Monday, 20 October 2014

Chinese Five Spice Chicken Noodle Soup

I am really excited about this Chicken Noodle Soup as this is my first ever post for the "Secret Recipe Club." How does this club work? This is a very large group of food bloggers who are each secretly assigned to another members blog every month. The last is to pick something from the assigned blog, cook, shoot, and blog about the recipe.



Saturday, 18 October 2014

Chocolate and Banana Bundt Cake

I am so happy to be writing this guest post as part of the 12th Blogiversary Celebrations on AprilJHarris.com. Twelve years is an absolutely amazing achievement. I just celebrated by 1st Blogiversary last month and that took a lot of work and dedication so 12 years absolutely blows me away.


Friday, 17 October 2014

#PureBlogLove Link Party - Week 6

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 has been a really busy week around here so I am glad to welcome in the weekend. I am looking forward to seeing what you have all been working on this week.


#PureBlogLove Begins at 8 PM EST Thursday nights ! 


Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Triple Chocolate and Caramel Cookie Bars

Triple Chocolate and Caramel Cookie Bars - Need I say more?



Sunday, 12 October 2014

Beef, Bean, and Macaroni Casserole

Beef, Bean, and Macaroni Casserole makes for a healthy 30 minute meal that the whole family will enjoy.


This dish is easily adapted to suit your families tastes - be it more or less spice, extra veges, or different ground meats.

Friday, 10 October 2014

#PureBlogLove Link Party - Week 5

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.

Wow!! I can't believe that we are up to week 5 of the #PureBlogLove link party already! I have been having a blast seeing your wonderful recipes and crafts so far and I hope that the party will continue to grow and everyone makes some fantastic new friends.

#PureBlogLove Begins at 8 PM EST Thursday nights !


Thursday, 9 October 2014

Apple Caramel Scrolls

Apple and Caramel are one of my favorite flavor combinations. They work beautifully together in a whole range of recipes - including these apple and caramel scrolls.


Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Chicken and Shrimp Pad Thai

During the week, I am always looking for quick and easy meals. Asian cuisine is usually my go-to. I love the combination of subtle spice and fresh herbs. This variation of Pad Thai ticks all the right boxes.

Friday, 3 October 2014

#PureBlogLove Link Party - Week 4

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 can't wait to see what you have all been working on this week!


#PureBlogLove Begins at 8 PM EST Thursday nights !

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Mixed Berry Pancakes

You all know by now that pancakes are my absolute favorite breakfast/brunch food. So here is another lovely pancake combination - Mixed berries!

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Beef and Black Bean Stir-fry

Beef and Black Bean is one of my honeys favorite dishes, it's usually what he orders out at an Asian restaurant and luckily for me, it's super easy to make at home.


Monday, 29 September 2014

Raspberry and Cardamon Buns

I got the inspiration for these delightful little cardamon buns while watching a Jamie Oliver show. My honey straight away said that I should make something like his recipe for blueberry buns so that's exactly what a did.

The result was amazing.


Sunday, 28 September 2014

Chili Chicken Pita Bread Pizzas

Individual pita bread pizzas make a fun and easy meal, while making pizza a tiny bit healthier, too.


I was really going for a super quick Friday night dinner with this one. Because I was feeling especially lazy and I couldn't even be bothered cooking some chicken, I just grabbed a smoked chicken breast from the supermarket. I was really surprised by how well this worked with the other flavors of this pizza.


Friday, 26 September 2014

#PureBlogLove Link Party - Week 3

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 can't wait to see what you have all been working on this week!


#PureBlogLove Begins at 8 PM EST Thursday nights !

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Buttermilk Waffles

Since the weekend is almost upon us, I think a brunch recipe is in order. Here is my super simple recipe for buttermilk waffles.


I don't make waffles very often at all. When I do I always think "we really need to do these more often because they are amazing!" I think I need to remember that.

Waffles are not a common thing in New Zealand. Cafes here are very big on breakfast menus. Most of these menus, however, don't include waffles. Thankfully, a decent waffle iron can be brought at most electronic and department stores for a very reasonable price.


Strawberries are finally becoming available in supermarkets here now and I am going crazy with them. I topped these buttermilk waffles with strawberries and maple syrup. Delicious.


Buttermilk Waffles


Serves 6

1 1/2 Cups plain flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3 eggs
120 g (4.2 oz) butter, melted
1/3 Cup sugar
1 1/2 Cup buttermilk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon

To serve:

Chopped fresh strawberries (or any in season fruit)
Maple Syrup

1. Turn your waffle iron on to heat and also preheat your oven to the lowest setting.

2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, butter, buttermilk, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Mix this gently into the dry ingredients.

3. Make each waffle using about 1/3 cup of batter. Once done, transfer to the oven to keep warm while you cook the rest. 

4. Serve topped with fruit and maple syrup.