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main dishes

bolognese sauce with pappardelle

Remember that soffrito from last week? Well here is your opportunity to use it! Bolognese is the ultimate comfort food. Rich, meaty and deeply flavoured. Plus there’s pasta. And parmesan. Heaven. I am finally back in the UK, after a somewhat chaotic combination of flights home. You know how it goes with connecting flights. It’s just fate that the first flight is always delayed so you won’t make the connection.…

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drinks

smoky maple cinnamon apple cider cocktail

All the cozy fall ingredients. All in one cocktail. Happy humpday guys! This one is easy to throw together and tastes like one of those fancy cocktails you’d pay $15 for in a snazzy bar. It also tastes like autumn. Thick knitted sweaters, trees shedding their burnished copper leaves, bonfires and fireworks, afternoons by the fire getting stuck into a new book, the sound of the rain tapping against the…

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baking/ dessert

pastel pink striped meringue kisses

Time for something pretty, pink and delicate. Meringue kisses! These little beauties are easy to whip up and ideal if you have just made my pandan ice-cream and are looking for something to do with all those egg whites. They also make great party favours or a replacement for a wedding cake. Meringue is also fat-free. As if you needed any other persuasion. I have made meringues plenty of times…

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kitchen secrets/ vegetarian

the 3-ingredient secret to delicious sauces: soffrito

Coming at you today with a real killer. Seriously, this will crank your food up a couple of notches. You’ll have everyone asking you what your secret is. Soffrito! So basically, soffrito is a combination of onion, celery and carrot that is frequently used in Italian food. In France they call it mirepoix, and there are tons of other variations too. You may well have heard of the “holy trinity”…

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dessert/ ice cream

pandan ice cream sundaes with coconut chocolate sauce

I don’t know about you guys, but personally, I could spend a whole day in an Asian supermarket. Despite the fact that I cannot read any Asian languages. I actually quite like the fact that sometimes when I buy things, it’s a bit of a mystery and process of discovery. Last week I popped into an Asian store in Dallas after we grabbed some Vietnamese food for lunch. The fresh…

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drinks

blackberry thyme tequila smash cocktails

So things have been pretty busy here. We just got back from an amazing weekend in Austin, more on that later this week! I can’t wait to share all my restaurant recommendations with you guys. We truly had some insanely good food while we were there. Just thinking about it is making me hungry. I whipped up these blackberry thyme tequila smash cocktails late last week. They were the¬†perfect little…

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drinks

vegan pumpkin spice turmeric lattes

Happy Humpday everyone! Today I’m bringing you a slightly less guilty way to get your PSL (pumpkin spice latte, for those not in the know) fix! If you saw my pumpkin spice carrot cake, you’ll know I did promise a pumpkin spice latte this week. So I came through for you, because I know that the pumpkin cravings are getting stronger as the temperatures drop and the leaves begin to…

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baking

pumpkin spice carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

Sorry for being MIA the last few days guys! My boyfriend just finished up his dissertation so we took a little time out to relax and celebrate. And in true celebratory fashion, I bring you cake! Pumpkin spice carrot cake with cream cheese frosting to be precise! I dived head first into fall aka pumpkin spice season and made this little beauty for you. It’s pumpkin, spice and everything nice.…

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comfort food/ main dishes

cozy risotto with roasted butternut squash, blue cheese and sage

Ok, ok. Enough with the desperately trying to hold on to summer. It is officially FALL and time to get COZY! So I made risotto for you. Literally the most “fall” thing ever, loaded with comforting, sweet roasted butternut squash, creamy blue cheese and crispy sage leaves. Vegetarian food never tasted so good. You might actually forget that meat at meal times was ever a thing after you try this.…

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