Food for a Restless Mind

Piri Piri Chicken

Sorry for the lack of posts this week I’ve been occupied with other things. But I’m back with an easy and yummy meal filled with lots of flavours. The internet has been acting up again so it’s a recipe from an actual cookbook. In this case Jamie’s 30 minute meals.  Continue reading

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


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