Homemade Vegan Food Colouring

A beautiful but non-edible rainbow; Who doesn’t love looking at all kinds of colour? We fall in love with the look of highly colourful foods, especially those baked foods. I mean who doesn’t love looking at those decorated cakes and cookies and marvelling at the talent employed for creating them? Many of us know today …

“Clean Eating”

This recipe is Gluten-free | Dairy-Free| Sugar-free | Egg-Free. Basically free of all allergens that could harm celiac patients or those who are intolerant to any of those ingredients. You will have come across recipes on my website that state the couple of lines above and similar statements. You may even find some of my …

Understanding Sumac

  Definition & Locale Summaq (aka sumac), the Arabic word based on the Assyrian, Neo-Aramaic word Summaqa, which means “red shift” or “turning red”. The plant The plant grows from 1-10 meters high, most common at 3 meters. It has hairy leaves and branches where clusters of maroon/burgundy coloured berry clusters hang. It belongs to …

We are in Spring! Here are some Seasonal Cooking Tips for you

Before I go into the tips, let me just tell you that there are amazing local organic turnips at the farmers’ market,  for making pickles,  for stuffing,  for roasting and making turnip sauce… The quality of turnips I find there is unmatched! It is the height of the season and the varieties of produce and …

How To Links – Make & Perfect

Who doesn’t like to know how things are made and perfected?   Here are some How To links for you to start your culinary journey on a perfect note 😉 How to Open an Oyster How to choose, clean and prepare fish & seafood (including lobster) How to Cook Fish & Seafood How to make your own …

The A to Z of Minced Meat

This post is brought to you by my friends at OBE Organic Halal Beef (Australia)   Did your mother ever tell you that if you want to use minced meat (AKA ground meat), you should mince your own? I know many people (myself included) whose mothers are against buying ready ground meat from supermarkets, and …

Food: The Other Side of The Coin & Social Responsibility

My line of work and website are dedicated to all things food. Anyone who reads my posts, who knows me knows that I am passionate about food. Like everyone else, I believe that food is a basic necessity, a pleasure, and a nutrient to both our bodies and souls. I also believe that food connects us …

Understanding Cheese

Cheese A dairy product that was essentially created as a form of preservation of milk – through salting, curdling and basketing. There are many types of cheese and thus a variety of textures, flavours and even colours. When it comes to choosing which cheese to have, or even understanding cheese pairing for drinks or in cookery, you …

Fruit Wafers

Make friends with the Nature of things …. Last night, I was hanging out with of my girl friends. You know us girls, getting together, talking fashion, diet, newest lipstick, with high pitched giggles and having pink feathery pillow fights….. NOT!!! I am sorry guys to rain on your fantasy, but when girls get together they …