Shrove Tuesday Pancakes

Shrove Tuesday, although named for its religious significance, is primarily marked by pancake feasting. Before a national day existed for almost every junk food, Pancake Day held the spotlight and rightly so. There’s nothing to dislike about pancakes. Hate sweet food? Have a savoury pancake! Fat or thin, minimal or excessive toppings, the world is your oyster….or pancake in this circumstance. My go to is a Crêpe with sugar and lemon juice or just with […]

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Fudgy Paleo Brownies

For January I’m trying a Paleo diet in an attempt to lose some kilos and be healthier! I’ve tried the diet before and had quite a lot of success but found it hard to carry on for longer then a couple of months. I found it difficult to socialise and enjoy myself on special occasions and began to feel guilty for any tiny slip up. Now that’s not a way to live. So this time I’m […]

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Lamingtons

Lamingtons are a part of every Australian’s childhood (I would hope) but to many outside of Australia the mention of this delicious cake brings a look of confused intrigue to their face. The Lamington is a soft, golden, Australian cake covered in rich chocolate and coconut. Sometimes you can find it filled with cream or jam (my favourite). As I mentioned previously, Lamingtons date back to 1927, these days they make regular appearances at parties, […]

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Vegan cauliflower cheese

Who else hated cauliflower as a child? To be honest, it’s still on the bottom of the vegetable list for me. What can I say? I like a vegetable with a bit of colour and taste. However, that doesn’t mean cauliflower can’t be made edible. Whether it’s salt, oil, or sugar, there’s always a way to jazz up a bland vegetable. Cheese has been the saviour of cauliflower since 1861 when the first recipe for […]

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The best granola recipe

I’m a big breakfast fan. The thought of missing breakfast brings a tear to my eye. But you know..sometimes there just isn’t time in the morning to whip up a killer breakfast. Does that mean you have to skip it? No! Homemade granola swiftly chucked on top of yoghurt is the way to go. Inspired by my favourite chef Ottolenghi’s granola this recipe is easy to make and also loads healthier (and cheaper) then the granola […]

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Bread Ahead Easter baking class

Easter may be over but does that really mean it’s the end of Hot Cross Bun indulging? I say no. Really when you break it down a Hot Cross Bun is just a fruit bun with an embellishment on the top. Remove the religious significance, ignore social judgement and enjoy that bun year long. Better yet, make your own! Over the long Easter weekend I attended an Easter baking class held by my favourite bakery […]

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Game Changer Pesto Recipe

Easter is a hop, skip and jump away so it’s time to get cooking! I’ll be taste testing all the Hot Cross Buns London has to offer (OK some) and letting you know which ones you simply must try. In fact, I’m such a Hot Cross Bun fanatic that I’ll be attending an Easter cooking class by London bakery Bread Ahead to perfect my bun making skills. The only association I can make between the […]

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Taste testing weird British foods

After my round-up of weird Australian foods I think it’s only fair I give some weird British foods a go. Over the past month I’ve been taste testing all the British foods that I’m slightly confused and intrigued by. Don’t be hurt by my opinion, if you love mushy peas, that’s great, you do you. Remember: “We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no […]

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