In the spirit of creating foods from scratch this month, I decided a bean soaking was in order. I'm guilty of regularly buying cans of lentils to use as my veg protein for dinner. It really does seem like a wasted opportunity to save money when it's so easy to prepare dried beans at home. Plus, all of those cans! They can't be doing any favours for the environment. You know one thing that's only . . .
I'm feeling pretty grateful right now to inhabit a place that does not, no matter what, reach such temperatures as -26C, a place where its residents never, ever have to feel that degree of cold unless they choose to travel somewhere else to experience it. In fact, Wikipedia tells me that the lowest temperature recorded in Brisbane is -0.1C. Just below freezing. Just that one time. We are a world . . .
I was inspired by Josie's post to come up with some food "goals" for 2016. It's about challenging yourself to expand your skills in the kitchen by approaching new-to-you aspects of cooking, or anything that interests you, really. For example, it can revolve around themes (bush tucker, Cuban food), techniques (pastry lamination, macarons), equipment (barbecue, dehydrator) or alternative baking . . .
BRRRRRR! Things are getting extremely nippy here in the Vegas* so I wanted to post a recipe for soup tout de suite, because AUTUMN! Autumn is glorious. Of course, this cooler weather is making it all too easy to nestle under a blanket and watch Gossip Girl all day, only getting up to nuke some soup and then dump kidney beans, coriander, yoghurt and lime juice on it. And tea. Oh, so many cups of . . .
I have a circle of girlfriends who mean everything to me. Even when we're not all together in the same city, we still stay in touch, and when we get back together it's like we never parted. We have quite an array of dietary requirements between us. A few of us (me included) will eat pretty much anything. One is vegetarian; another does not eat fish and can only have tiny amounts of salt. And we . . .