I am always experimenting with new foods and this is a place where you can find all sorts of recipes to feed your family and friends.
From simple, quick recipes right through to the more complicated ones, you will find them here!
I specialise in meals that are for two people, as we do not all have large families!
CHOCOLATE MOUSSE - what can I say! I have not met anyone who does not like this.
My chocolate mousse recipe is always much in demand as everyone loves it. It has been handed down to me by my late best friend, and we used to make it often many years ago.
Nowadays, I do not add any sugar to it as it does not need it though in the original recipe, it says to add a cup of sugar if using cooking chocolate.
Chocolate is a bit like wine when you cook with it. Use a good one, and your recipe will taste all the better for it. I therefore am always on the lookout for Lindt chocolate at half price. I use the 70% dark chocolate as that is healthier than plain dark chocolate.
I do, in fact have one square of this almost every night as I rarely have cakes or food with added sugar nowadays. That is what happens as we age - things seem to start "wearing out", and sugar levels go up for some odd reason. I used to be able to eat exactly what I wanted, and as much sugar or cake as I wan…
This is an unusual recipe, looks great, and tastes absolutely delicious. It is basically chocolate covered sponge fingers, with a cream cheese mixture in the middle, stuck together with the melted chocolate! You could put any fruit on the top and I have eaten it one day with pineapple and nectarine, and the next with just kiwi fruit. Most fruit, and particularly berries, would go very well with this combination.
I generally use Lindt 70% chocolate, or a chocolate called Freys (available in Australia at Woolworths and cheaper than Lindt - just as good!) in cooking, as the finished product is as good as the quality of the chocolate in cooking. I never use a cheaper type of chocolate, as it is like cooking with wine - the better the product, the better the outcome. Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 5 minutes Makes: 4 servings Ingredients 6 sponge fingers 100 g dark chocolate 220 g Philadelphia spreadable Light cream cheese ¼ cup icing sugar, sifted (or a bit less) 1 tsp vanilla Fresh frui…
This is an interesting mixture of ingredients, and is both sweet and salty.
I love food cooked using Hoisin sauce - this is the sauce that is used in Peking Duck which is one of my all time favourite foods. It has an unusual taste, and goes very well with so many other ingredients, whether they are vegetarian or meat dishes.
This meal has a rich and unusual flavour, and could be also served with steamed vegetables.
Cashew nuts could replace the walnuts if need be, however I had walnuts in my fridge so that is what I used in this instance.
I served it over potatoes so that I could soak the sauce into the potatoes, and then I dipped fresh home made bread into the left over sauce! This was delicious and well worth eating a bit less so you can fit this in.
And remember, as I always say, my lovelies, do NOT over cook chicken breasts - they become dry and tough when overcooked. If you JUST cook them so the pink is only just gone, they will be melt in your mouth delicious.