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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...

French Lentil Garlic Patties And I Won Best Australian Blog 2013.
French Lentil Garlic Patties And I Won Best Australian Blog 2013.

    Yesterday was a crazy day. I got a phone call in the weekend. I had one hand wedged upto the elbow down a hole Nick had dug in our lawn. I was trying to break the rock we had hit to make the hole deeper. We were in the middle of moving our clothesline to...

Kachumber And Salad Bruschetta
Kachumber And Salad Bruschetta

  Kachumber [kuh-choom-burr] was my favourite salad growing up. I loved rolling the word of my tongue and enjoyed eating it even more. More relish than salad, it was sweet and sour with a fresh tingly taste on your palate. With as many variations as there were...

Sexy Brussels Sprouts In French Mustard Butter
Sexy Brussels Sprouts In French Mustard Butter

I don't do brussels sprouts. Ever! I once knew a brussels sprout that promised me undying love, infinite beauty and true glory. But all it did was leave a bad taste in my mouth. So I kept away, avoided it like the bad boy it was. Then came a chance meeting with a bag...

Green Chilli Fritters
Green Chilli Fritters

  Summer is long gone and our chilli plants have gone into deep winter hibernation. But not before they gave us a parting gift of abundantly long, green, shiny chillies. When the chillies are so nice and firm, they are the perfect candidates to be fritter-ised as...

Coconut Lime Cake With Rum Frosting
Coconut Lime Cake With Rum Frosting

  I am not an icing person. That much you know about me. I deliberately seek out cakes that eliminate the need for icing or frosting of any kind. Cakes that are robust in their flavour and delicate in their aroma. Cakes that shine without a layer of sugar on top....

Pearl Barley And Feta Oven Pie
Pearl Barley And Feta Oven Pie

  This is a beautiful supper or brunch dish. It presents itself like a work of art, as if the garden fairy came by and dotted your serving with greens and whites when you were day dreaming. A frittata in theory, this dish becomes an almost pie - hearty in nature...

Grilled Halloumi On Kale And White Beans
Grilled Halloumi On Kale And White Beans

  This is the last thing I cooked on Friday before I went off on an adventure to the Barossa valley for the very first time (and I will talk about that in length very soon). Last week I found some fresh white beans (cannelini beans) at Thomas Dux. I had never...

Lunchbox Colour Salad
Lunchbox Colour Salad

    One of the downfalls of running a small test kitchen and recipe development is the easy access to massive amounts of food lying around at all times. Thankfully for me, it is usually light, healthy and almost always savoury. But still. How many times in a...

Think Green Juice
Think Green Juice

There is a movement out there. With what we consume. And how much. There are bandwagons. Many of them. And people are constantly jumping on and off. Fads. Choices. An unhealthy obsession with being healthy. Which is not necessarily a bad thing. But it goes against the...

Coconut Lime And Liqueur Macaroons
Coconut Lime And Liqueur Macaroons

I’ve only ever had round coconut macaroons in my lifetime. Recently, while browsing  Leila Lindholm’s A Piece Of Cake, I came across a recipe for coconut pyramids. The picture showed golden brown tips of what looked like pyramid shaped cookies...

Rainbow Radish And Purple Kale Salad
Rainbow Radish And Purple Kale Salad

On Saturday it was supposed to be the last of the cold and rainy days we have been seeing in Sydney of late. As a result our weekly soccer games were canceled. I had to take my Shun knife for re sharpening. We loaded the boys in the car and set out. As we were...