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Sri Lanka – How did it get its name?

Sri Lanka may be small but its history is certainly mighty!!  Spanning over three thousand years (according to Brian Roberts 2006,  there is evidence of pre-historic human settlements dating back at least 125,000 years ago), this little island saw its fair share of rulers, governors, invaders and regimes.  Each of these ‘changes’ is filled with […]

Spiced Energy Balls Hari Hari

Too Good To Be True Spiced Energy Balls!

Spiced Energy Balls I never really spent any time thinking about energy balls even though my Instagram and Facebook feed is filled with them.  It’s one of those ‘snack fads’ as far as I was concerned.  However, a little while ago I had bought some dates (something I quite like to munch on now and […]

Hari Hari Halloumi Curry

Quick & Easy Halloumi Curry that will have you back for more.

Halloumi in a curry? Halloumi is a totally un-Sri Lankan food product!! Originating in Cyprus and made from a mixture of goat’s and sheep milk (and sometimes cow’s milk), Halloumi can be found everywhere in the UK.  In fact according to Waitrose Supermarket in 2016, “The UK tops the list of foreign countries where Cypriot […]

Hari Hari Sri Lankan Curry

How To Serve a Sri Lankan Curry the Traditional Way.

It’s all about the Plating My mother told me that you “eat with your eyes first and then with your mouth” and never a truer word was spoken than when applying this to a Sri Lankan curry!  What I didn’t fully appreciate at the time that she told me this, was that it is all […]

Hari Hari Vegan Dhal Spice Soup

Hari Hari Dhal Spice Soup you really need to make!

Dhal (as it is called in Sri Lanka) or Lentils, are known to be packed with protein, to be low in fat, can lower bad cholesterol and are considered one of your 5 a day.  This all makes for a compelling argument to eat more of it in our diets. Dhal is a firm favourite […]

Gin Beef Curry

Gin Beef Curry the Easy Way

Gin Beef Curry was a ‘throw caution to the wind’ fusion cooking experiment!!  I was sent a bottle of Colombo Gin, which I do enjoy with a tonic and various garnishes.  I felt the urge however to experiment a little further and wanted to use this gin in my cooking which subsequently lead to this […]

Hari Hari Colombo Gin Cheesecake

Colombo Gin Cheesecake

Gin + Cake = Winning Combo I was very fortunate to have been given a bottle of Colombo Gin and though I am quite partial to a G&T (which I infuse with various spices and other garnishes) I decided that this bottle was going to see a little bit of kitchen action! At a recent […]

Sri Lanka Bo Tree

The Bo Tree – 6 important things you need to know!

The Bo Tree or rather its leaves, got a mention in a post I wrote not so long ago, about the Flag of Sri Lanka.  It refers to the leaves that can be found in each of the 4 corners of the flag.  Having lived for a substantial part of my life in Sri Lanka, the Bo […]

Hari Hari Easy bake Banana Loaf

Banana Loaf (Easy Bake and Delicately Spiced)

 Over ripe Bananas! Forever throwing them away because no one wants to touch them?  We have always got bananas in the Hari Hari household.  The kids love them and they make the perfect snacking food whilst helping the kids to feel fuller for longer.  However we don’t always eat them fast enough (mainly in the […]

Hari Hari Sri Lanka Fusion Salsa

Salsa – 5 Minute Fusion Recipe

This is not something I’ve really experimented with before. However on a recent shopping trip to Waitrose, I discovered that they had a huge reduction on a lot of their big bags of fresh herbs.  Coriander, parsley and dill to be precise. I purchased the lot!  I couldn’t help myself ; )  I freeze my […]