Traditional Lamington vs Almington

I unveil my version of a new look-taste lamington – The Almington. The differences are, it has been dipped in real melted chocolate, then coated in almond slithers. The result is a nuttier, higher in protein, chocolatier sponge cube. I used almond slithers (protein) instead of coconut. I opted for the smooth, melted Palaistowe chocolate…

Cook Salmon within Three Minutes

Cooking salmon in the microwave is quick, less mess and still tasty. When microwaving, salmon needs to be cooked in 30 second time-slots to retain its nutritional value and moistness. The trick is to turn the salmon each 30 seconds during cooking process. When microwaving, cooked parts of the salmon are cut off because it…

No More Wet Salt

Not again! The salt grinder has moisture in it! The salt won’t grind properly. Yes, I’ve tried the rice grains. I end up with ground ricey-salt. Even when I used the salt shaker with the little holes on top, the salt became too heavy with moisture to shake out freely. I’ve found rice absorbs best…

Refreshing Apple Salad

Looking for something a little different in your salad. Try this refreshing apple salad combining the salty taste of olives, creaminess of farm fresh boiled eggs, sweetness of tomatoes, zesty-ness of fresh lemon and the zing of Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother (fermentation). Enjoy with cooked chicken, steak, salmon, lamb or pork loin or simply…

Grilled Snack Attack

If you’re craving a snack attack, here’s a tasty treat to stave the hungry pangs. This combination of avocado, cheese, red onion, baby spinach and kale on a toasted crumpet works well. However, add a tin of tuna or cooked chicken for protein. ¬†When the crumpet is toasted it creates a firmer crispier base. Method…

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…

Teach Kids to Wrap their School Lunch

Preparing school lunches the night before, tastes as good the next day – otherwise my nieces wouldn’t eat them. Wraps are moreso delicious, especially when the kids are responsible for making them. Also, there are far less complaints. Just as important is learning the hygienics behind safe foods. Washing hands, clean bench area, prepping ingredients,…