Choc Chip Cookies…from cake mix

You know that 75c cake mix that I’ve mentioned a few times, well there is a way to turn it into cookies. You can make them crisp or chewy and its fast and very easy! What you’ll need Vanilla Cake mix ½ tsp Ground Ginger 2 eggs ½ cup oil or ½ cup melted butter/margarine…

Triple Choc Chip Shortbread with Almonds and Mini Mallows

Shock! horror! I forgot to take a picture 😦 😦 !!! I’ve used one that looks fairly similar though. So because shortbread was popular i got excited and made a chocolate shortbread, and while only people at the office got some, its what kept us all going through a pretty hard week. Since there’s no…

My favourite ingredients

So you might have noticed I have a few ingredients that I practically use in EVERYTHING I cook… maybe a little too often. There’s a good reason behind it all, and here is my post to explain, even though I don’t have to. Herbs, spices and the right proportions make things taste better, this much…

Pasta Sauce

Pasta Sauce is something that can be pre made and frozen for cheaper than you can buy it in a supermarket in jar, and definitely tastier. You may be thinking, pasta sauce is easy why do I need a recipe for this? You don’t, but I’m just sharing what I do with you. Making tomato…

Shortbread with Dark Chocolate Ganache and Salted Caramel

Shortbread, the ultimate biscuit, making this one has always been a goal of mine. And it turned out brilliantly, if i may say so myself. I mean when you get the kind of feedback where a kid wants to take the whole box home, having had just one, they must be good right? What you’ll…

Gluten Free Banana Loaf

I’ve been cooking a few Gluten Free things recently with a lot of success, and it is largely due to the fact that I have yet to try using alternate flours or gluten free flour yet. I have been using mixes and turning them into my own thing. I made a gluten free version of…

Baked eggs

Have I mentioned breakfast and brunch are my favourite meals? J A while back before I left Perth I had an amazing hot-pot-like bowl of amazingness with an egg on top, all baked, with sourdough…(is your mouth watering?) Then while I was in recovery from my ACL surgery, mum was in town and bought two…

Mixed Veg and Lentil Soup

Its winter! And what does winter mean? SOUP! The warmth and happiness one feels eating a good soup, to me, is unparalleled. This soup was inspired by the concept of minestrone, and the fact that soup mix was on sale at my local supermarket. The soup mix I used was a mixture of barley, yellow…

Gluten Free Chocolate Pressure Cooker Cake

When you’re baking for work you must always, always account for those around you that have allergies and intolerances. Recently I’ve gotten into gluten free items since there’s a few people around with a gluten intolerance. Now I am no expert in substituting flours in the right amount to ensure a good texture, I do…

Herb Gardens

I recently developed the want to have a green thumb. Living with a housemate in an apartment building surrounded by concrete and one gifted orchid just didn’t suit me, coming from a home surrounded by greenery. I know you’re thinking, this is a food blog, what are you doing posting about gardens! The connection here…

Ricotta Pesto Pasta

This recipe came to me when I was looking to make pasta for myself and my housemate and didn’t want to use a tomato base, or a cream base. I thought to myself, why not use a smooth ricotta and mix it with pesto, should make a good combination And it really did! Sautéed off…