Sunday, February 27, 2011

Black Forest Cake

I always have a cluster of birthdays in the first third of the year. Many of my nearest and dearest celebrate their birthday in February, March and April so it is always a busy time. This time it is my brother in law's birthday and he's turning the big three-oh so I thought I'd make him a nice cake to celebrate. 

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Molleaux au Chocolat

I was fortunate enough to take a working holiday in France back in 2006 where I worked and lived with a French family as their au pair. The job itself was tedious but it afforded me the opportunity to live as the French do which is an experience I would not swap for anything. 

It is in France that I really started paying attention to food and its ingredients; I had always enjoyed cooking prior to my stint 'en France' but the French culinary culture just opened my eyes in a whole new way. Let me put it this way, I was 'squinting' at food in the past, this stay opened my eyes to their full aperture and make food and cooking a hobby. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A lovely, light lunch: 3 ways with grilled prawns

I've recently started seeing a Chiropractor who also practices Kinesiology and Nutrition. She has asked me to completely overhaul my diet to the Blood Type Diet. Now, my blood type is not allowed pretty much everything I love and eat regularly including ham, bread, pasta, cheese, yoghurt, milk, avocado amongst others but one very important inclusion to my allowed foods list is prawns. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Weekday wonder: Pasta with Chorizo and Vegetables

I had one of those days where I had forgotten to take something out of the freezer to have for dinner and had to assemble something from the ingredients in my fridge and pantry.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Quick 'n' easy hummus

I was feeling peckish (and looking for an excuse to stop ironing!) and wanted a healthy snack. I stopped and looked in my cupboards and, once the tumbleweeds had rolled past (it's grocery day today) I spotted a can of chickpeas and thought 'mmmm, hummus'.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year, New Resolution!

Happy New Year to you all!

My name is Rachael and it has been 100 days since my last post... well, in my defence it was a very busy 3 months!