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Sour Cream Tart
Sour Cream Tart

We had an abundant season of cherry tomatoes in our little backyard vegetable patch. We had sun kissed reds, crunchy yellows and beautiful drop shaped tangerine beauties hanging from the tomato vines. Most of them got popped straight in to our mouths, delighting us...

Mumbai Fish Fry Tacos
Mumbai Fish Fry Tacos

Memories are tricky little buggers. They constantly play a game of hide and seek, weaving in and out of our daily thoughts. If you are lucky and alert enough, you might be able to spot one from very long ago zooming by and trying to hide. I caught one the other day...

Mushroom Zucchini Cream Spaghettini
Mushroom Zucchini Cream Spaghettini

Zucchinis can grow in abundance like a weed if you are privvy to the fact that you may have to umm ... facilitate zucchini sex. Sydney blogger Mel talks about this delicate topic at much length and with much hilarity on her blog. Being a novice gardener, I was...

Quinoa Buttermilk Fried Chicken With Cabbage Slaw
Quinoa Buttermilk Fried Chicken With Cabbage Slaw

A delicious hipster twist on the world-famous American Buttermilk Fried Chicken by adding quinoa to the batter for added crunch and a dash of hot sauce for a chilli hit makes this an instant crowd pleaser. Serve heaped on tangy coleslaw in raw cabbage leaves bowl at...

Billy's Cola Chicken
Billy's Cola Chicken

    Billy Law's time-pressed, budget-conscious student recipe has become my family's go-to recipe over the past few weeks. I skip the one-hour marinating process, frugally devoting only 10 minutes. In less than half an hour, I have a piping hot Chinese chicken recipe...

Quick Easy Lamb Biryani
Quick Easy Lamb Biryani

What do I really mean when I use "quick" and "biryani" in the same phrase? Everyone knows that cooking biryani is a long, slow albeit very rewarding process. What I really mean is that it is actually possible to cook a biryani in under 1 hour flat and it would taste...

Spaghetti Al Pesto
Spaghetti Al Pesto

For the past two weeks, I have had my nose buried in Audrey Gordon's Tuscan Summer, a cookbook of hilarious proportions. The book is so funny that my boys have to stop what they are doing and give me a worried look as I first splutter coffee over my sweatshirt and...

Roasted Cauliflower Nasi Goreng - Indonesian Fried Rice
Roasted Cauliflower Nasi Goreng - Indonesian Fried Rice

About eight months ago, Nick welcomed the 40s and life served up a reflux and elevated cholesterol problem. It was like a switch being flipped. One minute everything was fine and the next minute, it felt like a heart attack. We later found out that it was just reflux...

Rustic Lamb And Coconut Curry
Rustic Lamb And Coconut Curry

  A curry made from scratch is not only deeply satisfying, it is also incredibly tasty. The beauty of spice pairing while cooking a curry is that you often don't have to do a thing other than toss everything in a big pot and simmer until it smells like you just...

Vegan Baked Mushroom Garlic Sage Risotto
Vegan Baked Mushroom Garlic Sage Risotto

When the weather turns gloriously cold and evenings are either spent dreaming of crackling fires or actually sitting by one, possibly sipping a nice red; I make an Oven-Baked Mushroom Risotto. Just like the ever-popular Baked Mushroom Curry on my blog, this Baked...

Vegan Magic Curry Sauce
Vegan Magic Curry Sauce

There are so many reasons to love this Vegan Magic Curry Sauce! Delicious, easy, one-pot (or blender) cooking, freezable and a great big-batch option for meal prep days. But the most important reason why I call it the Magic Curry Sauce is that IT GOES WITH EVERYTHING!...

Chickpea Chilli Pasta With Sourdough Crumb
Chickpea Chilli Pasta With Sourdough Crumb

When you are craving spicy carbs, this Vegan Penne Pasta With Chickpea And Chilli Sauce topped With Lemony Sourdough Crumbs hits all the right spots! And ready in just over 30 minutes too. Oh Yeah! A Pantry Spicy Chickpea Pasta Is The Ultimate Comfort Food Today's...