The Saturday Kitchen – Spicy Turmeric Prawns in Coconut Milk

The cuisines of Southeast Asia are the flavours of the sun. Like the bright colours of the tropics, and the heady vibes of the cultures here, there is nothing subtle about the food of Southeast Asia. Bold, spicy, rich, they are meant to be eaten with steamed rice, our staple which also serves as a … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen – Spicy Turmeric Prawns in Coconut Milk

The Saturday Kitchen — Exotic Baiye Tofu & Coriander Salad

I love Asian salads. Most of them burst with bold, aromatic flavours yet they are always refreshing and light. This exotic Baiye Tofu & Coriander salad is one of my favourites, and go-to when I have guests over, or just as part of a midweek meal. It is very healthy and makes use of some … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen — Exotic Baiye Tofu & Coriander Salad

The Saturday Kitchen – Piquant Asian Tomato & Cucumber Salad

I am trying to eat healthier these days to keep the excess weight away. My metabolic rate is slowing down and now that I am writing my second children's book, I am spending more time seated. (Not good for the waist and the hips.) So I've taken to being mindful and eating only what I … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen – Piquant Asian Tomato & Cucumber Salad

The Saturday Kitchen – Tempeh in Sweet Soy Sauce

Greetings from The Saturday Kitchen again. Still finding inspiration from my recent trip to Bali, and realising I should eat more vegetables than meat, here's another quick dish which finds its origins in Indonesia. Tempeh is fermented soy beans, often sold in rectangular cakes wrapped neatly in banana leaves and paper. It is pretty substantial … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen – Tempeh in Sweet Soy Sauce

The Saturday Kitchen – Szechuan Cucumber Pickles

I found three Japanese cucumbers lurking at the bottom of my fridge the other day. They were a little past their absolute prime though by no means badly compromised. But there were plans to go out for dinner that night and the next few days, so leaving the cukes to languish was not a wise … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen – Szechuan Cucumber Pickles