Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta with Gin & Tonic Syrup

Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta with Gin & Tonic Syrup

World Gin Day

So, the weekend starts today. Hooray! But this weekend is no ordinary weekend, because tomorrow we celebrate  World Gin Day. BEST. DAY. EVER. Who’s with me?

Obviously we will all be celebrating by sipping away on our best g&t combinations, but it doesn’t need to stop there. Why not add it to your menu for the day? Here’s a recipe for an easy to prepare dessert that has a hint of your favourite gin and tonic. I prefer my g&t with cucumber and lime.  CONTINUE READING

Gluten-Free Plantain and Chia Flapjacks

Gluten-Free Plantain and Chia Flapjacks

Plantains – available all day, every day

Plantain is a staple in Nigeria. Technically plantains are a banana variety, but most people refer to the dessert (sweet) bananas as ‘bananas’ and the starchy bananas as ‘plantains’.  Bananas and plantains do not have seasons, like most other fruit, but are available all year round. As mentioned in my previous post, First Month in Lagos, Nigeria, plantains are more starchy than ordinary bananas and I am yet to see plantains served in desserts. They are normally served as a savoury snack. 

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Roasted Pumpkin, Sun-dried Tomato Pesto and Rocket Salad

Roasted Pumpkin, Sun-dried Tomato Pesto and Rocket Salad

The Pumpkin turns into a Prince

The combination of pumpkin and sun-dried tomato is really remarkable. The cream cheese brings in a creamy element, the rocket contributes to the freshness, earthiness, and peppery element of the salad. The toasted almonds adds a crunch, and the heat of the chilly flakes lifts the whole dish.

If you know you’ll be under a lot of pressure to prepare a salad for Friday night’s dinner party, this is a really basic deconstructed salad to prepare, but very compelling in flavour. A bonus is that you can start prepping the day before your dinner party. Adjust the recipe according to the number of guests, there really is no wrong or right when it comes to the ingredients.

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