Recipes

Recipes

Good-for-you Creamy Curry

Good-for-you Creamy Curry

You know those gorgeous Indian curries from up north – the ones you’re not supposed to eat because they are full of all the bad stuff – cream, butter, ghee, ground nuts and coconut cream – dishes like Butter Chicken and that super creamy Korma. By God, they’re good. But […]

April 17, 2013 ×

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Raspberry and Rose Layer Cake

Raspberry and Rose Layer Cake

This cake is not nearly as bad as it looks. It’s very low in sugar, and despite all that cream, there is no other fat in the layers (thereby knocking out all the butter in a standard cake) – and you could always use a light cream. It can be […]

April 15, 2013 ×

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Flourless lime and coconut cake

Flourless lime and coconut cake

This is officially the best cake in the world (according to me). Wheat free, grain free, dairy free, low in fat (but not in sugar – hey, you can’t have it all), moist, finely textured, exotic, pretty, keeps well and is incredibly easy to make. AND it tastes like lemon […]

April 11, 2013 ×

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Cardamom and pistachio custard tart

Cardamom and pistachio custard tart

This is really so much easier than you would think. I’m not much of a pie maker, and yet, I managed to pull this off without a hitch. There’s many steps, but all are very easy. Unfortunately it’s a little deviation, in fact a large deviation from my usual gluten […]

March 8, 2013 ×

dairy free, gluten free, Recipes

Coleslaw with an asian twist

Coleslaw with an asian twist

Coleslaw used to be one of my favourite salads. Childhood days in my Mum’s late 1970s kitchen, when Margaret Fulton ruled (she still does occasionally), and when a “salad” was always lettuce, tomato and cucumber with french dressing. There were only two other variations – Potato salad (with bacon chips […]

February 20, 2013 ×

gluten free, Recipes

Mocha meringue torte with hazelnut crumble

Mocha meringue torte with hazelnut crumble

This one came to be because it was a friend’s birthday. Not just any friend, but another food blogger. Not just any food blogger, but a food blogger who has been to Paris to study Cordon Bleu cookery (Francine’s blog is here). I stupidly suggested I’d make a cake, and […]

February 3, 2013 ×

Christmas, Recipes

Omani Lobster with za’atar and garlic

Omani Lobster with za’atar and garlic

Omani Lobster is presently a little overfished, but just once in a while, it’s a super way to turn things up for a celebration. This is a claw-less variety, and so is easy to prepare and eat. Simply use the tails, and if you want to keep waste to a […]

December 10, 2012 ×

Christmas, Recipes

Roasted Vegetable Salad

Roasted Vegetable Salad

This is such a vibrant salad. Considering it is so hot here, even over Christmas, not everyone wants a bowl of hot roasted vegetables. It’s easy to prepare before-hand and features plenty of local and seasonal ingredients. It’s wonderful with turkey, but also makes a great accompaniment to grilled seafood. […]

December 10, 2012 ×

Christmas, Recipes

Gingerbread lamp with stained glass

Gingerbread lamp with stained glass

I’ve been inspired by the region – hard not to be really. Last year, we made a gingerbread house, and it turned out quite nicely. But the snow on the roof and the Hansel and Gretel theme doesn’t really gel in this part of the world. So, here is a […]

December 10, 2012 ×