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Category Archives: Gluten Free

Crunchy Spiced “Beer” Nuts

When we were planning our relocation to Brisbane a few years ago, well meaning friends cautioned us about the difficulty of connecting socially in a new locality, even going as … Continue reading

December 7, 2017 · 27 Comments

Hazelnut Buckwheat Blueberry Cake

I’ve been making birthday cakes for my kids for more than four decades. When they were little they’d spend months prior to their birth date poring over the Women’s Weekly … Continue reading

November 23, 2017 · 30 Comments

Lemon Ginger Rice, Red Peanuts and Curry Leaves

I love steamed rice, plain steamed rice. We treat it like fast food in our house. Until recently, if all else failed, steamed basmati rice topped with a dollop of … Continue reading

November 16, 2017 · 28 Comments

Vinaigrette Varieties

  Salad season made an early start in Brisbane this year. The temperature began to rise as soon as the calendar flipped over to September 1st. We eat salads most … Continue reading

October 26, 2017 · 32 Comments

Fudgy Brownies with Blueberries

In an unusual twist for me, I’ve been craving chocolate cake. My diet’s been all about vegetables for the passed few months, an effort to shed the build up of … Continue reading

October 19, 2017 · 37 Comments

Roasted Cauliflower with Indian Spice and Yoghurt Sauce

  My favourite way to enjoy cauliflower is raw. It’s a backlash from the over cooked, bitter and sulphurous smelling offerings of my childhood, but the recent trend of roasting … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 · 33 Comments

Roasted Stuffed Sweet Red Peppers

I get a buzz out of impulse buying beautiful produce and it’s an extra good feeling buying from the person who has tilled the soil and tended a crop to … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · 25 Comments

Seeded Cardamom Macaroons

  I always have a stash of egg whites in the freezer, leftovers from making yolk enriched recipes like ice cream.  I’m slack about labelling and inconsistent about the egg … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · 24 Comments

Spicy Carrot Pickle

I am a pickle obsessive. I admit it. Give me a good vegetable pickle and I can turn an ordinary meal into a feast. In the “English ploughman’s lunch from … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · 16 Comments

Blueberry fool with blueberry compote

Until I made to move to Brisbane two years ago, my home had always been in Melbourne. My roots are English and on the face of it, my ancestors chose … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · 17 Comments

Banana pineapple and ginger cake

In my working life I was a cook for a catering company. The kitchen staff cooked breakfast and lunch for our little shop front cafe, but the majority of our … Continue reading

August 17, 2017 · 21 Comments

Steamed Barramundi with ginger and spring onion sauce

Winter ills have laid me low for the passed couple of weeks. I’ve had the sniffles and a hacking cough that has the unhappy knack of reasserting itself just when … Continue reading

August 10, 2017 · 26 Comments

Italian Style Chocolate Milk Pudding

  When I make cakes or desserts it’s to please my sweet toothed husband, a man with an enviable metabolic rate. He makes no excuses for his frequent consumption of … Continue reading

July 20, 2017 · 22 Comments

Nasi Goreng

Australia’s place in Asia has well and truly been cemented by our embrace of her food. Stir fried meals are the mainstay of week night meals for busy Aussie cooks … Continue reading

July 13, 2017 · 26 Comments