Monday, February 20, 2012

Food for thought! Scallops...mmm..

So I was thinking..whilst watching Come Dine with Me UK and the South African version..what would be an unusual menu for guests who have diverse tastes.

In South Africa, you will be hard pressed to find shops stocking Scallops all year round. In my travels, I have acquired the taste for these juicy little morsels and thought that I should share some of my wacky takes on this gorgeous succulent tasty titbit..

So here goes.. when I do get my hands on them, I find that Scallops are really versatile.

The rule of cooking scallops are simple. They love a hot non-stick frying pan with very very little oil or butter. They love to be seared..that makes them feel highly

Scallops also love to be drizzled lovingly with exquisitely simple sauces that do not smother them.

Or laid naked upon al dente pasta that is already smothered with rich creams..they love to be the star of the party.. :)

Another favourite of mine is Scallops dreamily swimming in luscious Rissotto.

mmm... served with a hot crusty bread and a gorgeous fresh rocket salad. You will get all the lovely sweet, smooth textures of scallops and rissotto combined with a the sharp peppery taste of the salad and the warm loving finish with the hot bread.. off to go find some scallops..I will upload some photos once I have made some of these saucy dishes...

ciao for now!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012


Practising gratitude should be easy..or so it seems.. Somedays I wonder why especially on the ones when I go through a day filled with ups and downs, interacting with people with emotional issues, traumatising issues, energy draining stories of the past and then it hits me...Everything I am grateful for! The fact that I am there to be able to listen. The fact that they feel comfortable enough to share their pain. Suddenly gratitude is easy again. I have a choice to listen, comfort, care and help. It is a gift not to be taken lightly.

In fact, it is an honour! I am holding the heart of another person in my hand. I re-align my thinking, focus and give my entire heart to people who need me in that moment. And I am suddenly grateful too, that I was given the gift of patience. Yes..I know somedays I have to work in it, buy hey..that is life..a lesson being learnt every second, an insight awaiting discovery..another of my thought processes to adjust..

Life as I know exciting..and for that, I am truly grateful!

Saturday, February 18, 2012


I am starting to think that there is more to destiny than meets the eye. You go through life experiencing different lessons, interacting with thousands of people..and we are influenced on a daily basis by media, technology, books, people, thoughts, sayings, inspirational quotes, motivational speakers much of this actually moulds our beliefs and the way we think?

I have been contemplating the complexity of the human mind, yet at the same time, how gullible we can be too.

We learn easily, adjust our lifestyles according the latest fad, scoff down the latest trends, change our desires, wants and needs according to adverts and then wonder why we need motivational talks and mind power to control our runaway mind.

Do we even have an original thought left that was not influenced in some way by a random flitting thought that came via other influences...I doubt it..but it will be fun to figure our how we can determine our destiny based on our true purpose in life..Interesting! Am gonna think about this some more...

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

My thoughts exactly!!

I love travelling and I absolutely adore Food - gourmet food to be exact. I have been thinking alot about what I wanted to write about and being a food writer sounded like absolute fun!

So here I am..on my journey of discovery, exploring the hidden world of taste buds, the tantalising magic of food and the extra-ordinary feats that everyday people accomplish in the quest to make your mouth water, your soul happy and your belly tremble with delight!

Welcome to My thoughts exactly!