food for a restless mind

Lasuni Chilkewala masoor palak (garlic and spinach orange lentil stew)

My dad is away for work at the moment so my mum and I have decided to go pescetarian until he gets back (vegetarian + fish). When I stumbled across this recipe on Su’s Healthy Living blog it seemed a perfect dish to try. We have a pele (Tongan spinach) plant growing in out garden so I’m always looking for good recipes that include spinach.

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food for a restless mind

Ceviche

The fresh fish in Tonga is amazing. So clean, and fresh. And best of all super cheap! Until I moved here I wasn’t a big fan of fish (especially fish with stronger flavours like tuna), but the fish here is so good I’ve been converted. There is a delicious local dish called ota ika that’s fresh raw fish ‘cooked’ in lime juice and marinated with coconut milk. It’s amazing! I’d heard that ceviche was similar so I though I’d give it a go.  Continue reading

Tikka Masala

I’ve been meaning to try making tikka masala ever since I was told that it is considered England’s national dish, and was actually created there. It’s also generally a pretty mild curry, but still has a lot of flavour which is a good balance when cooking for someone who doesn’t like spicy food (like my mum).

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Spicy Roasted Almonds

I love this recipe. It’s super simple but it feels fancy. Whether you’re eating them as a healthy snack or bringing them out when you have people, it’s super satisfying to know that you made a deliciously moreish and grown-up snack. Or maybe that’s just me. I love that feeling when someone tries something you’ve made, and they ask where you bought it and you can proudly tell them you made it. Continue reading