Gardein Range · Product Reviews

Gardein Sweet and Sour Porkless Bites

When Gardein entered Australia, I was so overjoyed. Perhaps something my husband did not understand at the time but these days, after trying a few Gardein products himself, he even goes out to buy them. Gardein products are made in Canada. So far, we tried quite a few different fantabulous ones like Mini Crispy Crabless… Continue reading Gardein Sweet and Sour Porkless Bites

Entertaining

Food Ideas for a Vegetarian Buffet-Style Party

Welcome to Helpful Hosting Tips for a Vegetarian Buffet-Style Party Part 2: Food Ideas for a Buffet-Style Party! I love buffet-style dinners and parties. You know why? Because, it gives me freedom to choose. And it’s a crowd-pleaser, too! I often think about the buffet we had for our wedding reception. It was a colourful,… Continue reading Food Ideas for a Vegetarian Buffet-Style Party

Entertaining

Helpful Hosting Tips for a Vegetarian Buffet-Style Party

Helpful Hosting Tips for a Vegetarian Buffet-Style Party Let me clarify one thing here: buffet has nothing to do with Phoebe Buffet from TV show called Friends although the character is also a vegetarian. Having said that, a buffet is actually a system of serving meals. You, as the host, prepare the food and place… Continue reading Helpful Hosting Tips for a Vegetarian Buffet-Style Party

Wine Notes

A Brief History of Wine

Wine, in short, can be described as the product of fermented grapes. Humans have been consuming and enjoying wine for thousands of years. A Brief History of Wine It’s not 100% clear where wine making exactly started but historians suggest that China, Georgia and Iran in 6000 to 5000 BC could be the first sites… Continue reading A Brief History of Wine

Main Dishes

Cauliflower Bake with Baby Capers

Cauliflower Bake with Baby Capers I have been making this bake since my early days of cooking. Cauliflower Bake with Baby Capers is your ultimate winter bake with its creamy texture and heartiness. Best served with a fresh salad as it is quite filling. Try a winter salad like coleslaw. I served mine with white cabbage,… Continue reading Cauliflower Bake with Baby Capers

Ingredients

Ingredient Profile: Garlic

Garlic (Allium sativum) is a member of the Liliaceae family –the same family of onion, leek, chives and shallot. It is also known as poor man’s treacle, clown’s treacle, stinking rose, heal-all and rustic’s treacle. Being one of the oldest known cultivated plants in the world, garlic was fed to the builders of the pyramids… Continue reading Ingredient Profile: Garlic

All Recipes · Desserts

Mum’s Sultana Hokey Pokey Biscuits

I was introduced to Hokey Pokey Biscuits by Mum when I was in New Zealand. Immediately I understood why John has been raving about them. Because they are absolutely delicious! During one of our visits to Mum and Dad’s, I copied the recipe from Mum’s recipe book so that I could bake them at home.… Continue reading Mum’s Sultana Hokey Pokey Biscuits

Product Reviews · Reviews

Product Review: Linda McCartney Mozzarella Burgers

Linda McCartney Mozzarella Burgers are seasoned vegetarian 1/4lb burgers made with rehydrated textured soya protein, onion and Mozzarella cheese. That’s how these mozzarella burgers are described. They come in 227gr frozen packs –only 2 burgers per pack. I must admit, Linda McCartney Mozzarella Burgers are quite tasty, filling and surprisingly meaty. However, they dry out… Continue reading Product Review: Linda McCartney Mozzarella Burgers