Thursday, 21 May 2015

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These Peanut Butter Cookies with chocolate chunks are my favorite, deliciously soft cookie to whip up in a flash.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Cheese, Chicken, Spice, and a bit of crunch. This soup is jam packed full of deliciousness!

Friday, 15 May 2015

Lamb Burgers

Lamb is a such a versatile meat, and ground lamb makes absolutely lovely burgers.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Coconut Cake

I've always had a thing for Coconut Cake. And I can eat a great big chunk of this one, as it's completely sugar free, sweetened naturally with Norbu.

What's NorbuNorbu is a 100% natural sweetener showcasing the clean sweet taste of Monk Fruit, a sweet little fruit native to Southern China and Northern Thailand, where it's been used as a sugar substitute for hundreds of years. Norbu natural sweetener is 100% natural, and only 0.5 calories per serve.

Owing to the tropical-like origins of this fruit, my thoughts immediately went towards tropical-like cake. Coconut being my favorite, that's what was on the menu!

This cake - which also just so happens to be butter free - turned out just like a regular, calorie-laden cake. No one is going to suspect that this is a sneaky, low calorie makeover. It's that good. The consistency of this cake is just gorgeous. It reminds me of a mudcake. It's lovely and dense, and super moist too.

The vanilla icing on this cake is also special - again NO sugar! This icing uses a fantastic new product from Natvia - an icing mix! Just add a small amount of butter, a few drops of milk, and you have a delightfully sweet icing for cakes, cupcakes, brownies, you name it!

Coconut Cake

Serves 12+

2 Cups desiccated coconut
1 can (400 mL) light coconut milk
200 g reduced fat spread
1 Cup Norbu (or natvia)
3 eggs, room temperature
3 Cups plain flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda


125 g butter, cubed, at room temperature.
225 g Natvia icing mix
30 mL milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 170C (340F). Line the base and grease the sides of a 25 cm springform cake tin.

2. Soak the desiccated coconut in the coconut milk for about 10 minutes.

3. Cream the spread and sweetener together in a large bowl until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

4. Gently mix in the dry ingredients and the soaked coconut until just combined.

5. Pour into the prepared tin and bake for about 1 hour 10 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.

6. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. 

7. Make the icing: beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add the Natvia icing mix and beat until very pale and fluffy. Gradually add milk and vanilla, beat until smooth. Ice the cake, and sprinkle top with extra desiccated coconut.

This cake keeps really well stored in an airtight container. 

This content was made possible by Natvia and Norbu, however the opinions and experiences are my own as I only work with brands I already like and trust.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Toblerone Cheesecake

Toblerone Cheesecake - a simple, no bake dessert perfect for any holiday, special occasion, or just a sweet treat. 

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Moroccan Lamb and Rice

These lamb meatballs are bursting with delicate Moroccan flavors, and pair wonderfully with this simple spiced rice. 

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Coconut and Passionfruit Loaf

This light and fresh loaf brings out the brilliant tropical flavors of coconut and passionfruit.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Chicken and Spinach Filo Parcels

These Chicken and Spinach Filo Parcels are simple to assemble and make a great lunch or dinner.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Mixed Berry French Toast Bake

This Mixed Berry French Toast Bake is a breakfast or brunch the whole family will love.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Chocolate Orange Mousse

Chocolate and Orange is a perfect flavor pairing - highlighted wonderfully in this easy Chocolate Orange Mousse.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Cheesesteak Quesadillas

This easy-to-make spin on a classic sandwich makes for a delicious snack or light meal.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Rocky Road Fudge

Fudge is so quick and easy to make and since it keeps so well is great to take to morning teas, and special occasions.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff is a classic, comforting dish. It's so easy to make this delicious meal at home, too.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Chocolate Orange Muffins

Chocolate and Orange pair beautifully in these delightful little muffins.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Thai Red Curry

This Thai Red Curry brings the delightful flavors of South East Asian cooking into your own home.