Pork Satay Skewers with a Fresh Cucumber and Radish Salad

Recently I managed to sneak in a little bit of time to make us something new in my kitchen.  I’m not sure that I should mention that its actually supposed to have been dinner for the past 3 nights and has only just been created….such is life with a baby in the house unfortunately. I’m…

Vegetarian Curry Puffs

I’m putting it out there, I’m a massive fan of curry puffs. Our local Thai restaurant make some of the best I know with crumbly, buttery pastry and a tasty filling with just the right amount of bite to whet your appetite. Until now I’ve preferred to leave the curry puff making to the experts…

Donna Hay’s Seed and Date Slice

 I’m a massive fan of Donna Hay and have been since the days when she wrote for Marie Claire Living. She has a distinct style and her food is generally straight forward, clean flavours and recipes easy to execute. As time has gone on from the early days her food has shifted to healthier stuff,…

BBQ Pork with Vietnamese Caramel Sauce

It’s not often you’ll hear one of us say our kitchen smells like dirty Thai. We’re not being offensive when we say that, we mean good real Thai food off the back streets of Bangkok, cooked on well seared woks and bbqs. The aromas floating into the allyways and combining with the city smells in…

Herby Sweet Potato and Ham Muffins

I seem to be on an endless search for easy to make foods now I’m feeding a mouth in training so to speak. I am counting my blessings daily to have a little man who is happy to sample what we eat, in fact prefers it over “baby” food.  The challenge it presents is making…

Raw Carrot Cake Bliss Balls

This recipe is one that should be labelled guilt free cake really.  Take the best of a healthy sounding cake and turn it into a raw, vegan option and you’d be forgiven for thinking it may be less than fabulous.  Never fear though, with my inspiration a recipe from Bianca at Wholefood Simply, we can’t…

Pumpkin, Bacon and Pea Muffins

Sometimes the source of my food ideas is a book or a conversation, and other times from somewhere as straight forward as my supermarkets freebie food magazine.  You’d be pleasantly surprised by the caliber of the ideas if you can get past the blatant marketing that drives most of the content. This recipe took my…

Exotic Spiced Yoghurt with Rhubarb and Cardamom Bread

This is the marraige of some of my favourite flavours to create a delicious, light and luxurious breakfast.  Its main feature is cardamom thanks to my recent exploration of Sophie Grigson’s book, Spices, but with a beautiful balance of other spices that leave your palate delighted but not overwhelmed. Serve a small bowl of Exotic…

Exotic Yoghurt

As I was browsing Sophie Grigson’s Spices book and discovered the Pulla Bread I posted over the weekend I also took a fancy to this recipe and thought I would try making a special little exotic brunch that is actually quite healthy. I loved the combination of rose water with cardamom and saffron and the…

Finnish Cardamom Bread

 Easter and baking seem to go hand in hand for me as the few extra days of down time allow me to squeeze in an hour or so in the kitchen whilst bubba takes a nap. I got motivated early and remade Elizabeth David’s Hot Cross Buns on Good Friday when a friend came to…

Spiced Carrot Fritters

Zucchini fritters are a favorite in our house as you’ve no doubt noticed on the blog from the number of posts.   With an over abundance of carrots in the fridge I thought it might be time to experiment a little and get to play with the new mandolin that I picked up at Daiso for…

The Easiest Cake You’ll Ever Make

This is possibly the easiest cake you’ll ever make.  As easy as using a packet mix but with the pride of knowing you made it from scratch and know each and every ingredient in it.  I’m pretty sure its the best foundation cake I’ve happened upon and will certainly be getting a work out to…