Iron Chef Shellie

Coconut Cake with Rhubarb

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Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb. Do you like it? Do you hate it? Have you never even had it? It’s a bit on the tarty kind of side of things, so it pairs beautifully with this coconutty cake with marzipanny goodness. Get the feeling I’m making up words? Yeah, I probably am! Get it now before it’s […]

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Smashed Chickpea Salad with Chorizo

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Years ago, you couldn’t pay me enough to eat chickpeas. I still feel this way about kidney beans but I’m currently smitten with chickpeas <3 If you are after a really easy dinner with tasty results to make your mouth sing; try this recipe. The only real thing you need to do is cook the […]

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Ants’ Nest Cake


Firstly, if you haven’t been receiving emails / RSS feeds, all should be fixed now! One little line of code, and everything shuts down. Secondly, Chinese New Year is officially over. Happy year of the horse to you all. May it be a prosperous and joyous one. My family waited till the last day of […]

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Lime, Polenta & Ricotta Cake

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  Sometimes things look prettier than they taste. This is one of those things. And in case you think things are always smooth sailing in my kitchen, you are wrong!    I’m always wary of trying recipes from people/books I haven’t used before. This is from the cute boys that are The Blue Ducks. This […]

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Layered Summer Berry Pavlova

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Happy New Year to you all!  May 2014 be your best year on this large gassy planet that is hurling it’s way through space Let’s start the year off with this triple decker pavlova that mated with a fruit shop. I made a double decker version for Christmas Day, and it was well received by […]

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Candy Cane Brownies

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Another cute culinary gift you can give, are these mini brownies, smothered with ganache and topped with candy canes. You can make them cupcake size, or mini cupcake size I have done here.  They actually look more like puddings if you ice them when they are upside down like these ultimate choc puddings I made […]

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Vanilla Marshmallows

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Are you ready for Christmas? Well this week, I’m going to try and churn out all the Christmas blog posts I’ve been cooking up on the weekend.  Let’s start with these marshmallows! I had a pretty average day at work on Thursday, worked late, and then falomped (my new made up word for flopped) on […]

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{Product Review} New Wave Pizza Oven

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If there is one appliance I think you should ask Santa for this Christmas (other than a Thermomix ;)), it should be one of these New Wave Just Pizza Maker. Thanks a little help from, and a little help from my bank account, my dreams became reality. My friend Alana would make me the […]

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Vietnamese Chicken Salad

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With Summer on its way, hotter days; nobody want’s to spend anytime near the stove. This chicken salad will soon be in your rotation come Summer no doubt. If you feel super lazy, just make it with a BBQ chicken you pick up on the way home. I first had this dish a few years […]

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{Preview Event} Is Fine Dining Finished?

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This post show cases some of the food and debate on offer at The Age’s Good Food Month event: Is Fine Dining Finished?  at The Point Albert Park. Hosted by the amazing Dani Valent, the dinner presents contrasting dishes from the fine dining scene, and the current food fashion of the casual, shared, street food scene. The featured chefs will […]

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