Category Snacks

Apricot and Almond balls

1 cup soft dried apricots 1/2 cup almond meal/powder 1 tblspn coconut 1 tblspn orange zest Pinch of salt 1 tspn water (to combine) Sesame seeds to coat Optional Coconut oil Soft dates Vanilla/Almond essence Pinch of ginger Coconut/Pistachio powder/crushed nuts to coat Throw all the ingredients and give it a good whizz. You may […]

Carrot and Walnut amazeballs

3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 6 big soft dates, pitted 3/4 cup walnuts, or whatever you like 1/2 cup grated carrots 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 1/4 tsp ground cloves 1 tsp coconut oil Place ingredients in a food processor and process until fully combined. I used my high-powered blender to combine […]

Million Dollar Chevro

Million Dollar Chevro (taken off the CII website, I tweaked it here and there) 1 kg plain whole cashew nuts; halved lengthwise 1 kg plain whole almonds with skin; halved across 1/2 kg plain whole pecan nuts; halved lengthwise 1/2 kg flaked almonds 1/2 kg flaked coconut Roast all the above in the oven, each separately […]

Wholesome energy balls

1 cup cashews (soaked overnight, water thrown out) 1 cup coconut (desiccated) 2 Tbsp honey dash of vanilla essence about 8 dates soaked if hard * blend cashew nuts in a food processor * add other ingredients and mix * roll into balls * Indulge

Chicken Pasta balls

Leftover boiled pasta – it happens sometimes, when you’ve boiled too much pasta for the amount of sauce you have. Save the plain boiled pasta for these chicken pasta balls! Cooked pasta Cubed chicken marinated Mash potato Finely chopped coriander leaves Finely chopped spring onions Green chilies as per your spice-o-meter Cheese is optional This […]

Stuffed Okras

400 grams Okras Trim the head and make a vertical slit like a pocket. Stuffing: 3tbsp fresh grated coconut cumin powder chili powder salt turmeric Mix these together and stuff into the okra. Olive oil 2 red onions sliced 2 green chillies crushed garlic In a thick bottomed pan that is oven friendly heat 2 tablespoons of […]

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 […]

Baked Potato

A baked potato is so simple yet sublime…I love it, its comfort food for me! Ingredients: Potatoes Sweetcorn Cheese Mayonnaise/Cream Cheese/Sour Cream Method: Boil potatoes in a bowl of water in the microwave until soft. Place on oven try and slit the centre, bring together by squishing the two sides together, mashing the potato in […]

Tomato dip

The only dishes I would ever make are those that require minimum preparation and are not messy. So here are some quick dips you can have with veggie sticks, tortilla chips, or as a spread on bread. 2 ripe medium size tomatoes quartered 2 medium size onions quartered A few dry roasted peanuts for crunchiness […]

Date squares

Ingredients 200g Butter/ 1/2 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup Sugar 1 Eggs 250g Dates/date paste 1 packet crushed Marie Biscuits (200grams) Nuts (small pieces, optional) Coconut/sesame seeds to sprinkle Method Melt butter in pot. Add sugar & dates to the butter and on a low heat allow to dissolve & melt. Whisk the eggs before […]