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Barley, Cranberry, Cashew and Feta Salad

Barley, Cranberry, Cashew and Feta Salad

I love getting a hold of old-fashioned, not very utilised ingredients and then making something from them. In my mind, pearl barley fits the category. When was the last time you had barley? And how did you have it? I’ll wager that it was just a filler in a soup and that you ate said soup over a decade ago. Am I right? Barley is trying to make a quiet comeback but if you look … Read entire article »

Filed under: Healthy, Multicultural, Vegan, Vegetarian

Green Tea, Lemongrass and Ginger Tapioca Pudding

Green Tea, Lemongrass and Ginger Tapioca Pudding

Just mention the word ‘tapioca’ and you strike fear into the hearts of many. It seems the cheap pudding has had a bad rap since its history as an economical dessert in difficult times and, worse, as served up on school lunch trays in a gelatinous lump. My grandfather used to refer to it as “frog’s eggs”, but then he also used to tell us that some of the raisins in the pack still had … Read entire article »

Filed under: Drinks and Snacks, Inspired by..., Multicultural, Vegetarian

Yin Tsai- Edible amaranth

Yin Tsai- Edible amaranth

    Have you been wondering what that beautiful purple and green leafy vegetable is in the shops at the moment? I’d hate for you to miss out so I thought I’d better get these photos up quick smart before it all disappears. The season’s quite short, and you may have to go to an Asian shop to find it, but it’s called yin tsai* or amaranth or “edible amaranth” as some sources call it. Don’t worry. Everything … Read entire article »

Filed under: Ingredients, Multicultural, Vegan, Vegetarian

Cumin and Carrot Savoury Pancakes

Cumin and Carrot Savoury Pancakes

Although I haven’t had much time to write since becoming a Mum, I have spent many hours thinking up things a toddler will eat. There are plenty of things that a toddler will warm to, no doubt, but I want to do quicker than quick things that take very little prep so I can get on with building monster forts out of cushions in the living room or seeking out the best playground in the … Read entire article »

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3 “Hurry Up I Need Lunch Now!” Lunches

3 “Hurry Up I Need Lunch Now!” Lunches

Despite Christmas being only a week away, it is still not feeling very summery here in Auckland as we’ve been stuck indoors with rain for three days. It’s was sunny this morning so I grabbed my shoes, put my son on my back and headed out to lovely Cornwall Park for a walk. I was ambling along thinking how I should have rung my friend, who has also been stuck indoors with a toddler for … Read entire article »

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