Spaghetti con ragu di carne e verdure; Day 23

Ah it’s back to Italy tonight. The beautiful aromas of frying garlic and olive oil filled our nostrils as we created our masterpiece. In Italy it is typical to eat two large meals per day – consisting of an entree, primi piatti, seconde and dessert. However this evening we will be having a primi piatti…

Ratatouille and it’s not the movie; Day 22

Welcome to the stunning Cote D’Azur, today we will be creating a take on a traditional french vegetable stew, otherwise known as Ratatouille. Ratatouille is created using Aubergine, Courgette, Capsicums, onions, garlic, and a mixture of herbs known as herbes de province. Tonight I will be serving my version on a bed of cous cous…

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…

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…

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…

Lucky I didn’t add all the chillies; Day 11

I have to admit that this blog post is a little late. Life seems to have gotten ahead of me and the blogging has fallen by the wayside. But luckily it’s Saturday today and I have a few spare moments to blog. Today’s recipe is my take on a the red curry we made at…

60% of the World’s population can eat this, so why don’t you? Day 8

Welcome to Asia, a buzzing metropolis of flavour, pollution and 60% of the world’s population. Today marks the start of week 2 of our “Eat around the World – at home” 30 day challenge. Our first port of call is the historically tumultuous and scooter loving country of Vietnam. While we were in Vietnam, I…