Chicken Mushroom Pot Pies

Living just on the other side of the train tracks, a mere two minute walk from the main shops in my suburb, makes a last-minute grocery shop an absolute breeze. Forgot to buy milk on the way home? No sweat – the supermarket is open until 11pm. The best thing about visiting the supermarket at…

Caramel & Pecan Brownie

With all the recipes that I’ve come across, I still continue to go back to the same classic caramel recipe that was one of my earliest culinary experiments. It has just the right amount of creamy ooze, and perfect balance. A classic caramel I’d use regular butter and rely upon the salts already in it…

Moroccan Yoghurt Cake

Whenever I go grocery shopping, I’m usually a Woman On A Mission. Charge in with my trolley or basket. Assess the layout of the supermarket: fruit and vegetables first, so I can pick and sort while my load is light and hands free, and then strategically up and down the aisles; buzzing past teenagers crowded…

Choco-Nut Cookies

Out of all the things that can be baked, few things smell better than the aroma of freshly-baked cookies. Of course, this is largely due to the considerable amount of butter that goes into them, but as I always say – life is for eating and the amount of butter is greatly divided into the…

Pumpkin Risotto

Pumpkin is probably one of the most time-consuming vegetables to prepare but one of the most rewarding when cooked well. I love winter when all the different varieties of pumpkin start to emerge, and immediately my imagination starts to conjure up the aroma of warm roast pumpkin salads and rich pumpkin soups. As this is…

My Chicken Karaage

One of my biggest naughty food weaknesses has got to be fried chicken. Crispy and well-seasoned, juicy on the inside, succulent and tender. Preferably boneless. Everytime I visit Ryo’s Noodles in Crows Nest for my ramen fix, I make sure to get the amazing chicken karaage as well. I can never resist digging in immediately –…

Spinach Gnudi, Sage Burnt Butter

You couldn’t have asked for better weather over this four-day Easter long weekend. I’m delighted to say that I’ve spent the majority of this break in hermitage; sleeping-in until midday, leafing leisurely through cookbooks, pilates at home and pottering around the kitchen. Its been a good opportunity for me to take a break from the hustle…

Rhubarb, Mascarpone & Hazelnut Tarts

I love the zoo. From being taken to Sydney’s Taronga Zoo as a five year old by The Sister to wandering around Singapore Zoo on my own at the end of last year, I’m always held captivated by the animals. Seeing the giraffes with their gracefully arched necks delicately step around one another to feed,…

Salmon Salad with Chilli Caramel Dressing

First off, I apologise for this week’s recipe post being late. I usually write my Monday recipe posts over the weekend, and as I was getting my materials together for writing, I realised that I had left my camera with the photos of this salad I wanted to write about in my desk drawer at…

Vegetable Castellane Parmigiane

I’ve never been a believer in diets. Lactose-free, paleo, no chocolate, no gluten or raw; as I have said before, I’m a supporter of everything in moderation. I believe if you deny yourself something, for example, saying that you will eat no chocolate, all you will think about is chocolate 24/7. Personally, some of the…

Salmon Coconut Ceviche

On the days where I visit the gym, I try and make sure I have a light meal at least an hour before my class. Any sooner and I’ll have indigestion, however I’ve noticed that if I don’t eat something an hour or two before the class, I barely have enough energy. I was sorting…

Teriyaki Beef & Soba Noodles

I love a good steak, and a lot of the time I can’t be bothered to wait until I hit a gastropub to get my fill of red meat. For a good steak at home, I like to buy an eye-fillet cut (the perfect size for one) and I cook it (just salt, ground pepper…