I'm not a particularly superstitious person, but I do enjoy following those superstitions which exude positivity and hope... like wishing on a falling star. There seem to be dozens of stories and superstitions related to the humble hot cross bun. But my favourite by far, avouches that sharing the bun with a loved one guarantees friendship … Continue reading Hot Cross Buns
It's the time of year, when you see heaps of advertising boards popping up around the neighbourhood, many of them advertising a School Fete or Xmas Market. And of course, an essential component of any fundraising event is the Cake Stall. Hence the need for recipes such as this one...easy, inexpensive and delicious. I … Continue reading Lemon & Yogurt Teacake
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