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Sparkling Iced Lemon Tea
Sparkling Iced Lemon Tea

Who doesn’t love a good iced lemon tea? It is cold, sweet, tart and tangy with a good jolt of caffeine from the black tea. A thoroughly refreshing drink to sip on while you read a good book on a warm day or a great lemon hit to ward off the winter blues! I still...

Passionfruit Margarita
Passionfruit Margarita

It's friday again which means it is Cocktail & Canapé night while watching re-runs of our favourite movies. Winter has unexpectedly arrived early, much to my delight. There is a cold snap gathering strength across Australia and although this might warrant a hot...

Kaffir Lime And Matcha Gimlet
Kaffir Lime And Matcha Gimlet

Ever since we started the tradition of Cocktail & Oyster Night, my culinary world has opened up to a whole new playground. Mixology! I never realized how invested I would become in the art of mixing cocktails. It shouldn't have come as a surprise to me. I have...

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...

Thai Green Curry Fishcakes
Thai Green Curry Fishcakes

Whether you are eating at a fancy Thai restaurant or just ordering your Friday night takeaway from the local Thai canteen, chances are you have ordered Thai fishcakes at some point in your ordering history. Maybe more than once, if you are an avid fishcake...

Mango Mojito
Mango Mojito

My childhood was spent amongst mango trees, eating them straight off the branches, golden juice trickling down my arms. As an adult, I love mangoes even more because I get to experiment with them in creative new recipes in my kitchen. Needless to say, every year at...

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...

Strawberry Gin Fizz
Strawberry Gin Fizz

This strawberry gin cocktail recipe couldn't be simpler if it tried. It is essentially a gin and tonic without the tonic of course but with added fresh fruitiness of strawberry and lime. Gin is my favourite liqueur for mixing cocktails followed by rum and maybe...

Gluten Free Whole Orange Cake
Gluten Free Whole Orange Cake

There is a very thin line between a perfectly baked whole orange cake and a soggy citrus mess. And there are two very distinct sets of people on both sides of that line. The ones who enjoy a good pudding like cake that can only be scooped up with a dessert fork or...

Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings With Sour Cashew Cream Sauce
Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings With Sour Cashew Cream Sauce

One of my new favourite things to experiment with in the kitchen is the Philips Airfryer. I remember when they first came out in 2010, they were the talk of the town. Deep frying with air? Not oil? It was a mind-blowing concept that really worked. Using their patented...

Roasted Cauliflower Hummus
Roasted Cauliflower Hummus

About four years ago, our local market got a new stall. A lovely Persian man selling the most divine Middle-Eastern dips. They became the talk of our then-active book club and the star of many of our monthly brunches. All were vegetarian, gluten and dairy free and...

Raw Kiwi Fruit Nachos
Raw Kiwi Fruit Nachos

Kiwi fruit is a very underrated fruit. I don't say that lightly because I have often passed it on for flashier fruits like watermelon and mango or routine staples like bananas and apples. It was only when I had to create a recipe  and research the health benefits of...