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Oriental Vitality Soup – Random Recipes #29

Last week was a big one. We went to Darwin and ate. And ate. And ate. Four markets, one festival, a few restaurants and countless glasses of beer, cider, wine and mojitos left me in need of some lighter, simpler food to start this week.  Dom from Belleau Kitchen has been a bit poorly of… Read more

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Random Recipes has been playing out very well for me recently. After a clunky start, I’ve been selecting some beauties.  This month, Dom from Belleau Kitchen challenged us to ‘Get Random Baby!‘, using his automated random number generator to select the cookbook.  Regular readers will know that I’ve used a similar function on several occasions… Read more

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Stove Top Naan

I confess. In the past when it came to making Naan, I used Sharwood’s Naan mix. It was convenient and the end product was a decent looking Naan. I’ve come a long way in the bread making stakes and now whip up batches of pide, pizza and bretzels with no problems at all. I recently… Read more

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Souped Up – Pumpkin & Dahl Soup

The very first real tingle of Autumn arrived in Brisbane last weekend. Gloriously sunny days, temperatures in the mid 20s with the mercury creeping down to below 15 at night. Now to many of you, this wouldn’t count as Autumn and to some, it would be positively balmy but to Brisbanites (for that is what… Read more

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Gazpacho on the Verge

In Pedro Almodovar’s 1988 black comedy ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown‘, the plot revolves around Pepa and her fraught relationship with Ivan and his extended family. Pepa’s on the verge of a nervous breakdown!  Swallowing sleeping pills hand over fist as she tries to work out how to deal with Ivan, she… Read more

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Yotam Ottolenghi’s Pearl Barley Tabouleh

With the weather starting to warm up, my mind and body has well and truly been set to salad mode.  With a long summer ahead, I am keen to broaden my repertoire and enjoy salads with all sorts of grains and pulses tossed through to give some substance to the dish. I have written before… Read more

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