Super Simple Chocolate Ripple Cake

A few years back we were invited to a friend’s place for a pot luck dinner. I decided to make an apple crumble – a dessert I had nearly every single week when I was growing up, my go-to in the frozen dessert aisle, my all-time favourite comfort food. A dish I have never actually gotten the […]

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Vietnamese Chicken Soup with Pasta – Sup Nui Ga

This chicken soup recipe I am sharing with you guys today has been a favourite of mine growing up. What I really love about this dish is that it is basically a bowl of liquefied comfort. Anytime I was unwell and unable to attend school, this was always on the sick menu at hotel home. My mother […]

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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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Vietnamese Braised Pork – Thit Heo Kho

If there was a dish that was popular with Vietnamese people but largely unknown to the rest of the world, it would be Thit Heo Kho. It is basically braised pork belly and eggs in a caramel sauce which is traditionally served with white jasmine rice. It is a very simple peasant dish but packs some serious […]

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Slow Cooked Oxtail with Angel Hair Pasta

Ever since I was a child, I have loved oxtail. My mother used oxtail in her pho (Vietnamese beef noodle soup) to give the broth a richer flavour. She would ask us if we wanted oxtail in our bowls and my answer was always yes! There is a wonderful flavour from oxtail that you can’t get from […]

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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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