Mini Goat Cheese & Roast Pepper Quiches

With Christmas not too far away and many of us in the middle of planning the dishes we are going to prepare, appetisers, main courses, desserts, drinks and the list goes on.   During this time of year, I endeavour to make my life as easy as possible and without too much stress.  After all it… Continue reading Mini Goat Cheese & Roast Pepper Quiches

Croatian Style Pancakes With Walnut Filling (Palačinke Sa Orasima)

Croatian Pancakes with walnut filling (Palačinke sa orasima) are easy, fun to make and are enjoyed by all ages.  Pancakes can be savoury, sweet, made into wonderful desserts, served for breakfast as well as during the day or evening. They become mouthwatering and totally delicious when topped with fresh fruit, drizzled with maple syrup, a berry… Continue reading Croatian Style Pancakes With Walnut Filling (Palačinke Sa Orasima)

Chickpea Curry (Indian Style)

This mouth watering chickpea curry is guaranteed to satisfy a healthy appetite.  In our family we can never say no to a good curry and this vegetarian and vegan friendly dish boasts wonderful spices, Indian flavours and only a few ingredients.  This humble dish is filling, delicious and easy to prepare. Meatless dishes are becoming… Continue reading Chickpea Curry (Indian Style)

Potato Salad (European Style)

For those that are fans of potato salad, needless to say there are many of us, this is a truly simplistic and yet amazing dish.  This side dish can accompany many meat and fish dishes or for our vegetarian and vegan friends can accompany other vegetable dishes.  This version is one that I grew up… Continue reading Potato Salad (European Style)

Delicious Vegan Chocolate Cake

Recently, I had to do a presentation for one of my subjects Special Dietary Requirements. The special dietary needs that some people have are, gluten sensitivity, egg, lactose, celiac disease, peanut  or nut allergies and the list goes on.  Covering this subject in more depth has opened my eyes further and given me much greater understanding… Continue reading Delicious Vegan Chocolate Cake

Seafood Linguine

Yesterday I visited one of Melbourne’s Markets with a friend.  We enjoyed a light lunch of Vietnamese Lemon Grass Soup with Rice Noodles. Followed by, traipsing around the market and buying our goodies for the weekend. We both stocked up on fresh seafood, meat, fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts and deli goods. This plan has been… Continue reading Seafood Linguine

Malaysian Seafood Curry Laksa

What does one do when their favourite Malaysian restaurant closes it’s doors after many years and you can no longer get one of your favourite dishes a curry laksa.  You continue your journey around town and visit other Malaysian restaurants that have this wonderful dish on the menu. For those occasions when one just wants… Continue reading Malaysian Seafood Curry Laksa

Home Made Christmas Fruit Mince Pies

With Christmas not too far away I am starting to plan what to prepare as small gifts. A great way to spend an afternoon is to bake some treats to share with your family, friends and neighbours.  Do not go past making these home made fruit mince pies.  They are absolutely mouthwatering. Pastry 4 1/2… Continue reading Home Made Christmas Fruit Mince Pies

Home Made Christmas Fruit Mince in Brandy

If you struggle to buy gifts for people at Christmas, it is always a good idea to make something at home.  You may choose to make Christmas decorations, preserves, biscuits, candles and the list goes on.  I always enjoy giving a gift that I have made or grown in my garden.  It gives me pleasure… Continue reading Home Made Christmas Fruit Mince in Brandy