Beetroot Hearts with Goat Cheese

Beetroot Pasta Hearts with Goat Cheese

As you know, I love to play around with pasta’s colours and shapes.  With Valentine’s Day coming up in a couple of days, I thought heart shaped pasta would be in order.  And to make it even more appropriate for the occasion, I thought of making it pink.  You simply add some beetroot to your…

Read More »

Pin It
Cherry Tomato and Halloumi Bites

Cherry Tomato and Halloumi Bites

It’s the end of summer here.  The kids are back in school (sigh) and we are enjoying the last days of warm weather.  Wait, what?  I think we will still have quite a few warm days around here, but let’s say that, “officially” summer is almost over.  So, I am sharing one of those recipes…

Read More »

Pin It
Chai Cheesecake with Pumpkin Butterscotch Sauce

Chai Cheesecake with Pumpkin Butterscotch Sauce

A few days ago, I reviewed the Toollio, an amazing multi-function kitchen appliance.  I love it and, as promised, I am going to share a few recipes that can give you a better idea of what you can do with it.  Even though you can make lots of savoury dishes with the Toollio, today’s recipe is…

Read More »

Pin It
Cheese Bitterballen

Cheese Bitterballen

The October Daring Cooks’ Challenge was brought to us by Andrea from 4pure. She introduced us to one of her family favorites which is soon to become one of yours, too. Welcome to the world of Dutch Bitterballen! Oh that sounded intriguing!  I love discovering new dishes and this one sounded particularly yummy and… exotic.  But…

Read More »

Pin It
Vanilla and Yogurt Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce

Vanilla and Yogurt Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce

Don’t you just love a good cheesecake?  I certainly do!  I particularly like today’s recipe as it is a 2 layered cheesecake.  The bottom layer is a normal baked vanilla cheesecake, while the top layer also contains Greek Yogurt… this makes the cake a tad lighter to the palate and a bit fluffier on the…

Read More »

Pin It
#FridgeShelfies

PHILADELPHIA #FridgeShelfies

I am very excited today, as I am partnering with Philadelphia Australia for a very special event: PHILADELPHIA #FridgeShelfies.  Doesn’t that sound like fun?  With all the selfies going around in social media, why not take a “selfie” of the inside of your fridge for a chance to win a trip for two to Melbourne and…

Read More »

Pin It
Beetroot and Ricotta Gnocchi with Gorgonzola

Beetroot and Ricotta Gnocchi with Gorgonzola

I have always love beetroot, a taste I share with my dad.  I remember often buying it at the store whenever it was available.  We would buy it cooked, ready to be sliced and eaten.  My favourite way to eat beets was to make them into a simple salad with extra virgin olive oil and…

Read More »

Pin It
Tomato and Labneh Salad with Pomegranate Dressing

Tomato and Labneh Salad with Pomegranate Dressing

Today I want to share with you the recipe for a Middle Eastern inspired salad. I have just recently begun to explore what I call “the amazing world of salads”. It is amazing indeed. Growing up, salad was always lettuce (or tomatoes) dressed with vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and salt. Nothing wrong with that,…

Read More »

Pin It
Stilton, Apple and Walnut Tarts

Stilton, Apple and Walnut Tarts

Today’s recipe is a delicious one.  You all know I have a thing for blue cheese… so when I saw some Stilton at my local supermarket, I could not resist and bought it.  I love to pair the strong flavoured Stilton with fruits.  I often pair it with pears or peaches, but this time I…

Read More »

Pin It
Taleggio and Hazelnut Tarts

Taleggio and Hazelnut Tarts

Cheese is probably my favourite food.  I love to eat it plain, but I also enjoy cooking with it.  One of the things I miss the most about Italy is the variety of cheese and cold meats available at the local supermarket.  We are very spoilt for choice.  We don’t only find Italian products, but…

Read More »

Pin It
Radicchio and Taleggio Lasagne

Radicchio and Taleggio Lasagne

This, together with my Pesto Lasagne, has to be one of my all time favourite vegetarian lasagne!  It is very easy to make and it only requires a few ingredients.  Yet, the end result tastes amazing.  I think Taleggio and Radicchio were created to be eaten together as their flavours complement each other perfectly.  These…

Read More »

Pin It