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A Cook to Jhoom! Recipe published in The Guardian as the winning recipe!

On Saturday 13th April, a very popular Cook to Jhoom! recipe, the¬†Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with a Yogurt Tahini Herb dressing won the reader’s recipe swap in none other than THE Guardian newspaper. The theme was ROAST. Here is … Continue reading

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Spicy roasted chickpeas and baked matoke (plantain) chips

I remember going to an elegant champagne and dessert party one evening when I was living in Miami. I hadn’t had dinner. It was an incredible spread of desserts including the most beautiful cakes, tarts, combinations of chocolate and fruit, … Continue reading

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Alternatives to sugar…and are they really healthier?

Doctors, dentists, and nutritionists have been warning us of the adverse effects of sugar for a while now. Too much sugar causes obesity (it is calorie dense), dental problems, mood swings and fluctuations in energy levels. It is also thought … Continue reading

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Almond Chai Latte

I love Indian masala tea. I prefer my masala to be sweetly perfumed and warm, heavy on the cardamom, very light on the cinnamon, fennel seed and ginger, and preferably no cloves. Certainly no black pepper! Chai means tea in … Continue reading

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Banana Cardamom Oat Muffins

In my recently published cookbook, Cook to Jhoom!, there are a mere three recipes in the ‘Sweet’ section. It has been challenging to come up with a varied selection of healthy and tasty Indian or Indian inspired sweets. Indian sweets … Continue reading

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The Cook to Jhoom book has arrived!

The Cook to Jhoom! book has arrived and is beautiful! It can be purchased from the Just Jhoom! website¬† Please use this method in the first instance in order to support the wonderful Just Jhoom! that made my cookbook dream … Continue reading

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Potato and Pear Salad with a Curry Honey Mustard Dressing

Before I get to the recipe for the potato salad I must tell you that I have seen the cover of the new Cook to Jhoom! book and it is gorgeous! Colourful and striking yet tasteful and modern. Definitely inspired … Continue reading

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