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Carnival Cookies
Carnival Cookies

I have always fancied the idea of old travelling circuses. Right from when I was a child and watched Dumbo to a young girl reading Mr. Galliano's Circus by Enid Blyton under the covers at night to being fascinated by the mystery of HBO's Carnivale. The adventure and...

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 day do you...

Quinoa Muffins And Six Years Of Blogging
Quinoa Muffins And Six Years Of Blogging

  When you do something for a very long time, it becomes a way of life. It integrates into your being and becomes one with you. Then it is no longer a thing. It is you. I started food blogging six years ago and today food blogging is me.   It is a milestone....

On Turning 36 And How To Make Tomato Water
On Turning 36 And How To Make Tomato Water

  I am 36 today. It is my birthday. It kind of crept up on me. It crept up on my family. It managed to scare them because they were caught unawares. While the boys got busy with their craft box, Nick assured me there would be cake and good food that evening and not...

Honey Nut Shrikhand - Yogurt Dessert
Honey Nut Shrikhand - Yogurt Dessert

Shrikhand is Western India's most popular sweet offering. It is a traditional dessert made by mixing Greek yogurt with powdered sugar to obtain a luscious and glossy base for fruit and nuts. Shrikhand is made with hung yogurt, where yogurt is hung in cheesecloth and...

Summer Spice Bircher Muesli
Summer Spice Bircher Muesli

Bircher muesli was a very recent discovery for me. On this trip to the Hunter Valley, I was hovering over the breakfast buffet laid out with a million choices. When there is too much food, I am indecisive and I hover.  Like a kid in the candy store. Not being able to...

How To Cook Quinoa
How To Cook Quinoa

  I have been buying quinoa and quinoa flakes for a while now. Sadly, the packets die a slow death in the pantry. Honestly, I can't tell you why I am so apprehensive to cook it. Maybe my fussy offsprings are to blame. But I still buy quinoa, like clockwork. Maybe...

Citrus Sushi Bowl
Citrus Sushi Bowl

  I don't get asked this very often but whenever I am asked what my favourite food is, the answer is always sushi. I first had sushi seven years ago and things have never been the same. There was a time when I first started enjoying sushi that I would eat it...

Yoghurt Soup For Food Revolution Day
Yoghurt Soup For Food Revolution Day

      It is Food Revolution Day today. May 17 2013. A day to make a difference in evolving how we cook and how we eat while sharing the bounty and knowledge of food with our children, friends, families and even complete strangers. The brainchild of...

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...

Zucchini Coconut Lunchbox Bread
Zucchini Coconut Lunchbox Bread

  Let me start today by thanking you all. Yesterday I was absolutely gobsmacked to discover that I was one of the five finalists for the Best Australian Blogs 2013 in the Lifestyle category. For all those of you who took the time out to head on over there and...

Buttermilk Banana Tray Cake And Melbourne Book Tour
Buttermilk Banana Tray Cake And Melbourne Book Tour

  I have a stack full of robust cake recipes that belong to the beautiful brown crumb family and just hit the sweet spot - just! I love a cake that you can take a mouthful of and name at least a handful of ingredients in it as you slowly savour it. A cake...