• Caramalised Paprika Pineapple

    Caramelised Paprika Pineapple

      When does a “set of instructions to make food” become a recipe?  Is it as soon as you have a set quantity for each ingredient or is it always considered a recipe? hmm… See I learnt to cook from my mum, and like any Indian cook I’ve seen, cooking is more about adding & testing ingredients whilst you taste.  So of course, it’s really hard to write a food blog post, when you don’t know exactly how it started in the first place lol Anyway, enough of my ramblings 😛 Caramelised Paprika Pineapple.. just the word caramelised can make one drool right? I mean nothing bad has ever come…

  • Baked Camembert with Black Cherry Compotea

    Baked Camembert with Black Cherry Compote

    Some days it’s hard to tell which I like more… Chocolate or Cheese 😛 I guess it depends on the day and the occasion – some days it’s best to just hand me the king size block of chocolate & walk away 😛 This baked camembert is reminiscent of any 70’s party apparently – I wouldn’t know, I’m too young 😛 hehe It is absolutely the best though on a cold night, paired with crackers or fresh bread & a good wine.   Ingredients: a wheel of camembert a couple of tablespoons of Barker’s of Geraldine Black Cherry & Vanilla w/ Apple Compote a splash of olive oil   Method:…

  • Apricot, Pumpkin Seed, Coconut Dark Chocolate Bark

    Apricot, Pumpkin Seed, Coconut Dark Chocolate Bark

    Let’s face it – even on a low carb diet I want some treats 😝  This hits the spot perfectly, and there aren’t too many carbs… As long as you don’t devour the whole thing in one sitting 😂   You can use any combination of seeds and dried fruit.  I just chose this combination as it’s lower carb, but have done it with dried cranberries before and it’s A+.  Again, with the chocolate I chose to use 72% Dark Ghana chocolate, but you can use milk or darker depending on how “healthy” you want to be 😃   Ingredients: 1 x 250g 72% Cocoa Dark Ghana Chocolate bar Half…

  • Dippy Chocolate Easter Eggs

    Sweet Soft Boiled Chocolate Easter Eggs

    There’s no doubt about it, with Easter eggs on sale straight after Valentine’s Day we must consume ALOT of chocolate before Easter even hits the calendar month.  With the current trend of making cheesecakes, coffee & hot chocolates in Easter eggs I thought I’d add this to the mix 🙂  A slightly healthier version of Easter eggs for breakfast 😛   I used standard hollow (hunting) eggs and regular yoghurt but you can always substitute dark chocolate/dairy free hollow Easter eggs and coconut/soy yoghurt to make a dairy free version.  The dippers / soldiers I used wafer biscuits but if you were so inclined sticks of French toast would be…

  • Dairy Free, Egg Free, Peach & Blueberry Trifle

    Dairy Free, Egg Free Peach & Blueberry Trifle

    My DH has never really been one to have a sweet tooth. He’s the sort that could take it or leave it when it came to chocolate, or would choose crackers & tomatoes as a snack over anything sweet. I guess when they say opposites attract, they really mean it in our case 😛 I mean really, who can say no to chocolate?!   There are, however, two desserts he will never step away from – brandy snaps (which aren’t my favourite 😛) and trifle. In particular, his mum’s trifle with lashings of cream & custard and pineapple.  This dessert we agree on.  Unfortunately, with both our kids needing to…