Sunday, 24 July 2011

Chai Spice infused Chocolate Dates filled with an Almond and Vanilla Pate

Fresh Californian dates are so decadent and sticky. They are a sweet treat on their own in my books. However paired with chai spice infused chocolate and gently stuffed with an almond and vanilla pate they become divine. I was telling a friend of mine

Monday, 18 July 2011

Thai Laksa - 20 minute meal series

When your starving hungry and you've come home and it's a dark and cold winter night and you need to eat right now, then this is the quickest meal to prepare. Thai Laksa, cooked all in one pot in 15 - 20mins, quicker if I'm really hungry! It's a bit of a staple at my house through the winter over the last few years. After a long day at work, all I would want to do is cook something quick and tasty, especially after cooking all day at work. I must admit I do cheat here

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Chia Seed goodness - for breakfast or dessert

  It was a warm Summer's morning when I had my first encounter with Chia seeds. Like so many of my favorite foods, I love the versatility and the simplicity of using Chia seeds. I was told they were very hydrating, perfect for a hot Summers day. I was working long hours in a Juice bar/cafe and I needed

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Jungle Juice from freshly harvested Ginger - from our garden

Last year was the first time that I had harvested ginger from our garden. It was planted when Caspar and I had the great fortune of 'receiving' a perma-backyard blitz. A team of students studying permaculture transformed our backyard into an edible garden. Our aim for the garden was to be able to grow food for our catering company as well as for ourselves. We put in 3-4 ginger plants along with