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…

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…

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…

Date & Walnut Blondies

I miss summer dearly. The cooler weather has made me a little more antisocial, choosing to spend my time at home inhaling the steaming vapours of fragrant curries, or spreading my freezing hands over the hot oven while my muffins rise and bake. As a result of this, I haven’t visited any new restaurants or…

Butterscotch Pecan Self-Saucing Pud

Winter is the season of squishy baby food. Hot, creamy potato mash, thickened tangy jus and sauces, oozy cheesy lasagne and this soft, melt-in-the-mouth self-saucing pudding is no exception. This was to be dessert for a weekend lunch at The Sister’s place; and it was ridiculously simple to quickly rustle up the hour before we…

Pistachio Friands

I sometimes wonder – would certain foods be as fun to eat if the methodical process behind preparing and eating them was gone? In this sense – would pistachio nuts taste just as good if we didn’t have to go through the process of unshelling the fickle little things? There’s something about the routine of…

Macadamia Muesli

When I was a child and progressing through into my teens, I remember that my favourite sweets were not lollipops, gummy lollies (my Sister’s favourite, particularly bears) or chocolates, but in fact fruit chews. It mystifies me now how I could love such artificial-tasting confectionaries, when the purple “grape” flavour tastes remotely nothing like any…

Quinoa Granola

For most people, it’s not news that breakfast is the most important meal of your day. From memory, the saying goes: ‘Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.’ And while I understand that a good breakfast is the key to kick-starting your day, I’ll readily put my hand…

Chocolate Créme Caramel & Hazelnut Praline

So last week I made all of you a promise. I promised you the recipe for the luscious Chocolate Créme Caramel with Hazelnut Praline that I gave you a sneak peek of when I posted up the Classic Créme Caramel. Now I will say that most of the time I prefer things in their pure,…

Macadamia Caramel Slice

I’m not the owner of this recipe. I first tasted this creation a few years ago, when my sister brought back samples from various parties at her office. The owner of this delightful recipe was a woman who was a coeliac, and she made the gluten-free version of this by merely substituting the plain flour…

Orange & Almond Biscotti

Today was the day I submitted my (hopefully) last ever assessment task for my double degree of a Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Laws. It has been an indescribable experience over these last five years…. At 7am I had a hunchback and stiff neck from sitting in front of my laptop for the…

Glutton’s Rocky Road

Why hello there. You know you want me… As I’ve been told before, I’m a terrible tease and I’m sure I’ve teased you more than long enough about my Glutton’s Version of Rocky Road. This really is something else entirely, and SO SIMPLE. And sneaky. And sinful. And delicious. You can honestly chuck in anything…