Posts tagged ‘Wheat free’

Travellers’ tricks – cooking while travelling

This week I’m in Brisbane. While it’s easy to get caught up with eating badly (and working late), I determined to cook my dinners while away this week. A simple concept, right? In fact, cooking while travelling is difficult, since (unless travelling with one’s whole pantry), it’s important to be able to produce tasty meals with limited ingredients. And in my case, ingredients that are gluten free. This post is the start of a series to inspire fellow regular travellers to cook, rather than order room service – to conserve their wastelines and improve the health of their wallets. Tonight’s recipe: garlic prawn and veggie stirfry with rice – is no mess, no fuss, no gluten and good for health. And what’s more, it takes less than 10 minutes to make, so it’s faster than delivery!


Continue Reading April 22, 2010 at 11:25 am 2 comments

Karen Martini’s Persian Roasted Chicken with Hazelnuts and Saffron

This post follows on from Monday and last night’s blogs. The hazelnuts in this recipe bring an amazing dimension to it – roasty nutty flavour and serious crunch. And the Persian flavours remind me fondly of friends B + B! If you’re looking for a variation on your favourite chicken recipe or want to serve something a bit different to guests, consider this dish. If you’re nuts for nuts – this, you should try this dish!

Continue Reading April 21, 2010 at 11:01 am 1 comment

Thai red duck curry – thanks to magical MIL, fantastic FIL and Karen Martini

Well – how lucky am I? And you too, really? Why? Thanks to my magical MIL and fantastic FIL I now have both the first Thai red duck curry and the Persian chicken recipes from last night’s blog in my hot little hand. Tonight, I’ll share the red duck curry recipe with you. Originally – it comes from Australian chef, Karen Martini. If you like to cook – make it. It’s one of the best Thai red duck curries I’ve had!

Continue Reading April 20, 2010 at 12:23 pm 6 comments

A duck’n’great time!

A super quick post tonight from the back of a cab in Brisbane! It’s not a review, nor a recipe, but the promise of at least one, if not three recipes. I know it’s a tease, but pics of two duck curries and Persian chicken are below to whet your appetite. This post also remembers two terrific friends, B+B.

Continue Reading April 19, 2010 at 12:45 pm 5 comments

Cacao fantasy – ooh yeah!

So I admit it. I pinch things from hotels. Well – I mean, they’re all things intended for my use, but I choose not to use them during my stay and instead take them with me. L’Occitane toiletries, exotic tea bags, the occassional double pack of scotch finger biscuits, shower caps and shoe shiners – they’ve all featured in my checkout cargo. After all – who knows when I’ll need them? I travel a lot – I don’t want to be caught out with dull shoes! Tonight’s post is about a stolen item – Douwe Egberts’ Cacao fantasy – fine drinking chocolate.

Continue Reading April 18, 2010 at 12:00 pm 3 comments

Tours with the magical MIL: cars, Japanese gardens, art and lunch @ Terrigal

Mr L and I are staying on the central coast with the L seniors this weekend, and while Mr L was off at a photography course today, I had the great pleasure of an impromptu tour with Mrs L senior, my magical Mother-in-law (MIL). Who knew at the start of the day that our travels would take us through Japanese gardens, art exhibitions, a car show, shopping and to a cafe at Terrigal beach?

Continue Reading April 17, 2010 at 12:06 pm 2 comments

Cholesterol lowering flaxseed muffins and foccacia ā€“ simple, but effective!

Massive is the only word I can use to adquately describe last Friday night. It was the hens weekend for one of my beautiful girlfriends – Lans. I must say that the food we ate on the night was delicious ā€“ salads and skewers, along with, preceded by and followed by many beverages. Many beverages. And a nudie swim. And angry neighbours. Anyway… Saturday morning was bright and sunny in Avoca on the NSW Central Coast, but I was not.

Continue Reading March 8, 2009 at 9:29 am 6 comments

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