Pork Belly Burger with Pineapple and Mint Salsa and Sweet Potato Puree

Shall we address the fact that I have not posted in a while, or shall we just move onto the fact that pineapple makes my tongue itchy? Well it does and has done all of my life. I still eat it though and it’s especially good paired with this crispy po
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Yuzu Cocktail with Vodka and Mint – My Kitchen Collections

Welcome to instalment number two of ‘does Taryn really need to collect all of this stuff’ also known as my new series – My Kitchen Collections. You can see my mortar and pestle collection here. This week I’m showing you my col
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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.
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Simple Vegetable Sides – Roast Pumpkin with Chilli, Feta and Mint

I’d say that so far in my simple vegetable side series, this is one of the simplest recipes but also my favourite. Roast pumpkin with chilli, feta and mint just works so well. The chilli adds a little warmth to the sweet pumpkin, the feta is a
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Beef and Beetroot Rissoles with Haloumi, Horseradish and Mint

I am currently trying to complete operation ‘use-up.’ The removalists are coming in next Monday so I need to have the cupboards bare by then.  A lot of the staples like flour, sugar, rice and pasta are used up enough that I don’t mi
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Vietnamese Grilled Pork Noodle Bowl with Spring Rolls

Hello! It’s so good to be back to posting. I hope you all had a lovely festive season. We had an amazing time visiting friends, family and our beloved pets in Australia. You can check out what we got up to here and here. We are back in humid Singapor
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Chocolate Fondants with Candy Cane Ice Cream

Mum and I were emailing last week as we were finalising what we would be eating on Christmas day and who would be making what. This is a (lightly edited) portion of our email: ——————————R
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Cooking With My Cook Books – Mark Jensen’s Spicy Pork Mince Salad with Thai Basil and Nuoc Mam Cham

This week for my current series, I’m cooking a dish from Mark Jensen’s lovely cook book, The Urban Cook. There are some absolutely lovely recipes in this book, but for some reason I’ve never cooked anything out of it. I’m rect
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Steak Salad with Thai Style Dressing

One of my favourite meals is a fresh and crunchy steak salad with a zesty Asian style dressing. I normally opt for a more Vietnamese style with a Nuoc Cham dressing but when I came across a Nam Jim recipe for a coriander packed Thai style sauce, I th
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