Vegetarian

Charred Eggplant And Chili Salad
Charred Eggplant And Chili Salad

This is my go-to dish for a solitary weekday brunch. I love eggplant, especially if it is smoked or charred. It is earthy with a robust flavour that is very warming especially during winter. This charred eggplant salad is Asian inspired and served warm. It has a...

Mini Burger Buns
Mini Burger Buns

Every two months, I take some time off real work to cater more exclusively to my offsprings. Yes, you guessed right! School holidays! I look forward to them. There is a promise of extra cuddles, cooking together, board games, picnics and exploring new yumcha places....

Natural Red Winter Cordial
Natural Red Winter Cordial

Autumn and winter are like my children. I am absolutely incapable of picking favourites. I just love them both. The seasons, I mean. Sydney is a good place to be in winter, especially. Because it never gets too cold. When the sun is out, which it usually is, it is...

Blood Orange Muffins
Blood Orange Muffins

I recently bought a set of digital kitchen scales. It is like having a toy in the kitchen. I keep putting random things on it just to see what they weigh. It amuses me. It is addictive to predict what something will weigh just before you hoist it on the scales. It is...

Cookie Crumb Caramel Microwave Fudge
Cookie Crumb Caramel Microwave Fudge

Fudge evokes a memory of a cobbled pathway squirreling down an alley and tucking into a candy shop with a worn out  wrought iron sign hanging above its weathered door. "The Candy Shop" it says. Inside what appears to be a magical shop of big old English...

Cereal Milk Ice Cream
Cereal Milk Ice Cream

  Hark Spring! Your blossoms burst forth. Dotting gnarly aged twigs. Your leaves unfurl my abode. And awaken my cold reverie. Hark Spring! Your clear skies. Your kiss of warmth. You smell of hope, of honey, of smiles. The promise of a flutter, a song.  ...

Light Blueberry Muffins
Light Blueberry Muffins

  Monday mornings are slow. Even if you have woken up at the crack of dawn, the day struggles to set the pace you want. The week is slowly emerging from the stupor of either a lazy relaxed weekend or a crazy fun filled one. Either way, it is always jarring to get...

Oat And Salted Dark Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Oat And Salted Dark Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

  I was sitting at this gorgeous little table in the corner of a cafe, right next to a closed glass panel window. Through the cafe's branding decal stuck to the glass, I got an occasional glimpse of a bicycle being wheeled by, a lone shopper trying to peer back...

Banana Bran Muffins
Banana Bran Muffins

  Cat got my tongue. Well my words to be honest. A mild case of writer's block this morning is being nursed with a cup of tea and a wholesome serving of this beautiful virtually sugar free muffin that I have been baking a lot lately. Banana muffins and...

Banana Soy Muffins
Banana Soy Muffins

  Soy milk is wonderful to cook with. I have been experimenting healthy muffin options for breakfast and baking with soy milk is quite interesting and produces some really tasty results similar to baking with buttermilk. This banana muffin is yet another...

Latte Granita
Latte Granita

   Granita is a Sicilian frozen icy dessert made water, sugar and flavouring. A light refreshing treat, granita is a textural delight. In Italy where it is extremely popular, the texture can range from coarse icy crystals to slushy and sorbet like. It is...

Moroccan Spice Chickpea And Spinach
Moroccan Spice Chickpea And Spinach

As a child, I lived in a tiny bustling suburb of Bombay. It was called Thane. We had a market. The market was an all encompassing term for a massive area that housed row after row of fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers under a tin shed. There was a fish market in a...