Coconut Chia Pudding

“Dairy-free, sugar-free; I think some of them are just a new eating disorder. There’s the ‘I Quit Sugar’ program. And so many people quitting carbs, quitting drinking… It’s ‘I quit’, ‘I quit.’ For me, it’s about a lifestyle choice.” These were the words voiced by celebrity chef Donna Hay at the end of last week,…

Coconut & Raspberry Brownie

Are you folks enjoying your long weekend? It was my birthday on Saturday and I had made an epic chocolate mousse cake to celebrate (you can see the photo of it on my Instagram here) but I got struck down with a horrid cold on Friday so have lost my appetite almost entirely 😦 What a…

Coconut Cacao Bliss Balls

As every woman knows, there comes a certain time of the month where your appetite sparks up to an uncontrollable degree. The mere thought of slicing into a perfect medium-rare steak has me salivating, and the urge to consume my own weight in chocolate nags and prods at me incessantly. Usually I listen to my…

Spoonful Cafe & Living

It surprised me to hear of an organic cafe on my side of the bridge. While being in the foodie circles you certainly hear about new openings and menu launches, if you want organic or “hipster” food, it’s largely assumed that you would need to travel into the inner city suburbs such as Newtown and…

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…

Coconut Quinoa

Originally I hadn’t been planning on posting the recipe to this up at all, as it really is not a very photogenic dish. However I received quite an insistent response on my Facebook page and Instagram, and so I’ve decided to write a little about it and pass on another breakfast idea for you folks…

Nutella Cake + GIVEAWAY

I’ve never been big into sugary spreads slathered in between my sandwiches. In my personal opinion, jam tastes better with scones, honey better in porridge, peanut butter in muffins, and Nutella as a sneaky molten gooey centre in cakes. The Sister’s mother-in-law to be was down in Sydney last weekend, and they had invited me…

The Sweet Swap

Often following the one recipe for cupcakes or cookies produces way too much for me alone to eat. For this reason I’ve got fellow foodie work colleagues, friends and family who are more than willing to be my culinary guinea pigs. But about a few months ago, I received an email from Sara of Belly…

Roast Vegetable Frittata

Is there anything more homely in winter than roast vegetables? I had one lone capsicum left over after my Ratatouille, as well as a bit of pumpkin from my Roast Pumpkin Ravioli and so I decided to make the most of it and make a quick frittata one Sunday lunch. A frittata is really like…

Flourless Chocolate Cake

So after I had made my Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Macarons, I had a small bowl of beautifully silky dark chocolate ganache left over, as well as a punnet of (very expensive) raspberries. And as some of you know, I hate wasting food, especially quality food that is pricey. Thus I did a bit of…

Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Macarons

I had attempted to make some Portugese Tarts. My prior failure with my Exploding Custard Tarts last year haunted me still, but when my friend Kulinary Adventures of Kath pronounced she had found a fail-safe recipe, I was encouraged and tried it, only to have them fail yet again. This time, at least they didn’t explode, but…

Mushroom, Quinoa & Thyme Risotto

“Have you made risotto before?” (Awkward cough) “Errrrr…from a packet.” HEY it’s called Star Risotto and The Sister even knows Italians who use it, okay? But sure, I’m a food blogger and foodie and so I should know how to make risotto. I’ve made paella before and surely it can’t be much harder than that,…