I’ve been officially off sugar since early 2012. Today, more than two years later, my sweet tooth is easily satisfied. Where once I could easily devour 100g of milk chocolate I’m now happy with a few squares of 85% dark chocolate. Giving up sugar hasn’t meant giving up my favourite desserts – because so many sweet recipes, …
On a recent trip to Bali I was lucky enough to try one of the island’s hottest new restaurants – Seminyak Italian Food. One of the dishes I drooled over during my feast was the arancini balls – they’re stuffed with spinach and four different types of Italian cheese.
When it comes to comfort food I have a couple of simple go to recipes. Their simplicity comes from a combination of everyday ingredients as well as the preparation being relatively foolproof. This cottage pie is one of them.
I’ve been a coconut oil devotee for a few years. It’s one of the most versatile things in my pantry (and bathroom). When it comes to the uses of this magical oil they’re many and varied.
As much as I dabble in tea I’m self-confessed coffee addict. Recently after a teeth whitening treatment the dentist advised me to stay off coffee for a week. I lasted 24 hours. More recently I attended an espresso course to learn more about the art of coffee making.
Every cookbook I own seems to include a tempting brownie recipe. Donna Hay and Jamie Oliver are among those responsible for past moments of brownie over-consumption.
On a recent Saturday it was a long overdue visit to my local Bunnings, rather than Manly beach, that caused me to be in the Baglowah area. Keen for a quick and inexpensive lunch I tried The Butchers Cafe on Sydney Road. The Butchers Cafe is based on a very simple but rarely seen concept …
I first visited Woodland Kitchen & Bar for dinner on New Year’s Eve 2013 (see more here). I said then that I’d be back soon but it’s been over 6 months and I’ve only just got around to it.