January 10, 2012

Banana Smoothie – Delicious and Nutritious

Occasionally at my workplace there is a surplus of food which we are encouraged to take home. This time round it was a bunch (or a couple of bunches) of bananas. The first thought that came to mind was: banana smoothie time. Despite being quite the novice in the kitchen I knew smoothies were within my skill range. With the aid of my friend, Google, I found a recipe and modified it in consultation with my taste buds. What’s more, all the ingredients I needed were already in the kitchen so no shopping required. Alternatives? Results of my cooking experiments verify […]
April 29, 2014
Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue Cheese Dressing – Packs a Delicious Punch

There are some prawns cooking in the oven and I am craving a dressing. Nothing of the sort qualifies in my fridge so I hop on the web and find a recipe for Blue Cheese Dressing. Now, let me share with you, I love cheese, all cheese, and I am quite fond of blue cheese. It’s very strong, not the most pleasant smelling so it may not be up everyone’s food alley. If you like the taste, or as I discovered, even if you can only tolerate a little, this dressing works great on a simple green salad. Mix it […]
May 4, 2014

Chicken and Chorizo. Let’s Make Stew…

It may not be pretty to look at, but it certainly is delicious. A great warm recipe for the colder weather. This dish comes out quite soupy so if you’re a fan of sauce, it’s perfect, if not, you can always scoop out the chunky ingredients with a straining ladle and adjust the sauce levels to your preference. If you like your meals hot, and not just the temperature, feel free to add some fresh chilies when you put in the capsicum. One thing to help make preparation easier, I listed the ingredients in the order of use. The original recipe from […]
June 1, 2014

Strawberry Watermelon Cake

I love this cake so much it was my wedding cake. When I found the recipe on Google it was destined to be created in my kitchen. The original recipe is by Black Star Pastry and I found it on Gourmet Traveller. Two of us were in the kitchen for this, and it took a while to complete. I am keen to make it again to refine the Thermomix component of the recipe so it’s easier and more efficient. In the end, it was a very satisfying creation, and so delicious. The recipe below has been modified slightly (I found I didn’t need […]