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June 2016

carrot cake

Carrot Cake

There are two types of carrot cake: one where you use butter and the other using oil. The health conscious side of me says go for the olive oil option but then I remember they both have the same amount of sugar.…

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June 29, 2016
roast beef toasted ciabatta

Roast beef toasted ciabatta

Lunch is always awkward. We tend to reach for the same thing over and over: avocado; tuna; ham, cheese and tomato; or salad. All great options but nothing to get excited about. They fill you up but you don’t leave you wanting more. Then we discovered this treat while…

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June 25, 2016
strawberry shortcakes

Strawberry Shortcakes

Strawberry shortcakes time which means strawberry season has kicked off, so it must be winter…or summer, depending where you live. Strawberries tend to mark significant events: Wimbledon; the local Show, (although held in August, stills reaps the benefit of selling strawberries and cream to loyal annual…

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June 22, 2016
lamb with eggplant and chickpeas

Lamb with eggplant and chickpeas

  Lamb with eggplant and chickpeas is adapted from one in Bowl Food (Murdoch Books), and is regularly cooked in cooler months. I started out making this exactly as it told me to, diligently following the instructions. It was delicious and a no-brainer. Follow the…

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June 18, 2016
beef quesadillas

Beef Quesadillas

Beef quesadillas are Mexican. But when it comes to spicy food we’ve always been a curry family – Indian, Thai, Sri Lankan. We played no favourites. Basically, if it came from the Asian region, and it was spicy, we’d try it. Charmaine Solomon’s Complete Asian Cookbook was really…

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June 11, 2016
spicy pumpkin soup

Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Spicy pumpkin soup is perfect in cooler months when you need food that makes you warm on the inside. What’s great about soup is you throw the ingredients in a pot, leave it to cook for a bit, and come back to lusciousness that makes…

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June 4, 2016