coconut & date chocolate mousse

2019-05-16T10:12:00+00:00

The classic French 'Mousse au chocolat' is primarily made from melted chocolate, butter, eggs (separated) and cream, and while I love the smooth, silky texture and rich taste, it's just a little too much cream for me. The texture of this mousse [...]

coconut & date chocolate mousse2019-05-16T10:12:00+00:00

quick leftovers empanadas

2019-05-26T03:33:23+00:00

What better way to jazz up left overs than to encase them in slightly crispy, slightly chewy, subtly sweet fluffy pillows. Empanadas are traditionally bread or pastry stuffed with meat/cheese/veges and either baked or deep-fried. These little guys are pan-fried like pancakes, [...]

quick leftovers empanadas2019-05-26T03:33:23+00:00

chicken liver paté

2019-05-19T04:57:09+00:00

I don't drink beer, and I'm not really one for going up to the pub just for a drink. However, I have been known to go up at my local (The Local Taphouse) just to get their Chicken Liver Parfait [...]

chicken liver paté2019-05-19T04:57:09+00:00

choc-almond butter cups

2019-05-19T04:57:09+00:00

Who doesn't love Reese's peanut butter cups?! These are healthier version and what I've been bringing along to festive celebrations this year. They're simple (only 5 ingredients), quick and forgiving with the quantities. The chocolate layer sets slightly harder than the nutty layer, [...]

choc-almond butter cups2019-05-19T04:57:09+00:00

‘spicy’ mince & sweet potato hash (cooked under the influence)

2019-05-19T04:57:09+00:00

This is a very special recipe as I'm dedicating it to my long-time gal friend, (and fellow food appreciator), Anna-Hay. Anna's about to embark on an adventure which I am, (as always) most respectful and (in the words of Hugh Grant [...]

‘spicy’ mince & sweet potato hash (cooked under the influence)2019-05-19T04:57:09+00:00

caramelised onion, fetta & ćevapčići tart

2019-05-19T04:57:09+00:00

I eat a lot of onion. I add brown onion to most savoury cooked dishes and I grow (an abundance of) green onions in my vege patch which are a great, subtle raw addition to all my salads. In addition to the [...]

caramelised onion, fetta & ćevapčići tart2019-05-19T04:57:09+00:00

rosemary, sesame & linseed crackers

2019-05-19T04:57:09+00:00

There's no lengthy story behind this one. As my body is much happier if I limit grains, I often use almond meal or coconut flour in place of wheat flour. This recipe has been adapted from a version on Elana's [...]

rosemary, sesame & linseed crackers2019-05-19T04:57:09+00:00

quinoa fried ‘rice’

2019-05-26T03:35:01+00:00

Just as you might use left-over rice, this is a tasty, quick and healthy way to use up left-over quinoa. Absolutely no need to be precise with these ingredients / quantities - like fried rice you can throw in anything [...]

quinoa fried ‘rice’2019-05-26T03:35:01+00:00

ANZAC ‘Remembrance’ cookies

2019-05-19T04:57:10+00:00

When I was a little girl and up until late in high school, each ANZAC Day the family would all get up early and Mum would pin a piece of fresh rosemary to our collars - for remembrance*. We'd all [...]

ANZAC ‘Remembrance’ cookies2019-05-19T04:57:10+00:00

honey & cinnamon hot cross buns with cranberries & dark chocolate

2019-05-19T04:57:10+00:00

In the past, for me, hot cross buns always fell into the same sad category as fruit cake, marmalade and the dreaded 'mince pies' - collectively rejected due to one little overpowering ingredient which, in my opinion, once removed, belongs nowhere but [...]

honey & cinnamon hot cross buns with cranberries & dark chocolate2019-05-19T04:57:10+00:00