Apricot/ Strawberry Turnovers

Apricot & Strawberry Turnovers/Danish Grab some ready-made puff pastry (I used Gluten-free) and let it completely defrost, spread some apricot jam or strawberry jam on the pastry, slice strawberries or apricots and place on the pastry, fold the edges over and place on a lined baking tray. Sprinkle with a little sugar and bake in…

Sung Choi Bao

Sung Choi Bao Light and simple meal, great as a Summer meal or as an appetiser. Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (or peanut oil) 300g lean beef mince 300g pork mince 1 clove crushed garlic 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger (optional) 4 green spring onions (Shallots), finely sliced 1 x 230g water chestnuts, drained and…

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse This chocolate mousse is so easy to make and only has two ingredients and takes five minutes (hands-on) to make. Ingredients 450 g chocolate chips or finely chopped dark chocolate with 50-60% cocoa content 300 mls heavy whipping cream Topping: cocoa powder, grated chocolate, or fruits (optional) Instructions melt chocolate in a bowl…

Flour-less chocolate cake

If you have someone in the house that cannot eat gluten, this is a great recipe for a rich chocolate cake, I also used dairy-free chocolate and egg substitute to deal with dairy and egg intolerances as well. Yummy served with a dusting of icing sugar, whipped cream and fresh strawberries. Recipe Yield: 10 inch…

Thai Green Curry Recipe

INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups Long Grain Jasmine Rice 2 tablespoons Oil 100g Thai Green Curry Paste 400ml coconut milk 300ml chicken (or vegetable) stock 450g Chicken Breast Fillets, cut into 1cm-thick strips (or Tofu) 1 red capsicum, seeded, thinly sliced 1 carrot, peeled and thinly sliced 1/2 broccoli or broccolini 100g snow peas, trimmed or…

Baby spinach and basil dip

Baby spinach and basil dip This is one of those make as you feel it recipes, add whatever takes your fancy. This is a favourite in our house and whenever we go to parties and BBQs I’m always asked if I can bring a bowl (or two). You can make this completely vegan if you…

Cheesy Flatbread Sticks

Cheesy Flatbread Sticks Quick, easy and simple to make these are perfect with pasta or dip. Ingredients: Pita pockets 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1/4 tasty or mild (Colby) shredded cheese 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano and basil Method: Preheat over to 425F or 220C place pita on cutting board and brush…

Croissants with Nutella and strawberries

Croissants with Nutella and strawberries I sometimes feel that croissants are more of a dessert than a breakfast, but they always seem to be consumed in the mornings, if not breakfast then brunch! You can forgo the Nutella and use fresh jam or conserve if you prefer. I will admit, that I did not make…

Scrambled egg muffins

Egg and Bacon Muffins I can guarantee these will dissapear so quick, perfect for a picnic or breakfast on the go too, if they are for a picnic maybe line the muffin tray with paper muffin wrappers for ease of storage. These are gluten-free and so quick and easy to make, you can add additional…

Basil pesto with zucchini noodles

You can make the zucchini noodles at home, or you can buy them ready cut and just steam them in the microwave, add some basil pesto, some baby spinach leaves and fresh cherry tomatoes, create a light, yet filling meal. Basil Pesto Recipe Ingredients: 4 cups fresh basil 5 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese 2…

Berry yogurt crunch

This is one of my go-to breakfasts, yummy and moderately healthy! A layer of granola, this time it is buckwheat and berry, then a small tub of lactose-free plain yogurt, add four teaspoons of pureed summer berries and then some fresh plump raspberries and strawberries (for this shoot I used frozen), I tend to just…

Recipe for the Aussie Lamington

The Aussie Lamington Surely an Aussie styled cookbook could never be complete without a Lamington Recipe? There are two ways to make Lamingtons, the old fashioned way and the more time poor way. While the old fashioned way is arguably nicer, there is nothing wrong with the time poor way either. Something I used to…