Tag Archives: cookbook challenge

Festive Season Update!

With my best intentions I had posts planned for almost every day last week, but as you can see they never got written. Although, with the craziness of the festive season taking over – last minute shopping, baking, present wrapping and catch ups – mixed with Jeff finally coming back from his month long trip […]

Mediterranean Carrot Rolls & Salad (Cookbook Challenge #17)

I’m starting to think I should stop buying ‘healthy’ cookbooks, because all I do is criticise them! (although, in my defense I didn’t actually buy this one…) A couple of weeks ago I bagged out another so-called health conscious cookbook and I have even been known to throw a cookbook in the bin after it […]

Cookbook Challenge – The Christmas Edition!

As if my library thing widget knew what time of year it was, last week it chose ‘The Festive Season Handbook’ for my cookbook challenge book #16. This little book was published locally in Victoria in 1990 and has some wonderful background stories to accompany the chapters and recipes. It is great to read the […]

A Healthy(?) Dose of Organisation

I have finally managed to get around to organising my cookbook and food magazine bookcase after the move. I painstakingly packed my cookbooks and magazines into boxes according to what shelves they belonged on, but mum and Geoff got a little over zealous when we moved in and unpacked the books for me… and managed […]

Lucky Number 13!

Cookbook Challenge book #13, Lean Food by The Australian Women’s Weekly, has delivered to my table a delicious (I use this word waaay too much don’t I?) AND healthy chicken dish that is full of wonderful flavour. What more could you ask for from a cookbook? Light & fruity desserts? Hell, it’s got them too! […]

The Sweet Things in Life…

…come from Donna Hay! As I suspected I have cooked something out of my current cookbook challenge book before, but not quite as much as I had expected… maybe they were less than memorable? After flicking through Donna Hays Modern Classics Book 2 (the sweet edition), I found that I have already cooked: Chocolate Ganache […]

Another Deceptive Day!

I said I would make some more recipes from my current cookbook challenge book, Deceptively Delicious, and boy have I had some fun! Jeff, the ever-willing taste tester, was over on the weekend and I took the opportunity to make some green eggs for breakfast (using spinach instead of food colouring – much healthier!) and […]

Some very deceptive cookies…

They look like your everyday chocolate chip cookies, right? WRONG! These babies have chick peas in them. Yes, you read correctly, chick peas!! INow, I am no stranger to these lovely legumes, having been a vegetarian for a large portion of my life, however you don’t find many children amongst their fan list (or many […]