a late snack. In keeping with this tradition, we returned from prayers last night to tuck into these gorgeous baked pears. This recipe is my […]

Day 5 – Strawberry and Melon Juice

My mom’s a big juicing fan – if it can go into the blender, its juice in our home.  And from my mom’s kitchen in Johannesburg, South Africa, comes this easy and refreshing combo made by my lovely niece, Aarifah. You’ll need: – strawberries – green melon – water – sweetener of your choice (sugar, […]

Day 2 – Carrot and Ginger Combo

This past Ramadan I have included fresh fruit and vegetable juices for most of my evening meals. In an effort to maintain this habit, here’s a bright drink to liven up any day! For day 2 of our 7 Day Juicing Challenge, try this carrot and ginger combo. You’ll need: – carrots – sliced ginger […]

green chutney

Need a quick dip to go with snacks? This one’s an easy recipe that gives a fresh kick to any dish. fresh coriander (about 1 medium-sized bunch) fresh mint and parsley (about 1/2 the amount of the coriander, each) 3-4 whole green chillies (depending on how spicy you like it) 5 cloves garlic (or more […]

Almond Milk

Just trying to add some variety to my diet and thought I’d give this one a try. I followed the recipe from here for the most part and just changed a few things. So what I used was about 4 cups of water to just over a cup of almonds. Leave the almonds to soak […]

Date Bars

I had some friends over for tea this morning and I wanted to try something that was both healthy and tasty. Love for others that which you love for yourself right? And I love for them, and all of you, all the healthiness and goodness that I love for me. I found this recipe over […]

Green Smoothie 2.0

So after a couple more tries, I’ve now upped my smoothie game and nothing is off-limits for me. This time round, this is what I’ve used: rocket (only because I thought I was buying spinach) basil and mint (fresh from my garden!) green apple celery zucchini cucumber coconut oil chia seeds raw honey Pop it […]