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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 […]
December 6, 2018
Baking Christmas mince pies throughout December has been a tradition in my family for as
long as I can remember. This recipe has even converted a few fruit mince pie haters!

CHRISTMAS MINCE PIES

BONUS CHRISTMAS BAKING RECIPE! Baking Christmas mince pies throughout December has been a tradition in my family for as long as I can remember. This recipe has even converted a few fruit mince pie haters! I think these are so much nicer than the Christmas mince pies you can buy at the shop, and a much more manageable size too. I […]
December 6, 2018
Minimal ingredients, minimal prep time but maximum flavour! This steak and pesto spaghetti is as good as it gets when it comes to easy weeknight meals.

STEAK AND PESTO SPAGHETTI

Minimal ingredients, minimal prep time but maximum flavour! This steak and pesto spaghetti is as good as it gets when it comes to easy weeknight meals. I love this combination of summery flavours. Make the most of sweet cherry tomatoes while they’re such a good price! You can leave the steak out and have this as a vegetarian meal instead […]
December 6, 2018
These pork and fennel meatball salads are packed with a delicious combination of flavours. An interesting and satisfying lower carb meal.

PORK AND FENNEL MEATBALL SALADS

These pork and fennel meatball salads are packed with a delicious combination of flavours. An interesting and satisfying lower carb meal. I haven’t cooked much with fennel before and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. This is a fresh meal that’s perfect for the summer months. Don’t be alarmed at how runny the dressing for the salad is […]
December 6, 2018
Breakfast, lunch, dinner… shakshuka is great any time of day. This version is full of veggies and absolutely delicious served with warm buttered Turkish bread for dunking.

SHAKSHUKA

Breakfast, lunch, dinner… shakshuka is great any time of day. This version is full of veggies and absolutely delicious served with warm buttered Turkish bread for dunking. If you haven’t heard of shakshuka before, it’s a dish of eggs poached in a tomato-based sauce that’s popular in the Middle East. Traditionally served for breakfast, shakshuka is a filling, warming meal […]
November 29, 2018
This super easy chocolate fudge two ways is smooth and creamy without any beating! I’ve made two versions here - cookies and cream, and cranberry pistachio.

FUDGE TWO WAYS

BONUS CHRISTMAS BAKING RECIPE! This super easy chocolate fudge is smooth and creamy without any beating! I’ve made fudge two ways – cookies and cream, and cranberry pistachio. Recipe adapted from Chelsea Sugar. Feel free to make your own additions rather than going with the flavours I’ve suggested. Freeze-dried raspberries or mandarins are a nice option. This is another very versatile […]
November 29, 2018
Asparagus and prosciutto tart is such a flavoursome, easy dinner. It’s a great option for a dinner party too - just cut the baked tart into smaller squares.

ASPARAGUS AND PROSCIUTTO TART

Asparagus and prosciutto tart is such a flavoursome, easy dinner. It’s a great option for a dinner party too – just cut the baked tart into smaller squares. This is another versatile meal that’s easy to throw together with whatever you have in the fridge. Try smoked salmon instead of prosciutto, or thinly sliced tomatoes instead of asparagus. You’ll definitely […]