To me, Spaghetti Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino is the Italian pasta dish that everybody should know and love. What makes this dish so successful is that as simple and uniquely Italian as it is, most of it’s main ingredients are found across a multitude of food cultures across the world. Garlic for example is fundamental in Asian, Middle East & […]Read more "Spaghetti Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino"
Sautéed Mushrooms is definitely not one of those dishes that require a high amount of cooking skill to achieve. It’s one of those dishes that require minimum effort to achieve maximum flavour. I personally love the simplicity of this (less than 5 ingredients) and the fact that it takes little to no time to cook and is so versatile in […]Read more "Sautéed Mushrooms"
I made this cake for my sister’s surprise 30th this weekend. The fact that the surprise had a rustic / chic’ theme really helped with the way the final cake turned out. As you can probably guess, her favourite colour is in fact PINK – so pink roses it was. The fact that we were in a […]Read more "Chocolate Birthday Cake"
I have never tried making Kale Chips with the Cavalo Nero variety and since I made a generous harvest this time round, I thought I’d give it a go. It also gave me a good excuse to try out my new food dehydrator – which might I add – works SO much better than using […]Read more "Cavalo Nero Kale Chips"
I called these ‘Indian Inspired Spiced Meatballs’ because they really are just that – meatballs flavoured with typical Indian spices. I am not sure if these are ‘purely’ Indian and nor can I guarantee that my spice proportions are authentically accurate – they sure taste great though. These are so easy to make – I […]Read more "Indian Inspired Spiced Meatballs"
If you are expecting something fancy, read no further. This is simply a tortilla wrap filled with smoked salmon, cheesy omelette and wrapped in some spare nori I found in the pantry. There’s really no name for this wrap – I just wanted to have a bit of fun sounding like a typically pretentious, unimaginative, […]Read more "A reconstructed, nori cloaked salmon and cheesy egg wrap"
The lady that prepared my takeaway food from an Italian restaurant last week was over generous with the Parmesan Cheese she gave me. There was small takeaway container full – generous – or careless – it was probably meant for that big order prepared before mine. This Parmesan was the pre-milled stuff – and call me a […]Read more "Parmesan Shortbread"
Dhal Curry This recipe came about a few years ago when I was looking for a quick and easy Dhal Curry to make over a long weekend. It’s a synthesis of a few other recipes I had on hand at the time and in my opinion, has the best of each. I do recommend you […]Read more "Dhal Curry"
When I get inspired to cook something I usually go all out, both in effort and in the buying of ingredients. I will shop around for each individual ingredient and duly purchase everything I need for that recipe if I don’t (or don’t think) I have it/them at home. Usually it’s because our pantry is […]Read more "Leftover Chocolate Bit Cookies"
I know – there are a million recipes for Pea and Ham Soup all over the internet – and I’m sure they all taste great. The best part about making this sort of soup is that you can eat/drink it any which way you want. What I mean by that is that I like mine […]Read more "Pea and ham soup"