Granada – Nicaragua’s Colonial Gem

The city of Granada, founded in 1524 and renowned for it’s colonial architecture and colourful streets, should be on the top of your “to-do” list when traveling through Nicaragua. Wandering through the romantic streets of the city, it’s not hard to see why it’s nicknamed “The Paris of Central America”.Β  Colourful buildings, colonial facades and beautiful courtyard gardens dotted with…

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German Style Potato Salad

Need an epic side for a BBQ or delicious dish for a picnic? Try out my awesome recipe for a German style potato salad – you won’t be disappointed! The fresh flavour of the dill and tangy-ness of the mustard and pickles really make this dish pop! We went to the St Augustine Farmer’s Market this weekend to pick up…

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A Night in Savannah

I was excited for our little road trip from St Augustine, up through Savannah and into South Carolina last month. I’d always wanted to explore “The Deep South” – especially for the food (duh). But never did I expect the magic that possesses this dreamy little city. We only spent one night in this gorgeous place, and it definitely wasn’t…

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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” for breakfast. But it’s so damn good it goes perfectly…

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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 – it absolutely is. You must leave early in the…

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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. Β 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 would also be great for this dish. Lemon Chermoula Grilled…

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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 mixture of cumin, cinnamon, coriander seeds, chili, sweet paprika, ginger,…

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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 senses alert and made some incredible encounters along the way.…

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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 Nicaragua where blueberries are an expensive commodity – not to…

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