Pressure Cooker Cheap Lamb Cut Casserole

I’m not sure if this is common knowledge, but many Asian people do not like the smell of  lamb. A prime example of this is my old man, Bac Nam. He has been living in Australia for decades and has adjusted well to most things, but lamb is not one of them. I find this really […]

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Chinese Home-Style Eggs in Tomatoes

If there was one thing I’d recommend everyone learn to cook when they first move out of home, it would be Chinese eggs and tomatoes. This is cheap, easy, home-style cooking, and one that has probably kept many a poor uni student from starving. It is what you cook when you can’t be bothered cooking, and […]

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Chocolate Ripple Cake

A side view of half a chocolate ripple cake with chocolate shavings and fresh raspberries.

If you ever wanted the easiest cake recipe then look no further than this chocolate ripple cake. It is made from Arnott’s Choc Ripple biscuits that are softened with whipped cream to form a delicious moist sponge. Topped with chocolate shavings and raspberries, this cake is so simple to make and requires absolutely no baking! […]

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Bacon and Egg Pastries

My first job after university was in a large accounting firm. The division I worked in used to have 8:00am meetings where staff would take turns in providing training to the rest of the team on a relevant topic. The best thing about these meetings was that they were catered – there was always tea, freshly brewed coffee, […]

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Pearl Barley Salad with Eggs, Cherry Tomatoes and Spinach

One of the hardest things I found with pregnancy was working out what to take to work for lunch. From my first medical appointment I was told to be very careful with eating anything that wasn’t freshly cooked, which ruled out leftovers as well as most food from the food court. I also had to eat a healthy diet, however my standard healthy […]

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Cherry Tomato Bruschetta with Fresh Mozzarella

I was first introduced to bruschetta many years ago when I was still in uni. Steph and I were at an Italian restaurant for dinner one night. We usually just ordered mains to keep costs down, since I  was a typical student with no money and Steph was saving for a car. However, on this occasion we both decided to live a little […]

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