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December 20, 2018
Delicious Black Doris plum Bakewell cake makes a super easy dessert that can be prepared ahead of time. Raspberries, blueberries and strawberries are also great options.

BLACK DORIS PLUM BAKEWELL CAKE

Delicious Black Doris plum Bakewell cake makes a super easy dessert that can be prepared ahead of time. Raspberries, blueberries and strawberries are also great options. The Black Doris plum sauce is such an easy addition that really takes this dessert up a notch. I like to serve the cake with softly whipped cream, but ice cream or custard are […]
December 20, 2018
The flavours in each part of this summer entertaining main course complement each other perfectly. From lamb and haloumi skewers, to rosemary chicken nibbles, salad and vegetables, there’s something to suit everyone's tastes!

LAMB AND HALOUMI SKEWERS

The flavours in each part of this summer entertaining main course complement each other perfectly. From lamb and haloumi skewers, to rosemary chicken nibbles, salad and vegetables, there’s something to suit everyone’s tastes! Most of this meal can be made in advance, making things a lot less stressful when you’re entertaining guests. Then fire up the BBQ and leave the […]
December 20, 2018
This summer entertaining appetiser is the ultimate chips and dip. One healthy dip, one indulgent dip and some very tasty homemade chips make for a great way to kick off the evening!

THE ULTIMATE CHIPS AND DIP

This summer entertaining appetiser is the ultimate chips and dip. One healthy dip, one indulgent dip and some very tasty homemade chips make for a great way to kick off the evening! I definitely recommend giving the homemade chips a go. They’re so easy and every time I make them they get rave reviews!     THE ULTIMATE CHIPS AND […]
December 20, 2018
For a refreshing summer drink, you can’t go past this watermelon and strawberry cooler. Bonus: you get to consume one of your daily fruit servings at the same time!

WATERMELON STRAWBERRY COOLER

For a refreshing summer drink, you can’t go past this watermelon and strawberry cooler. Bonus: you get to consume one of your daily fruit servings at the same time! Serve this delicious cool beverage to your guests when they arrive and send them straight into relaxation mode! It works just as well without the rum too, as a mocktail.   […]
December 13, 2018
It’s hard for something not to be delicious when it’s crumbed and fried! This yummy chicken parmigiana is served with kumara rounds and lots of salad, so you won’t feel too weighed down!

MENU 39

Who loves chicken parmigiana? This yummy meal is served with kumara rounds and lots of salad. My version of nasi goreng isn’t the most authentic but it’s easy, fast and family-friendly. Finish up the week with prawn cocktail salads - a fresh, light and summery meal that’s ready in just 15 minutes.
December 13, 2018
Shopping List for Menu 39

SHOPPING LIST – MENU 39

SHOPPING LIST – MENU 39 CHICKEN PARMIGIANA  |  NASI GORENG  |  PRAWN COCKTAIL SALADS
December 13, 2018
This chocolate truffle tree makes a pretty spectacular sight on the dessert table. Once you’ve made the truffles the tree is actually pretty easy to assemble.

CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE TREE

BONUS CHRISTMAS BAKING RECIPE! This chocolate truffle tree makes a pretty spectacular sight on the dessert table. Once you’ve made the truffles the tree is actually pretty easy to assemble. The truffles themselves are very versatile – I’ve lost count of the number of flavours I’ve tried over the years. Crushed mint slice biscuits and freeze dried raspberries are definite stand […]
December 13, 2018
Prawn cocktail salads are a fresh, light and summery meal. Perfect for the warmer months as there’s no need to turn the oven on. Ready in just 15 minutes too!

PRAWN COCKTAIL SALADS

Prawn cocktail salads are a fresh, light and summery meal. Perfect for the warmer months as there’s no need to turn the oven on. Ready in just 15 minutes too! This meal would be great to serve as an appetiser when entertaining. Lay it out on a long platter and let guests help themselves. Delicious accompanied with a glass of […]
December 13, 2018
This Y.U.M version of nasi goreng is not the most authentic… it is, however, an easy, fast and tasty weeknight meal that’s suitable for the whole family.

NASI GORENG

This Y.U.M version of nasi goreng is not the most authentic… it is, however, an easy, fast and tasty weeknight meal that’s suitable for the whole family. You might notice a few sneaky beans in the photo above. I’ve omitted these from the recipe as fresh green beans have suddenly shot up in price since I took the photo! This […]
December 13, 2018
It’s hard for something not to be delicious when it’s crumbed and fried! This yummy chicken parmigiana is served with kumara rounds and lots of salad, so you won’t feel too weighed down!

CHICKEN PARMIGIANA

It’s hard for something not to be delicious when it’s crumbed and fried! This yummy chicken parmigiana is served with kumara rounds and lots of salad, so you won’t feel too weighed down! If you don’t like the idea of pan frying this, the crumbed chicken could be baked in the oven (spray with a light coating of oil and […]