Instant Ramen Gnocchi Parisienne

I’ve been a Stan subscriber for the last couple of months, and I was lured onto it by the prospect of seeing that elusive Sherlock: The Abominable Bride episode that was only available via the online streaming service. With a free 30 day trial, I told myself that I would unsubscribe as soon as I had watched it, but…

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…

Smoky Pulled Pork

I remember when pulled pork first started coming out on menus, I found it quite funny. Because “pulled’ just means shredded, yet it seems to be a verb restricted only to pork. You don’t have pulled chicken, pulled lamb, or pulled beef do you? No, you have shredded chicken, slow-cooked lamb, and slow-cooked beef. It’s…

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…

Zucchini, Mint & Persian Feta Salad

For the longest time, I childishly avoided zucchini because of its physical resemblance to a cucumber (one of my least favourite vegetables, second place to celery). But when I learned about the harmlessness of the vegetable, how easy it was to cook, and how delicious it was when paired with my favourite aromatic – garlic…

Hazelnut Pumpkin Quinoa Salad

Over the Christmas break there was a couple of days where The Sister joined me for dinner at mine. During this time, her fiance was still interstate with his family, and as they had only moved recently to their new place, she was so unfamiliar with the kitchen that she didn’t even know how to…

Cheese & Chive Scones

There is only one word to describe how I feel today, and that’s ‘Owwwwwwwwwwwwwww!’ I went indoor rock climbing yesterday. I think the last (and first) time I had ever been indoor rock climbing was at a primary school friend’s party. You know, one of those kid’s parties with the jelly snakes, plastic plates, paper…