As I’ve become a “grown-up” I’ve come to the opinion that one does not need to consume large quantities of meat every day and so for weeknight dinners I’ve been preparing a lighter vegetarian meal or one consisting mainly of vegetables with a small amount of lean meat. But as a kid it was a completely different story;
Dhal is one of those magical dishes. The simple coming together of the humble lentil paired with a perfectly balanced combination of spices (best toasted and freshly ground), cooked long and slow and served steaming hot. What I love about dhal is that it holds its own when served simply with a dollop of yoghurt [...]
We regularly have events based around food here at the office. Cooking demonstrations are one of the most popular events. Everyone gets involved, has fun and of course there is plenty of yummy food to share at the end of the evening!
What is up with vegetarian bacon? I just can’t get my head around the idea. Fakin bacon just isn’t that cool. Vegie burgers on the other hand are the real deal, and the possibilities are endless.
I am not the world’s biggest meat eater. In fact it was only last night that I pondered why exactly, people upon first meeting me, politely enquire whether or not I am a vegetarian! Whilst it is not uncommon for my friends to affectionately refer to me as a hippy, I’m not entirely convinced I [...]
We hope to spark food memories in our readers during this month of nostalgia. Boeuf Bourguignon transports me back to my folks’ house; dad’s significantly more impressed with stew for dinner than I am and he finishes his meal by wiping the plate clean with a piece of soft, white bread
I have been fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of several dozen tiny wee duck legs and a handful of breasts, kindly shared with me by one of our friendly engineers here at F&P. When this month’s theme was decided upon I thought the duck an apt ingredient with which to create a [...]
A feast for me is a time of celebration shared with loved ones. Sharing a meal with your nearest and dearest that has been prepared with the utmost love and care is one of life’s real pleasures. Special celebrations call for a special menu and this pork wholeheartedly deserves to be be centerpiece at any [...]
In my last post I talked about my love affair with Jamie O and his fish pie; I thought that for this post I could talk about my love affair with musicals but quickly came to the realisation that this is not a ‘personal hobby blog’ this is a cooking blog. So keeping right on [...]
For three years on this blog I’ve talked about myself through little food experiences so this month I’m trying something different. I’m dedicating this month to Jamie Oliver and telling you a different kind of story.
This simple dish was inspired by a mystery gift from one of the guys at work. I asked him to bring back a cooking implement unique to his home country, Germany. He came back from his holiday with what I can only describe as a strange looking cheese grater with a hopper attached to it. [...]
I remember standing in Croydon’s Vietnamese eatery in inner-west Sydney and listening to my sister’s friend Kelly talking about the fastest dinner in the world. He went on to tell me this modest meal would make his young daughters squeal with delight. I thought it was practically genius giving a dinner packed full of protein [...]
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