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…

50 cloves of garlic – soup

Who doesn’t loooove garlic ? No, seriously, who ? Garlic is pretty special if you ask me. It’s considered as one of natures original wonder drugs 😀 and this is due to an active compound called allicin. According to online healthy life ambassadors ‘Natural Society’ dot com “A mere one milligram of allicin is nearly…

Adriano Zumbo – Salted Caramel Macaron Kit Review

Have I ever told you guys how much I love salted caramel… ?? I had pretty high expectations of these before I baked them: 1. because I am a pastry chef in training 2. because the man himself, Adriano, put his name to this product and 3. because at the time I baked these I…

no meat monday – potato and leek soup with gruyere turkish dippers

Winter is here, and it’s time for good old fashioned comfort food. On the plus side, it’s another no meat Monday.. 😀 Ingredients: – 2 largish leeks, rinsed, and sliced (white part only) – 4-6 medium sized potatos, peeled and diced – 3 sprigs of thyme – 50g of butter – 2 cloves of garlic…

La Zuppa

With Winter fast approaching, slow cooked meals and soups are coming right back into fashion. I was lucky enough to sample an abundance of La Zuppa soups available at your local supermarket. Usually I bypass the canned soup section because I enjoy making my own, but now with me at college, studying and 2.year old,…

cauliflower soup with crispy maple bacon bits and gruyere turkish dippers

I whipped this up tonite – its cheap, its healthy, its wholesome. Definately an autumn/winter warmer meal. Ingredients – 1 head of cauliflower, chopped into chunks, stalks included – 1 large potato, peeled and diced – 1 leek or onion, sliced – 1 clove of garlic, minced – 1 generous knob of butter – vegetable oil –…

punkin soup

I have never really been a fan of pumpkin. This is probably because my mum and dad killed pumpkin for me in mash with our meat and three veg dinners. So it’s not something I really buy, however there was some in my fruit and vegetable delivery today 🙂 So this is my very first…

clear thai chicken soup

Sometimes when I am pressed for time, I find this recipe to be a winner. It’s quick, it’s easy and most of all it’s delicious – oh! and healthy!! 😀 Ingredients – 4-6 button mushrooms – 4 cups of chicken or vegetable stock – 2 cloves of garlic, chopped finely – 1 tablespoon of ginger,…