Bond Appetit Racheado Paste

Racheado Paste

This is a Goan staple spice mix. It is spicy but it also lends huge amounts of flavour to your food. Frying this paste or allowing dry heat to expose itself to the paste while cooking will give you best results. I’ve used this paste for the Goan Sorpotel and for the Goan Chorizo Frittata. Use the Racheado Paste sparingly, because …

Bond Appetit Goa-doodle-do Pork Sorpotel

Goa Pork Sorpotel

My mother handed me this recipe back in 2010. And, even though my grand-mum made this dish more often and for a longer period of time, my mother’s adapted version is by far the best tasting for me. So, I took that recipe and adapted it a bit more. This recipe has come down from at least 3 generations and …

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7 things my mother taught me about food

The day before yesterday was Mother’s day, and I cannot help but reflect on the lessons I’ve learned growing up with a strong woman for a mother. One of the most important beliefs I have today is because of my mother. She would always tell me, “Ronsley, you are brilliant. You can do anything you put your mind to“. Whether …

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Cafreal Paste

Origins This is a recipe for a marinade called Cafreal paste. Its origins are from the Portuguese colonies in the African continent. When the Portuguese came to Goa in the sixteen hundreds, they introduced this to the Goan cuisine. This version below is a bastardised version of my mothers’ recipe. Similar to my mothers’ recipe but bastardised nevertheless. This version …

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Healthy Eating – 14 Tips and How-tos

I think there is a common misconception about what is healthy and what isn’t. I believe that with the amount of information that is out there, it is hard to put one’s finger on “the right” way. Or, “the right” diet. So, how do you know what works, with the internet throwing information at us left, right and centre? You …