Who knew dehydrated oranges taste as good as they look? And more, they are healthy and making them is as easy as slice and dry! Save them in jars and have them as snacks (think: the forever hungry kids) or use them as cake toppers! Ingredients Oranges, better still, blood oranges (I know, they are … Read more

Need a quick snack to impress your visitor? How about a fruit tart made with fresh fruits and a splash of maple syrup? Quick, pretty and of course, super easy and Aw rooty! Ingredients Puff pastry Fresh fruits sliced thin (fruits of the season – peaches, plum, nectarines, mangoes, strawberries, etc) Maple syrup Demerara sugar … Read more

The Asian pork or chicken jerky, aka dragon meat (“Loong yoke”) is an explosioin of sweet and savoury chewy snack available all year round, in malls and at street food vendors. They are presented warm on a BBQ as a savoury snack or vacuum packed and boxed as gifts for special occasions such as the … Read more

Going to a pot luck party? When in doubt, bake some spiced maple nuts! Always a hit but this time, spice up the love.. Ingredients 1/2 cup maple syrup 1 tbsp vegetable oil 2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp mixed spice 1 cup each of almond, pecan, cashew, pistachio and macadamia nuts 1 tsp each, … Read more

A most exciting and easy recipe to do with the kids. From shopping for the ingredients and deciding what to include, and of course, we are talking about candy and chocolate, to ‘cooking’ which calls only for melting the chocolate! Here are some suggestions on what could go in but, be creative! Throw everything in … Read more

The origin of Biscotti backdates to the medieval times and in italian, means ‘twiced cooked’. Biscotti was traditionally savoured for its long shelf life and used in long journeys during the war. If you’re planning to bake for friends and family, a tripple batch of the following recipe is totally recommended. Store them in air … Read more

Have you ever felt the urge for a piece of good old butter cake? Well I did. An easy recipe so you won’t need to worry about exact measurements. Ingredients 1 cup butter (use estimates, don’t bother measuring) 3/4 cup caster sugar 3 tbsp sour cream/greek yogurt/ricotta cheese/mayo (moist cake warranty) 3 – 5 eggs … Read more

Watch how everybody’s eyes light up with these stained candy glass rainbow cup cakes! Great Covid era birthday cake alternative.. Candle on 1. Any cake recipe would work. Simply add 3 tablespoons sour cream for a lovely flavour and moisture boost 🙂 Ingredients – cup cake 1 : 1 : 1.5 ratio works! (butter : … Read more

Quick & Easy, every kid’s favourite. Ingredients Macaroni Water or Broth (veggie/chicken) Pinch of salt ________ 1/2 cup Shredded Mozzarella 2 tbsp Parmesan 1 tbsp butter 1/8 cup milk (optional – for extra creamy texture) Optional Ham or Bacon bits (cut up bacon and crisp using frying pan/microwave 1 min (wrapped in paper towel) or … Read more

Talk about ease and versatility of minced meats grilled in the combisteamer !  Here is an easy, spiced Tandoori lamb meat ball recipe. Ingredients Meat ball : 500g lamb mince 3 tbsps tandoori paste (any brand but special mention, Sharwood from Coles) 3 tbsps almond meal (or panko crumbs/bread crumbs/oatmeal) 1/4 bunch coriander  (stalks & … Read more