Recipe: Leek and Potato Tarts with Pistachio Pastry

I was looking for a challenge this week and wanted to make something really delicious that I had never made before. Usually I would choose something sweet to make, but I am well aware that our kitchen is not as well equipped as I would like in order to get super technical. This recipe was…

Recipe: A homemade Snickers bar

You better believe it. I have been following @kitchenoftreats on Instagram for awhile now (Liv used to go to my school, but besides, her creations are BEAUTIFUL!) and I have been watching her post recipes for a variety of iconic New Zealand biscuits, such as Tim Tams, Toffee Pops and Squiggles. I had been thinking…

Recipe: Vegan Choc Chip Cookies

Just because it is a vegan recipe, doesn’t mean it can’t taste like a normal cookie, right? Indeed. This recipe is fantastic. Packed with chocolate, the cookies also taste a little bit nutty from the use of whole wheat flour. Not only is the recipe vegan, it is also great because it requires no beating…

Recipe: Sourdough

I have gone and done it. I have joined the craze that is making sourdough. In lock-down. Cliche? Probably. But that does not make it a bad idea. Perfecting sourdough is actually quite the art and what a better time to practice than when I have oodles of time and a 10 kilogram bag of…

Recipe: Hearty lentil soup

I’m not going to lie, soup can be SO boring. I love soup fresh from the stove, but usually I find that when it is heated as leftovers or worse, from a can, it is a meal that I don’t have much appetite for. Not this recipe though, this one is more of a stew….

Recipe: Chickpea and Peanut Soup

Peanut soup? I know what you’re thinking. But think about it, everyone loves satay and why shouldn’t it be in soup form? Also, West African people actually use peanuts/peanut butter to help thicken up their soup, so I promise it is a legitimate concept. Using peanut butter is a great alternative to using cream and…

Recipe: Nuts and seeds crackers

My favourite thing about making crackers is that I know every ingredient that has gone in to making them. I love hummus (see my previous post!) and pestos and other various dips, so naturally I need a good cracker to enjoy them with. Far too frequently though, when I’m checking out the ingredient list on…

Recipe: Hummus

Hummus is way more versatile than it gets credit for. Not only does it make the most epic dip for carrots or crackers, it also serves as a good spread in burgers, sandwiches and wraps. I love having it alongside guacamole when I make nachos and also whenever we have pitas. Hummus creates the foundations…

Recipe: Easy homemade ramen

Ramen is one of my favourite things in the world. Three weeks in Japan and I can honestly say I didn’t get sick of ramen, in fact, I think I grew to love it even more. It’s one of those frustrating dishes that has always seemed like it should be easy (and cheap) to make,…

Recipe: Kale and Quinoa Salad

I’ve always found that when I make salads at home, they are rarely as nice as the ones I would buy in a cafe. This recipe truly changes that finding, and I would even go as far as saying that this kale salad recipe is nicer than almost any cafe bought salad I’ve ever had….