Moussaka

Only one more week left to the end of my 10 week total transformation challenge, and I’m already planning all of the things I want to eat again: ramen, croissants, beer… but then on the other hand, I’m terrified of blowing out and going back to the way things were before. Night Owl and I actually…

Beef Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash

What a whirlwind it has been these last couple of weeks! The start of my new job coincided with the start of the transformation challenge at my gym, and of course the first thing my body did was catch a cold. My body took it harder than usual as the week before I had been…

Duck & Pomegranate Salad

I was talking yesterday morning on the phone to one of the barristers we engage, and who is also a good friend – in fact, we’re going to see the infamous Dita Von Teese at her show The Art of the Teese this Friday night at the State Theatre! After discussing the cases we are currently working on,…

Redskin Macarons

Does anyone still remember those Pick & Mixes you could get at variety stores? Where you chose what size of cup you wanted before staring in awe at the whole selection of lollies and sweets, sherbets and gummy bears, loading up your cup and reverently taking it to the checkout before devouring it at home….

Chocolate Hazelnut Buttermilk Cake

Apologies for the no-post last week, kittens. Its been an emotional couple of weeks for me lately bogged down with family issues. I won’t go into it too much, but basically what has happened is that I came out to my parents (it’s in my previous post of Hot Cross Buns) a couple of months ago…

Quinoa-crumbed chicken schnitzel

A couple of months ago Night Owl said she wanted to go back to the gluten-free diet she had once pursued (prior to us starting dating). Stuck for ideas – as the main cook in our little household of two – I had a browse of my ever-slowly-expanding cookbook collection. I picked out my copy of Feel…

Aubergine Involtini

So ever since I made the amazing dish that is Miso-Grilled Eggplant, I’ve been in a state of semi-alert when I rove around the fruit and vegetable aisle and the Asian grocers whilst on my weekly shopping routine. It was a few weeks ago while passing through FruitEzy in Chatswood Westfield that I became terribly excited at seeing…

La Puerta

I’ve noticed that I’ve been attending more South American restaurants as of late, and it’s not something I’m going to be complaining about anytime soon. It’s over the last year or so I’ve learned that South American food isn’t limited to beans, tortillas and queso. While I’m not opposed to a food court burrito bowl…

Green Gourmet

I’ve never attempted any sort of diet before. It’s interesting when I have people ask me what my “approach” or “take” is on cooking – those whom I test my recipes on think I’m a sweets and dessert fiend, while my work colleagues see my neatly prepared and packed lunches with brown rice and salads…

Pork Sausage & Tomato Risotto

Packed lunches. The phrase doesn’t evoke as much of a grimace as it did when I was in my school days, complete with the memory of backpacks, the terror of the “no hat no play” rule, scraped knees, and hitched-up tartan skirts that were guiltily rolled down on the shuffle back home. I had some interesting tastes…

Monkey King Thai

A couple of years ago when I was still living with my folks, I remember the week we had new neighbours move in – a couple with three kids. They were friendly, quiet and easy-going, but it wasn’t the people that charmed us; it was the little bundle of fur by the name of Louis….

Bread & Circus Wholefoods Canteen

“And from your legs in tabletop, extend one leg out away from your body, flexing and pointing your toe and lower it slowly towards the floor.” Teeth gritted, my hands behind my head, upper torso off the floor, with an “Oh my goooood” running through my mind as I did as the instructor asked. I…