There seems to be a growing number of claims regarding the health benefits of the humble pomegranate. Similarly, we also see an increase in the number of pomegranate derived products in the health food store. (I sense you may be asking a "chicken or egg" question). In the meantime, while Western Science continues it's research … Continue reading Quinoa & Bean Salad
Certain times of the year, all hell breaks loose (ie End of Financial Year, Christmas, Easter and everything in between) when you literally don't have time to scratch yourself. That's when you need to bring on the heavy artillery and prepare a double quantity of this salad! Packed with a long list of super healthy ingredients, … Continue reading Loaded Vegetarian Grain Salad
Icy cold beer in one hand.. piping hot corn cob in the other... the perfect balance for a good weekend. Here's an easy recipe to satisfy all the vegetarian barbecuers around the world. Inspired by Mamasitas Restaurant in Melbourne, this simple corn recipe can be served as an accompaniment at your next outdoor event, or … Continue reading The Best BBQ Corn Ever!
I'm guessing that the idea of a bowl of hot, steamy tomato soup won't really appeal to too many people in the middle of summer when tomatoes are in season. But do yourself a favour, and continue reading... I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that if you've only ever had … Continue reading Saving It For a Rainy Day – Tomato Soup
So... what's the difference between stock and broth?
Errrr, I can only assume that when the doctor ordered you to eat more fish, he wasn't referring to the deep fried kind. lol. Here's a great little recipe which requires only a little more effort than going to the local fish n chip shop. This recipe takes the humble fish finger and elevates it … Continue reading Panko Fish Fingers w/ Pickle Aioli & Lemon Rocket Salad
This breakfast bread is only mildly sweet. Lots of seeds and spelt flour, make it a wholesome start to the day that's good for your tummy!! And with the addition of your favourite fruit spread, it makes for a lovely warm breakfast treat. Toasting for breakfast, top it with jam or honey For the … Continue reading Breakfast Bread w Spelt
Today, I'm bending the 'seasonal produce' rule.. but all for a good reason. Grapefruit and rhubarb grow in different seasons, but are amazingly delicious when paired together. Admittedly, when we did my first taste test, we were somewhat impressed by the combination of flavours. But once we dolloped a spoonful onto some buttered toast, we were … Continue reading Rhubarb, Strawberry & Grapefruit Conserve
This recipe epitomises decadence and indulgence!! Combining ingredients such as chocolate, pinenuts and Cointreau would certainly indicate that you enjoy being a little extravagant in the kitchen. The most difficult part of this recipe is in gathering enough will power not eat the raw ingredients! These chocolate Biscotti are light on sweetness and super … Continue reading Chocolate Chia, Pinenut & Cointreau Biscotti
Today’s inspiration came from a True Blue Aussie Culinary Delight…the Chocolate Ripple Cake. This dessert is a cinch to make. But don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the recipe..it is definitely one for Adults Only consumption. Enjoy!!!
1 tbsp instant coffee
1 1/2 tsp hot water
2 tbsp icing sugar, sifted
1 pkt (300g) Anzac biscuts
1 tbsp brandy (optional)
50g dark chocolate (optional)
Combine the hot water and instant coffee. Allow to cool.
Whisk the cream until soft peaks form then fold in the coffee and sugar. Stir lightly to avoid the cream curdling.
Pipe or spoon a little cream onto each biscuit.
Arrange the biscuits onto a plate, to form a ring. Brush lightly with brandy. Grate dark chocolate over the cake. Refrigerate until ready to serve.