All posts tagged ‘gluten free

Red lentil tarka dhal

Red Lentil Dhal

I live by the sea, and the cold wind blows strong. In summer it is a real asset. It smells of salt and coconut. There are children with spades digging channels and teenagers jumping off the pier. And we all spend hours in the crashing waves. For me however, its true beauty is revealed when […]

rice and veg bowl

Baked Rice with Veg + Bocconcini

Sometimes my heart decides to move from my chest and settle itself high up in my throat. And I am positive that everyone can see it there, pulsating. Generally, this move occurs as a heavy blanket of anxiety wraps itself around my shoulders. Unlike the majority, who feel like they’re dying inside, I just go ahead and die […]

raw rosey rocky road

Pistachio + Rose Rocky Road

In the past, optimism was a characteristic that seemed to elude me. I could have safely been labelled the ‘glass half empty’ kind. The good news is however, due to the cleverness of the human brain, a hopeful, optimistic attitude is something you can actually acquire. If optimism is a gene that you inherit, I […]

cashew-maple-muesli-bars

Cashew Maple Muesli Bars

Do you have certain songs that transport you to a particular time in your life? I do. I can listen to a song and instantly be hauled back to the past. But not just by way of memories, it’s much deeper than that. It’s as if the song pokes me hard in the heart with its index finger. And suddenly […]

spring-onion-omlettes

Omelettes, Asian Style

Dear fellow humans, I have advice for you. Which indeed I need to heed myself. If ever you find yourself going through tough times, it is important to surround yourself with the people who love you, and who make you feel safe. Although often, when you’re down, the last thing you may want to do is […]

sugar-free-apricot-bliss-balls

Apricot Coconut Bliss Balls

Well, here we are, the start of the new school year. I have mixed emotions about this, yet again. Although it is just a day, and my son is only one measly day older than yesterday, the start of a new grade signifies that my little baby is much further away from being a baby. […]

fruit-tabouli

Fruit and Nut Tabouli

My life, over the last six months, has been tipped upside down and thrown on it’s head. Hence my lack of commitment to Eat This My Friend. Without delving too deeply into my personal life, I discovered that in times of total stress I completely lose my appetite. I have not been in the mood to […]

middle eastern spiced veg and buckwheat bowl

Spiced Vegetables and Buckwheat

I only recently got my driver’s licence. Just three months ago. For the last 34 years I had walked everywhere. Most people thought it was absolutely absurd, to be my age and not know how to drive. You see my mother doesn’t know how to drive so I was not raised with a car. We […]