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…

Baked Rava Idli and Potato Curry

There’s nothing like those few dishes that your mum/family makes that you just have cravings for once in a while. This particular dish was something that had been on my tongue, and mind, for weeks! Before you go too far into this post and feel a craving coming on, you are going to need some…

TimTam Chocolate Surprise Marble Cupcakes

Another birthday (and soccer) baking recipe! This time I felt a bit like experimenting with the concept of marble cakes, chocolate surprised and interesting icings. All in one cupcake! Now I will admit this was not a cheap endeavour. Lindt Lindor balls were on sale, and yet this was more expensive that I would have…

Spiced Ricotta Balls

A while back (yes I fell behind on my posts) I did a massive bake for morning tea at work and some birthdays. When I started I had about 3 dishes in mind, and then I just added stuff as I went along. This is an “addition” recipe, and yes there’s cous cous involved (insert…

Lemon Birthday Cupcakes

Birthdays, birthdays, birthdays… I love birthdays and everyone deserves to feel special and loved on their birthday. Last week I ventured into the world of cupcakes for the first time in a while with the intention of icing them and everything to make them special for people’s birthdays. Personally I love a chocolate cupcake, but…

Dhal

I’ve had a lot of requests for this one lately so here it is. Disclaimer here is that every family makes it slightly differently, so, if you’re reading this and have a different recipe, good for you! There are so many different types of lentils and beans that you can make dhal with and while…

Citrus Pressure Cooker Cake

Quick Note: You can also make this just as easily in the oven! Cake… seems like a bit of a project right? Not with a pressure cooker! I have begun to love my pressure cooker. It’s an Indian style one, so it has a weight on top which builds the pressure. last weekend was a bit…

Masala Oat Slice

This idea came to me as I was thinking of my childhood; every time we visited India I would request Maggi Masala flavoured 2 minute noodles. Something about the flavouring just made me so happy. As an adult, when masala oats came out, I was overjoyed! My aim was to finally bake something savoury and…

Cous Cous Patties and Veg Sauce

Yes. I have developed a love for the convenience and versatility of cous cous. This recipe bloomed from a wanting something different other than salad or pasta and with a little inspiration from a dish my housemate had made a few weeks before this one. I actually came up with it on the bus ride…

Vegetable Bake (Ratatagne)

When I first decided to make this I had thought about making and easier version of ratatouille, and then I decided I should try making a béchamel and make some sort of cross between a ratatouille and a lasagne, bringing about the term ratatagne as coined by a colleague of mine. It’s the kind of…