I must confess that I avoid food fads, or any fads for that matter, like the plague. That includes ‘superfoods’ like quinoa, chia and matcha…
I had cooked and eaten quinoa for the first time a few months ago and to my utter amazement found that I loved it. Subsequent exposure to Peruvian dishes containing quinoa made me realize how versatile it is.
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A few days ago I came across a message on Facebook asking whether I would do a guest post about a Cape Malay Eid; about how it was celebrated growing up and what were our must have dishes. Unfortunately, the request had been sent three weeks earlier, but I had not seen it previously.
However, it did get me thinking about how we spent a typical Cape Malay Eid during my childhood, and how things changed after my Father, and then my Mother, passed away. May Allah have mercy on their souls and grant them the highest paradise.
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My guest post for the Ramadan – An Event to Share 2016 series on Gheza e Shiriin is live. I am sharing an easy to make delicious light and airy South African Flapjack recipe… VERY different to the British granola type flapjacks.
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Some of my earliest childhood memories are of huge pots simmering with whole chickens, vegetables, herbs and spices in preparation for a marathon chicken pie making session during Ramadhan. My mother, may ALLAH have mercy on her soul and grant her the highest paradise, was a consummate pie maker.
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As a child I loved the tender thin pancakes or crepes that were curled into tubes and wrapped around cardamom and cinnamon scented sweetened coconut. As a teenager I loved them with macerated fresh berries.
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