Date, Chocolate & Coconut Balls

These are easy treats to make and require no cooking. 1 Cup of Almond Meal 1 Cup of Pitted Dates 4 Pitted Prunes 1 Tablespoon of Sesame Seeds 2 Tablespoons of Cocoa Powder 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon 1/3 Cup of freshly squeezed orange juice 1/3 Teaspoon of orange zest 2/3 Cup of Dessicated Coconut Preparation… Continue reading Date, Chocolate & Coconut Balls

Simple Tomato Salad With Basil

2 punnets of Cherry Tomatoes (Red & Yellow) 1/2 cup of Basil leaves thinly sliced 2-3 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar 3-4 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Salt & Pepper to taste Preparation Time:  10-15 minutes Serves:  4  (As an accompaniment with meat) Wash and drain the Cherry Tomatoes.  Cut them in half and… Continue reading Simple Tomato Salad With Basil

Eggplant Parmigiana

This is one of my familie’s favourite Italian dishes.  It can be served hot or at room temperature.  Goes wonderfully well with crusty Italian bread. 3 Eggplants (thinly sliced lengthways) 1 cup of Olive Oil (for frying) 300 grams of Tomato Paste 1/2 cup of  Marjoram 1 Spanish Onion (finely chopped) 1 clove Garlic (finely… Continue reading Eggplant Parmigiana

Simple Christmas Gifts

For so many of us it can be a burden when it comes to Christmas as to what to give to family, friends, neighbours, teachers and the list goes on. I enjoy making something rather than buying from the shop/stores.  These items do not have to be expensive to put together however, they can be… Continue reading Simple Christmas Gifts

Thai Chicken & Peanut Mini Burgers

I made these wonderful mini burgers for my friend’s 60th birthday party. They have a wonderful fresh spicy flavour and I served them with a peanut sauce which works well and infuses all the aromatic Thai ingredients. Ingredients 500 grams of mince chicken 1/2 cup toasted peanuts (chopped) 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 2 Kaffir Lime Leaves… Continue reading Thai Chicken & Peanut Mini Burgers

Rice Paper Rolls

Rice Paper Rolls  make a great  snack, easy lunch or you may wish to serve them as a starter, when friends drop in.  They are light and easy to eat and you won’t be stopping at just one. 150 grams Rice Paper Wrappers (1 pack) 1 Cooked Chicken Breast (thinly sliced) 1/2 Continental Cucumber (thinly… Continue reading Rice Paper Rolls

Flourless Chocolate Cake

This is a wonderful rich chocolate cake that can be dressed up as a dessert for a dinner party or simply enjoyed as a treat. Preparation Time:      20-30 minutes Cooking Time:      45-50 minutes Serves:     10-12 people 250 Grams Unsalted Butter 375 Grams Dark Cooking Chocolate (Buttons) 7 Eggs  (separated) 1 Teaspoon… Continue reading Flourless Chocolate Cake

Asian Inspired Chicken Ball Soup

Sharing this recipe again on this very cold and miserable Friday.  This is to keep you warm and satisfied.  It is a soup that I make often and it never disappoints.  Keep warm!!!My 19 year old daughter and I are currently involved in a 12 Week Challenge at our local gym.   I was ready to… Continue reading Asian Inspired Chicken Ball Soup

A Short Holiday in Bali

I recently visited Bali for the first time.  My family and I tried to holiday in Bali a number of years ago however, due to various circumstances such as an airline going broke and another airline having other flight issues we had to cancel our trip and find another destination.  I am glad to say… Continue reading A Short Holiday in Bali

Spicy Prawns

For the Sweet Chilli Sauce Recipe please refer to the 12th March, 2014, post. 1 kg Raw Frozen Prawns (Defrosted) 2 Tablespoons Of Tomato Paste 4 Cloves of Garlic (chopped) 3 teaspoons of Sweet Chilli Sauce 4 tablespoons of oil (Canola or Vegetable) Coriander sprigs for garnish Salt & Pepper to taste Preparation time 15… Continue reading Spicy Prawns