Vanilla Panna Cotta with Summer Berries

I made the panna cotta mixture as per the recipe below and filled individual cups, and set aside in the fridge overnight. I served them the next day. I found it easier to do it this way. Requires at least 2 hours to set.  I found it easier to run a knife around the inside…

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…

Grilled Peaches with Yogurt and Honey

This is not exactly difficult, but it is yummy and mostly healthy. Sweet Summer Peaches, slice them in half, remove the stone and centre and then grill them on the stove or BBQ, get that love char-grill lines on the flesh (brings out the sweetness), then serve with yogurt, a little cinnamon sugar and drizzle…

Loaded Nachos

Loaded Nachos It’s kind of funny, there are Nachos and then there are Nachos. In my house when we are feeling lazy we have Nachos, a packet of cheese or plain corn chips, some pre-made store bought salsa and pizza cheese sprinkled over the top and popped in the microwave for a minute. Serviceable, but…

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…

Mini Bruschetta with cream cheese and balsamic dressing

Fancy a twist on the classic bruschetta? I don’t use onions, instead, I use cream cheese and feta! Rather yummy, and not at all difficult to make; grab a fresh crusty breadstick and cut about 1.5 – 2cm thick and toast these on a baking tray for 10 minutes @ 180C. while the bread is…