Pavlova

I’d never made a pavlova before this. Meringues, sure. But never a full-blown, giant disc of marshmallow-y meringue. The risks are just so high. Turn the oven just 10 degrees too hot and your meringue will crack and collapse. Whisk the eggs white at too high a speed, and large air bubble can form which…

Chickpea Buddha Bowl

What on earth is a Buddha bowl, you may ask? Well, while these bowls of goodness have many different names, thanks to the power of the internet, this is the most likely origin for the name: “Buddha woke up before dawn every morning and carried his bowl through the roads or paths wherever he was…

Chocolate Kiss Cookies

You know how I said I was trying to use up the rest of the Christmas chocolate? Well, this is how I decided to do it. Although, I must confess only some of the kisses used were from Christmas (thanks to another teacher not liking them and being given them). So I did have to…

Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl

Alright. Christmas is officially done. My Christmas cards have been recycled, my fridge is clear of most Christmas-based foods, and now I’m trying to use up the final remnants of Christmas chocolate, while also focusing on clearing out the rest of my fridge. And with that, it’s time for some healthy breakfast options. Well, one…

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Pinwheels

Christmas may be over, and with it Christmas parties. But there are still plenty of parties to be had, including New Year’s Eve (or Chinese New Year not long after that). Some parties are pot luck, others are just nibbles and drinks, some are full-on sit down dinners. Well, these salmon and cream cheese pinwheels…

Barbecue Mushroom Steaks

How do you know that what you’re passionate about is obvious? When your birthday and Christmas presents reflect those passions. I received five books this Christmas, all of them encompassing things that I am interested in, and clearly discuss a lot. Of those five, three of the books are food-related (I know, only three?!). One…

Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pound Cake

I finally feel like I’m on holiday. I realise this sounds strange, given that I’ve been off work for nearly a week, but seeing as that includes a weekend, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, I’ve only really had one day (Christmas Eve) when other people were working. Today was the first day back to work…

Peppermint Mud Pie

Yes, I know. I blogged about mini Mississippi mud pies just a few days ago. But this is a regular-sized pie and is peppermint (aka Christmas) inspired. I realise that Christmas is now officially over (unfortunately). But that doesn’t mean that we have to deprive ourselves of Christmas-based desserts straight away. I mean, we all…

Blue Cheese Biscuits

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!! The big day is finally here. I hope you all have a wonderful day, spent exactly how you want it (or as close to as you wanted to spend it as possible). I say that because I know that my family would rather have been together at Christmas, but circumstances made that difficult….

Roasted Rosemary Almonds

The smell of roasting chestnuts has filled the streets as the weather starts to get cooler. Except, that it isn’t. Here in Hong Kong, December is this glorious month that is cooler than usual, but still warm enough for t-shirts, and sunny enough for sunglasses. Until this year. It’ll be cold (and by cold, I…

Cranberry & White Chocolate Blondies

I’ve given you brownies in multiple forms. Now you get to have a Christmas-inspired blondie. What is a blondie, you ask? A blondie is simply a brownie without cocoa powder. Some recipes use white chocolate in the batter, others do not. I have omitted white chocolate from the batter because it is added to the…

Mini Mississippi Mud Pies

I have no idea why, but America’s love of pies has always confused and amazed me. I feel like everything gets turned into a pie. I mean, I guess I could say the same thing about the UK and crumbles or puddings, but I don’t have the same weird obsession with them. They don’t appeal…