Matrimony – An Agbalumo (Star Apple) Fruit Salad From Jamaica

by Kitchen Butterflyon January 16, 2017
It’s the season of my favourite ‘fruit to explore’ – Agbalumo aka the African star apple. The star apple is found in many Caribbean and South East Asian countries, including Jamaica. Around the world in star apples Around the world in star apple names Why am I so intrigued about this fruit one might wonder? […]

Seventeen (17) Things You Should Know About Agar Agar

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 11, 2016
It is also called Agar It is an extract from seaweed, specifically Red Sea algae Thus it is VEGAN It comes in powder, flakes, bar – each with different guidelines for usage It needs heat to dissolve properly / it needs to be dissolved in liquid and then brought to the boil It can be […]

Suya-spiced Cauliflower Steaks

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 28, 2015
Because Yaji is bae. And is delicious on almost every single thing – even white chocolate. Which is chocolate (argue in your back garden)! I’ve wanted to make cauliflower steaks since I came across the stunning recipe on Food52. And I did. And made it tres Nigerian with the addition of suya spice – yaji. […]

Easy Weeknight Dinners – Vegetable Medley

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 2, 2015
If you want a nice side for dinner or alternatives to ‘starches’ and carbs, medleys are an excellent option. They can be steamed, sauteed or baked. To be honest, you can’t really go wrong – all it requires is knowing which combos you like/ work well and going for it. I prefer baked/ sauteed medleys […]

Five (5) Savoury Fruit Salads

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 25, 2015
Normally fruit – sweet and fresh are confined to desserts…but I like to go savoury with them sometimes. One of the first explorations was a mango salsa and I haven’t looked back since. While I won’t venture out yet to make a Banana salad…though now I think of it, I will…here are a few I’ve made recently. […]

Vegan: Coconut Condensed Milk

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 6, 2015
Ever since I made the most delicious thing…do I say that about everything? No, I don’t. You think I do? Well, I don’t.  For the record, I only say it about things that are absolutely mind-blowing, like the scent leaf dip and curry which continues to turn heads and blow minds and titillate palates. And […]

Mango & Chia Seed Pudding

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 14, 2015
I love chia seeds in bakes and in the famed chia seed pudding. Chia seed pudding plays on the unique gelling quality of the seeds when soaked in liquid – they form a thick, tapioca-like mix that makes a paplike nutty pudding. This combination works a treat – mango puree with a delightful homemade coconut […]

Pawpaw-Chili Sauté

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 9, 2015
This simple sauté of diced, just-ripe pawpaw and the scent leaf chili sauce is a match made in my pan. The sweet flavours of pawpaw are drawn out with the herby, edgy heat on this sauce. Did I mention it only took minutes to make? Essentially, find your pawpaw. Wash it. Peel it. Slice it. […]

The Best Guacamole Ever

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 7, 2015
And not made by me, but by the capable staff at Rosa Mexicano at the Lincoln Centre in New York. Two years ago, I was wowwed by how beautifully composed the avocado was – prepared as you sat and watched and then had it,  served with two types of salsa – a dried red chilli one […]