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Quinoa Tabouli & Roast Chicken Layered Salad

In my neck of the woods the weather is having some strange fit and is convulsing every five minutes between torrential rain and glittering sunshine. I believe that actually is the definition of spring, in Melbourne at least, but I have a much more romanticised version of the winter to summer segway season in mind […]

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“Un-Australian” Mushroom & Lentil Pot Pies

I realise that I am at risk of being arrested and possibly deported to Papua New Guinea for posting up a vegetarian pie recipe the day before the AFL Grand Final. For we Australians are a meat pie loving folk. Especially at the football! We love meat pies so much that I wouldn’t be surprised if […]

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Orange Braised Pulled Pork TACOS! TACOS! TACOS!

It’s raining tacos in Australia and it has been for sometime. Actually it’s more like a fiery storm whipped up in the Pacific Ocean, somewhere between Mexico and Melbourne, and bought with it thunder, lightning and bucket loads of chipotle chilli, queso fresco, limey mayo and pulled pork ladened tacos. And I’m not complaining about […]

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Oh So Sticky Pork Ribs and Wombok Peanut Salad

Let’s be honest, I’m happy when there is pork on my fork. Any kinda pork gets me going, a chunk of gelatinous belly, a sliver of grilled sweetly marinated cheek, and don’t even get me started about crispy salty skin. I’m literally drooling on my keyboard imagining all these morsels of deliciousness hitting my palate […]

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Coconut Milk & Quinoa Porridge

It’s come to that time of the year where I wake up and never want to get out of bed, it’s just too cold! Unfortunately for me I live in a house where my bedroom may as well be made out of cardboard as there is absolutely no insulation and some days it’s even warmer […]

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Coconut Milk & Quinoa Porridge

It’s come to that time of the year where I wake up and never want to get out of bed, it’s just too cold! Unfortunately for me I live in a house where my bedroom may as well be made out of cardboard as there is absolutely no insulation and some days it’s even warmer […]

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My Intrepid Travel Thailand Food Adventure! (Plus amazing chicken curry recipe…)

You may have noticed that I have not blogged lately. It’s just that I have been very busy working in Thailand eating my body weight in new culinary discoveries, snapping photographs like a woman possessed at every produce market conceivable (even one that is built quite inconveniently on top of a railway track!) and learning […]

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Lamingtons! Lamingtons! Lamingtons!

Lamingtons are about as Australian as you get. You can tell this because when you type the word lamington it is not recognised as a word and comes up in spell check. As today is Australia Day I thought I’d get all patriotic and bake a bunch of these sweet squares of sponge cake coated […]

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Homemade at Dani’s: Lychee Toffee Pops

Unless your name is Heston Blumenthal, it’s pretty much impossible to invent a new dish. It seems that almost everything in the culinary world has been done before. But I guess that was probably what people in the 1950’s thought about music until The Beatles changed all that! Now I’m not saying that I’m like […]

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Homemade at Dani’s: Sri Lankan Pumpkin Curry

I can’t get enough of curry. I would eat it for breakfast everyday if I could. I love the complexity of curries and how diverse they are within Asia and around the World. When I was I was growing up one of my favourite meals was mum’s ‘curry’ made up of minced beef sprinkled with Keens […]

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