In this Mezcal and Tonic cocktail, add strawberries and basil for a fruity and herbal concoction

The classic G&T gets a smoky, vibrant makeover with this strawberry-basil mezcal and tonic cocktail. Pick up a bottle of artisanal mezcal, and get ready to be transported to Oaxaca, Mexico.

Our mulled wine recipe is sure to get you in a festive mood. Visit any grocery store in the UK, and you’ll find the shelves stocked with it during the holiday season. However, the taste of pre-made concoctions is often

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Rice Pilaf with Pomegranate & Ginger Vinaigrette, using Uncle Ben's Lemon & Thyme Rice

This rice pilaf with pomegranate and ginger vinaigrette recipe was created in collaboration with Uncle Ben’s Lemon & Thyme Rice. The final dish is fragrant and colourful, with a hint of spice. When we return home from our travels, we are

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East Meets West | Hibiscus and Blood Orange Gin & Tonic

We are excited to introduce you to our latest creation, ‘East Meets West’. This fragrant gin-based cocktail features premium tonic, Middle Eastern floral notes and blood orange citrus bursts. It is our vibrant interpretation of the classic Gin & Tonic. Recent

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Hot Rum Chocolate with Cacao & Cinnamon | via @dipyourtoesin

A classic hot drink gets a twist when rum, cinnamon, and cacao are added to it. Put on your cozy socks, and enjoy this (grownup) hot rum-chocolate by the fire! During my childhood, hot chocolate was a standard warming drink on

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Plantain Crêpes with Raspberry-Pomegranate Compote (Gluten Free)

Plantains! You know we love them and can never get enough of them. We were inspired to create this Plantain Crêpes recipe after witnessing a local plantain market day in Mushin, Nigeria.  We love them most for their versatility. We’ve used

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Arroz de Viernes: "FRIDAY RICE" FOR LOVERS OF PAELLA!

What happens when Valencian paella meets a Friday afternoon on the coast of Dénia? Dip in to this delicious “Friday Rice” with the perfect taste of Spain! Guest contributors Eric & Amalia from Move to Traveling share their creative take on

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Mango sorbet with Kiwi & Rum inspired by Chef Watson | via @dipyourtoesin

Although our #EatDiverse campaign with IBM Chef Watson has ended, we felt compelled to share our Mango Sorbet with Kiwi & Rum recipe, a recipe that just so happens to be quick, easy, and healthy! We often find that our kitchen escapades are

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Grilled Orange Chicken with Mango Salsa | via @dipyourtoesin

With this final recipe in our #EatDiverse campaign, we leveraged Chef Watson to create our newest Grilled Orange Chicken with Mango Salsa recipe. It was Brazilian lyricist and novelist, Paulo Coelho, author of one of our favourite books (The Alchemist)

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Seafood Coconut Soup With Plantain Bruschetta and Ginger Pesto, via Chef Watson | by @dipyourtoesin

Our exploration of cognitive cooking continues with these two coconut & plantain themed appetiser dishes– inspired by Chef Watson. The tried and tested South Asian and African staple ingredients transported us to times long past; demonstrating that the age of

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Taco Rio with Cacao Black Bean Dip inspired by Chef Watson | via @dipyourtoesin

Before we tempt your taste buds with our Rio Taco goodness, we must share that we came across IBM’s new Chef Watson food knowledge database recently and have spent the last week exploring its potential to help us innovate with

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Plantain Poached Egg Inspired by Chef Watson | via @dipyourtoesin

Food is one of the few things on the planet which everyone has an opinion about (for example, we still can’t agree how to make perfect poached eggs!). Think about it. We all eat and drink and have been doing

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Mango-Curried Rice is the new black…that is when you add in a delicious portion of black rice! We’re taking you to the spice island of Zanzibar with this recipe. After chatting with our friend Aiysha (a tour guide, who also teaches

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Mango-Passion Fruit Mojito Recipe | @dipyourtoesin

We hope you love this mojito twist on a drink that had us up dancing into the early hours in Zanzibar!  Succulent, sweet, mouth watering…are just a few words we can use to describe the fruit we consumed (in mass

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Plantain Bites Recipe | @dipyourtoesin

Plantains are a year round delight. They look like bananas, but don’t let their appearance fool you. They are a bit more dense, and are a fantastic vegetable to grill, bake, or fry! Our addiction to plantains is an understatement,

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Black Sesame Seed Ice Cream | HDYTI

Ice cream has made a return to our summer menu since we developed a gluten & (partly) dairy free Black Sesame Ice Cream recipe. Originally a South East Asian recipe, we have adapted it to suit our allergy requirements. With summer months

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Smoked Salmon & Hummus Bites | @dipyourtoesin

Yes, the title says “with a TWIST!” So what can that twist be? If you’ve been following our recipes over the last several months, you would have noticed our recent fascination with Arepas. We’ve paired several different flavours together over

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Plantain Pancakes with Lemon-Ginger honey syrup

Plantains? Umm yes! If you aren’t on the plantain bandwagon, then where have you been? Grab your fork and knife, and jump on! Mr. HDYTI loves these, partly because plantains are a staple in Nigerian cuisine. They are yummy, gluten-free, and

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Arepas with blackened salmon & tomato-basil relish

How is it that with our combined love for Latin food, neither of us had tried arepas until a few weeks back? It made no sense, whatsoever. They’re gluten free, crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside (a foodie’s dream).

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Sweet Potato Fish Curry simmering in pan, created by HDYTI

This sweet potato & fish curry packs quite a punch! It’s definitely influenced by our travels to South Asia, with that Pan-African twist we always like to add. Honestly, how can you go wrong with sweet potatoes and curry? I grew up

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Spicy Beetroot Rice

We love summertime! Trees and grass are bursting with greenness and flowers are in full bloom. The warm summer breeze banishes the ubiquitous cloak of grayness and blandness, giving way to clear blue skies, risque hemlines and lots of colour. We love colours! This

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Spicy-Yam-Balls

Growing up in Lagos, Nigeria sealed my fate as a foodie. Rich spices, colours, aromas, ingredients and flavours from over 250 Nigerian ethnic groups somehow find their way into this bustling metropolis; mingling unapologetically to provide a sensory experience unlike

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spicy roasted cauliflower soup

A HDYTI home crafted recipe using a veggie that is growing in popularity, especially with food allergy sufferers like myself! A super yummy, spicy roasted cauliflower soup! Remember, I like my food spicy, so please adjust spices as needed. We

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