Fruits of the Forrest Frozen Yoghurt

Summer took it’s time but it’s finally here. 41ºC (106ºF for your American types) makes it officially too hot to leave the house or cook. I’ve been eating frozen peas straight from the packet to keep cool, then I spotted the frozen berries and it all became clear, I would exist on frozen yoghurt! Possibly More…

A lighter Tiramisu

Every December 23rd I make a tiramisu for my husband Stephen’s birthday. It’s dead easy, but we don’t make many desserts, so it only comes out once a year. Traditionally mascarpone, a super thick Italian cream cheese is used, making this dish sugar and fat personified. However, with a few simple switches the calories, fat More…

Hazelnut and Choc-Hazelnut Macaroons (sugar-free/gluten-free/dairy-free)

By making these biscuits I could bring the downfall of Christmas in my family. Chocolate, the downfall of Christmas? I know…. It’s a risk I’m willing to take. Introducing anything new to our family’s Christmas is risky. I got weird looks with these stuffed eggs last year; but everyone loved them. This year, I mentioned More…

Christmas Dessert: Layered Cherry-Yoghurt Pana Cotta

…to be jelly…. or a whole raft of other deserts. That’s why I thought I’d come to the rescue with yet another low fat Christmas dessert Recipe. Back to savoury soon, I promise. Cherries are the perfect Christmas fruit. Here, in McLaren Vale, they’ve just come into season, I can buy organic ‘seconds’ from the More…

Flourless Coconut and Mango Cake

Lately I’ve been dreaming of a return visit to Thailand. Silly really considering half the country is under water right now. To compensate I’ve been going a little crazy for all the amazing tropical fruit which is coming into season at the moment. Especially, pineapples, papayas. And finally, mangoes were under $2 each at my More…

Coconut Custard with Rhubarb Compote

Warm and comforting, this was my first foray into cooking rhubarb. The tartness is offset beautifully with the richness of custard and slight sweetness of orange.