pea smash bruschette I love Spring. And I love it for the most clichéd of reasons: because it signals a new beginning, a clean slate, a fresh start. I’m not one for new years’ resolutions (you can decide to make a change any day of the year), but Spring Equinox, for me, is when I always feel the most alive (it helps that the weather in Dubai in the Spring is spectacular: blue skies and light breezes and sharp edges), and when change seems to make its way—slowly but surely— into my life. This Spring, I went back to Sri Lanka for ten day ... Read More



beetroot hummus-2   I really wanted to have an awesome little anecdote for you today, but I don’t. I was going to start this post by telling you about the weather (getting warmer), and how amazing the farmer’s market is right now (so, so great), but you’ve heard all of that before, and I resort to small-talk when writing my posts far too often. So today I’ll just offer up a recipe for this slightly smoky jewel-toned beetroot hummus and tell you a tiny but about why you should go make it now. Here goes:   This beetroot hummu ... Read More



fragrant roast potatoes-4 It’s the holidays! Thanksgiving came and went (and was super fun and delicious) and I’m officially in full holiday mode: the tree’s up and decorated, I’ve got carols playing on a loop, and my kitchen smells like cinnamon and ginger pretty much all the time. I can’t deny that this is my favorite time of year—people gathering around good food and enjoying each other’s company, little treats and gifts wrapped beautifully for loved ones, and a sprinkle of glitter and magic everywhere you go.  If you’re e ... Read More



walnut, sage, cranberry stuffing-2 The holiday season is upon us! That’s kind of an awkward way to start this post, but I just didn’t know how, or where, to begin. First of all, I can’t believe we’re less than a week away from December. December! I can hardly believe it, but I’m thrilled the holidays are coming up, and I’m looking forward to next week when I’ll start making my home a little more festive. For now though, I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving weekend, as we’ve been invited to dinner at a friend’s house. It’s a potluck aff ... Read More



pasta with chickpeas I love pasta. And not because I’m part Italian (although I suspect that does have a little bit to do with it), but because it’s so simple—and quick—to make. You can take the humblest of ingredients and transform them into a meal that’s both filling and delicious, and most importantly: much better for you than ordering takeout because you’re too tired to cook (or don’t have the time to). This particular pasta has made a regular appearance on our dinner table these past few weeks. I originally made it out of ... Read More

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