Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Slow Cooker Minced Beef

Dear Reader,

The following recipe is by no means a traditional bolognese. I would call it a mince curry but that is also not quite right. It is somewhere in the middle. It is a very simple dish that literally has 3 or 4 major ingredients excluding the spices and herbs.

It is for people who don't have time, like my 1 year old baby having self. The recipe also has a low caloric count because that is where I am currently in my life. If you're not trying to watch your diet, just serve this with more trimmings. However, if you're trying to watch your calorie intake, serve it with 2 cups of broccoli and 50g of whole grain brown rice.

Slow Cooker Minced Beef. (Serves 5.)

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe

Dear Reader,

I haven't posted here much because I got a baby and life became suddenly very busy. I was on twitter and I saw someone bake a horrendous cake and it disturbed me so much that, as sleep deprived as I am, here I am, at 23:17, writing this recipe instead of sleeping so that I can be fresh for my very energetic 7 month old tomorrow. 

This recipe is easy and delicious and I hope it makes baking a pleasure. 

Moist Chocolate Cake: 

Yours doesn't have to look like this, but it will taste just as good.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Easy Soy Sauce and Honey Salmon.

Dear Reader,

I wanted a salmon recipe that even my husband can make with no errors, but it needed to taste good and if he can make it without messing it up, anyone can. It takes only 10 minutes to make and I love this recipe because I can sit back and let him make it while I watch my tv shows.

Easy Soy and Honey Salmon

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Coconut Ice.

Dear Reader,

I wanted to make some treats to send off to friends, and because I had a kilogram of desiccated coconut lying around, I thought coconut ice would be perfect for the job. It is very easy.


500g Sweetened Condensed Milk.
500g Icing Sugar
400g Desiccated Coconut.

Food colouring (Any colour you like)


Make two batches by dividing the ingredients in two, e.g. 500g divided by two and so on. Mix the Icing sugar and Condensed milk first, and then add coconut last. One batch will have food colouring and the other will not. On the batch with food colouring, add colour to condensed milk, then add sugar and also add coconut last.

In a square or rectangular container, pack the white mixture on evenly. Then pack the coloured mixture on top evenly. Leave out to in the open to dry for at least 5 hours, but preferably overnight.

Cut into squares and put in small jars or leave out to dry further after cutting. It keeps for at least two weeks.


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting.

Dear Reader,

It is birthday season and it is time to bake cakes. What am I saying? I didn't mean to lie so blatantly.  I bake all year, but now I actually have an excuse to bake because cakes are needed. After watching Cupcake Jemma's YouTube videos, I got hooked and developed cupcake fever. Although this recipe is not from her, her channel really helped me understand a lot.

Here is my recipe. It is moist, decadent, and impressive. The great thing about this recipe is that, it is very easy.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. (Makes 24 cupcakes)

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Potatoes with Sautéed Peppers and Shallots.

Dear Reader,

I was going through life, minding my own business when a potato craving caught me, and had me thinking of potatoes for a good three hours before I submitted and made something. Potato chips or fries were not an option, they didn't have enough flavour so I made something that can be paired with a protein of your choice, for example, grilled chicken, fish or even a steak. It's very easy to make if you have the correct potatoes, i.e. potatoes that cook quickly. It took me 15 minutes to make this. Yum.

Potatoes with Sautéed Shallots.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Baby Carrots Get A Sexy Make-over.

Dear Reader,

Carrots are perfect as they are with just a bit of butter, and seasoning. However, once in a while you may want to switch things up and serve them differently to impress guests at a dinner party, or like me, for no reason at all other than to give them a new dimension.

My husband loves these, and they make a perfect side for a chicken roast.

Baby Carrots