Luffle Falafel; Day 21

Well today marks our three-quater point in this culinary adventure around the world. We are arriving in Egypt, a country shrouded in history and otherwise known as the land of Pyramids, Mummies and hieroglyphics. The dish of the day is Falafel. These little balls of deliciousness originated from Egypt. They are generally made from chickpeas or…

Dip it in and eat it up; Day 20

I know this post is a few days late. Sorry about that! I also have to admit that we had lunch out for the first time in three weeks today, saying that though we have eaten at home every night. Today is technically the last day we will spend in the Middle East on the…

Cardamon and Spice and everything nice; Day 19

The final recipe for the dinner party was the piece de resistance, a cardamon infused pear cheesecake. Fresh cardamon pods are quite expensive but so worth it, when you taste the amazing intensity of the flavour they add to dishes. This intensity is a regular part of the Middle Eastern diet, but instead of overwhelming…

A little spice is nice; Day 18

Well, welcome back! How nice to see you for the ?th time. I hope wherever you are in the world that you are ready to travel with me to the beautiful country of Morroco. Morroco is known for it’s amazing food. Situated on the North- West of Africa, Morroco is place where cosmopolitan living and…

Babaga-nom! Day 17

Today was the great dinner party to end all dinner parties! My University work had to fit in with the preparation required to make this meal a success, so here comes dish number 1: This post will be set in the stunning oasis that is the province of Lavant, this area includes the countries of Lebanon, Syria,…

Dates for Everyone on Day 16

The beautiful sunshine streamed in our bedroom window this morning. And with it came my enthusiasm. It also reminded me that today we were arriving  (metaphorically speaking) in the Middle East. The Middle East has always fascinated me, it is a place of great beauty and abundance and then barren and harsh deserts. I have…

Tikka for Two; Day 15

Welcome to the balmy isles of India, we are stopping over here briefly on our way to the Middle East! Tonight’s dish is a quick Tikka Masala. The recipe is a delicious low fat version that I found on Eatingwell.com, and even better it is made in a little under 1/2 an hour. A big…

Chinese Lunch for one is fun; Day 14

Our last day of the week in Asia dawned sunny and quickly turned to rain as we went on a morning walk. Kiwis or New Zealanders have the privilege of easy access to many Asian staples like Oyster Sauce, Soy Sauce, Soya Bean Oil, Sesame Oil and Asian green vegetables like Pak Choi, Bop Choi…

If Mandu, you candu too! Day 13

Today is the day! I am going to attempt, (theatrical sounding music) Mandu or Korean Dumplings. Dumplings are created world wide, you can buy them at any Asian restaurant. One of our favourites is Barilla Dumplings in Mt Eden where you can get 20 delicious delicacies for $13NZ. However as we are now in the…

Japan here we come; Day 12

I have to admit this is a little late but I have been up to my ears in dumpling wrappers all afternoon! Check out Day 13 for the recipe :). Otherwise…. One of our favourite treats is heading out to Momo tea in Mt Albert to eat Chicken Hearts and drink Bubble Tea. The bubble…