Creamy Rice Pudding

Creamy Rice Pudding is one of my favourite desserts. This recipe is an ‘all-in-one’ recipe whereby you throw all the ingredients together and let the oven do the cooking. I experimented with some ingredients for alternatives. I’ve tested the lite coconut milk versus lite coconut cream —  coconut cream makes for a creamier pudding. With…

Quinoa & Mince Rissoles

Sizzling homemade rissoles hot from the frying pan! The kids love them! They also love watching the video at the end of this blog because they helped make these mince/pork rissoles. They also tried to stick their hands in front of the lens so their hands could be famous. However, my Mum’s rissoles had the…

Pumpkin Fruit Cake

I’m not a fruit cake lover, but Mum’s Pumpkin Fruit Cake is an exception. It’s a light cake, easy on the palate and one that I go back for seconds and thirds. Also, I’m not a fan of sultanas by themselves, but in this cake it adds a light sweetness which adds to the cake’s…

Quinoa, Kale & Mince Sausage Rolls

Having donned my thinking cap on ‘How to make a healthier sausage roll’ — I started experimenting. I was introduced to quinoa (Keenwa) and kale by my Sports Nutritionist Scientist son in February. I’d heard of quinoa’s nutritional value, but I didn’t know how to use it in my cooking. This recipe has been tested on the most…

Hassle-free Way to Cook Quinoa

Cooking quinoa in a saucepan was time-consuming because I felt I had to keep lifting the lid to ensure it didn’t over boil. However, my sister-in-law has taught me a no-fuss, easy way to cook Quinoa. Using the microwave technology has been a more enjoyable, hassle and stress-free experience. Microwave Wattage Tips When I used the…

Choccy Rocks or Choc Chip Cornflakes Biscuits

The Choccy Rocks or Choc Chip Cornflakes Biscuits are one of a zillion delicious, buonissimo, scrummy, yummy recipes from Mum’s cookbook collection. Mum, 76, or Nonna to her 20+ grandchildren — aged 30 to 7, has the honorary title of ‘World’s Best Cook’. Why? Because, you’ll often hear, as the grand-kids tuck into their second or third biscuit,…

Art of Cooking Prawns

Cooking the raw prawn is a delicately-balanced art form. One that can have grown men and women cry. Why? If, the much anticipated succulent, lightly-salted, tender prawn isn’t a pleasurable dining experience, then you’d cry too. Expectations is everything when it comes to enjoying a perfectly-textured, flavour-filled prawn. This family recipe comes from a seasoned prawn connoisseur, who has been…