In the last few years since I first discovered my love of cooking and food, I have learnt a couple of essential rules to follow in the kitchen. Although my skills are continuously growing with every new meal I make, I have set myself ten cooking commandments that must be abided by at all times… Continue reading My cooking commandments (so far…)
Ruth Reichl's autobiographical memoir, Not Becoming My Mother is another expert offering by the renowned and acclaimed food author, editor in chief and executive producer. It is a simple read written in a lovely style. Despite its simplicity, however, this book carries at its heart insights into the most intrinsic relationship that exists: Mother and… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: “Not Becoming My Mother” by Ruth Reichl
As an amateur home cook, I have always enjoyed the serenity of stirring, chopping and slicing in my own kitchen, at my own pace. But I have always wondered what is involved in professional catering and whether I would be able to hold my own in a high-intensity professional environment... Well, I found out when… Continue reading A day in the life of a professional caterer!
This has to be the easiest and fastest midweek dinner suggestion ever. I tried it myself and was delighted at how much flavour comes out of so little effort. I have appropriated RecipeTin's recipe by adding a few extras I like but credit for the principle must go to Nagi from RecipeTin for what really… Continue reading Sausage & veg tray bake recipe
This is my very best Mac 'n' Cheese recipe. Although it's not extremely different from other versions, my recipe is the product of years of trial and error. I have found that, rather than inventing the wheel, it is the smaller details that add to the majesty of this meal as a finished product. I… Continue reading Mac ‘n’ Cheese recipe
I'm sure one of the strongest threads that bind all "foodies" together is the dream of the perfect kitchen. I myself frequently daydream about what I affectionately call my "Forever Kitchen" ❤ Although I cannot actually show you my Forever Kitchen (it doesn't exist........ yet!) I would love to tell you all about it. The first thing… Continue reading My DREAM kitchen!
This is a self-devised recipe I made that was so well received on Instagram. So I reproduce it here with pride! This is an exciting and vibrantly fragrant dish that is perfect for mid-week dinners and totally strays from what would ordinarily be in your weeknight repertoire. The marriage of warm spices such as turmeric,… Continue reading Original vegan sweet potato curry recipe
This is a great recipe when making rice to accompany a stir fry or even to have on its own. The turmeric stains the rice an impressive Royal gold while, at the same time, adding its spice to the rice in reflection of the balmy warmth of an exotic South East Asian evening. Cooked in… Continue reading Coconut turmeric rice recipe
If you're anything like me, making pasta dough by hand will (sooner or later) bring you to tears (and NOT from overwhelming culinary joy). So you could imagine how thankful I was to learn this really simple pasta dough recipe in a cooking class with Australia's first Masterchef winner, Julie Goodwin. The best part about this… Continue reading Easy pasta dough recipe for bench mixer
These savoury breakfast muffins are so perfect in so many ways. First and foremost, they are incredibly easy. Secondly, they are so useful to make at the beginning of the week - breakfast for the entire week sorted! They are also a great weekend breakfast or handy when cereal just isn't hitting the spot anymore.… Continue reading Savoury breakfast muffins