Author Archives: monique

Orange and Almond Cake

Ever since I first saw this cake being cooked on Food Safari years ago, I have had it on my ‘to do’ list. It didn’t disappoint! This cake is quite dense and very moist, but because it contains almond meal … Continue reading

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The Great Australian Vanilla Slice

I have always had a fondness for the classic vanilla slice. Less celebrated then the pavlova or the lamington, but just as Australian. It is one of those slices you will come across in just about every bakery. When I … Continue reading

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Lamb Shanks in Cranberry Sauce

It’s been a long time between posts and I am excited to be able to post one of my favourite winter recipes! I had a bit of a break from the recipe blogging to go on a diet in preparation … Continue reading

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Seared Scallops with Chorizo and Roasted Capsicum

I headed down to Sydney last weekend to visit my family. Whenever I go down for the weekend my family tends to have a big Sunday lunch, which I figure is the perfect chance for me to try out some … Continue reading

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Asparagus, Bean and Persian Feta Salad

I love making salads in summer. I haven’t always been a big salad person though. Salad growing up was usually iceberg lettuce, tomato, capsicum and cucumber, with a bit of dressing thrown on. And whilst that is a perfectly fine … Continue reading

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Baked Figs with Gorgonzola

Once upon a time I was at a lovely Italian restaurant in Enmore and I ordered an entree of Baked Figs with gorgonzola. I love both figs and blue cheese and when it arrived I was overwhelmed at how fantastic … Continue reading

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Spice-fried Pork with Noodles in Spicy Coconut Broth

I have finally gotten around to posting my entry for the 3rd Cook book challenge theme. Bit over a week late but I figure better late than never! The theme was Rice/Noodles. I really struggled with finding a recipe to … Continue reading

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Barbequed Prawns with Mango and Chilli Lime Mayonnaise

I have been loving seafood lately! I don’t tend to eat a huge amount of seafood during the colder weather, but come summer I love eating seafood that has been cooked on the barbie. Of course, my favourite type of … Continue reading

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Ocean Trout with sticky Asian sauce

I’ve decided I need to branch out a when it comes to seafood. I always hated seafood as a kid, and I still haven’t brought myself to cook anything with eyes or fins still attached (shudder…). Up to a few … Continue reading

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Lemon & Ginger Creme Brulee Tarts

The theme for the Cookbook challenge this fortnight has been “Citrus”. Whilst I love citrus flavours I had a lot of trouble choosing just one recipe to cook because there were so many citrus recipes I wanted to try! This … Continue reading

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