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spicy pan-fried okra with coconut and chickpea flour

Spiced Crispy Okra Recipe {non-slimy}


A tasty spiced crispy okra recipe. Coconut and chickpea flour not only add to the taste and crispiness but also absorb the excess moisture to yield non-slimy okra. This spicy pan-fried okra which was mentioned in one of our What We Eat videos and many of you have been requesting the recipe ever since. For some reason, after I made this recipe last year, I could not find nice tender okra again which is a must for this recipe.

stewed taro leaves, brede songe touffé

Stewed Taro Leaves Recipe | Brede Songe Touffé


Stewed taro leaves is a classic Mauritian recipe. Leaves of the taro plant are cooked over a long period of time with light spices, tomatoes and tamarind. The result is a creamy silky texture that is really unlike any other greens. Nothing speaks home louder than greens prepared the traditional way. Even during my pre-vegan days, what I missed most from the food from back home was neither the meat nor the fish. It was the local greens – chayote greens, pumpkin greens, night shade greens and my favourite of them all – taro greens.

sauteed cababage with potatoes [touffer li chou]

Mauritian-style Sautéed Cabbage with Potatoes [touffer lichou avec pommes de terre]


A simple sauteed cabbage recipe with potatoes cooked Mauritian style. The skillet braised-style cooking lends exceptional flavour to these humble inexpensive vegetables. While my sense of curiosity and culinary adventure is what kindles my enthusiasm for exploring new types of food, more often than not, I am drawn back to the roots at the heart of Mauritian

tandoori potato wedges

Oven Baked Crispy Potato Wedges with Tandoori Masala Rub + Cucumber Avocado Lime Dip


Before adopting a vegan lifestyle, the customary Sunday chicken roast infused with tandoori masala rub — that mum used to make — nevertheless fell short of my palate for foods of the plant kingdom. It was the baked potato wedges blanketed in the lush warm spice mix that stole my heart with unreserved audacity. Being called for in

Stuffed acorn squash with creamy potato dill and tofu filling

Stuffed Acorn (Pepper) Squash Recipe with Creamy Dill Potato and Tofu Filling


A little bit further up from where I live, the streets are decked with huge pumpkins sitting in big cauldron-style pots outside every shop. In a battle of David, aka the squirrels, against Goliath, aka the pumpkins, well naturally David won — some of these gigantic squash have already been victims to the pesky yet

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