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The Texture And Flavors Of Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

Nick loves Thai Pineapple Fried Rice, the singular thing on any thai menu that jumps out and calls out to his taste buds. It is a shame then that ever since moving to Sydney he has been searching in vain for a decent bowl of pineapple fried rice. Strange as it may seem, not all thai joints offer this simple delicacy. I remember back in Singapore we had dinner at a beautiful Thai restaurant called 'Parkway Thai' in Marine Parade. Not only did the gorgeous decor of gold figurines, bamboo lights and artistically cut fruit centerpieces delight us but we were thoroughly impressed with the friendly and sweet waitresses all clad in traditional gar... Read More >>
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Fast Stir-Fry Spinach Fried Rice

Feeding my 4 year old is becoming more and more of a challenge with the ever looming dilemma of trying to sneak in healthy ingredients. Sometimes I wonder why he can't expand his mind's horizon beyond the noodles, yoghurt and cheese that he seems to have an unfaltering devotion for? What I have figured out is that he gets excited about colour and itty bitty little pieces. Doesn't make sense I know but that is the mind of a 4-year old for you. So one wet, dreary afternoon when I had enough of the goopy, mess of noodles that he seems to love for lunch everyday, I decided to give him something colourful and yep you got it .... with itty bitt... Read More >>
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Chunky Chocolate Chip And Cashew Nut Cookies

  While perusing the Australian Women's Weekly "Cookies" cookbook yesterday, the 'Slice and Bake cookies' caught my eye. Actually it was the photography that drew me to this particular recipe. Who can resist a motley of various shaped glass cookie jars stacked randomly with cookies filled in some, a cute little wooden pinnochio figurine resting in one? On examining the recipe further and assuring myself that I had all the ingredients, I decided to make one of the four variations given along with the recipe. Although interesting I wasn't in the mood for 'orange and poopy seed', 'lemon and craisin', 'pecan and cinnamon' or m&a... Read More >>
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Hummingbird Cuppycakes With Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

A couple of months ago I made a Hummingbird cake following a recipe for hummingbird cupcakes. It turned out to be quite scrumptious ... very moist and delectable. Then yesterday with the "The Cuppycake Song" doing its rounds in my head , I decided to take a shot at the original recipe. The cupcakes tasted exactly the same as the cake, but there was a big difference in texture. The cake was moist whereas the cupcakes turned out to be a wee bit dry. That was rectified by a generous dousing of delicious lemon cream cheese frosting. The overall effect was lemony, feel good and very satisfying. I might even add 1/4 cup pineapple syrup ... Read More >>