Sunday 30 November 2014

Thai Lamb Meatballs

Thai is my favorite cuisine - it's quick and easy, uses beautiful fresh ingredients, and is nice and healthy too.

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Snickers {no bake} Cheesecake

It's been well over two months since my last cheesecake recipe (This makes me sound like Cheesecakes Anonymous!) so it's definitely past time for another! Luckily I just so happen to have this beautiful Snickers Cheesecake sitting here begging to be posted.

Monday 24 November 2014

Steak and Egg Sandwich

During my short stay in Argentina, I noticed that they add scrambled egg to everything. Go anywhere selling food and you'll find french fries topped with egg, hot dogs with egg, grilled steak with egg... 

On a few occasions at a few different places I ordered a steak sandwich. Everyone knows Argentina for its steak so I had to make the most of it, right? On each occasion, the sandwich was also loaded full of scrambled egg. It tastes AMAZING!

Sunday 23 November 2014

Chocolate Orange Fudge

Chocolate and Orange is a classic flavor combination - one that is especially popular in the holiday season. Fudge makes a perfect homemade gift as well, it keeps very well and can be dressed up in cellophane or mason jars.

Wednesday 19 November 2014

Chicken Tortellini Soup

Soup is just one of those things that I can't get enough of. I love coming up with new ways to enjoy soup. All year 'round too! I really don't stick to the "soup is for winter" rule.

Monday 17 November 2014

Chocolate and Raspberry Calzones

Chocolate and Raspberry Calzones are a fun and delicious sweet twist on the Italian Calzone pizza. Hands up whose all for a dessert pizza?!

I absolutely adored this dessert. The calzones were easy to make, and once the pizza dough was made, quick too! The combination of ingredients makes this dessert a bit more pleasing to the waist line than my usual desserts - which I know a lot of you will love!

Sunday 16 November 2014

Lamb Kofta Pita Pockets with Quinoa Tabbouleh

Koftas are ground meat mixed with a few spices and shaped into balls or kebabs. They can be found in many different cuisines including Indian, Afghani, Pakistani, and Turkish. The Greek variation is a popular dish including chickpeas, usually fried and served with yogurt or tzatziki. They are simple to make and taste great. I've made the recipe a little more healthy by baking the koftas. 

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Coconut Chicken Curry

Here is a nice and simple chicken curry dish that packs in a whole heap of delicious flavor.

I have been making this dish for a couple of years now. I actually forgot all about it for a while, until I was thinking of something quick and easy to make for dinner and it popped back into my head.

Monday 10 November 2014

Belgian Chocolate Cake

It's rich, fudgy, chocolatey, delicious, and EASY: Gluten Free Belgian Chocolate Cake.

I recently took part in the Otago Medical School Research Society PhD Student Speaker Awards, where I took second place. To celebrate this, my PhD supervisor suggested that I bring in a cake for morning tea. My supervisor is gluten free, so began my first adventure into gluten free baking. 

Friday 7 November 2014

Chicken Lasagna

Lasagna is one of those dishes that everyone loves. I find it can also be one of those dishes that people tend to assume takes so much time and so much effort - it's really not like that at all!

This PicNic-style lasagna uses ground chicken (or turkey!) as an alternative to beef.

Tuesday 4 November 2014

Mainland Noble Cheese Straws

I love cheese. But who doesn't? If you're a fellow cheese lover then this recipe is for you. These cheese straws, showcasing the beautiful taste of Mainland Noble cheese, are quick and easy to make and make for a fantastic snack or starter. The flavor of the cheese is beautifully maintained in a biscuit-like form.

Sunday 2 November 2014

Rolo Brownies

Brownies are definitely my favorite chocolate-based sweet food. I love the gooey texture and the rich chocolate taste. When I saw Rolo's at the supermarket I knew that I had to make some brownies.