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…

Almond, Honey & Sesame Bites

The flavours of this treat are inspired by a delightful snack I first experienced in Greece.  Almonds roasted, and then rolled in honey and sesame and then baked again.  They were crunchy, sweet and nutty and very morish.  And if you saw my gluten free, low allergy etc Peanut Butter and Choc Chip Dough bites…

Banana and Walnut Bread For Everyone

I love that food starts conversations, and fuels sharing like nothing else I know.   A previous post of wheat free peanut butter & chocolate chip cookies resulted in a number of conversations about catering for a growing number of allergies and intolerance for the people I know and love around me.   So much so…

Lentil Dhal

I’m not quite sure when I first discovered dhal, but I have many memories of it being a favourite part of my diet, particularly in my 20’s.  When I was a university student working in a kitchen it was one of our staple dishes on the menu.  We served it with a tomato & coriander…

Zesty Semolina Porridge

The weather in Brisbane at the moment is decidedly wintry.  It has me longing to be able to stay buried under the covers until the sun is way over the horizon.  Unfortunately reality intrudes on a daily basis, and more often than not I’m up in the dark to get ready for the day to…

Hummus

Chickpeas were a slow forming love affair for me, only exploding into my diet in the past few years.  They are a seed that has been cultivated as a part of the human diet for well over 9000 years.  Known for being rich in protein, they are a significant part of many culture’s diets, eaten…