Minty Lemony Baked Courgettes

Boiling, blanching, sauteing vegetables are historically the preferred form of cooking our veggies as the ovens were used more for baking breads and meats. It wasn’t until around the 20th century that the Europeans started baking and roasting vegetables with the meats. But, using a cookie shoot to roast our vegetables is a fairly recent […]

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Bitter Gourd with Potatoes

As a teenager, if there was one dish I absolutely dreaded to see on our dining table, it was the bitter gourd. I would do anything, even go without dinner, to save myself from eating this at dinner. Thankfully, it was customary in our family to have more than one dish for dinner so I […]

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Elephant Foot Yam

This may look like a chunky piece of a meteorite but since I discovered it in a food shop, I had to believe them when they told me it was edible….an Elephant Foot Yam. I had no idea what I was going to make with this, or in fact if I was ever going to […]

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