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greek roasted cauliflower

This is the easiest recipe and is a lovely side to any dish.  Roasting brings out a nutty flavour in the cauliflower and the garlic slices add texture as well as taste. INGREDIENTS 1 head cauliflower, …

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baked eggplant with chilli and ginger dressing

I just came back from a fabulous weekend in the Freycinet national Park, Tasmania.  The weekend was one of pure indulgence, where we drank fine wine and ate the fanciest food for breakfast, lunch and …

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EGGPLANT ROLL UPS WITH MINTY FETA FILLING

These little eggplant rolls are stuffed with smashed feta. The addition of lemon juice, fresh mint and chilli give a tangy bust of flavour to the filling. I’ve made these roll ups twice over the …

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chocolate banana muffins

The boys had a couple of mates stay over last night, and I decided to surprise them with a  batch of these super easy chocolatey-banana muffins for breakfast.  The recipe comes from Nigella’s blog, but …

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Rosie’s cheese scones

Theses tiny baked goodies are not quite scones, but more like little cheesy pops.  The baking powder gives them a fluffy texture and as they do not contain any butter or oil, they are light …

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charoset

There are so many traditional Passover foods that we make and share with family each year at the seder table, and in my home, Charoset is one of the favourites.  Charoset is a sweet, textured …

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Cambodian Amok Chicken curry

My family recently spent a few days in Siem Reap,  visiting the awesome 1000 year old temples at Ankor and eating our way through some delicious Cambodian cuisine.  The flavours of Cambodian food seems to …

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moroccan roasted vegies

My boys have always been easy eaters.  Our family dinners did not have to have camouflaged vegetables  such as broccoli trees or  carrots grated mince beef. Veggies have always been enjoyed and eaten with gusto. …

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soft baked pretzels

I have always been a little timid about baking with yeast, but today, I decided to try bake some soft pretzels.  I found this recipe on a food blog that I recently came across. http://www.fifteenspatulas.com. …

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oatmeal, choc chip and apricot cookies

It’s one of those glorious long Sunday afternoons, when everyone in the house is either out or busy and Ive got absolutely nothing to do.  The boys are back at Uni tomorrow and I’m thinking …

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Grilled peach summer salad

    INGREDIENTS 4 ripe peaches, quartered and seeds removed 1 cup pecan nuts, roughly chopped 1 spanish onion fetta cheese mixed salad greens canola oil INGREDIENTS FOR DRESSING 3 table spoons olive oil 2 …

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Cau Lau – Hoi An noodles

Ive just come back from a trip to Vietnam where I discovered Cau Lau, a noodle dish found in the ancient town of Hoi An. This noodle dish differs from typical Vietnamese noodle dishes, as …

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Cannellini bean salad with fresh mint and coriander dressing

This very simple salad has a tasty dressing made with fresh herbs, chilli, limes and sauces.  The original recipe is from Women’s Weekly, Food to Love, but this version has been simplified and adapted to …

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Keftedia – Greek meatballs

When I made these little meatballs the first time, I wasn’t quick enough to get any photographs worth posting.  My boys just loved them, they especially liked dunking them in home made tzatziki.    I …

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green lentil, coriander and mixed salad leaves

This is a really lovely and simple salad.  It’s refreshing, with a really fresh and subtile taste.  The recipe has been adapted from George Calombaris’ salad recipe in the March 2010 Gourmet Traveller.   INGREDIENTS …

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