sri lanka curry

Sri Lankan Chicken and Coconut Curry with Pol Sambol

It was my turn to host dinner last week and inspired by my travels to Sri Lanka, I put together a delicious spread of chicken and coconut curry with pol sambol, poppadoms, bean curry and rice! Pol Sambol (coconut sambol) is a traditional Sri Lankan accompaniment typically served with “Hoppers” …

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Lipton’s Seat – Sri Lanka

A ride up to Lipton’s Seat Sri Lankan tea plantations from Ella to Lipton’s Seat is an absolute must! I have to admit we nearly bypassed this activity as the info we found online was pretty rubbish and made it seem not worth the hassle – but take my advice …

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Lemon Chermoula Grilled Seabass with Caramelised Fennel and Aubergine

Another recipe inspired by all my delicious goodies that I collected at Borough Market in London.  Beautiful fresh Seabass, blackened with chermoula rub, served with sweet caramelised fennel and silky aubergine smashed with tomatoes, garlic and fresh basil – my mouth is watering just typing this! Monkfish or Red Snapper …

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Chermoula Garlic Prawns with Tomato and Avocado Salsa

An afternoon spent Exploring Borough Market in London inspired me to make this chermoula prawn dish for a light, healthy lunch. Chermoula is a North African dry spice rub, also used as a marinade, that goes beautifully with fish as well and chicken and typically lamb in Moroccan dishes. A …

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Take the Scenic Train – Sri Lanka

  The infamous slow train ride through Sri Lanka’s epic countryside is an absolute must. I hopped on the train from Ella, and for the next 7 hours to Hatton, was taken on an insightful and almost magical journey through tea fields, mountainsides and local villages. I kept all my …

banana smoothie

Banana, Peanut, Chia Power Smoothie

Kick-start your day with a delicious and energy filled banana power smoothie! This will keep the “hangries” at bay and fuel you with tons of nutrients and anti-oxidants. Interesting to note that raw cacao has 40 times more anti-oxidants than blueberries – POW! This is handy to us living in …

Discover Thailand

Thailand – what an incredible and inspiring country; a place where food, religion, culture and nature all blend together to form a kaleidoscope of adventure and discovery! If reading’s not your thing – follow this link to get some visual inspiration, otherwise, here is a little list based on my …

Learn to Cook Sri Lankan Food

After a week of indulging in Sri Lankan deliciousness, it was high time I got myself back into the kitchen to see first hand how they do it. There are many places you will find along the way that offer cooking lessons – hell go for it – take a …

Thailand Through the Lens

Sometimes a picture really does paint a thousand words. There is so much ornate detail and richness that consumes the senses when exploring this stunning country, it’s hard to put it all down into writing. If you’re not much of a reader, check out this collection of my favourite snaps …