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Raw Chocolate Ganache Tart – May’s SABH

May 20, 2013
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Raw Chocolate Ganache Tart – May’s SABH

Im soooooo excited about this months Sweet Adventures Blog Hop! As the hostess with the mostess this month, I got to choose the theme, and as you guys are aware, I chose raw! There was a little bit of confusion around the theme, but its something I have been looking in to since going veggie. There really is a whole world out there of food techniques and beliefs that I hadn’t even fathomed. After watching a raw dessert being made on an episode of Veg, I knew I had to try it. Its looked perfectly fudgy and decadent, but was completely raw, completely vegan, and completely good for you!! I KNOW RIGHT?!?! So Raw Chocolate Ganache Tart – May’s SABH Adapted from The River Cottage Ingredients Base: 175g walnuts 125g almonds 1 tsp salt 200g dates. Filling: 4 medium sized ripe avocados 150g virgin coconut oil 200g raw cacao powder....

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Vintage Glam Mud Cupcakes – Happy Mother’s Day!

May 12, 2013
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Vintage Glam Mud Cupcakes – Happy Mother’s Day!

Last year I made mum a Berry & Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Lemon Drizzle for Mother’s Day. A simple but very effective (she said it was one of my best) way of saying I love you, and thanks for putting up with me for 30 years. This year, I wanted to do something with a little more pizazz. Something that still says I love you, and thanks for putting up with me for 30 years, but also creates a sense of beauty with everyone it comes in contact with (with minimal effort of course). Last week I was given a box of Queens new Soft Sugar Pearls. You guys know cachous? They’re pretty much the same thing, only slightly larger and way softer – meaning you can consume more and not break a tooth….win! So I wanted to use these as a perfect way to add some old school...

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Adults Only Creme Egg Cupcakes

March 24, 2013
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Adults Only Creme Egg Cupcakes

I wasn’t sure I was going to make this months SABH. March has been a bit of a blur in the DWAS household. With Stud’s parents arriving the first weekend, Stud’s birthday the weekend after, a 5 night stint in Melbourne for Grand Prix and then our US trip next weekend, this was really the only free time we had to get everything in order ready for said trip…..and I got sick. Argh!!! Pity party over, I did decide to whip up a little batch of Easter cupcakes with a twist. Remember the ones I made last year? I thought I’d go with the same principal but make then a little nostalgic, and a little bit naughty(er). You see this months hop is a Cocktail Party theme, and in our trip to Melbourne last weekend, a night at Polly produced a “Violet Crumble Martini”. Yes, you read that right. It...

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Chocolate peanut butter “ice-cream”

February 24, 2013
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Chocolate peanut butter ice-cream

Remember a little while ago I made that Angelic Hot Fudge Sauce? Simple, warming, delicious – and funnily enough, for a SABH! Well using similar ingredients, I’m flipping the temperature dial to cold – and I mean fuh-reez-ing – because this months Sweet Adventures Blog Hop is……Licence to Chill! I don’t know about you guys, but every time I say it (even in my head), I kind of do a “cool dude” voice. Its hard to explain, but it happens. I’m not proud of it. Anyway, the Feb hop is hosted by the lovely Heather over at The Capers of the Kitchen Crusader, so you can head over to her blog to find out all the deets on entering. But in the mean time, let me tell you a little about this dessert. So I’m kind of still on that health thing (a little more so now as the...

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Coconut and Mango Sago

January 21, 2013
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Coconut and Mango Sago

Stud and I aren’t massive beach people. We’re both pretty pale, aren’t a fan of screaming people, I have a bit of a sand phobia, and Kev has seen one too many Jaws films to want to go in to the ocean too often. Dont get me wrong, I used to LOVE the beach! Spending many a childhood weekends down the south coast in Gerringong, with my entire family squeezed in to a caravan and hanging out at the beach pretty much every day. I love swimming in the ocean, I just don’t like getting burnt or getting sand in my shoes, or anywhere for that matter (no really, the sand thing is pretty bad. Its embarrassing really). I do however, love a good tropical dessert! It might be a dessert with tropical ingredients – gorgeous fruits, creamy coconuts, refreshing ices – or it might be something wonderfully light...

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Squid Ink Risotto with Vanilla Salted Scallops

January 8, 2013
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Squid Ink Risotto with Vanilla Salted Scallops

A little while ago, I was lucky enough to be given some Heilala Vanilla products to try. Heilala – pronounced hey-la-la – is 100% pure vanilla and direct from the plantations. This is the good stuff people! In all honesty, I have had this little sample for a wee while. When you have something special in your hot little hands, you want to make something special with it. I didn’t want to do the normal cupcakes or custard, or something you would traditionally use vanilla for. I wanted to do something savoury. Actually, I originally had my eye on a beef dish (I told  you it had been a while), but with the recent diet changes, I thought I would try my hand at a seafood that’s renowned for its sweetness, and give it the Heilala touch Although not massively prominent, you do get the aftertaste of the vanilla...

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Crustless Asparagus Quiche

January 6, 2013
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Crustless Asparagus Quiche

Although we’re now in Summer, asparagus are still well and truly out and about (or as we say in our Scottish household “oot and aboot”). I am a massive fan of asparagus and would go so far as to say, they’re on of my favourite veggies. Even more so now! I was lucky enough to get sent a mega box of asparagus a little while ago from the Australian Asparagus Council…..yes, there’s a council, and although brimming with ideas, I wanted to share with you all a very simple, and quick recipe that can be done on a weeknight once home from work. Who doesn’t love a quick and easy recipe right? Crustless Asparagus Quiche Serves 4 Ingredients 1 cup soy milk (can use regular if you like) 2tbs butter 8 eggs 2 cups peas 100g goats cheese 2 Bunches asparagus spears (woody ends removed) Salt & Pepper to taste...

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Infused misty oils

January 4, 2013
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Infused misty oils

With the new year under way and my 2013 to-do-list out there for the universe to see, I’m having to make a few changes in the kitchen to make sure it all goes according to plan, and as smoothly as possible. One of those changes being how much fat I add to my daily consumption. Thanks to my peeps over at Kitchenware Direct, who sent me some Prepara Tabletop Oil Misters to try out and I thought I would do some flavours to jazz it up a little. If you guys remember my Roasted Garlic Olive Oil post a while back, it’s pretty easy so I just had to decide on what flavours to do. Keeping with the theme of the colour of the bottle, I went with White Shitaki Mushroom, Red Chilli and Green Kaffir Lime Leaf. The pump itself is actually pretty simple to use, just make...

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Mushroom and Goats Cheese Tart

December 20, 2012
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Mushroom and Goats Cheese Tart

I cant believe its less than a week until Christmas ZOMG!!!!! All of our pressies are under the tree, the dessert list has been made for the family get together, Bonnies reindeer outfit has been bought (although I dont think she’s a fan :(), the last thing to do is our Christmas lunch menu :o….. I know I bang on about mushrooms a lot, probably even more so since Kev and I removed meat from our diet! But they’re so good for you, low in calories (win!!!), mega tasty AND versatile! Just looking back at all my mushrooms posts – Mushroom brioche pull-apart, Porcini gnocchi, Veg stir-fry, Mushroom baklava, Japanese mushroom risotto,  Antipasto cob, the list goes on really – and those are just the ones I have posted about! The awesome peeps at The Australian Mushroom Growers have asked me again this year, to come up with a...

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Eggplant and choc-chunk cake with chocolate cream cheese frosting

November 25, 2012
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Eggplant and choc-chunk cake with chocolate cream cheese frosting

When faced with an unusual challenge, or something that’s reasonably foreign to me, I do what most others do, I consult Google – the truth of all things in the universe! This challenge was the same. You see this month, JJ from 84th&3rd is our host for the November Sweet Adventures Blog Hop, and knowing JJ, I was prepared for something slightly (or extremely) left of centre. Boy did she throw us a curve ball. This months blog hop was Cake and Three Veg. Not too strange I hear you say? Pumpkin Pie, Carrot Cake, Beetroot Chocolate Mud Cake, easy! True, there are a number of dessert dishes out there that in fact include vegetables and they work well. I however, wanted to do something a little stranger shall we say? I wanted to live up to the challenge and so something that perhaps no one had done before....

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