Recipe: Christmas sides

If you feel like trying different sides this Christmas, give these a go. They make an appearance every single year at my family table on Christmas Eve dinner but I don’t think they are very popular on this side of the world (particularly our take on Russian-style salad!). This year I dry-brined a small turkey […]

Recipe: Salsa criolla

Traditional tangy Peruvian salsa to serve with… anything! Salsa criolla Yield: 6 – 8 servings Ingredients 1 red onion 4 limes 2 small hot chilies (optional) salt coriander leaves Directions Finely slice the onion. Optional but recommended: soak onion in cold water for a few hours, then drain in a strainer. Add lime juice, salt […]

Recipe: Cauliflower "rice"

This is my go-to side dish to serve with curries and Peruvian dishes. Cauliflower “rice” Yield: 6 servings Ingredients 1 large cauliflower 1 tablespoon coconut oil 2 garlic cloves, minced (optional) salt Directions Chop the cauliflower florets coarsely, reserve the stalks for another recipe. Pulse the florets in your food processor until finely chopped but […]

Recipe: Swede garlic mash

Here’s an easy side dish that goes well with anything you would normally pair potato mash with. And here’s a mini-tutorial on how to deal with garlic in a quick and easy way. Refer to the numbers in the photo below. Separate cloves from the bulb. Chop the rough end (bottom end in photo). Split […]

Recipe: Sweet potato fries

I love sweet potatotes. My favourite way of eating them is to cube them and roast them in the oven for a few hours until they dry out and become crunchy. I heard once that crunchy food = fun food and soft food = comfort food. I could not agree more. I’ve tried making sweet […]