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Black Sesame and White Chocolate Cookies

October 7, 2012
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Black Sesame and White Chocolate Cookies

We have a tradition in our family that we don’t do cards for birthdays. We buy a chocolate bar or some lollies, you know, something edible rather than a card that may just get thrown away anyway. Father’s Day and Mother’s Day also fall in to this category, so this year I baked I baked for my daddy! Using my grandmother’s trusty choc chip cookie recipe, I used a combo I had been meaning to try for ages – black sesame and white chocolate. Black Sesame and White Chocolate Cookies Makes 28-32 cookies Ingredients 70g butter 45g black sesame paste 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 egg 1 3/4 cup self-raising flour 1/2 tsp salt 150g roughly chopped white chocolate buttons 75g black sesame powder Method Preheat oven to 170. Cream butter, black sesame paste, sugar and vanilla. When fluffy, add egg and...

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Heinz Squeeze & Stir Instant Soup

June 15, 2012
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I’m a tea drinker. I love a good cuppa to warm me up, but it can’t be too hot. It seems I have a pretty sensitive tongue when it comes to temperature. Stud can literally drink piping hot tea immediately after its been made and actually asks for it “extra hot” when he orders a coffee while we’re out. I on the other hand, have to let it sit for around 10 (sometimes 15 or 20) minutes to let it get to that “just right” temperature. Ok, I’m the Goldilocks of the tea drinking community. I’m the same with soup. I love a good mug of soup in winter and they’re especially good if you’re watching your weight (ahem, me, ahem). So when the great peeps at Nuffnang asked me to partake in a Product Talk for the new Heinz Squeeze and Stir Soups, I was well up for...

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Soy and Quinoa, Banana and Custard Apple Bread

May 19, 2012
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Soy and Quinoa, Banana and Custard Apple Bread

When a box of Custard Apples turned up at my doorstep, I had no idea what to do with them. I have never even eaten a custard apple. How are you meant to eat these mammoth things?? They’re huge! I pondered over this for a good couple of days. By this time, the custard apples had ripened to a slightly softer consistency. Kind of like a ripe avocado when pressed. Ok, I’m going to have to cut one of these babies open and see what I’m working with here. Can I just say…..O.M.G! They’re delicious! Don’t let their ugly duckling exterior fool you. Their flesh is gorgeously fresh, yet with a beautiful custard flavour. It’s really hard to describe how they taste actually. In my head, that explanation cuts it, but you really need to try them out for yourself. As I was scooping out the flesh with a...

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Berry & Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Lemon Drizzle

May 13, 2012
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Berry & Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Lemon Drizzle

It’s funny how our relationships with our parents go. You begin this life with such a need and dependency on your parents – yearning to be with them all of the time and share everything you encounter. Then you hit puberty, and begin to already know everything about this big world. You start to feel like your parents are holding you back. Not letting you go here or there, and definitely not understanding that they are doing it for you own good. Then you get older. I’m not quite sure at what point in my life it happened. I have always been really close with my parents (even through the odd tantrum for not letting me do something I probably shouldn’t be doing in the first place), but now, they are my best friends. I speak to my mum every day, yet we never run out of things to...

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Zucchini Slice

May 2, 2011
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Zucchini Slice

There are a few things I miss from my childhood – not having to go to work, eating what I want and it not going to my hips, bubble-o-bills, trips to the Gong with the fam, not having to work (did I mention that?) and my mums zucchini slice. It wasn’t a grand meal but it was pretty awesome and reminds me of her. It has been passed down from my grandmother so who knows where it came from originally?? Recently I got mum to email me over the recipe and on our trip to the markets, dad and I went halves in a big box of zucchini so I decided to give it a go but of course I had to tweak it slightly to make it my own. The original recipe is actually really easy – literally mix all ingredients together and place in prepared dish. I...

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Jamie Oliver – 30 Minute Meals

April 7, 2011
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Jamie Oliver – 30 Minute Meals

I’ve been having slight blog withdrawals this past month. With work getting more hectic by the day and trying to plan a wedding, things have been super busy! By the time I get home from work or have had a day of details on the weekend, who has the time to whip up a gourmet meal for the family (mum and dad were over for dinner)? Well thanks to the in-laws and Jamie Oliver, I do  lol! Flicking through my Christmas present from Stud’s parents once again, I was pretty impressed with all the recipes and decided to make Tray-baked Chicken with Squashed Potatoes and Creamed Spinach. Would it really take 30 minutes or does it only take 30 minutes for a chef Mr Oliver? We’re about to find out! The recipe itself was actually really easy to follow and although there are two side dishes, it explained in...

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