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Red Hot Chicken And Fried Cheese Meatballs
Red Hot Chicken And Fried Cheese Meatballs

Most work days end at five in the evening with the realisation that there isn't anything for dinner while standing in front of an open fridge crammed to capacity (something that is next on my list of resolutions to address - a lighter fridge). On those couple of...

Mushroom Masala And Fenugreek
Mushroom Masala And Fenugreek

When I was six years old we were studying the propagation of plants from seeds in science class at school. I would save up plastic ice cream containers, fill them with dirt and scatter some seeds my mum gave me. I would pack the top loosely with more dirt and water it...

Homemade Pizza Sauce, Margherita Pizza
Homemade Pizza Sauce, Margherita Pizza

I have my favourite pizzas. Pizzas I have shared with Nick mostly on a holiday. New flavours and combinations that instantly rooted deep in my heart. The grand Kathmandu, the comforting Europa, the utterly delicious Byron Bay and the wicked Malibu. I don't know what...

Chickpea And Coconut Korma Curry With Pumpkin
Chickpea And Coconut Korma Curry With Pumpkin

This gentle curry is pure comfort! An amazing mix of spices simmered slowly come together to create a revelation of flavours in your mouth. I love a good korma base. Derived from the Turkish kavurma which quite literally means cooked meat, this meatless recipe is an...

Basic Pizza Dough
Basic Pizza Dough

It is back to basics this month and I am exploring the beauty of a simple recipe, well done. No frills, no fuss, just plain old favourites prepared with the utmost simplicity. After some simple brownies and an old fashioned crumble, I wanted to share a savoury...

Loaded Fish Tacos With Ceviche Salsa And Roast Corn
Loaded Fish Tacos With Ceviche Salsa And Roast Corn

On most days I am cooking up a storm for work and for leisure because I absolutely love to cook. Then there are days when long writing sessions and multiple soccer trainings leave me with no time or inclination to cook from scratch. Like everyone else who is juggling...

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 th one hour marinating process, frugally devoting only 10 minutes. In less than half an hour, I have a piping hot Chinese chicken...

Roast Garlic Chicken With Chestnuts And Sticky Marsala Sauce
Roast Garlic Chicken With Chestnuts And Sticky Marsala Sauce

  We are now into week 6 of our renovations and I will be the first to admit - it hasn't been easy. For one, it has been bloody cold in our garage where we eat our meals (our garage is partially open with fancy gaps in brickwork). Cooking and washing up at the...

Supermarket Roast Chicken Tostadas With Yoghurt Coleslaw
Supermarket Roast Chicken Tostadas With Yoghurt Coleslaw

  When I first started collecting cookbooks, one of my favourite activities was to keep an eye out for those little teaser cookbooks that came with the Sunday paper or attached to the cover of a glossy as a bonus. These were either a miniature sampler of a much...

Gobi Manchurian – Cauliflower Fritters In Chinese Garlic Sauce
Gobi Manchurian – Cauliflower Fritters In Chinese Garlic Sauce

  Gobi Manchurian is an Indo-Chinese dish that is said to have been invented by a small Chinese community living in eastern India by marrying classic Chinese techniques with Indian flavours. Gobi is a Hindi word for cauliflower. This dish comes in two versions -...

Spinach And Cheese Curry – Palak Paneer
Spinach And Cheese Curry – Palak Paneer

  When I was very little, we almost always ate at home. Going to dine out was a luxury and reserved for very special ocassions like someone's wedding. Over the years, that luxury was extended to birthdays and then to celebrate small achievements - an award at...