the A to Z .. of modern classics series

Starting tomorrow, I will be posting every week with an A-Z of modern classics. These are dishes that are either in your repertoire, classics you know and love, or recipes you just know of but haven’t got around to cooking yet! Some of the recipes will have fun, quirky and modern spins on them, others…

ginger-chicken udon soup

Not only is this recipe kid-approved, but it’s also man-approved. A quick an easy mid-week meal using poached chicken and Asian broth! Packed with veggies and the nutritional benefits of homemade stock, this quick and easy weeknight meal is perfect for busy weeks and long days. Plus.. who doesn’t love a noodle? The addition of…

the crisis of a tuesday

Today was the first of many herbal medicine exams. 1hr. Short and extended response. Open book. I hadn’t purchased my texts yet, due to insufficient funds. I was continuously borrowing them from the library on a 7-day loan rotation. I had finally saved enough money to be able to purchase them this morning – the…

asian style white poached chicken

I’ve been mixing things up lately in our kitchen. I don’t know about you, but I go thru phases of cuisines; one week it’s a Mexican vibe, the next week its a Spanish flavour fiesta, this week it’s all about the Asian flavours. Whole free-range chooks were on special this week at my local grocers….

functional medicine ? .. huh ?

I was sitting in my Medicinal Food Science lecture at the beginning of the week when my lecturer used the phrase ‘functional medicine’. It made me think ‘isn’t all medicine functional medicine?’. So here I was, puzzled thinking that there is this new branch of conventional allopathic medicine – called functional medicine – which had…

mexican rice bowl

To say we like Mexican cuisine in this house is a gross understatement. Tacos, nachos, chilli, burritos, enchiladas, guacamole, quesadillas .. all of it, we loooove it. This Mexican rice bowl is an easy, delicious way to use up leftovers from the Mexican feast the night before or for meal preparation for a busy week…

slow cooked ginger ale corned beef

Nothing like what your grandmother makes! Looks ordinary.. but tastes uniquely extrordinary.. This is a twisty fantastic recipe on a all time classic. I saw something pop up on my Pinterest feed the other week, and after some deliberation and adjustments out came this beauty of a recipe. I know people who only cook corned…

diy hair repair mask

My hair suffers with the change of seasons.. and with the humidity and excruciating heat lately, my hair has become lifeless, frizzy, and just plain sad. I cannot remember the last time I had a hair treatment – professional or DIY, which is also pretty sad actually. So I had a looksies in my pantry…

trinidad slaw

I served this with my jerk chicken and rice salad, and I tell ya what .. it went down a real treat for my tribe. I find whenever I have chicken that requires hands – like wings and drumsticks – I need ‘slaw to go with it. By the way, there’s nothing remotely about this…

carribean-style rice salad

This is a total spin on something traditionally called ‘rice and beans’, usually served hot as a side to many chicken, goat or game meat curries or main dishes. It’s so hot here in Brisbane at the moment, so I need to create something refreshing to go with my Jerk Chicken and ‘tatoes – something…

jamaican jerk chicken

This has to be in my top 10 favourite foods of all time. Legit. It’s hot, it’s spicy, it’s colourful, it’s bold .. all in all, there is something super sexy about jerk chicken. It’s taken me a while of trial and error to get this recipe to where it is now, many successes and…