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Foodie Dice

January 8, 2014 by


Do you sometimes feel stuck in a cooking rut, making the same meals over and over again? My last dinner rut featured far too many curries with rice. Last winter it was bean soup. A friend told me she was so bored with her stir fry routine that she made a pact with her husband […]

Coconut Water Smoothie

December 3, 2011 by


Coconut water sounds romantically tropical if you’re from a temperate climate. And promisingly refreshing as we come into summer. Coconut water is good at quenching thirst, partly because it’s high in electrolytes including potassium. This makes it similar to a sportsdrink. I recently received a tetra-pak of C Coconut Water to trial, and I wanted […]

Cardamon Coffee Cake

October 6, 2011 by


“Cardamon Coffee Cake; very rich – very delicious,” begins the recipe, ever so enticingly. Somehow it’s the words that get me every time I look at a cookbook, even when it’s beautifully illustrated. Memories of descriptions of food in children’s books remain long after the storylines have faded. Do you remember the candied chestnuts with […]

Raisin Chocolate Self-saucing Pudding

July 28, 2010 by


Since childhood I have loved this Raisin Chocolate Self-saucing Pudding for its generous chocolate sauce and juicy raisins, so I’m very pleased to report that the recipe works well with gluten free flour. Today’s post is from our guest blogger Loina, who made the pudding while testing a sample of flour from Vitarium. We are […]

Take a Walk with Pearl Couscous

December 28, 2009 by


When on longer bushwalks, one is always looking for some tasty morsel to finish the day with.  The contents have to be light so as not to weigh down your pack and not too bulky, that is where the idea of using Pearl Couscous came about. We received a sample pack of Pearl CousCous in […]

Pinenut and Cumin Beef on Blu Gourmet Pearl Couscous

October 19, 2009 by


For the most part, being a coeliac or having coeliac family members is awful all round. There’s so much delicious food coeliacs miss out on which is awful for them, and it can be frustrating for family to try and make food that is as delicious gluten free as it is with gluten. Still, for […]

Kopi Luwak

June 8, 2009 by


“It’s very strong, even for me”, explained the Coffee Addict, “but it’s very smooth.” She was describing Kopi Luwak, which is a famous coffee from Indonesia. It’s special because it is so smooth to drink, without any bitterness or harsh aftertaste. You’d expect this flavour to make it very popular, but it’s more of a […]


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