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Pantry Soup
Pantry Soup

    If you have running water, some pasta, beans and tinned tomatoes in the pantry, fresh veggies and herbs in the fridge and a hot cooking element then you have the means to provide a nourishing meal for yourself. Sometimes, it doesn't get any simpler than...

Wholemeal Spaghetti Salad With Garlic Almond And Herb Crumbs
Wholemeal Spaghetti Salad With Garlic Almond And Herb Crumbs

Spaghetti cooked al dente and tossed in a buttery pangrattato of garlic, lemon zest, almonds and sage; is what all summer pasta meals should be all about. Dotted with juicy cherry tomatoes, olives, fresh basil and a sprinkling of parmesan; this garlicky-lemony...

Savoury Quinoa Waffles
Savoury Quinoa Waffles

  I have been in a blogging slump of late. I would like to blame Instagram. But I know it is not true. It is purely a blogger's block. This is probably the fifth time I have been hit with a mild case of it (unlike the block of 2007 which lasted a whopping 6...

Mushroom And Roasted Garlic Risotto
Mushroom And Roasted Garlic Risotto

  A risotto is gratifying and terrifying in the same instance. I never made one until I was thirty. Not sure whether I liked it too. But back in 2008, I had overheard two schoolgirls on the train go on and on about how they had made a risotto in their home...

Fragrant Malaysian Curry Paste
Fragrant Malaysian Curry Paste

Last month I was approached to be a part of the Malaysian Kitchen Blogger's Summit in August 2011. Staying true to my promise of exploring more culinary shores and experiencing things I would have otherwise never experienced, I jumped at the chance. Malaysia Kitchen...

Rye Bread And Chilli Stir-Fry
Rye Bread And Chilli Stir-Fry

  Bread is one of the most basic food human beings have been consuming over the ages. There are fables galore about this humble food that has graced quiet solitary meals and grandiose feasts for centuries. Yet, today something that has nourished us has earned a...

Rivs Makes A Homemade Cheeseburger For Food Revolution Day 2014
Rivs Makes A Homemade Cheeseburger For Food Revolution Day 2014

  Kids are stronger and more capable than we give them credit for.  With guidance and repetition, their little minds and eager hands can build Rome - even though it might not be in a day. As parents, one of our fundamental task is to nurture and nourish our...

Quinoa Lentil And Smokey Eggplant Salad
Quinoa Lentil And Smokey Eggplant Salad

  This month I am developing bowls of fun, nutritious and modern day salads for ELLE magazine's  mid year issue. I find the anatomy of a salad utterly fascinating. Just like any other dish, a great salad has a balance of flavours and textures. A slight upset...

Roasted Cauliflower Soup With Crispy Parmesan Fries
Roasted Cauliflower Soup With Crispy Parmesan Fries

  On a recent trip to the Barossa valley crammed in a car with four other foodies and food writers, I asked everyone what their favourite vegetable was. I resort to questions like that when I spot a lull in conversation and because I am a mum and it is the most...