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.
These are an adapted version of Bill Granger’s recipe. They are definitely a crowd favourite, although I think I should try chocolate ones next time!
These are the balls that started it all.
The balls that brought us all closer together.
The balls that broke the ice between us.
Two of my good friends from the blogging world get hitched, and I help make their wedding cake buffet!
I’m trying to do as many recipes that I been gawking at for months, even years that involve the deliciousness of summer stone fruit. There are a few mango recipes that I’m afraid are going to have to wait until next season, as I’ve missed the boat. For now I’m concentrating on peaches, nectarines and
Today Iron Chef Shellie turns 4! It’s been another amazing year to be a food blogger. Making lots of new friends, I finally got up to Sydney to gorge myself on Zumbo treaties and there was even a trip to New Zealand! I hope you have enjoyed reading, and I hope we can share many
Let’s start from the beginning of the Sydney feast trip; Bills in Darlinghurst. Simon recommended we hit up the Darlinghurst cafe instead of the Surry Hills cafe as it has a better atmosphere. The Surry Hills cafe was closer to our accomodation, but we trekked a little further as to follow a local’s advice. By
Yesterday a few of us had a deep fry vs air fry lunch. Cherrie even deep fried crumbed cheese (cheddar and Camembert) and may I tell you, whilst it was all delicious, there is such a thing as too much fried food. After sipping gallons of green tea and being as active as possible after
Week 39 Theme: TV Chefs Cookbook Used: Bill’s Basics Author: Bill Granger Bill Granger’s new book is out, and of course, being the cookbook addict that I am, I just had to purchase it. I have all of his other books and consult them quite regularly. The first recipe that caught my eye was this
We love chicken at our place. So any variation that sounds good, and looks good in the cookbook, I flag and hope to try one day. Bill Granger came off the bookshelf this time around, and we tried the combination of lime, paprika and honey. It was a very simple recipe to follow, and because
I have wanted to make this recipe since I got Bill Granger‘s, Simply Bill cookbook many years ago. The picture looked like something I could happily live on, and a good variation from the tradition beef bolognese. The recipe is really quite easy, you could easily make it after a day at the office. Once
The frequent readers of this blog are aware of 3 things I ❤; chocolate, ribs and meatballs. I have been starting to sort through my cookbooks as I meal plan what we are going to eat for the week. I have come across MANY meatball recipes that stop me in my tracks. I was even
Living out of home means I’m trying more recipes from my ever growing cookbook collection. I had been struck down with the plague/man flu for most of last week, and didn’t really give much thought to dinner. I knew I had chicken mince in the freezer, and I did buy it a few weeks ago
To answer your question; yes, it does taste as good as it looks…. perhaps even better! Lately on a Sunday, I’ve been waking up not wanting the usual toast, cereal or hot cross bun. Sunday breakfast is meant to be special, a day when you wake up and not worry about your calorie intake. So
Week 18 Theme: BBQ Cookbook Used: Holiday Author: Bill Granger Thanks to all the lovely people leaving comments on my previous posts. Once next week is over, I will be replying and showing you some love too! That is, if I haven’t collapsed from exhaustion! Now excuse my photos, the burger looks a little sad
It’s the first meatballs of 2010! As many of you may know, I have a meatball obsession. So when I was in the mood for meatballs just recently, I decided to pull Bill Granger off the shelf to see if he had the goods. This recipe is a fantastic mid-week meal. I thought it was
Week 1 Theme: Citrus Cookbook Used: Bills Food Author: Bill Granger And so it begins! The first week of The Cookbook Challenge. Having a sweet tooth, I have a feeling most of my recipes are going to be dessert orientated. But I have been trying to plan a few weeks in advance, as I look
ANOTHER ricotta recipe? Yes. And trust me, there will be at least 1 more after this one! Using Perfect Italiano Ricotta! Look in the background of this cheese photo and you will see what my crepes were meant to look like. Look below and you can see some not so photogenic crepes. However, they were
My favorite fruit would have to be mango. Although coming in close behind are now lychees. Mum bought some good looking mangoes last week, but when we ate one we were rather disappointed. The texture felt funny, and it wasn’t that sweet. So I did what I usually do with fruit that isn’t that fantastic
I’ve been wanting to try using a miso marinade since I saw Tetsuya do one on Japanese Food Safari some time ago. Not Quite Nigella inspired me to get the new Bill Granger book, and once I had a flick through, I knew I really wanted to try this recipe. It was a really nice,
Since I hadn’t baked for about a week I was starting to feel the need to get into the kitchen and make something tasty. I found this recipe in my “to try” folder. I had all the ingredients in the cupboard so I didn’t need to venture down to the shops… which was great cos
Mid-week cooking is back, and it’s healthy for those of you looking for quick, healthy dinner options. I also gave my Donna Hay recipe collection a brief rest and got out a recipe from another famous Aussie chef, Bill Granger. To be honest, I found this dish to taste a little “fishy”. However the marinade
I made 2 of these on Wednesday night do de-virginize mum’s new KitchenAid mixer! Very light and fluffy, everyone in the office and at my aunty’s birthday party loved it! The icing has a nice tang that compliments the cake. 200g macadamia nuts 40g self-raising flour a pinch of salt 6 eggs, separated 165g sugar
This one got eaten within 1 day! I didn’t put in the optional amaretto. VERY moist cake, but everyone who ate it agreed that it was better on it’s own and not with the cream/yoghurt that is suggested to serve with in the recipe. 220g unsalted butter, softened 250g caster sugar 1 teaspoon natural vanilla