Vegetarian Christmas Recipes and Cocktails

Super Green Turmeric Bloody Mary And Date Nights
Super Green Turmeric Bloody Mary And Date Nights

Nick and I met 21 years ago when we were starry eyed and 18. Within a month, we had forged a bond that went deeper than societal norms and expectations. It started with an easy going friendship that blossomed into love. We dated for the longest time – 6 years. Then...

Coffee And Cream Pavlova + Pavlova 101
Coffee And Cream Pavlova + Pavlova 101

It is that time of the year when a lot of us who love to entertain go on the hunt for the perfect show-stopping dessert. Because come on, a glorious dessert is worth much more at a gathering than any dish you create, isn’t it? I obsess a lot about what to cook and...

Festive Gin Smash
Festive Gin Smash

Red, white and green with a bit of gold is an absolute representation of a truly festive thing. And so, my glorious Christmas cocktail which has fresh fruit layers of white lychees, red strawberries and green mint is aptly called – Festive Gin Smash! The perfect...

Vegan Gingerbread Tahini Cookies
Vegan Gingerbread Tahini Cookies

I have been wanting to share this vegan gingerbread cookie recipe with you for the longest time, but I didn't have pictures! Ever since I shared this vegan tahini cookie recipe on the blog (which has quickly become my most viewed and most baked recipe on the blog!), I...

Costa Rica Tiramisu Martini
Costa Rica Tiramisu Martini

It was probably the most perfect evening in Italy, it’s stucco walls bathed in a golden glow; when Tiramisu was invented. The greatest gift to the world of dessert. An ode to coffee and everything sweet. My love for Tiramisu knows no bounds. I have dabbled in...

Pink Italian Cream Soda
Pink Italian Cream Soda

I was a child of the 80s – big hair and scrunchies, colourful plastic hoops, baggy jeans rolled up at the cuffs, Backstreet Boys (and later NSYNC), Archie comics and Italian cream sodas. In fact, the last two go pretty much hand in hand, something I realized after...

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Plus Free Printable Gift Tags
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Plus Free Printable Gift Tags

We don't get Pumpkin Pie Spice in Australia. Or canned pumpkin purée. At least, not very easily. You might find these items at a specialty online grocer but not in everyday supermarkets and stores. I suppose it is a very American thing? Just like the American...

Fresh Mulberry Bramble
Fresh Mulberry Bramble

A mulberry bramble is a fruity gin-based spring cocktail made with gin, lemon juice and mulberry liqueur. But when you have access to fresh mulberries, why not make it with that big juicy gorgeous fruit? When I was a little girl, we had two big mulberry shrubs that...

Sparkling Cherry Jelly
Sparkling Cherry Jelly

You know that Christmas is not too far away when the first batch of cherries start appearing at the markets in mid-November.  Cherries are just beautiful. Their delicate flavour and intense juicy red flesh make for excellent desserts. But the most magical thing about...

Blood Orange Granita
Blood Orange Granita

One of the hardest citrus trees to grow, blood oranges usually have a very short season and therefore very prized in the culinary circuit. In the past few years I have seen them in abundance and their supply seems to be growing. Yay for all those blood orange groves...

15 Minute Festive Fruit Punch
15 Minute Festive Fruit Punch

People close to me would say that I have a flamboyant and colourful personality. But I strive for flamboyance with very minimal effort. I am constantly thinking of ways to present something spectacular that becomes a conversation starter at gatherings without a lot of...

Watermelon Agua Fresca
Watermelon Agua Fresca

An agua fresca is a Spanish beverage made with fresh juice, sugar syrup and a combination of natural flavour ingredients like nuts, seeds, herbs or cereal. This watermelon agua fresca with its ruby red tones, tangy lime and sweet star anise flavouring is not only...