Stir-Fried Beef with Five Spice, Hoisin Sauce & Vegetables Recipe

Stir-Fried Beef with Five Spice, Hoisin Sauce & Vegetables Recipe 2 tsps grated ginger * 1 clove of garlic, peeled & grated 300g beef, sliced 1/2 tsp + a pinch salt ** 1 tsp sesame oil 1/2 tsp five spice powder freshly milled black pepper Cooking oil 300g asparagus, trimmed & sliced diagonally 150 sugar […]

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House of Bread Berry Bars

House of Bread Berry Bars 3 cups (12.75 ounces) flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1 3/4 cups sugar 4 eggs, room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 16 ounces berry jam (I used Trader Joe’s Blueberry Jam) 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line with parchment […]

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Courgettes, tomatoes and Manouri cheese gratin

Courgettes, tomatoes and Manouri cheese gratin Ingredients (for 4-6 people): 1 ½ Kg of tender courgettes 1 cup of olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, grated 2 cloves of garlic, minced 4 ripe tomatoes, grated 250gr. of Manouri cheese, cut in thin slices 1 cup Greek Graviera cheese, grated 1/2 tsp. of dried spearmint (or […]

Cocktail Hour! Ginger Syrup and Bourbon

Cocktail Hour! Ginger Syrup and Bourbon 1.5 oz bourbon (1 shot) 1.5 oz soda water (1 shot) splash of ginger syrup, to taste (recipe below) 1 lemon wedge or slice garnish (lemon wedge, pear or apple slice) Pour the bourbon, soda water and syrup into a rocks glass over ice. Squeeze lemon into the glass. […]

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masala chai apple cake

masala chai apple cake ingredients 1 cup water 4 tablespoons tea leaves 1 cup plain all-purpose flour 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon dried ginger powder 1/2 teaspoon green cardamom seeds, ground 1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns, freshly ground 2 cloves, freshly ground 1/2 inch cinnamon stick, freshly ground 1/4 teaspoon […]

Rosii coapte cu parmezan si fulgi de porumb

Rosii coapte cu parmezan si fulgi de porumb

Mimosa Sorbet made with Blood Oranges

Mimosa Sorbet made with Blood Oranges INGREDIENTS 9 blood oranges to give approximately 575 mls juice 1 bottle Champagne or sparkling wine (I went with Jacobs Creek Reserve Chardonnay Pinot Noir) 1/2 cup rice malt syrup or honey METHOD Juice oranges into a large bowl, removing any pips. Add Champagne or sparkling wine and rice […]

French fries with truffle mayonnaise

French fries with truffle mayonnaise

Vanilla Bean S’mores — Gluten Free

Vanilla Bean S’mores — Gluten Free Ingredients, Use organic where possible 10 bamboo skewers 1 bag gluten free vanilla bean marshmallows 1 bag of carob chips 1 box of gluten free graham crackers Directions 1. Melt carob chips (chocolate) in a bowl. 2. Place the skewer in the center of the marshmallow. 3. Holding them […]

Buffalo Chickpea Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Buffalo Chickpea Mac ‘n’ Cheese Ingredients Roasted Chickpeas 1- 15 oz. Can of Cooked Chickpeas, Drained & Rinsed ¼ C. Your favorite Buffalo Sauce + 1-2 T. Extra Ranch Sauce 3 T. Vegan Mayo 2 T. Plain Vegan Yogurt 2 T. Raw Cashews, Soaked for 30 mins or more 1 T. Non-Dairy Milk 1 tsp. […]

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Banana and buckwheat pancakes with cashew cream and strawberries (gf + vegan)

Banana and buckwheat pancakes with cashew cream and strawberries (gf + vegan) Ingredients pancake batter: 1/2 cup buckwheat flour 1/4 cup rice flour 1 banana mashed 3/4 almond milk (or any other veggie milk) 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 teaspoon baking powder cashew nut cream 1/2 cup cashew nuts […]

Quince Paste with Vanilla, Star Anise & Cardamom

Quince Paste with Vanilla, Star Anise & Cardamom Ingredients: three large quinces, peeled, cored and chopped into 2cm (1”) pieces, reserving the seeds (they will make the paste a deeper pink) ¼ cup water one whole vanilla bean (do not cut into it and scrape out the seeds as this will make the paste too […]

SALMON BURGER WITH AVOCADO AIOLI

SALMON PATTIES 1 pound skinless center-cut salmon fillet, finely chopped 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce (3 crabs brand) 1 tablespoon Tabasco 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 medium shallot, minced ½ tablespoon minced fresh ginger ½ teaspoon finely grated lemon zest 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro 1 tablespoon chopped mint Kosher salt and freshly […]

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Sugar Cookie Bars

Sugar Cookie Bars Ingredients ½ cup shortening (I like butter flavor) ½ cup Light Karo Syrup or Honey ½ +2 tbsp white sugar 1 egg ½ cup milk 1 tsp vanilla ⅛ tsp salt 4 tsp baking powder (yes I said 4) ½ tsp baking soda 4 cups all purpose flour Frosting: ½ cup softened […]

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CINNAMON ROLLS WITH WALNUT PRALINE

CINNAMON ROLLS WITH WALNUT PRALINE Ingredients Rolls: 7g dry yeast ¼ cup caster sugar ¼ cup warm water 3 cups plain flour 60g unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for brushing 1/3 cup milk, warmed 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 tsp vanilla extract Candied Walnut Praline & Cinnamon Mixture: ½ cup caster sugar ¼ cup water […]

Sunflowers and Maple-Pecan Chocolate Chip Waffle Cookie Recipe

Sunflowers and Maple-Pecan Chocolate Chip Waffle Cookie Recipe Recipe 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour 3/4 cup finely ground gluten-free oat flour (see notes) 1/4 cup buckwheat flour 1/2 cup finely ground pecans (see notes) 1 teaspoon xanthan gum 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/3 cup plus […]

A Crème brûlée of Loveliness

A Crème brûlée of Loveliness

Caramel Chocolate Slices

Caramel Chocolate Slices For the Base: – 1 cup of almonds – 1 cup of pecans – 2 cups of dates – 2 tablespoons of almond butter For the Caramel Layer: – 2 cups of dates – 6 heaped tablespoons of almond butter – 1/2 a cup of water – 2 tablespoons of maple syrup […]

Gyros with Greek Chicken, Tzatziki and Homemade Greek Pita Flatbread

Gyros with Greek Chicken, Tzatziki and Homemade Greek Pita Flatbread Chicken Soulvaki 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing 1/4 cup lemon juice 3 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar 1/3 cup chopped red onion 2 cloves garlic 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano […]

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A Special Australian Sponge Cake & A Trip

A Special Australian Sponge Cake & A Trip ingredients: cake ingredients 3 cups (340g) cake flour, (not self-rising), plus additional for dusting pans 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) (225g) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus additional for greasing pans 1 1/2 cups (300g) sugar 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 4 […]

Salmon with New Potato and Corn Salad with Basil Dressing

Salmon with New Potato and Corn Salad with Basil Dressing

Smooth Start Smoothie

Smooth Start Smoothie 1 mango, 1 ripe avocado, a handful of spinach leaves, 1 tablespoon of chia seed 250-300 ml of almond milk. (Depending on how “thick” you want it) Preparation time: 10 minutes. Extra: blender or a tall jug with a hand blender. Preparation: Peel the mango and avocado, and cut the flesh into […]

Bourbon Vanilla Fig Bundt Cake

Bourbon Vanilla Fig Bundt Cake Ingredients for the cake 1lb dried black mission figs, roughly chopped 1 vanilla bean 1 cinnamon stick 1 c bourbon 1 c water 3 c sifted cake flour 2 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 2 c packed […]

SQUASH BLOSSOM FRITTATA

SQUASH BLOSSOM FRITTATA 4 eggs 1/4 cup grated Parmagiano Reggiano 1/2 cup ricotta cheese 20 mint leaves 2 green onions 4 squash blossoms 1 tablespoon olive oil Preheat oven to 400F and place a baking tray on the middle shelf. Grease 6 inch baking dish generously with olive oil. Chop mint leaves and green onions […]

Halloween Rolo chocolate monsters

Halloween Rolo chocolate monsters

Saikoro Steak

Saikoro Steak Ingredients: 14 oz/400 g good quality steak (tenderloin), at room temperature 2 inch (5 oz/150 g) daikon (Japanese radish) 1 1/2 Tbsp. oil 2 cloves garlic 2 Tbsp. white wine (I used dry sherry) 1 scallion for garnish Korean chili thread for garnish (optional) 3 Tbps. ponzu sauce (homemade ponzu sauce reicpe here) […]

Classic Gibson Martini

Classic Gibson Martini 2 1/2 pony shots dry gin 1/2 pony shot white vermouth 2 or 3 pickled pearl onions, as garnish Combine the gin and vermouth in a mixing glass half-filled with ice. Gently stir until chilled and properly diluted, about 20 seconds. Julep-strain into a chilled cocktail glass and drop in the onions. […]

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Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon Dip with Tater Tot Crust

Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon Dip with Tater Tot Crust Ingredients: 5 slices bacon 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1 jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed, minced 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 green onion, diced salt 1 cup (about 15) frozen tater tots Instructions: Preheat oven […]

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CINDER TOFFEE CUPCAKES

CINDER TOFFEE CUPCAKES 12 hole muffin pan lined with paper cases 1 batch of cinder toffee {hokey pokey} 125 g { 1+ 1/10 stick } unsalted butter, softened 125 g { 1/2 cup } light muscovado sugar 2 free range eggs 2 tbsp golden syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract 140 g { 1 heaped cup […]

Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

Teriyaki Chicken Recipe Ingredients: 4 of Thinly sliced chicken breast 1/4 Cup (any brand) of Teriyaki Sauce 1 tbsp of Sesame seeds Instructions for making: 1. Wash and clean chicken breast and pound them gently. Marinate with teriyaki sauce for about half an hour. 2. Bake it in the preheated oven for 350 degrees F […]

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