Chocolate Orange Yoghurt Cups with Pecan Praline

This may be the healthiest dessert recipe that I’ve ever come up with. I mean, don’t get me wrong – this still isn’t healthy like a salad, smoothie or a bowl of oatmeal. It’s not a healthy recipe. But for someone who considers herself Queen of Cupcakes (and other baked goodies), this is certainly the healthiest dessert […]

Spicy pumpkin soup (& a magazine giveaway!)

You may remember a few months ago when I announced that I’d been asked to be a regular columnist in a new food magazine that was coming out this year. Well, I’m finally proud to announce that my very first column has finally been published! The Gourmet Kitchen is available for purchase in all good […]

Korean zucchini pancakes – hobak jeon!

Could someone please tell me where the year has gone? Anyone? Hello? I stared at the calendar at work today in complete and utter disbelief. Are we really already almost at the end of May? It seems like only yesterday I was sitting on my best friend’s balcony as we drank cocktails and celebrated the […]

Tasty Tempura

What is it about frying food that makes it so delicious? I mean, I have to honestly say that I question creations such as fried cookie dough (come on guys, are you serious??) and deep fried butter (I genuinely thought that my brother was KIDDING when he told me about this. And then I googled […]

Mushroom & Goat’s Cheese Tart (and a little emotional blackmail…)

I love me some fungus. Yessir, I do. Portabella, Enoki, Field, Swiss Brown/Cremini, Wood Ear, Oyster, Porcini, Shimeji, King Brown, and even the king of umami – Shiitake (even though the idiotic 5yo child in me giggles and says ‘shit-takes’ in my head). Basically, what I’m saying here is that if it grows on a […]

Rockin’ out with my wok out!

I have a confession to make. I’m a gadget junkie. I love pretty shiny new things, especially when I think they’re a worthwhile purchase (and even when they’re not…I’m STILL regretting the purchase of my blue suede stiletto boots). However, buying anything new for our kitchen these days usually descends into a battle of epic […]

Stupidly simple stir-fry

Let us consider the humble stir-fry. The concept is simple enough – you stir as you fry. Not quite brain surgery. However, during my 27 years on this planet, I’ve come across quite a few people who seem to find this equation a little perplexing… I’ve had more than a few friends partake in my […]

A classic winter warmer – pumpkin soup

Talk about chilly, winter has arrived in Melbourne and sunk its teeth into the very bones of the city that I call home. Even the more hardcore members of Melbourne’s Miniskirt Mafia (the slightly insane girls who prance about in miniskirts regardless of the weather) appear to have conceded defeat to the numbing winds and […]

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