Here at Tantalise My Taste Buds we believe that the best way to learn about a people and a culture is through their food and food customs.

 

We believe that every traveler has a responsibility to the environment and people that we encounter, to either leave them unscathed by our presence or to somehow add value.

 

We share recipes made with real food, provide free travel guides for ethical and responsible travelers and encourage mindful living. 

 

The Tantalise My Taste Buds team are here to help enthusiastic home cooks  explore their creativity and potential by cooking food from scratch made with real seasonal ingredients.

 

Our free travel guides include advice for intrepid travelers on where to go, where to stay and what to do at various destinations that our team has actually visited or lived in. We provide tips for travel planning as well as options for different budgets.

 

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REAL FOOD

Flavorsome and easy halaal and Cape Malay recipes cooked from scratch in a home kitchen.

 

Tagliatelle with garlic and chili prawns
Chili Garlic Prawn Pasta

FLOP PROOF RECIPES

Learn how to prepare flop-proof recipes with our step by step recipes instructions designed to help you make beautiful meals, cakes and desserts. The recipes are halaal and many are Cape Malay recipes, handed down through our families for generations. We would like to invite you into a typical Cape Malay home to learn about our unique culture and customs.

Cape Malay Pickled Fish
CAPE MALAY RECIPES
Suhoor Ramadhan traditions - Almond and Coconut bread
GLUTEN FREE RECIPES
Almond and Coconut pancakes
LOW CARB RECIPES
Shakshuka close up
BREAKFAST AND BRUNCH
Best Glazed Orange Bundt cake
CAKES, CUPCAKES, LOAVES
Macerated Strawberries and Mascarpone Cream
DESSERT

 

SLOW TRAVEL

Ethical and Responsible travel that encourages local cultural connections.

 

Hout Bay Harbour informal market
Hout Bay market

DESTINATION GUIDES

Our free travel guides include advice on where to go, where to stay and what to do at various destinations that our team has actually visited or lived in. We provide tips for travel planning as well as options for different budgets.

Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort and Spa resort
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
SOUTH AFRICA
Istanbul Grand Bazaar shops
TURKEY

GUIDED FOOD TOURS

Be adventurous and take a food tour when visiting a city for the first time. It is a wonderful way to learn about the culture, history and customs of the local residents. 

Home breakfast in Beyoglu
ISTANBUL HIDDEN BEYOGLU
Dried red peppers and aubergine
BORN ON THE BOSPHORUS
Slicing the meat on the spit
CULINARY SECRETS OF THE OLD CITY
Rome - How to make the most of a short stay
ROME TASTE OF TESTACCIO
Cantucci making at Buonamici Pasticceria on Florence food tour
OTHER SIDE OF FLORENCE
Sweet Taste of Venice food tour
SWEET TASTE OF VENICE

SIGHTSEEING TOURS

Although sightseeing tours include hours sitting in a vehicle traveling between stops, they are a quick way to see many places in a city in one day.

Hout Bay Harbour view - Seal
GUIDED CAPE PENINSULA TOUR FROM CAPE TOWN
Cape Winelands
SELF-GUIDED NON-DRINKERS GUIDE TO FRANSCHHOEK

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SOLO TRAVEL

Embarking on solo travel can be daunting and our Solo travel guides will help even the most hesitant traveler make the most of their trip.

Istanbul Museum of Science & Technology in Islam artifact
TOP TRAVEL TIPS FOR ANY TRAVELLER
TOP SOLO FEMALE TRAVEL DESTINATIONS
Hout Bay Harbour - Girl staring out to sea
THE TRUTH ABOUT TRAVELLING SOLO AS A MUSLIM WOMAN

MINDFUL LIVING 

Attentiveness and awareness about all aspects of a fulfilled life – a healthy inquiring mind, an active body and a contented soul.

 

Mindfulness
Photo by Lesly Juarez via unsplash

WELLNESS

Our daily lives are a fine balancing act between our obligations to our families, our employers and to ourselves. Happiness and contentment are more likely when we feed our bodies, minds and souls with all that is good, non-toxic and uplifting.

Arm reaching into the light
RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS - MY JOURNEY INTO THE LIGHT
Parents on a cruise
HOW TO OVERCOME LOSS AND GRIEF
Smoked salmon and homemade labneh tartine
EAT HEALTHY AND BEAT DIABETES

CAPE MALAY CULTURE AND HERITAGE

The Cape Malay people include descendants of slaves from the 17th century Dutch colonies and outposts in South East Asia. They overcame oppression and marginalisation by successive governments yet retain their customs and culture.

Cape Malay rugby team
CAPE MALAY DNA ETHNICITY DECODED
Ramadhan traditions - Men performing congregational prayer
CAPE MALAY RAMADHAN TRADITIONS
Ramadhan
WHAT IS RAMADHAN AND WHY DO MUSLIMS FAST