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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

10 Minute Chocolates: Cheater’s Florentines and coconut ginger almond bark

10 Minute Chocolates: Cheater’s Florentines and coconut ginger almond bark

In my humble opinion, dark chocolate is perfect just as it is. But, just for arguement’s sake, let’s say you’ve suddenly remembered that you promised to host the bookclub this week and everyone is coming round in half an hour. How could you possibly get something ready for snacking on AND get yourself looking sweet AND do a last minute hoover-round? Sounds like a usual scenario, no? Fear not! Well, if you haven’t … Read entire article »

Filed under: Drinks and Snacks, Vegetarian

Rock me avocado!

Rock me avocado!

I hope everyone’s still enjoying the avocadoes as much as I am. New Zealand avocadoes are just great straight or with a bit of salt and pepper, or even just a squeeze of lime. I also like the unconventional ways of using them like smashing them into hot pasta to make a creamy sauce with a few herbs and chopped fresh tomatoes. But the most unusual use for an avocado and one that is not that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Child-friendly, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Here’s the good thing about picking up all that paper at the Food Show last weekend. I was invited to a friend’s house for dinner and I agreed that I’d bring something sweet for afters. I wanted something new. Something I hadn’t made before. Something extremely lush and indulgent. I started the long sort through all the paper in my regulation issue Food Show bag, and lo and behold…Donna Hay’s flourless chocolate cake! Although I’ve tasted … Read entire article »

Filed under: New Zealand, Vegetarian