Toblerone Cheesecake Bars

The past few weeks have been hectic, with various social events, teaching practice, work, and general self-care all taking over my timetable. On the rare occasion when I do have some downtime, I’ve been switching my brain off and watching shows on Netflix that don’t require much thinking (e.g. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). It means that…

Mushroom Miso Noodle Soup

I never used to like miso soup. I was never a fan of tofu either (except Mapo Tofu). But I’ve changed my taste, clearly. Having learned that as long as tofu is prepared properly (i.e. most of the water is pressed out of it) it tastes good, I’ve been happy to include tofu in my…

Orange Duck with Port

It’s not often that I cook with duck, despite it featuring in a recipe post over the summer (thanks to my mum). But when I saw duck breast at Bones and Blades, I just had to get some. It’s an expensive cut of meat, and so it really was a treat to try out this…

Salted Caramel Brownies

There are days when I am at home and I really want to bake, but I don’t want to make anything too time-consuming. There are also days when I want to spend hours in the kitchen experimenting and putting a lot of effort into producing something spectacular. This recipe came about because I had some…

Chimichurri Hanger Steak

I never used to cook steak very often at home, mainly due to my concern about cooking it properly or making it taste good. It’s not usually something I order on a menu if I go out, and it’s not something I need to eat very often. But when I do have it, I want…

Sun-dried Tomato Coconut Chicken

I bought my skillet over the Christmas holidays and didn’t start using it until a few weeks ago. Well, now it’s my most used cookware item, and I’m thinking of buying another one so that I can have one for skillet-based desserts. I’m so glad I was able to find a skillet that was small…

Harissa Salmon

By now, you all know of my love for harissa. So, when a friend sent me the recipe for this harissa salmon from The New York Times Cooking section, I just had to try it. It’s so easy, and incredibly delicious. The salmon would pair well with potatoes, rice, fresh pasta or roast veggies and…

Baked Peaches with Honey and Rosemary

I’m so sorry for the week-long break between posts, but as previously mentioned, things are only going to get busier from here on out. Truth be told, I’ve not been busy with University work too much as of late, but I have been enjoying some downtime, and making things that are not new (and therefore…

Triple Chocolate Mousse

The thinking behind doing a triple chocolate mousse came from one of my mum’s magazine clippings. While I didn’t follow the recipe in the folder, I was inspired by it, and so, therefore, Mr. Gary Rhodes has to get some credit. I decided to use the recipe below because I had left over egg yolks…

Chickpea Coconut Stew

I don’t remember who sent me the New York Times article for this recipe. It might have been my dad, but I’m not 100% sure. It’s been saved in my “Recipes” bookmarks for a while, and I’ve looked at it constantly, I just never got round to making it. I finally got round to it…

Slow Cooked Barbecue Brisket

I wish I could tell you where my love of American barbecue comes from. I think barbecue sauce is the best thing in the world. I love nothing more than baby back ribs cooked to perfection smothered in barbecue sauce. The idea of doing a road trip around the barbecue joints in the Southern US…

Red Velvet Pancakes

A friend of mine went to Bali over the Christmas and New Year holiday, and posted a lot of beautiful scenery shots on her Instagram story. My favourite shots though, are always of the food she eats. She’s a pro at Instagram posts. Always knows the best lighting, the best place for a photo. I…