Simple Snacks For Hosting: Focaccia and Za’atar Dough Balls

How many of you scramble, trying to think about what to prepare when people come over to your place? I know it can be stressful to think about what to serve. This is why I have created this multi-part series: ‘Simple Snacks For Hosting’. This series is here to help give you ideas and easy…

3 Gorgeous Snacks To Make This Diwali

Diwali marks the day Prince Rama and his wife Sita returned to the city of Ayodhya after 14 years in exile. Sita was kidnapped by a demon-king, Ravana. Hundreds of diyas (oil lamps) were lit by the people of the city to help guide Rama and Sita back home. This beautiful festival commemorates good over…

Easy Japchae Recipe (vegetarian)

Japchae is a Korean noodle dish made from sweet potato starch noodles and a variety of vegetables. It’s one of my favourite dishes because of its perfect balance between sweet and savoury. Each vegetable in this dish requires a decent amount of attention to the way it is cut, and cooked. This dish may take…

How To Make The Perfect Bok Choy

Ever wondered how to make the perfect bok choy? I’ve got these simple and easy tips to help you cook your bok choy or any Chinese greens to reach optimum crunch and flavour. Trim The Stems Trimming the bok choy stems decreases the cooking time. It also helps you clean the bok coy from the…

How To Clean Your Cast Iron

So you’ve bought your cast iron, and it is different to your regular light-weight, nonstick pan. You’re probably wondering how on earth you should use this!  Don’t worry, below is all the information you need on how to use your cast iron. This article includes how to clean it, how to store it and how…

Cookware: Everything You Need To Know

Researched and written by Divya Butani (The Veggie Wifey) & Meyer International (one of the largest manufacturers of cookware in the world) If you’re serious about cooking, you will need all the right tools. As you probably already know, the quality of your food depends on the quality of your ingredients, but the least stressed…

Easy meat-free Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice)

Nasi goreng is an Indonesian fried rice dish, typically made with minced meat or seafood, egg and kecap manis (an Indonesian sweet soy sauce infused with star anise and galangal) that caramelizes the fried rice as it is cooked. I am a lacto-ovo vegetarian (I eat eggs and dairy, but no meat) so I made…

Easy Indian Breakfast: Masala Chai and Upma

Made using Midnight Collection: Black Alumite Nonstick Kadai and Chef’s Pan from Meyer. Use CODE MeyerxTVW for 10% off. Start your day with this deliciously simple breakfast, packed with nutrients and flavour. This recipe will nourish your soul, and feed your heart because masala chai, and upma make everything better! Upma is an Indian-style porridge,…

Lavender Nankhatai (Eggless Shortbread Biscuits)

Nankhatai is a traditional Indian-style shortbread made to celebrate occasions like Raksha Bandhan or Diwali (or any occasion that needs something sweet!). These cookies are known as sweet, buttery cardamom infused biscuits that gently crumble and melt in your mouth. It is as delicious as it sounds. I have made these to celebrate Raksha Bandhan…