Avocado Cucumber and Tomato Salad

This is a simple salad that can be put together really quick with ingredients that we usually have at home. The flavour is so fresh and is a great addition to a meal. The freshness of the cucumber, the juicy tomatoes, creamy avocado and the little bit of heat from the red onion is a great combination. If you are not a fan of coriander, you can skip that or add cilantro instead. I add only a bit of coriander to give that hint of flavour without overpowering the whole thing. The dressing is simple and adds great flavour. This … Continue reading Avocado Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Oreo Chocolate Mousse and Cream Parfaits

There is something beautiful about making and serving individual sized desserts. I feel like a fancy chef when I do. This recipe is easy to make and looks like there was a lot more work put into it than what it actually requires. This can be made ahead as it will keep well in the fridge for a few days but it would be best to leave the sprinkling of the cookie crumbs on the top to just prior to serving. There are three layers to this dessert – an Oreo cookie layer, a chocolate mousse layer and a whipped … Continue reading Oreo Chocolate Mousse and Cream Parfaits

Healthy Quinoa and Avocado Salad

Happy New year to all my readers. I hope this year brings you much joy and happiness. The holiday season is a time of decadent and indulgent food. So, post the indulgent couple of weeks, I thought it was time for me to whip out some healthy dishes and I made a healthy and nutritious quinoa salad last evening to go along with some chicken. My husband and son are more of ‘meat and potatoes’ kind of guys and they looked very sceptically at my quinoa salad. To my joy they both liked it and happily ate it. This salad … Continue reading Healthy Quinoa and Avocado Salad

Festive Dried Fruit Cake

Before I get into the recipe, I just want to let all of you know that this will be my last post for this year. I am taking some time off to enjoy this holiday season with family and get a break too. I want to wish each of you a very blessed Christmas and I will be back in January. Let’s get to the recipe. This yummy festive fruit cake is not at all complicated and has such a rich and fruity flavour. This cake is my husband’s favourite and is a staple in our household at this time … Continue reading Festive Dried Fruit Cake

Pumpkin Loaf

Although thanksgiving is not an Australian celebration, I still love making recipes that incorporate pumpkin around this time. A few years ago, my neighbours were from America and they introduced me to a lot of thanksgiving foods and so I always think about making some pumpkin related recipes around this time in memory of the wonderful time I had with them. Homemade pumpkin bread has become a family favourite. It is so easy to make and is packed with pumpkin flavour. I have always made this using homemade pumpkin puree. I use butternut pumpkin which is chopped up and cooked … Continue reading Pumpkin Loaf

Simple Seared Tuna Steaks

This is a very simple, easy and elegant way to prepare tuna steaks. It takes only a few minutes to prepare and is bursting with flavour. My husband had this on one of his work trips and loved it and came back home and wanted me to give this a go. He was my sous chef for a bit. My son is not a big fan of fish and was very sceptical as he tasted it but he ended up loving this. I served this tuna steaks drizzled with a homemade vinaigrette with sushi rice and a green salad A … Continue reading Simple Seared Tuna Steaks

Rosemary Focaccia Bread

I love making bread for my family. Whenever I make any sort of bread, it usually is a bit hit at home. This Rosemary Focaccia bread is surprisingly simple to make and so wonderfully tasty. It is soft and chewy at the same time. And the combination of the Olive oil and rosemary is just divine. It is really easy to put together and requires just a handful of ingredients. The only thing that you need is a bit of patience as you wait for the yeast to work its magic through the dough. The Olive oil infused through the … Continue reading Rosemary Focaccia Bread