Pineapple salsa


It's Getting Hot in Herre! (but you can leave your clothes on if you want). Either way, it's time to bust out some salsas. SALSA, people, is one of the reasons I exist. There is nothing I don't like about a salsa. Nothing. Pineapple salsa is a bit of a new one for me, I wasn't even aware of the glory of pineapple in Mexican food until 2010 and I … [Read more...]

Samosas for president


This is a sponsored post for Woolworths I’m a bit of a cooking show connoisseur, truth be told, and I actually very seriously considered entering Recipe To Riches back when they did a call-out for contestants. I spent a little while trying to figure out what I could make a huge batch of that would sell well, but had to bow out at the last minute, … [Read more...]

Meatless Monday: Vegan San Choi Bau


  Here's something I'd always wanted to make, but shoved it into the "one day" category (a lot of things are in there, I'm afraid to look! I slam the door and run...). It involved having iceberg lettuce to hand, which I rarely buy, and also sorting out a minced meat substitute for the traditional recipe, which seemed like a lot of bother. I … [Read more...]

Baked brie with garlic and fig jam


I can't believe it took me so long to try this simple but sinful dish for myself. Ooey gooey cheese? What's not to love? It did seem a bit decadent for one person's lunch, but I had just been watching a documentary on French cheesemaking and the host tucked into a little melty wheel of brie with some bread and a side salad and I just about broke … [Read more...]

Kale chips

kale chips

 Pin It Ok so I jumped on the kale chip bandwagon. All the cool kids were doing it. And you know what? I'm glad I did. Because this stuff is awesome. Kale grows so damn fast in my garden, and only just faster than the bugs that eat it. So I have to do something with it, and chips fit the bill perfectly. They are crispy and salty and not … [Read more...]

Easy peasy rice paper rolls

The easiest rice paper rolls ever!

Sure these rice paper rolls are super-simple, but if you've never made them before, you might shy away thinking they're too fiddly. They're not. They're SO not. All you need is a bit of bench space, some pre-sliced veggies and pre-soaked rice noodles and you're ready to roll. You could add anything you like to these babies, but I tend to … [Read more...]