The Roots

I have fond memories of wearing oversized wellingtons, fingernails filled with earth and grazed knees. The birth of this page is owed to my fondness for good food, fresh produce and attempting to live a sustainable life. Since you have made it onto here, why not have a read of my blog posts and give something a try?


I love the Chinese words for greeting: not strictly 'Hello' but 'Have you eaten yet?'

Rick Stein


May 28, 2020

Howdy green bananas, it's been light years since I was able to sit down on my cotton bedsheets and type away in the evening sun. Long story short, I managed to bring my laptop alive from the dead after slightly stepping on it as I awoke from my sleep, it must have snap...

October 17, 2019

Howdy cinnamon sticks. I'm sharing my mom's recipe today. It's her aloo bhaji recipe, ever so delicious and simple, requiring minimal ingredients, no fuss, and a few humble potatoes.

I remember when my beloved dadi (paternal grandmother) used to go on long journeys or t...

September 28, 2019

 Howdy moringa leaves, how are you all this weekend?

I've got a decadent tower of raspberry pancakes for you all. These were freshly picked from my garden and it's ever so zingy and tart, with sweetness coming from the maple syrup (I ate it all)!

I'm currently sippi...

September 19, 2019

Howdy flax seeds, how are you all? My dadi (grandmother) used to make flax/lint seed curries growing up and my ma cooked it yesterday and it brought back so many fond memories. May be I should put the recipe up here sometime?

I finally uploaded a new youtube video... I...

August 31, 2019

Howdy lime leaves, কেমন আছেন? (Kemon acho) which means how are you, in Bangla. I've got my maa's broccoli bhaji recipe for you today, its vegan, absolutely simple to make, cheap and delicious <3

I've had a break from writing on my blog, and I can't exactly give a r...

May 24, 2019

Howdy finger limes, a delayed recipe for the orange blossom pancakes I posted a couple days ago on my Instragram. 

Citrus! Gosh, I love all things citrusy. It's ability to coat every tastebud with zingy sweetness and sometimes makes my face pout, so much it causes the o...

April 20, 2019

Howdy mulberries, to be quite honest, the pancakes I make are better than any pancake I have bought in a cafe or restaurant (I'm not boasting, come and have a taste for yourself). Free from egg, dairy and processed sugars they are also great for your body and packed wi...

April 7, 2019

Howdy cashew cookies, Sometimes I crave the sweetness of summer during these cooler months. My mango pancakes make the perfect healthy treat to dive into this spring.


This tropical stone fruit, native to Southern Asia delights our palettes every year (best when i...

January 30, 2019

Howdy gooseberries, 2018 has been one of growth, enlightenment and healing. Although I am still trying to find myself and pursue my dreams, it's important to leave behind things and preserve them as if they were piccalilli. 

Welcome 2019, with open arms of warmth, prosp...

December 26, 2018

Howdy galangal roots, I hope you're all enjoying this festive season, digest all those mince pies and Yorkshire puddings because 2019 is going to be a healthy one (hopefully).

This bowl of warming turmeric porridge is packed with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properti...

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