It’s stone fruit season and I’m pretty excited about it. Apricots have always been one of my favourite fruits and when they’re good they’re so good. I’ve always known that dried apricots and cheese were good together on a cheese board and I’ve recently discovered that sweet grilled apricots are amazing with salty goats cheese and thyme. it’s actually a dream combination.
My tahini obsession has reached new heights recently and this chicken is the best thing to come out of it. I’ve never used tahini to give sesame flavour to Asian dishes before and I have no idea why because it’s amazing. The marinade coating this chicken is insanely tasty and the chicken gets golden and crispy so it’s a very good time.
Why hello there summer, do I have the perfect accompaniment for you. These icey poles are life and have i fact been saving my life for weeks now. They’re so simple to make and taste amazing. Like a mango Weiss bar but better. Well I think they’re better, and they’re also better for you.
It’s December so you know what that means: Christmas baking! I like to mix it up with old favourites and healthier takes on old favourites. These crispy gingerbread cookies have a hint of chocolate, lots of spice and are low in both fat and sugar in comparison to a regular cookie. They’re also gluten free if you’re into that sort of thing;)
I’m not going to sit here and claim that burgers are a health food. Or that schnitzel is. Or that making it with nuts instead of bread crumbs is ‘better’ for you. It does taste so amazing though. This recipe is more about realising that it’s okay to eat whatever it is you want to eat. But if you make the food your craving yourself rather than swinging through a drive through your undoubtedly going to end up eating something far more wholesome and real and that’s worth celebrating. This burger is made from scratch (you could make the rolls if you’re feeling really time rich) using the best quality ingredients you can afford and that makes it super tasty. Just look at all that melted cheese too. Oh my.
I’m feeling indecisive. I knew all the flavours i wanted to eat but I couldn’t decided whether i wanted to have a pretty salmon with sauce and salad thing or if a quinoa bowl was more my vibe. So I made this dish both ways to see what was best. Turns out both are best, depending on level of hunger/patience for plating. This means that you’re getting a double whammy today. 1 recipe, 2 incarnations. Lucky you.
I love fried rice. I bonded with one of my dearest friends over fried rice. The first time we met was at a bar: I walked up to her and re-braided her hair, she was my boyfriend-at-the-time’s friend and earlier in the evening I had instructed him – at his request – on how to plait a fish tail braid over the phone. When I got there I was like, ‘nope’, and immediately fixed it. Later on that evening we ended up at China Bar eating their amazing fried rice and had a love-in over how much we both loved said fried rice. And dumplings, we’re also big fans of dumplings.
What’s better than a bowl of home made crisps (aka potato chips) straight from the oven? Nothing! These cheesy herby morsels of goodness are super satisfying if you get a craving for the variety you can buy in bags at the supermarket. Making them yourself means you know they’ve got nothing nasty going on.
When the recipe title is basically just the recipe. Whoops, probs got a little too descriptive with that one. But I couldn’t decide what the most important part was because all these things make these nachos delicious and special. Also they’re nachos so by default a pretty great time.