Monday, 24 November 2014

Steak and Egg Sandwich

During my short stay in Argentina, I noticed that they add scrambled egg to everything. Go anywhere selling food and you'll find french fries topped with egg, hot dogs with egg, grilled steak with egg... 

On a few occasions at a few different places I ordered a steak sandwich. Everyone knows Argentina for its steak so I had to make the most of it, right? On each occasion, the sandwich was also loaded full of scrambled egg. It tastes AMAZING!


Sunday, 23 November 2014

Chocolate Orange Fudge

Chocolate and Orange is a classic flavor combination - one that is especially popular in the holiday season. Fudge makes a perfect homemade gift as well, it keeps very well and can be dressed up in cellophane or mason jars.


Friday, 21 November 2014

#PureBlogLove Link Party - Week 11

Welcome back to another week of the #PureBlogLove link party - an anything goes link party were you can showcase your latest craft, DIY, and recipe posts.

I'm excited to see what you have all been working on this week! Thanksgiving and Christmas are really sneaking up on us now, so let's see those holiday recipes and crafts!



#PureBlogLove Begins at 8 PM EST Thursday nights ! 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Chicken Tortellini Soup

Soup is just one of those things that I can't get enough of. I love coming up with new ways to enjoy soup. All year 'round too! I really don't stick to the "soup is for winter" rule.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Chocolate and Raspberry Calzones

Chocolate and Raspberry Calzones are a fun and delicious sweet twist on the Italian Calzone pizza. Hands up whose all for a dessert pizza?!


I absolutely adored this dessert. The calzones were easy to make, and once the pizza dough was made, quick too! The combination of ingredients makes this dessert a bit more pleasing to the waist line than my usual desserts - which I know a lot of you will love!

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Lamb Kofta Pita Pockets with Quinoa Tabbouleh

Koftas are ground meat mixed with a few spices and shaped into balls or kebabs. They can be found in many different cuisines including Indian, Afghani, Pakistani, and Turkish. The Greek variation is a popular dish including chickpeas, usually fried and served with yogurt or tzatziki. They are simple to make and taste great. I've made the recipe a little more healthy by baking the koftas. 

Friday, 14 November 2014

#PureBlogLove Link Party - Week 10

Welcome back to another week of the #PureBlogLove link party - an anything goes link party were you can showcase your latest craft, DIY, and recipe posts.

I'm excited to see what you have all been working on this week! Again, I've been working on getting my PhD thesis ready to submit. I must admit that I am starting to really feel the effects of exhaustion at this point - you should have seen my baking attempts over the week!



#PureBlogLove Begins at 8 PM EST Thursday nights ! 

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Coconut Chicken Curry

Here is a nice and simple chicken curry dish that packs in a whole heap of delicious flavor.


I have been making this dish for a couple of years now. I actually forgot all about it for a while, until I was thinking of something quick and easy to make for dinner and it popped back into my head.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Belgian Chocolate Cake

It's rich, fudgy, chocolatey, delicious, and EASY: Gluten Free Belgian Chocolate Cake.


I recently took part in the Otago Medical School Research Society PhD Student Speaker Awards, where I took second place. To celebrate this, my PhD supervisor suggested that I bring in a cake for morning tea. My supervisor is gluten free, so began my first adventure into gluten free baking. 

Friday, 7 November 2014

Chicken Lasagna

Lasagna is one of those dishes that everyone loves. I find it can also be one of those dishes that people tend to assume takes so much time and so much effort - it's really not like that at all!

This PicNic-style lasagna uses ground chicken (or turkey!) as an alternative to beef.

#PureBlogLove Link Party - Week 9

Welcome back to another week of the #PureBlogLove link party - an anything goes link party were you can showcase your latest craft, DIY, and recipe posts.

It's been a really chaotic week here so I must say that I am very excited to welcome in the weekend and catch up on some much needed rest. I am looking forward to seeing what you all have in store for us this week. Now that Halloween is over I bet we are going to start seeing a whole range of wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas recipes and crafts. 



#PureBlogLove Begins at 8 PM EST Thursday nights ! 

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Mainland Noble Cheese Straws

I love cheese. But who doesn't? If you're a fellow cheese lover then this recipe is for you. These cheese straws, showcasing the beautiful taste of Mainland Noble cheese, are quick and easy to make and make for a fantastic snack or starter. The flavor of the cheese is beautifully maintained in a biscuit-like form.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Rolo Brownies

Brownies are definitely my favorite chocolate-based sweet food. I love the gooey texture and the rich chocolate taste. When I saw Rolo's at the supermarket I knew that I had to make some brownies.


Friday, 31 October 2014

#PureBlogLove Link Party - Week 8

Welcome back to another week of the #PureBlogLove link party - an anything goes link party were you can showcase your latest craft, DIY, and recipe posts.

I am back from South America and ready to get back into the full swing of blogging. Let me tell you this much - trying to maintain a blog (and link party!) while in the middle of a foreign country is hard work!



#PureBlogLove Begins at 8 PM EST Thursday nights ! 

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Gnocchi Mac and Cheese

Comfort food. There's nothing else like it. Macaroni and Cheese has always been my favorite, and using potato gnocchi instead of macaroni elbows makes this classic dish even more delicious.