Singaporean Beef Curry with Pickled Carrot, Lime and Jasmine Rice

Another successful meal from my dinnerly box! Simmer beef in aromatic spices for a rich curry that delivers on all fronts. Add tangy pickles and a zing of lime and feel those tastebuds dance!

Balanced Chimichurri Chicken Bowl with Avocado and Grains

What’s cooking – from my Dinnerly box this week! Serve up wholesome mixed grains (they’re a superfood powerhouse!) with chicken spiced with South American chimichurri. Tangy pickled carrot and creamy avocado balance out the spices in the dish. Recipe by: Yasmin and the Dinnerly Team  

Home-Style Fish Chowder with Garlic Ciabatta

Here’s a creamy soup to warm the cockles of your heart. Made with potato, celery and spring onion, then topped with garlicky fish, it’ll be your new dinnertime favourite. Recipe by: Matt Morgan  

French Onion Pasta Bake with Thyme and Green Beans

Fan Fave: French Onion Pasta Bake with Thyme and Green Beans November 5, 2021 by An Instant On The Lips Cuisine French Category Recipes Be whisked off to the French countryside with this vegetarian pasta bake. Classic flavours of onion, mushroom and thyme are hidden beneath a cheesy crust for a warm hug of a family…

Greek-Style Pork Pasta with Feta

This is one of my favourite Dinnerly recipes and it is so delicious I will be making it again. I love bolognaise sauce but it’s nice to change things up a bit every now and then. NUTRITION PER SERVING Calories 795kcal, Fat 33.1g, Proteins 46.4g, Carbs 74.1g  

Baked Fish and Veggie Wedges with Mashed Peas

I love Dinnerly, not only are the recipes varied and fun to cook but everything is portioned and easy to follow instructions. This week I chose “Baked Fish and Veggie Wedges with Mashed Peas’ as my first option. Calories 590kcal, Fat 23.6g, Proteins 31.3g, Carbs 58.3g

Green Detox Soup

 I love green soup. Not only is it nutritious it is also delicious! A great way to detox. I found this recipe from The Awesome Green which is even tastier than the recipe I usually make. If you make this recipe and enjoy it, I’d love it if you could email me at aninstantonthelips@gmail.com  

Carrot, Zucchini & Potato Patties

This recipe by helga’s health hacks look  amazing!!! These veggie patties are so incredibly versatile that you can make them a regular lunch or dinner choice without getting bored. Try them over a salad, with steamed vegetables, topped with salsa, in a lettuce or cabbage leaf, dipped into a natural whole food dressing. Ingredients: 2…

Smoked Salmon and Potato Pizza with Creamy Horseradish Sauce

Jump to recipeDinnerly makes it easy to create simply delicious home-cooked meals that everyone will love. Smoked Salmon and Potato Pizza with Creamy Horseradish Sauce September 12, 2020 by An Instant On The Lips Category Recipes These totally moreish pizzas scored top marks in the Dinnerly test kitchen. With their crispy bases topped with spinach and…

Low-Cal Pork Singapore Noodles

Jump to recipewith Capsicum and Green Beans   Low-Cal Pork Singapore Noodles September 11, 2020 by An Instant On The Lips Cuisine Asian Category Recipes Bring this Asian classic to the table in record time. Simply stir-fry juicy pork, crisp veggies and oodles of noodles, then toss together with a mild curry powder. Persons 2 Serving…

Reduced-Carb Dukkah Chicken

Jump to recipewith Lemony Silverbeet and Roast Carrots The first time I tried dukkah was at a food expo. I fell in love with dukkah then. When I saw this meal option on Dinnerly I thought it was something I’d love to try. I am so glad I did! Not only were the steps easy…

Sesame Chicken Noodles with Carrots and Peas

Jump to recipeWhen it comes to fast meals, a stir-fry is hard to beat. Serve up chicken, carrot and peas in a tasty sesame stir-fry sauce and team with oodles of noodles.   Sesame Chicken Noodles with Carrots and Peas September 8, 2020 by An Instant On The Lips Cuisine South African Category Recipes We love…

Low-Cal Peri Peri Beef Steaks

Jump to recipewith Mixed Leaf and Chat Potato Salad Another dinnerly hit was the Low-Cal Peri Peri Beef Steaks with Mixed Leaf and Chat Potato Salad. I loved the Peri Peri Pork Pizzas so I knew this was a great Dinnerly meal box option. Philip is the steak expert in our home and it was…

Low-Cal Tuscan Chicken Casserole with Green Beans

Jump to recipeTonight on the menu is Low-Cal Tuscan Chicken Casserole with Green Beans from our Dinnerly box. This recipe had me excited and as it was cooking I was practically drooling.  The Tuscan spices, garlic and dijon mustard had my kitchen smelling amazing!   Low-Cal Tuscan Chicken Casserole with Green Beans August 18, 2020…

Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Coconut Rice and Creamed Corn

Jump to recipeYumm! That’s what I think of the ‘Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Coconut Rice and Creamed Corn’ meal we made from a dinnerly box with recipe. I have never tried Jamaican Jerk seasoned meat before and OMG I want more! Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Coconut Rice and Creamed Corn July 15, 2020 by An Instant…

Reduced-Carb Pork San Choy Bau with Salted Peanuts

Jump to recipeTonight’s Dinnerly meal was ‘Reduced-Carb Pork San Choy Bau with Salted Peanuts’. I was excited about this meal choice as I love San Choy Bau. Ever since i tried it in the mid 80s it has been a firm favourite when dining out in Chinese restaurants. You can make it with pork, beef, chicken…

Lamb and Carrot Pie with Potato and Pea Mash

Jump to recipeI love Dinnerly Meals. This time it’s ‘Lamb and Carrot Pie with Potato and Pea Mash’. I love cottage pie and this was a nice twist on that theme and the delicious pea in the mash was a highlight.   Lamb and Carrot Pie with Potato and Pea Mash July 8, 2020 by An…

Chicken and Cashew Stir-Fry with Hokkien Noodles

Jump to recipeThis week’s Dinnerly box included the ingredients and recipe for ‘Chicken and Cashew Stir-Fry with Hokkien Noodles’. I chose it because I love Chicken and Cashew Stir-Fry but I had never made it myself. Dinnerly meals are easy and simply delicious home-cooked meals that everyone will love. Chicken and Cashew Stir-Fry with Hokkien…

Beef Cottage Pie with Cheesy Sweet Potato Mash

Jump to recipeI LOVE cottage pie so this Dinnerly meal choice was a no-brainer! I have cooked cottage pie before but not with a sweet potato mash, which made me excited. It’s a perfect choice for this Wintery weather. Beef Cottage Pie with Cheesy Sweet Potato Mash July 7, 2020 by An Instant On The Lips…

Reduced-Carb Middle Eastern Lamb with Cauliflower ‘Rice’ and Almonds

Jump to recipeAnother favourite Dinnerly meal is ‘Reduced-Carb Middle Eastern Lamb with Cauliflower ‘Rice’ and Almonds’.  The instructions are easy to follow and the flavours are amazing. Harissa is quite warm so you might want to adjust it to your taste. I have never made Cauliflower Rice before and I definitely will make it again!…

Recipe: Mint and Rosemary Pork Steaks with Roast Potatoes and Feta

Jump to recipeI love Dinnerly. It’s fresh food ingredients delivered to your door with easy to follow recipes that taste amazing. I chose Mint and Rosemary Pork Steaks with Roast Potatoes and Feta. I love all of these ingredients and they work well together. Follow the recipe below for a tasty meal that is sure…

Pan-Fried Gnocchi with Pumpkin, Feta and Walnuts

Jump to recipeRecently we signed up for Dinnerly and our first meal is Pan-Fried Gnocchi with Pumpkin, Feta and Walnuts. What I loved about it was the freshness of the ingredients, easy to follow the recipe and fantastic results. Below is the recipe. If you make this delicious meal let us know by emailing aninstantonthelips@gmail.com.…

Lemongrass Chicken Stir-Fry with Pumpkin and Jasmine Rice

Jump to recipeWhen deciding on my Dinnerly meals for the week I chose Lemongrass Chicken Stir-Fry with Pumpkin and Jasmine Rice. I love lemongrass. I used to grow it and it is amazing in recipes, especially with chicken. I also brew it up with hot water for a lemongrass tea. Yumm! This stir fry was…

Rib-Eye of Beef with Irish Whiskey Sauce and Pea Medley

Jump to recipeRecently I discovered  Lyndey Milan’s Taste of Ireland program in which Lyndey travels around Ireland, interviews local chefs and producers and features Irish recipes. Lyndey was visiting Cork in the second episode of  Taste of Ireland. After shopping in the historic English Market, Lyndsey cooked ‘Rib-Eye of Beef with Irish Whiskey Sauce and…

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

Jump to recipeI was looking for a new Gluten-Free carrot cake recipe and found this one by Jamie Oliver. I am a big fan of Jamie’s and when I baked this cake I was very impressed. “Deliciously spiced gluten-free carrot cake – perfect with a nice cup of tea ”   Jamie Oliver’s Gluten-Free Carrot…

Stuffed Zucchini Flowers with Ricotta

Jump to recipeI’ve always wanted to try this and OMG it is finicky work. Stuffed zucchini flowers with ricotta and four cheese 🧀 stuffing with salt and pepper ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   Stuffed Zucchini Flowers with Ricotta March 28, 2020 by An Instant On The Lips Cuisine Italian Category Recipes Stuffed zucchini flowers are one of Italy’s most…

Recipe: Baked Ricotta with D’orsogna Ham, Three Cheeses and Capers with Mediterranean Salad

Jump to recipeThe first time I tasted baked ricotta cakes was when I was living near the Gourmet Platter store in Corrimal, NSW. Once a week they had tastings of new products and I fell in love with the texture and flavour of their ricotta cakes with ham and capers.   Tonight I decided to…

Recipe: Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Jump to recipeI love making chicken and vegetable soup! Whenever I am feeling rundown I get out my big saucepan, boil some water, add the chicken and vegetables, some garlic, mixed herbs, massel vegetable or chicken stock powder and inhale the amazing smells from my stove. My mother’s family are famous for their soup but…

Little Deep-fried Potato Pies – Jarenye Pirojki s Kartoshkov

Jump to recipeMy Uncle Steve Karkoski was Polish and my aunt Jeanette would cook Pirojki which are delicious morsels of potato that are destined to please. I found a Russian Cookbook, ‘The Food and Cooking of Russia’ by Elena Makhonko. The first recipe I tried was this recipe for Pirojki and it was like being…

Seared Salmon with Mint Pearl Couscous & Lemon Yoghurt

Jump to recipeSeared Salmon with Mint Pearl Couscous & Lemon Yoghurt is what I cooked the last night. TheHello Fresh ingredients were fresh and the recipe card easy to follow with tasty results. I would definitely cook this again! Seared Salmon with Mint Pearl Couscous & Lemon Yoghurt October 31, 2019 by An Instant On The…

Lemony Crumbed Chicken with Pesto Dressing

Jump to recipeLemony Crumbed Chicken with Pesto Dressing & Sweet Potato Wedges Another favourite Hello Fresh meal is this amazing Lemony Crumbed Chicken. I used gluten-free breadcrumbs by Orgran instead of the included breadcrumbs for a gluten-free meal. I love pesto and sweet potato so this meal is perfect for me and so easy to…

Recipe: Seared Salmon & Garlic-Almond Crumb

Jump to recipeA few nights ago I cooked Seared Salmon & Garlic-Almond Crumb with Pear Salad from last week’s Hello Fresh box. I was so thrilled with how it turned out. Not only was it easy to cook (with a few steps) but it tasted amazing!! I love Hello Fresh for its simplicity and value.…

Recipe: Matcha Mochi

Jump to recipeMatcha Mochi recipe I love this idea, especially the sushi and mochi. Here’s the recipe for Matcha Mochi using an ice cube tray from the video. It shows other variations including mango, strawberry and plain but I love Matcha Mochi the most and I will focus on it this post.   Matcha Mochi…

Halloween Recipe: Gluten-free Cocktail sausage mummies

Jump to recipeI am making some Halloween treats for Trick-or-Treaters this year and this recipe by Taste stood out. You can buy gluten-free puff pastry by SImly Wize in Woolworths now, and that is what I will be using or you can use standard puff pastry.   Cocktail sausage mummies October 15, 2019 by An Instant…

50 Legendary Halloween Recipes

Tired of the same old Halloween recipes? Need some fun, wholesome Halloween recipes for everything from appetizer’s, meals, and fun for all treats? “50 Legendary Halloween Recipes – Recipes for All Seasons to Put A New Spin on Halloween” is perfect for any ‘creepy kitchen’ or ghoul-tastic’ gathering! We have you covered for breakfast, lunch,…

Hello Fresh: Speedy Bacon & Cheese Fettuccine

Jump to recipe This week’s Hello Fresh box was amazing! We are still cooking the meals and everything has been so delicious and simple to make. I’ve picked my Hello Fresh meals for the week starting with October 14th and the standout was the Speedy Bacon & Cheese Fettuccine with Mushrooms & Green Salad. Yumm!…

Hello Fresh: Tandoori Beef Bowl

Jump to recipeNext week’s meal choice includes Tandoori Beef Bowl with Garlic Rice, Cucumber Raita & Chutney recipe. Yumm! I don’t know about you, but I love Tandoori. Very tasty! If you’re interested in trying Hello Fresh, use this link and you’ll receive $50 off your first box. A classic box for 2 people for…

Hello Fresh: Sage & Parmesan Crumbed Pork with Apple & Carrot Slaw recipe

Jump to recipeI’ve been drooling over my meal choices for October 7th-13th. The variety of meals is great (Pork, Beef, Salmon being my choice). One recipe I’m really looking forward to is the Sage & Parmesan Crumbed Pork with Apple & Carrot Slaw recipe. I love the sound of the sage and parmesan crumb, I…

Hello Fresh recipe: Seared Salmon & Herbed Couscous

Jump to recipeSeared Salmon & Herbed Couscous with Lemon Yoghurt & Toasted Almonds Another recipe from the Hello Fresh website and guaranteed to please. Use the code VANPIK at checkout to get $50 off your first order.   Seared Salmon & Herbed Couscous with Lemon Yoghurt & Toasted Almonds September 27, 2019 by An Instant On…

Hello Fresh: Creamy Leek & Mustard Chicken recipe

Jump to recipeAnother amazing Hello Fresh meal choice coming on Monday is their Creamy Leek & Mustard Chicken. Yumm! I love leek and mustard and chicken so I’m really excited, especially since it comes with broccoli, carrot and mashed potato. Drool! You can win a FREE Hello Fresh Australia box worth $139.95 in our Facebook…

Hello Fresh Recipe: Portuguese Chicken Tacos with Charred Corn Slaw

Jump to recipeMy Hello Fresh  box arrives on Monday and I’m looking forward to cooking the Portuguese Chicken Tacos meal from fresh ingredients using the large recipe cards that are always easy to follow and the results are so tasty. You can get $50 off your first box by using the code VANPIK so you…

Hello Fresh Recipe: Singaporean Prawn Laksa with Kaffir Lime

Jump to recipeI just put in my order for a Hello Fresh box for Sep 28 to Oct 04 and I am drooling over their Singapore Prawn and Coconut Laksa meal option. Yum!!! What I love about Hello Fresh is that the box is filled with the freshest produce and the recipe cards are so…

Gluten-free Coconut And Matcha Cream Cake

Jump to recipeI was searching for some recipes featuring Matcha (Green tea powder) and found this recipe for Gluten-free Coconut And Matcha Cream Cake by The Culinary Jumble. It is gluten-free and features coconut, a nice combination.   Gluten-Free Coconut and Matcha Cream Cake July 13, 2019 by An Instant On The Lips Category gluten-free Recipes Persons…

Cheesy Scalloped Zucchini

Jump to recipe Cheesy Scalloped Zucchini July 10, 2019 by An Instant On The Lips Category Recipes vegetables Persons 6 Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Total Time 45 minutes Ingredients 2 tbsp. butter (plus more for buttering pan) 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour 1 1/2 c. whole milk 2 c.…

Recipe: Tomato, Onion and Goat’s Cheese Tart

Jump to recipe Tomato, Onion and Goat’s Cheese Tart June 19, 2019 by An Instant On The Lips Cuisine Gluten-Free Category Recipes A delicious tart perfect for a picnic or even a sly snack. This tart stands on its own. Persons 6 Notes Image Credit: Rowie Dillon Ingredients 100g rice flour 2 1/2 tablespoons gluten-free cornflour…

Recipe: Keto Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Recipe Topped With Cacao Nibs

I found this recipe by ketosummit.com and it sounds delicious and nutritious. How to Make Keto Chocolate Muffins Nothing about chocolate muffins sounds keto. In fact, it sounds like a high-carb nightmare that will derail ketosis in an instant. Not these muffins. There are some important modifications you must make for these muffins to be OK to…

Matcha Green Tea Latte (Hot or Iced)

Jump to recipeI love Matcha Lattes and now I make them at home on a regular basis Matcha Green Tea Latte (Hot or Iced) May 5, 2019 by An Instant On The Lips Cuisine Japanese Category Recipes I wake up in the morning with a rejuvenating, nutritious matcha latte. This fast and easy recipe compliments the…

Recipe: Vegetable Fritters with Smoked Salmon

Jump to recipe Recipe: Vegetable Fritters with Smoked Salmon April 22, 2019 by An Instant On The Lips Cuisine Gluten-Free Category Recipes TIP: Make these into potato or sweet potato fritters by replacing the zucchini with the same weight of either potato or sweet potato Persons 8 Prep Time 42 minutes Cook Time 62 minutes Total…

Recipe: Zucchini and Feta Fritters

Jump to recipe Zucchini and Feta Fritters April 22, 2019 by An Instant On The Lips Category Diet: Gluten free Recipes Delicious zucchini and feta fritters are great for snacks or as a side dish with salad or vegetables. Persons 8 Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 35 minutes Notes You can…

Recipe: Bloomin’ Onion in the Air Fryer

Jump to recipeI bought a Lennox Healthy Choice 3.5 Litre Air Fryer at the beginning of the month. I have been enjoying making recipes from the recipe book, plus others found in cookbooks and recipes online. Something I had heard about but had never experienced is the Bloomin’ Onion. Famous for being one of the items…

Recipe: Tamari Nuts and Seeds

Jump to recipeI love the all round joyous reception every time I serve these… delicious! Recipe: Tamari Nuts and Seeds January 4, 2019 by An Instant On The Lips Category Recipes Tamari sauce is a gluten-free version of Soy Sauce and is a little salty. I wouldn’t season the mix until after you have tasted it.…

Recipe: Choc Cherry Coconut Rough

Jump to recipeThis Choc Cherry Coconut Rough slice just oozes deliciousness! With a flavour combination so perfect, you’ll struggle to share the slice around this silly season. You can always make more, right…?   Recipe: Choc Cherry Coconut Rough December 17, 2018 by An Instant On The Lips Category Recipes Uncategorized Notes Original recipe: Loving Earth via…

Recipe: Plant Paradox Green Smoothie

I’ve been reading “The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers of ‘Healthy’ Foods That Cause Disease & Weight Gain“, a book by Dr Steven Gundry since it was published in 2017. The New York Times bestseller outlines a 90-day plan for some of the most pressing health issues, from obesity to heart disease. It has some great lectin-free recipes inside,…

Recipe: Melting Moments

Jump to recipeOne of my favourite desserts is the melting moment biscuit (cookie). They just melt in your mouth and are absolutely delicious. I found this recipe in the book Indulge: Gluten-Free Food Gets A Makeover by Rowie Dillon. The secret to a melting moment is the icing sugar ingredient. Recipe: Melting Moments December 8,…

Recipe: Gnocchi with Sage and Pine Nuts

Jump to recipeI was reading Indulge: Gluten-Free Food Gets A Makeover by Rowie Dillon and saw this amazing recipe for Gnocchi with Sage and Pine Nuts. I love making Gnocchi and it is great that this recipe is gluten-free.   Gnocchi with Sage and Pine Nuts December 8, 2018 by An Instant On The Lips Cuisine…

Recipe: Christmas Tiramisu Recipe

Jump to recipeThis is a Christmas version of Tiramisu, a popular Italian cake! It means “Pick Me Up”. You can enjoy it as soon as you make but the tiramisu is even more delicious when chilled. Image and Recipe Credits go to Cooking With Dog Recipe: Christmas Tiramisu Recipe Cuisine Italian A christmas version of the…

Recipe: Cute Fish Cakes

I saw this kawaii (cute) food photo on Instagram and I think it is a great idea! Kids will love it, so will most adults. Nuggets with faces made out of thin nori (seaweed) sheets. You can buy Nori in supermarkets these days. I’m definitely making this but instead of nuggets, I’m going to make…

Recipe: Quick chicken, cranberry and brie canapes

AuthorAn Instant On The LipsCategoryCanapes, EntreesDifficultyBeginner For an easy finger food recipe, you can’t look past these cheesy chicken pastry bites, made from only six ingredients. Author: Liz Macri Image credit: Brett Stevens Publication: Taste.com.au Yields24 ServingsQuarter (6 Servings)Half (12 Servings)Default (24 Servings)Double (48 Servings)Triple (72 Servings)Prep Time20 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time40 mins Ingredients 1 ½…

Snowflake Cake

  View this post on Instagram   Who wants a piece of my snowflake cake??? Moist and fluffy vanilla cake kissed with peppermint, draped in a dreamy blue ombré of Italian meringue buttercream, all covered in delicate candy melt snowflakes! What’s your favorite holiday dessert??? I’m patiently waiting for my mom’s bûche de Noël! Recipe…

Book: Paleo Christmas Recipes

Enjoy Christmas Gluten-Free Recipes which You Can Enjoy Throughout The Year! This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to cook Paleo Christmas meals. You’ll get meals that are relatively faster to prepare and cook while getting all the Christmas dishes served on this special day. Get appetizers, side dishes, main dishes, desserts, and…

Book: Indulge – Gluten-Free Food Gets A Makeover

Gluten-free food gets a makeover, 100 sweet and savoury recipes For too long gluten-free cooking has had a reputation for being about as appetising as hospital food – it was crying out for a style and taste makeover. Enter Rowie Dillon, ex-ad agency creative, coeliac and cake-baker extraordinaire – a woman on a mission to…

Recipe: Matcha Green Tea Energy Bites

I recently purchased some Matcha (Green Tea) Powder from Aussie Health Products and I have been having fun testing recipes with it. This recipe by Living Well Mom was simple to make and delicious. I encourage you to try it. “A delicious blend of green tea and coconut, these Matcha Green Tea Energy Bites are a…

Book: Children’s Cookbook: Delicious Step-by-Step Recipes

This great kid’s cook book features step-by-step photography plus mouth-watering pictures of each finished dish. Children are encouraged to think about nutrition throughout the book and each recipe can be adapted to suit individual diets or tastes. An illustrated glossary explains techniques and cookery terms. Ages 7+. BUY NOW

Good Housekeeping Kids Bake!

100+ Sweet and Savory Recipes Ready, set, BAKE! Featuring more than 100 simple triple-tested recipes, from Bacon Cheese Popovers to Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake, this is the perfect book for young bakers! From fabulous muffins, bread, and pizzas to yummy cookies, cakes, and pies, Good Housekeeping has a world of treats for kids to bake! This delicious…

Book: Maggie’s Recipe for Life

6 October 2017 by Maggie Beer and Prof. Ralph Martins To have a healthy old age you must act now, whether you are 30 or 50. I have two great passions – sharing my love of cooking delicious simple food and improving the health and nutrition of older people. I hope this cookbook does both but it’s…

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook

Just in time for Halloween, I have found a cookbook with Harry Potter favourites! From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory. More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Wizards and Non-Wizards Alike (Unofficial Cookbook) by Dinah Bucholz by Adams Media Bangers and mash with Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the Hogwarts dining hall. A proper cuppa tea…

Book: Australian Fish and Seafood Cookbook

The definitive guide to cooking great fish. ‘The bible for seafood. The only book you’ll ever need on the topic.’ Neil Perry Written by the most respected authorities on seafood in the country, this landmark publication contains all you need to know about selecting and preparing over 60 types of fish and seafood, including catching…

Recipe: Gluten Free Acai Pancake Bites

Found on the Loving Earth website, this recipe is a good way to include acai powder in a sweet treat everyone will love. RECIPE BY EMILY WILLIAMSON These are great weekend treat for the kiddies and also as a filling lunchbox snack for school. Kids love adding their favourite toppings and are more likely to…

Recipe: Lemon Water and Turmeric

I found this recipe by ritely.com on Pinterest. I love lemon water and the addition of turmeric sounds healthy and delicious! Turmeric is a yellow (or sometimes orange) spice that comes from India. For centuries, people in India reaped the healthy benefits of turmeric. The spice is in the same family as ginger, but it wasn’t known to…

Recipe: Turmeric Hot Chocolate

I found this recipe by happyfoodstube.com on Pinterest and it sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try it. I’m ordering turmeric powder from Aussie Health Products. Love hot chocolate but looking for a healthier option? Try Turmeric hot chocolate! This golden drink has anti-inflammatory properties and can be enjoyed in 5 minutes. Guys, this turmeric…

Recipe: Dr. Gundry’s Delicious Gluten-Free Stuffing Recipe

Dr Gundry posted a recipe for Gluten-Free Stuffing and I thought I would share it for those who are following a gluten free diet “It’s November soon, so the holiday season is just about here. For a lot of Americans, that means overeating and weight gain. In fact, the average American gains around 5 pounds in…

Recipe: Vegan Sorghum Mac and ‘cheese’

Recipe from the CERES ORGANICS website GLUTEN-FREE   VEGAN READY IN 30 MINUTES | SERVES 2 INGREDIENTS 1 box Organic Sorghum Fusilli 2 small carrots, peeled and chopped 2 small potatoes, peeled and chopped 1 clove garlic Juice of ½ lemon ¼ cup Organic Savoury Yeast Flakes 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon Organic Ground Turmeric 1 tablespoon ground…

Recipe: Cream of Mushroom Soup With Leek & Thyme

BY CERES ORGANICS VEGAN READY IN 1 HOUR | SERVES 4 This rich soup is packed with mushrooms, a natural food source of vitamin D, which is often obtained by us humans from sunlight. Mushrooms are also a great source of antioxidants, which may be surprising to you considering their dull colour. Mushrooms provide B…

Recipe: Spinach Coconut Dip

BY CERES ORGANICS VEGAN READY IN 15 MINUTES, PLUS SOAKING TIME | SERVES 4   INGREDIENTS 2 cups spinach, roughly chopped ⅓ cup Organic Coconut, Desiccated ¼ cup Organic Coconut Cream ½ cup Organic Sunflower Seeds (soaked in water for 2 hours, or overnight, then drained) 1 orange, peeled and sliced 5 Organic RAW Pitted Dates (roughly chopped) ¼ teaspoon chilli…

Recipe: Raw Matcha Slice

BY LEARN TO NOURISH RAW   SNACKS READY IN 30 MINUTES | SERVES 2-4 If you’ve been looking for other ways to use matcha powder, that’s not tea – add matcha powder into your baking, and any other superfood powders you might have kicking round in the back of your pantry. This matcha literally takes 15…

Recipe: Gluten-free Blueberry and Lemon Loaf

BY SARAH BRITTAIN GLUTEN-FREE READY IN 60 MINUTES COOKING TIME, 30 MIN PREP | SERVES 2-4 Who said being Gluten-Free meant you couldn’t enjoy delicious carbs? Try this delicious Gluten-Free Lemon and Blueberry Loaf. This is perfect if you are on a FODMAP diet or Gluten-Free diet. Super easy to put together and it’s beautifully…

Recipe: Vegan Crispy Rice Slice

BY Ruby Lewin SNACKS   VEGAN READY IN 60 MINUTES | SERVES 2-4 My version of rice crispy treats are perfect for a quick pick me up or a sweet snack after dinner. I’ve always loved the crispy rice cereal that would traditionally be included in these but by combining puffed rice and quinoa, it adds…

Recipe: Herbed Matcha Iced Tea

BY CERES ORGANICS RAW READY IN 10 MINUTES PLUS CHILLING TIME | SERVES 6 INGREDIENTS 1 cup fresh herb sprigs (a mix of mint, thyme, or basil), plus extra for garnishing handful of ice 6 cups cold filtered water 6 teaspoons Organic Matcha Powder 4 tablespoons Organic Coconut Nectar Syrup   METHOD Place herbs in a large…

Recipe: Strawberry, buckwheat and kefir scones

I found this recipe by Bean Dearnly on Australian Gourmet Traveller and it was delicious! “The toasty flavour of buckwheat brings a new dimension to the classic scone with strawberry jam and cream. Last year, I discovered the best scone recipe after volunteering to bake some at a fundraiser,” says Yu-Ching Lee. “Turns out the secret is…

Recipe: Bagels

Ingredients Weight/ Volume Ingredients Volumetric Measure 600g Laucke Crusty White Bread mix 3-3/4 cups 2g Barley Malt (ex Brew Shop) 0.5 teaspoon 5g Yeast 1.6 teaspoons 300ml Water 1-1/5 cup Method Use your bread machine or a suitable mixer to mix ingredients and knead the dough, or alternatively knead by hand. The dough will be…

Recipe: Hungarian – Paprika Chicken with Nokedli (mini dumplings)

Jump to recipeOne of the things I miss most about living in Tasmania (2000-2002) is an amazing little cafe in Moonah called ‘Cafe Eva’. It was run by the lovely Eva, a Hungarian friend I met through my husband who had been part of a babysitting ring of parents who would babysit for each other…

Recipe: Banana-Berry Smoothie with Maqui Berry Powder, Chia and Flax seeds

I was viewing the Loving Earth website and came across this amazing Banana-Berry Smoothie recipe that is very similar to what I enjoyed at Wray Organics. I will be printing this recipe out and taking it to “Rainbow: Eat and Drink Healthy” which just opened up in Bloomfield St near the arcade and park that…

Recipe: Grilled goat kofta with mint and yoghurt soup

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for Guitta Maroun’s mint and yoghurt soup with grilled goat kofta by Shane Delia from Melbourne restaurant Maha. “The love and patience that Guitta and Toufic (my in-laws) give to the mint they grow in their backyard wonderland of Lebanese herbs and vegetables, the time they spend hand-picking each mint leaf,…

Home Cooking: Cooking Moroccan cuisine with a tagine

To celebrate our move to the house we bought we had a housewarming and invited some friends and family to a very morrocan lunch of lamb tagine with couscous, whilst the kids had chicken schnitzel burgers. I am relatively new to tagines, having heard rave reviews for cooking with tagines (also known as tajine -…

Recipe and photos: Zucchini Bread

  ZUCCHINI BREAD   This is the second time I have made this bread but this time I took photos along the way.   Whisk 3 eggs until light and fluffy Stir in 400g Sugar       Add 235ml Vegetable Oil Stir well Next, add 225gm of shredded zucchini     375gm plain flower…

Zucchini and sweet potato slice

It’s the savoury slice that you all can’t get enough of! Try this easy recipe and you’ll see why it has gone viral. Source: TASTE.com.au   INGREDIENTS 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil 1 finely chopped Onion 300 gram coarsely grated Sweet Potato 2 crushed Garlic cloves 4 Eggs 2 Egg whites 1/4 cup plain flour…

Arrowroot Bars

Arrowroot Bars (found on allfood.com)  Rated: Submitted By: Martha Photo By: Patticake Servings: 12 “A soft cookie, great for lunches.” INGREDIENTS: 1 cup unsalted butter 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 2 cups arrowroot flour 6 egg whites 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for decoration DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees…

Recipe: Gluten-free beer recipe

Jump to recipe Recipe: Gluten-free beer recipe September 18, 2018 by An Instant On The Lips Category beer featured gluten-free Recipes “Most parts of the gluten free brewing process are similar to normal brewing, which is covered in detail by the experts on this site and others, so I’ll only touch on the key differences;Most parts…

Recipe: Lemon and Mint Sorbet

Jump to recipe Continuing with the theme of gluten-free recipes featuring mint I just had to share this amazing lemon and mint sorbet recipe from Australian Gourmet Traveller website newsletter. This tastes just as you would imagine: light and tangy, with the lingering flavour of mint. Recipe: Lemon and Mint Sorbet September 17, 2018 by An Instant On The Lips…

Recipe: Chocolate Banana Bread (Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free).

Jump to recipe Recipe: Chocolate Banana Bread (Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free). September 17, 2018 by An Instant On The Lips Cuisine Gluten Free Category Diet: Gluten free Recipes vegan An easy recipe for chocolate banana bread that’s gluten free, vegan, and refined sugar free. Persons 8 Notes *King Arthur Multi Purpose Flour works well,…

Recipe: Pear, Oat and Blueberry Breakfast Loaf

Jump to recipeAnother recipe from “The Gluten-Free Kitchen” that is sure to please that intolerant of wheat and gluten. Blueberries and pears are a powerful combination, with blueberries full of antioxidants and pears with significant fibre as well as vitamins C and K. Recipe: Pear, Oat and Blueberry Breakfast Loaf September 16, 2018 by An Instant On…

Lemon Polenta Whoppie Pie recipe

  Lemon Polenta Whoopie Pie Recipe Makes 16 pies For the whoopie pie shells: 125g butter, at room temperature 200g light brown sugar 2 eggs 450g gluten free plain flour 1 tsp salt 1½ tsp baking soda 250ml buttermilk 225g polenta, soaked in lemon juice (roughly 175g dry polenta and the juice of 4 lemons)…

Recipe: Blueberry and Oatmeal Muffins

Jump to recipeI was given the book “The Gluten-Free Kitchen” – Feel good food for happy and healthy eating by a close friend. It’s a good go-to recipe book for gluten free items.  One of my favourite recipes is the Blueberry and Oatmeal Muffins. Blueberries and muffins are a winning ingredient pairing and when there’s…

Recipe: Gluten Free Rosemary and Garlic Flatbread

Jump to recipeThis recipe is ideal for people who have allergies or sensitivities to both wheat and yeast. This Gluten Free Rosemary and Garlic Flatbread is a great substitute for your typical breads that contain both wheat and yeast. Full of flavour, this flatbread has fresh chopped rosemary and garlic kneaded within the dough. As…

Popular Gluten Free Flours at a Glance

  Almond Flour Almonds are a source of healthy fats. They are also relatively high in protein and low in carbohydrates. The mild, nutty flavour of almond flour makes it an excellent option for cakes and cookies. Almond flour is made by grinding almonds down to a fine consistency. You can make almond flour at…

Recipe: Intolerant Gourmet – Pecan Pie

Jump to recipeAnother recipe for Pecan Pie. This time from a favourite cookbook by Pippa Kendrick – The Intolerant Gourmet. Recipe: Intolerant Gourmet – Pecan Pie September 16, 2018 by An Instant On The Lips Cuisine Gluten Free, Dairy Free Category dairy-free Diet: Gluten free Recipes With its rich shortcrust base and voluptuous, sweet filling, pecan…

Recipe: Little Sticky Toffee Puddings

Jump to recipeI love sticky toffee puddings and this recipe from the Pippa Kendrick’s Intolerant Gourmet cookbook is delicious and great for people with gluten and dairy food intolerances. Recipe: Little Sticky Toffee Puddings September 16, 2018 by An Instant On The Lips Cuisine Gluten Free Category Recipes Nothing, I repeat, nothing symbolises the warm embrace…

Gluten-Free Pecan Pie

Jump to recipeI LOVE Pecan Pie. Whenever I see one in a bakery I have to buy it. Now I’ve finally found a gluten-free recipe that is delicious and easy to make. Source: Food Network Gluten-Free Pecan Pie September 16, 2018 by An Instant On The Lips Category gluten-free Recipes “This pecan pie is all the…

Recipe: Gluten-free Strawberry Cake

Jump to recipeImage courtesy of  glutenfreemommy.com Recipe: Gluten-free Strawberry Cake September 15, 2018 by An Instant On The Lips Category Recipes Notes Note: You can easily substitute 3 cups of your gluten free flour mix for mine- just watch the liquid content. Ingredients 1/2 cup almond meal 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour 3/4 cup tapioca…

Cold Busting Blood Orange Turmeric Tea Latte (Vegan)

Jump to recipe  Cold Busting Orange Turmeric Tea Latte {Vegan} September 15, 2018 by An Instant On The Lips Cuisine Vegan Category Recipes Boost your health with a cold busting vegan orange turmeric tea latte! This bulletproof “Golden Milk” latte is loaded with extra Vitamin C, rich in minerals, and anti-inflammatory properties. Persons 3 Ingredients 2…

Baked Pasta With Ricotta, Leek and Spinach

Jump to recipeRecipe by DonnaHay  Baked Pasta With Ricotta, Leek and Spinach Cuisine italian Ingredients 400G RIGATONI 3 CUPS (60G) BABY SPINACH LEAVES 6 ANCHOVIES, FINELY CHOPPED 1 TABLESPOON FINELY GRATED LEMON RIND SEA SALT AND CRACKED BLACK PEPPER 2 TABLESPOONS EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL 2 LEEKS, THINLY SLICED 1 CUP (240G) RICOTTA, CRUMBLED ¼ CUP…

Caramelized Zucchini Flatbread

Jump to recipeI was searching Bonappetite for recipes using Zucchini and came across this amazing recipe for Carmelized Zucchini Flatbread Caramelized Zucchini Flatbread September 15, 2018 by An Instant On The Lips Cuisine European Category Recipes I was searching Bonappetite for recipes using Zucchini and came across this amazing recipe for Carmelized Zucchini Flatbread. If you…

Recipe: Gluten-free hamburger buns

Jump to recipe If there is one thing that I have really missed since switching to a gluten-free diet it is a tasty Australian hamburger with the lot. It’s not like I ate them every day, week or month – but when the craving hits there is just nothing like the combination of bacon, beetroot,…

Recipe: Turmeric Ginger Lemonade with Mint

“Turmeric Ginger Lemonade with fresh Mint is great for fighting fatigue and reducing inflammation in the body. It’s quick to make, naturally sweetened, and super refreshing! Homemade lemonade with a hint of spice, tartness, and zing! Vegan, paleo, and AMAZING!…I adore turmeric, ginger, and citrus together! It’s such a powerful nutrient combo. Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, and is said…

Gluten-Free Cornbread recipe

Jump to recipeFiled under: Recipes, Gluten-free Gluten-Free Cornbread recipe September 13, 2018 by An Instant On The Lips Category gluten-free Recipes A few weeks ago I made some amazing cornbread with some yellow polenta I purchased from an Italian Delicatessan & Cafe inWarrawong, NSW. The bread was so light and fluffy that we went through two loafs in no time.…

Recipe: Zucchini Brownies

Recipe: Tumeric Latte

Jump to recipe Recipe: Tumeric Latte September 13, 2018 by An Instant On The Lips Category featured Recipes A warming drink packed with health boosting properties that is calming and relaxing, perfect for before bed.♥ Anti-inflammatory ♥ Relieves depression♥ Lowers blood glucose levels♥ High in antioxidants♥ Prevents premature ageing Persons 1 Serving Size 1 Notes Curcumin,…

Recipe: Candied Grapefruit Peel

Jump to recipe“This is a great bitter-sweet combo. Dip peel in melted chocolate for an after-dinner treat.” Source: Bonappetite Recipe: Candied Grapefruit Peel September 13, 2018 by An Instant On The Lips Category featured Recipes Ingredients 2 large red or pink grapefruits 1 cup sugar, plus more for tossing Instructions Cut peel from grapefruits into ⅜”…

Recipe: One Bowl Berry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

I found this recipe recently and the results were amazing! Tasty and with long-lasting energy from the Oatmeal.  “Gluten Free Berry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies! Fresh Fruit combined with gluten free oats to make healthy breakfast cookies. Great for breakfast to go, snacks, or dessert. Easy to make, dairy free with egg free/nut free options! Oh and did…

Recipe: Coconut Chocolate Mousse

Jump to recipe Recipe: Coconut Chocolate Mousse September 13, 2018 by An Instant On The Lips Category Chocolate gluten-free Recipes Ingredients 1/2 cup Coconut Cream 75 g  dark chocolate pieces ½ vanilla pod, seeds only 2 tsp caster sugar Strips of orange zest to decorate Instructions Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan…

Recipe: Dumplings to celebrate Lunar New Year

Jump to recipeEat Your Way to Prosperity Chinese Potstickers by Story of Bing These Chinese dumplings are really easy to make because they are made with sstore-bought dumpling wrappers. Don’t sweat over making the wrappers from scratch because the store bought ones are so good these days. They are absolutely delicious and very fun to make…

Recipe: Homemade Pumpkin Gnocchi

Recipe from Gluten Free Italian Cookbook by P. Rigoli & E. Nicolaci

I made this recipe and it was absolutely delicious! BOOKSHELF Gluten-Free Italian: Over 150 Irresistible Recipes without Wheat–from Crostini to Tiramisu Gluten Free Italian: Simple and Delicious Recipes for Cooking Italian Cuisine – APP Gluten Free Italian: Simple and Delicious Recipes for Cooking…

Recipe: Easy Zucchini Pickles

Zucchini Pickles Recipe Take advantage of the seasonal abundance of Zucchini in summer and never be stuck again for ways to use up this wondrous vegetable as Zucchini pickles can be stored and left for months to enjoy with cold cuts, on burgers, through salads or as an accompaniment to a winter roast.

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Recipe: Tandoori Chicken Recipe

I love Tandoori Chicken and this recipe is one of my favourites.   Source: Taste Chef: Rob Scott

Dr Gundry’s Lectin-Free Pad Thai Recipe

This recipe is featured in Dr Gundry’s New York Times best-selling book, The Plant Paradox. \ Order it here: bit.ly/plantparadox  

Recipe: Stuffed chicken thighs with goats cheese feta, asparagus and garlic

Jump to recipePhilip excelled himself again with dinner tonight. Healthy and tasty. I asked him for the recipe and I decided to take the time to type it up. Recipe: Stuffed chicken thighs with goats cheese feta, asparagus and garlic January 20, 2018 by An Instant On The Lips Category asparagus dairy-free goats milk feta kale…

Recipe: Zucchini Corn Pancakes

[ Image by Girlversusdough.com ] Zucchini Corn Pancakesby Girlversusdough Adapted from King Arthur Flour Yields: About 10 pancakes Ingredients:4 large eggs, beaten1/4 cup olive oil2 tsp salt1/2 tsp ground pepper1 tsp dried basil1 tsp dried oregano3 cups grated zucchini (about one large zucchini)1 cup fresh sweet corn off the cob or frozen corn1 cup shredded cheddar cheese…

Deliciously Organised – Health

I was googling Coconut Scrub today and came across the amazing Deliciously Organised website. I am sharing her overview of Health Cleanse and Shopping list with you, dear reader because it is an amazing resource. Her website is where I want An Instant On The Lips to be someday. I am happy to say that…

Article: Healthy Fast Food Series: Raw Breakfast Recipes

by Vitality4life.com.au We have all heard that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”, but why?  Breakfast not only provides key “fuel” for the body and brain to power and prepare them for the day ahead, but also kick-starts your metabolism for the day ahead!  If you are beginning a Raw Food Diet…

Article: From The Juicer To The Plate: Healthy Pulp Recipes

Article Source: Vitality4life.com.au Simple and easy pulp recipes so that can utilise the left-over pulp from your Juicer! Enjoying your cold press juicer doesn’t have to end at simply juice. Although they churn out nutritious juices time after time, they also expel fresh pulp just waiting to be used. What most people don’t realise is that the pulp is…

Article: Detox with Green Juice

Article from Vitality4Life.com.au Finding the right detox method should come naturally right? There are a vast amount of detox methods available today. From tablets to fasting or even drinking over the counter liquids made up of ingredients we can’t even pronounce. Aside from all these options, have you ever considered the juice detoxing method? Many people…

Recipes: Melinda’s Peachy Pear Cake

I love Melinda’s Gluten-Free range. She just posted this recipe on her Facebook page and I just had to share it Ingredients: 800g freshly poached or tinned peaches400g freshly poached or tinned pears250g butter3/4 cup caster sugar2 eggs1 cup Melinda’s Gluten-Free Self Raising Flour1/3 cup milk3/4 cup almond meal80g butter1/4 cup caster sugar2 teaspoons cinnamon…

Follow me on Pinterest

I love Pinterest. What’s Pinterest? It’s a social media site where you can pin photos and websites that you want to share with other people. One of my ‘boards’ on Pinterest is Recipes. If I am searching the web for recipes and I find one I like I will click the little ‘Pin It’ bookmarlet…

Recipe: Pretty in Pink Cheesecake

I love Foodbuzz. Whenever I am low on inspiration for cooking ideas or food photography a good dose of food porn always gives me a needed boost. This delicious looking cheesecake by Green Kitchen Stories caught my eye on the front page. I can’t wait to make it! Plus it uses almonds and is gluten free! Frozen Pink…

Review: Sweet treats at Thanon Khao San, Haymarket Thai restaurant

( Re-posted from my Illawarra Gluten-Free blog ) After indulging at the Sydney Night Noodle Markets in Hyde Park (part of the Crave Sydney) my husband and I were walking past a Thai restaurant in Pitt Street, Haymarket and spotted this cute Thai taxi and a selection of Thai desserts in a cold bar. Intrigued,…

Recipe: Marzipan

Another recipe with almonds is marzipan. If you’ve ever watched Cake Boss or Ace of Cakes you would know some of the amazing cakes and decorations formed out of marzipan. I found a medieval recipe for marzipan that I have added to my files and thought to share with you. Gluten free and a great…

Recipe: Gluten Free Polenta cake

(Re-posted from Illawarra Gluten-Free) Lemon Polenta Cake      For the cake:     130 g ground almonds (or almond flour)     130 g shredded coconut     130 g fine polenta (or yellow cornmeal)     1 t baking powder     grated rind of 3 lemons     270 g soft butter     270 g caster sugar     4…

Recipe: Dacquoise

Filed under: Recipes: Gluten-Free I was reading about Grabyourfork’s food tour of Newtown, Sydneyand saw a reference to the Strawberry, rose and watermelon cake with a description of ” almond dacquoise layered with thin slices of refreshing watermelon and garnished with ruby red strawberries.” Yumm! Dacquoise is a term I had recognised from a Gluten-Free cookbook and decided…

Recipe: Quorn Mince with hoi sin

Last year I saw an advertisement for Quorn mince in a magazine. It’s a vegetable mince made of Mycoprotein which is member of the fungi family (like morels and truffles. My young friend Siobhan is on a mainly-vegetable diet and I thought this would be a good high-quality meat-free protein to add to spaghetti bolognaise. It’s low…

Competition: Best Home Chef, a national cooking competition and community for food lovers to share recipes

ARE YOU AUSTRALIA’S BEST HOME CHEF?  ·      Upload your recipe to win over $100,000 worth of prizes including $50,000 worth of kitchen appliances ·      Launch of national food competition and community – besthomechef.com.au 12th October 2012: John Winning, CEO of Winning Appliances, has today launched Best Home Chef, a national cooking competition and community for food lovers to share recipes. Best Home Chef is…

Superfoods: Quinoa

I was watching #GourmetFarmer on #sbs and they featured Tasmanian-grown Quinoa in their ‘local farm to plate’ menu. They travelled to Kindred, Tasmania and interviewed the lovely people from Kindred Organics who showed them the plants and gave them tips on how to cook it. ” Lauran and Henriette Damen are the first farmers in Australia…

Junior Masterchef – Beetroot Challenge

  Watching tonight’s Junior Masterchef ‘Mystery Box Challenge’ was really enjoyable. One of the ingredients was beetroot. One of my all-time favourite vegetables. There is a photo somewhere of me eating beetroot slices by a waterfall-fed river near Eden in the Eurobodalla region as a five year old. It is one of the things I…

SBS Food: In Season: Cabbage

Cabbage in brine recipe : SBS FoodI love to receive emails from SBS Food. They are chock-full of helpful information, updates on SBS Food shows, Give-aways and Recipes.This week they have a feature on Cabbage. Enjoy! In Season: Cabbage Cabbage, to be quite frank, is not one of the most loved vegetables. However, tastebuds grow…

Entice magazine

Entice magazine Entice magazine is the perfect ‘how to’ beef cookbook made especially for those looking for delicious meal ideas and cooking tips. Our latest issue of Entice magazine contains tips for cooking the perfect slow simmered beef dish this winter, as well as information on which beef cuts to use and how long to…

AJ Bush & Sons – Best Meat Supplier since 1911

I love shopping at Warilla Grove. It has everything you need in a small area.Sure it could do with a wider variety of seafood but other than that, it’s pretty much your one stop shop. I often spend a lot of my time in front of the Bush’s Meats specials window.We’ve been taking advantage of…

Recipe: Pomegranate molasses

My foodie friend Maryann from Kiama asked me if I knew where to find Pomegranate molasses.First I did a Google Australia search and found a link to an Gourmet Shopper – an online gourmet food products website which sells Pomegranate Molasses, then I hit gold and found a recipe from SMH Good Living article online…

Sneaking vegetables into recipes kids will love!

Mummified Times Five asked:  Tell me, how do you get your fussy kids to eat vegetables? I quite often have fussy eaters at my house. As a kid I was a fussy eater myself and would take hours to finish a meal if it included brussell sprouts, silverbeet or zucchini. I hated them with a passion!…

Cookbook: What’s Cookin’ Shellharbour

WHAT’S COOKIN’ SHELLHARBOUR? Generations of family secrets have been revealed in a new Shellharbour City Council cookbook featuring over one hundred of the area’s favourite recipes. The new book, What’s Cookin’ Shellharbour?,  features a diverse range of tried and true family favourite recipes allowing interested community members to learn a whole new series of easy…

A to Z of Vegetables – A – Artichoke

[ A globe artichoke. Photograph by Vanessa Pike-Russell]It’s a very fiddly vegetable but the thin layer of tender flesh on each leaf is a delicacy. I prefer the artichoke hearts marinated in oil when you’re in a rush. They are great as part of a Mediterranean salad, on pizza or added to a mezze platter. [Photograph…

Country Womens Association Cookbook

The Country Women’s Association Cookbook: Seventy Years in the Kitchen It is no exaggeration to say that The Country Women’s Association Cookbook is an Australian icon. Absolutely packed with hard-working, practical recipes, this has been an essential cookbook in Australian kitchen for generations. First published over seventy years ago, Murdoch Books are now very proud…

Global Village – Sicillian Swordfish

At 6pm most weeknights I enjoy a trip around the world via the SBS TV show Global VillageTonight we toured to Sicily. Two of my Uncles (by marriage) are from Italy and I grew up eating a lot of wonderful Italian food. I hope one day to travel to Italy and learn more about the…

Seasonal produce – Kohlrabi

I was reading through the Sydney Food Markets guide to seasonal produce for July 2009 and spied the vegetable kohlrabi in the list. I have to admit I haven’t had much exposure to this vegetable so I decided to do some research. I opened up the wonderful Encyclopedia of Asian Food by Charmaine Solomon and…

Masterchef- George’s Blini with feta and smoked beetroot recipe

George Calombaris from Australia’s Masterchef cooksBlini with Smoked beetroot and feta Smoked beetroot First make the smoke with hickory chips (from BBQ shop, soaked) and add sugar, rice, sea salt, earl grey tea and mix. Line a pot with foil and spread out mixture onto it. Add a lid and get it smoking which may…

Caveau – French cuisine is Wollongong’s only hatted restaurant

I’ve always wanted to visit Caveau, Wollongong’s only hatted restaurant. It is also the Illawarra’s only French restaurant and it offers cooking classes! I’ve looked at their upcoming classes and one falls on October 18th, 2009. That’s the day after my birthday. Normally I am up in Sydney at the Good Food Month’s Night Noodle…

A book review, Babycakes

BabyCakes: Vegan, Gluten-Free, and (Mostly) Sugar-Free Recipes from New York’s Most Talked-About Bakery By Erin McKenna I have been cooking with gluten-free flour of late and decided to do some research into baking the gluten free way. I have a young friend (Siobhan) who due to cancer has had to remove gluten and most types…

Daring to cook: Gnocchi

I have just signed up to be a daring cook. What does that mean? Well in a nutshell it is daring to cook a new food every month based on recipes given. You are then to cook the food and take photos and post it to your food blog. I should be able to cope…

Bread wreaths and pullaparts

One of the things I miss about living in Corrimal (Wollongong City, NSW Australia) was The Gourmet Platter. It was a wonderful gourmet food store housed in the Corrimal Shopping World centre. It opened my eyes to a number of gourmet food experiences which would stay with me forever. Memories of their weekly food tastings,…

More cupcake ideas

Since my last post on cupcakes I have found some really eyecatching and inexpensive cupcake design ideas. Here are a few that I intend to make for a very special little girl who has cancer and has a limited diet (no artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives) and needs a sweet treat. She loves to help…

Melbourne: Restaurant Review: Post Mao Cafe

Walking down Little Bourke Street in Melbourne is quite an experience. We were greeted by a hostess from the Post Mao Cafe, aka Chairman Mao’s Unique Chinese Cuisine. Specialising in Hunan cuisine, their chef‘s master chef is 93 years old and used to cook for Chairman Mao Zedong. The waitress showed us the menu, pointing…

Hamburger with the lot meal at Metzis Tasty Takeaway

Hamburger with the lot meal at Metzis Tasty Takeaway, originally uploaded by Vanessa PR. An Australian hamburger with meat burger, tomato, beetroot, lettuce, onion, egg, bacon, pineapple, cheese and BBQ sauce. They also make a delicious Portugese Chicken burger which has to be tried. The Chicken Schnizel burger was larger than a plate. Metzis is…