wholefoods

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...

Sweet Butter Flatbread Rolls
Sweet Butter Flatbread Rolls

Food is all about the taste. Some people will tell you that. While others might contest that food is about life, about health, about vitality. Food might be all that, but to me it is all about memories. From past to present to the ones we are yet to make. Just like...

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...

Little Brown Bread
Little Brown Bread

  A few Wednesdays ago, Gummi Bear announced that he was going to bake bread. He didn't seem to care whether I was on board or not. He then proceeded to the kitchen and fished for a bowl. Next, he grabbed a wooden spoon and a stool in quick succession. After...

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...

Cookbook Review – Super Natural Every Day. Win A Copy!
Cookbook Review – Super Natural Every Day. Win A Copy!

  Super Natural Every Day is not a cookbook. Heidi Swanson's latest offering is a private journal of a person who embraces food in its truest form, smattered with photos that make you want to experience and recipes that make you want to cook. I first leafed...

Gourmet Carrot Cookies
Gourmet Carrot Cookies

  With Easter around the corner, all things carrot and eggs and bunnies and chickens are popping up plenty. I usually bake a nice carrot cake around this time of the year with all the trimmings, plenty to share with friends and family. This year though, I wanted...

Tessa Kiros Inspired Oat Cookies

I realized earlier today that my cookie supply needed to be replenished [yes, another of my New Year's resolutions is to bake and devour my own cookies, not store-bought ones]. I went through a couple of cookbooks till a recipe for simple oat cookies from Tessa...

Strawberry Coconut Muffins With Chia Seeds
Strawberry Coconut Muffins With Chia Seeds

On discovering coconut sugar for the first time at the supermarket, I sent out this instagram asking people what they did with coconut sugar. Some very delectable suggestions later, I realized that baking with it was the way to go. It has been a while since I...

Coconut Oat Milk
Coconut Oat Milk

Necessity is the mother of invention. I used to hear that phrase a lot as a child. It started dissipating as I grew up. I wonder why. Maybe it was because times changed and the convenience and affordability of modern life ensured that we didn't have to work very hard...

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...