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Healthy Cardamom Teacake
Healthy Cardamom Teacake

    For almost a year I have stored in my pantry a bottle of rice bran oil that happened to be in one of the show bags at the Good Food And Wine Show. We are prolific olive oil users in this house with the exception of chili oil and sesame oil for asian...

Chickpea Bhel Salad
Chickpea Bhel Salad

  On the streets of Mumbai, especially around a large water body like the curve of a beach or a lake are colourful gypsy like carts selling bhelpuri (bh-ail-poo-ree) and panipuri (p-aa-nee-poo-ree). Bhelpuri is a very popular street snack made up of puffed rice,...

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...

Wheatgerm Honey And Raisin Muffins
Wheatgerm Honey And Raisin Muffins

    A few years ago when I first visited Australia on a holiday, I found a lovely little cookbook called Coffee & Bites by Susie Theodorou in a basement selling bargain books in Sydney. It was a stylish and simple unusually square paperback and the cover...

Apricot Fig And Goji Berry Powerballs
Apricot Fig And Goji Berry Powerballs

You put a group of women together and you could publish a cookbook. I say this because when women with even the slightest inclination towards food come together recipes are created, shared, swapped, evolved and adapted. It always happens to me when I get together with...

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...

Petit Carrot Muffins
Petit Carrot Muffins

Being a parent means trying to make recipes that go that extra mile for you. Something that you can entice your children into eating and if the need arises, offer it to your "grown up" friends and family by dressing it up a little. And if that recipe is fast...

Deliciously Moist Healthy Wholemeal Banana Maple Bread

  You have been forewarned. There are no delicious, crumbly, nut-flecked pictures of banana bread in this post. Continue reading at your own risk. Sorry about that little bit of melodrama, I just felt like it. I was not going to post this recipe simply because I...