Drinking tea has played a central role in the lives of women across the globe for centuries. It’s hard to imagine a world without tea, but like much of written history, the tale of women’s roles and how instrumental they were in shaping tea commerce as we know it today, has not been well-told.
Women like Mary Tuke, who was born in England, was among the first tea merchants to build a chain of tea stores- the equivalent of Starbucks back in the day- and did so amid many jail threats and fines, since many (mainly men) were vehemently opposed to a woman running a business.… read more
Coconut oil will have their detractors and supporters. Whichever study one chooses to believe in, the key is to consume it in moderation.
WE have heard countless times that broccoli, blueberries, kale and salmon are superfoods.
This is because they contain high levels of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants as well as fibre.
Many believe that these nutrients can prevent cancer, stroke, heart attack and Alzheimer’s disease. They are also believed to have anti-ageing properties.
In recent years, coconut oil has been added to this list. A quick Google search will reveal… read more
In honour of Women’s Month, we celebrate the women behind these famous desserts. There are so many wonderful culinary creations that purely exist because of a so-called “accident” in the kitchen. Think of chocolate chip cookies! The idea was that once the chocolate bits were added, the biscuits would go a deep chocolatey brown colour, but they stayed intact… giving us one the most popular tea time treats that is loved the world over!
1. Pavlova This meringue-based dessert was named after the Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova, when she visited New Zealand… read more
Are you in the pursuit for a quick cooking fix? You’re on the right page! You might be someone who turns their nose up at cooking in a microwave but we’re here to tell you that it actually yields some pretty tasty outcomes. Here are a few tips for microwave cooking before you get started:Know your microwave Always use… read more
PREP: 30 MINS | COOK: 1 HR | EASY | SERVES 8 – 10 (Roast your vegetables in honey before blitzing into this velvety smooth, spiced soup – served with garlicky, zesty ciabatta slices for dipping)
Ingredients for the soup
500g sweet potatoes, peeled and diced 1 butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and diced 1 tbsp clear honey 1 tbsp olive oil, plus a drizzle 2 onions, roughly chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1l vegetable or chicken stock 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp grated nutmeg 100ml double cream for the toast 1 tbsp olive oil 3 garlic cloves, crushed 100g butter,… read more
A far healthier alternative to meat! They are certainly worth a try!
Less than 1 hour
Recipe Type: Mains
Main Ingredients1 tbsp. non-stick olive oil cooking spray 1 PnP onion, finely chopped 2 PnP garlic cloves crushed 2 tbsp. nomu Egyptian dukkah 1 can large lentils 2 tsp flat leaf parsley, finely chopped 125 ml fresh breadcrumbs 1 disc PnP feta, crumbled 1 pinch PnP salt 1 extra-large PnP egg, lightly beaten 1 dash PnP vegetable oil, for frying
MethodHeat olive oil in a pan and gently… read more
Recipe from:Bibby’s Kitchen@36 Preparation time: 20 min Cooking time: 10 min
SALAD: 1/2 cucumber, either finely spaghetti stripped 1 small sweet red pepper, cut into tiny jewel sized pieces 2 scallions, finely diced several pink radishes, cut into wafer-thin rounds
DRESSING: 1 Tbs avocado oil or ground nut oil 1 tsp sesame seed oil 1 Tbs rice wine vinegar 1/2 tsp castor sugar 1/2 tsp poppy seeds 1/2 tsp black sesame seeds salt and pepper, to taste
SALMON: 4 125g salmon portions 1/2 tsp ground coriander 1 pinch chilli flakes… read more
Sweet & Spicy Shrimp with Noodles
Ingredients 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 2 1/2 teaspoons honey 1 tablespoon ground fresh chilli paste 1 tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce 12 ounces peeled and de-veined medium shrimp 4 ounces uncooked flat rice noodles (pad Thai… read more
200g plain flour 1 tsp cream of tartar ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp golden syrup 75g blueberries zest 1 lemon 200ml milk 1 large egg butter, for cooking
First, put the flour, cream of tartar and bicarbonate of soda in the bowl. Mix them well with the fork. Drop the golden syrup into the dry ingredients along with the blueberries and lemon zest. Pour the milk into a measuring jug. Now break in the egg and mix well with a fork. Pour most of the milk mixture into the bowl and mix well with a rubber spatula. Keep adding more… read more