Dukkah Encrusted Almonds

This recipe is a new creation, inspired by our theme of the month over on The Cookbook Guru.  Whilst I have not taken it specifically from Claudia Roden, it is inspired by the flavours and thus I still think belongs as a part of  The Cookbook Guru for this month.  In fact, as I wait…

Spanish Inspired Spiced Almonds

Nuts are one of our favourite snacks.  We will often pop a bowl out on the coffee table to nibble on with our beer or a glass of wine to celebrate the end of the day.  Our recent addiction has been more specifically smoked almonds.  A friend introduced me to them a few years ago…

Rosemary Fries

This wasn’t orginally on the list of recipes to attempt from this book but with finals season for the football happening and us both wanting a little treat they seemed like the perfect thing to create, and boy where they yummy!    Ridiculously simple there is no excuse really not to give them a try. Rosemary…

Football Snacks!

Next time you have a group of people over & you’re looking for snacks this is awesome quick meal. What do you need? A bag of corn chips About a cup of grated tasty cheese 1 avocado 1 tomato 1/2 lime, juice only Salt & pepper to taste Splash olive oil 1/4 cup chopped cilantro/coriander…

Awesome Zucchini & Corn Fritters

I’ve posted a previous recipe of zucchini and corn fritters over a year ago, but a lot has happened in my kitchen in 12 months time, so I thought it was time to share an updated version of this recipe I’ve just recently tried, which just happens to be gluten and dairy free…. and dare…

Rice Paper Rolls

These babies have been sitting in my ‘to blog about’ list for over a year now.   Each time we make them I forget to take photo’s, or the lighting is really bad, or our rice paper rolls are so slapped together I really didn’t want you to see just how messy they can get.   The…

a fresh breakfast idea

For a quick fresh and tasty breakfast idea try some labna on your wheat free nut & seed bread with fresh tomato, cracked black pepper and basil.  Delicious! Happy Weekend, Leah  

Swedish Meatballs

Meatballs are a classic Swedish dish, possibly even the most famous of Swedish foods thanks to the Muppets.  They are slightly spicy, light and very very delicious.  I should clarify here, not chilli spicy, but baking spicy, and it sincerely works.   Traditionally these would be served with boiled potato’s, a creamy gravy and lingon sylt…

Blueberry, Coconut and Banana Cake… another ever evolving recipe

Tweaking recipes is all a part of the fun when it comes to cooking.  Putting your own personal touch onto a dish modifying the flavour, texture or substituting ingredients to suit dietary requirements.  I love that the more that I cook the more I feel comfortable playing with recipes knowing what should and shouldn’t work. …

Pita Crisps

A low-cost, high taste, medium effort snack for when you have a group of friends around, or just want something to nibble on with that glass of wine, or beer. I have memories of making 100’s of them for a housewarming party many years ago, but I think the idea might have come from my…

Chocolate Chip and Hazelnut Biscuits

Earlier on the in the year we finally had to capitulate and buy ourselves a new refrigerator.  It had been long overdue but we kept putting it off not seeing anything we liked, and having a very small fridge space in our kitchen, not finding the right size.  So when we bit the bullet, we…

Banana & Apricot Bread

I was fortunate enough to receive Donna Hay’s latest recipe book (Fresh & Light) earlier this month as a birthday present.  I’ve been a fan of her work for well over a decade.  Her recipes are always simple (not too many ingredients) and easy to follow, encouraging you to mix and match ingredients and learn…