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Kiwifruit Banana Spelt Cake
Kiwifruit Banana Spelt Cake

  Spelt is an ancient grain, a species of wheat that prevailed long before the hybrid version that we use today. Spelt flour is very high in nutrients and has more protein than the modern wheat. The gluten in spelt is gentle and can be enjoyed by many who might...

Chocolate Bircher Muesli Cups With Toasted Marshmallows
Chocolate Bircher Muesli Cups With Toasted Marshmallows

I love my savoury breakfasts. And I love my porridge and overnight oats and Birchers. From never eating breakfast in my younger days to always preparing a nourished bowl or plate of something to fuel my mornings, I have indeed come a long way. I suppose when I was...

Ricotta Muffins With Strawberries
Ricotta Muffins With Strawberries

The first time I had a muffin, I was 23. We had just moved to Singapore and on one of my first walks to the local bakery, I discovered trays laden with fluffy cloud topped cupcakes some studded with chocolate chips and some with oozing blueberries. The proverbial...

Salted Chocolate Fudge Banana Cake
Salted Chocolate Fudge Banana Cake

The winter 2012 issue of Donna Hay magazine is a baker's dream. Amongst extremely creative and simple desserts and bakes is a section on Banana Breads. There is a base recipe and there are a gazillion delightful variations. Now we all know that no matter how many...

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...

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...

Pear Rye And Spice Cake
Pear Rye And Spice Cake

  Every year I proclaim that autumn is my favourite season and winter a close second. Autumn and I are kindred spirits. Golden leaves, red hair, bear hugs, foggy breath, a rust scarf, soft sun, a fallen carpet, snug boots, steaming cups, baked fruit, a warm kiss,...

Crunchy Top Coconut Banana Muffins
Crunchy Top Coconut Banana Muffins

  Muffins are not the prettiest to look at. Especially if they are homemade. And especially if they are baked by me. For a very long time, I was disillusioned. I would put the batter in the prettiest paper cases, make sure I filled the cases right and chided...

Coffee Cake With Cinnamon Walnut Crumble
Coffee Cake With Cinnamon Walnut Crumble

A recipe doesn't have to come from a fancy schmancy cookbook to be really good. Take this recipe for a gorgeous coffee crumble cake that I found in The Sydney Morning Herald's Good Living section. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know that I just can't...

Purple Carrot Cake And Mr. Periwinkle
Purple Carrot Cake And Mr. Periwinkle

I miss winter. I really do. Even more so because spring is stuck in a limbo not being able to decide whether to warm up or stay cool. Winter this year was even more exciting than previous years because I discovered to my absolute glee a herbivorous creature called Mr....