Recipes

Salt Crusted Potatoes with Smoky Paprika Butter

Our stuff that was shipped from Singapore was delivered on Friday. Yay! This means we now have everything that we own under one roof for the first time in over a year. Let me tell you, it feels damn good. In related news, I spent most of Sunday unsuccessfully trying to jam two kitchen
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Breakfast Smoothie with Berries, Banana and Chia Seeds

I really like a smoothie for breakfast, especially if I’m in a rush. If I’m going to have a smoothie for breakfast though, I need it to be filling. I don’t want to be hungry at 10am again. Choose your ingredients. Frozen berries, a banana and almond milk in my case.
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Mushroom Bruschetta with Mushrooms Two Ways, Lemon and Mint Ricotta and Smashed Peas

This is a total copycat recipe. As the saying goes though, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. This dish is modelled on a mushroom bruschetta on the breakfast menu at Ricardo’s Cafe. Their website and location details can be found here. Mrs. No Vowels and I are long time Rica
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Confit Fennel Using the Slow Cooker

Can you confit using a slow cooker? Is that a thing? I wanted to confit some fennel and the other day and I was wondering if I could use the slow cooker to do it. I did a quick google (as one does) but there is not a lot of information on using slow cookers to confit. Confit is a Fren
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Brown Rice Bowl with Teriyaki Ocean Trout and Asazuke (Japanese Pickle)

I never used to be that into rice. We’d have it occasionally if the main part of the meal called for it, but I’d rarely base a meal around it. Singapore definitely changed that, now rice is just as comforting and delicious to me as a bowl of pasta is. This brown rice bowl was inspired
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Apricot and Peanut Butter Balls

I’ve been having one or two of these Apricot and Peanut Butter Balls as a little afternoon snack lately. I consider them to be fairly healthy, yes they have sugar in them from the dried apricots but I used organic, sulphate free apricots and the natural peanut butter, seeds and coconu
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Ajvar – Roasted Capsicum Relish

Key absolutely loves ajvar, but he can never remember how to pronounce it. I dutifully remind him every time that it is aj-var. Well…let me tell you that I have no problems admitting when I am wrong. Especially seeing as only a few weeks ago I wrote about some commonly mis-prono
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Grissini with Smoked Salt

This week, we are lucky enough to be house (and cat) sitting at my mum and dad’s place, while they are holidaying in Tasmania. We don’t move into our new place until Sunday, so this has been an excellent (and mutually beneficial) arrangement. The only down side? Mum and da
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Pork Buns (Gua Bao) with Crispy Pork Belly and Cucumber Pickle

Hello! Last week was full on, so I’m glad I took the week off from blogging. We now have a car, have been approved for a rental property and I’m making good progress on getting a job. Posts will still be a bit sporadic over the next few weeks as we settle back down into so
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