How to make irresistible Spiced Caramel Popcorn

In the early days of our arrival in Jakarta I recall scanning the supermarket shelves for tasty snacks for my family. Keen to avoid MSG and other food additives and artificial colours and flavours, I spent a lot of time reading the information panels on the sides of packaging. Surprisingly (and disappointingly),  a good proportion of local and imported Continue Reading

How to make your own Pulled Jackfruit Tacos

Ready to get cooking? We hope so because today we're off to the kitchen with a lesson on how to make the most delicious taco ever - a big call? Well, just wait until you've had your first bite then decide for yourself. The following recipe is meat-free - although you might not believe it if you hadn't prepared it yourself. This is because the star Continue Reading

How to make Delicious Gluten-Free Cassava Cake

Today’s recipe has been kindly supplied by Almond Zucchini - a cooking studio in South Jakarta. We first tried *Kue Singkong (Cassava cake), when we visited The Local Market in Kemang a few months ago. Liz and I got chatting to Cindy, from Almond Zucchini. There, sitting on the table at her booth was a plate piled high with Kue Singkong. Cindy invited us to Continue Reading

Memories and the Meaningfulness of Ramadan

As we draw to the end of the month of Ramadan; a period of time considered most holy on the Islamic calendar, we invite two Muslim friends to share their perspectives on what Ramadan and the ensuing festivities of Eid-ul Fitr mean to them. Firstly, we introduce you to Ibu Hani, who is most likely familiar to you as we featured Ibu Hani's inspiring life Continue Reading