Baking | Holiday Food

Hot Cross Scones

I adore hot cross buns but can’t seem to find them in Los Angeles. These hot cross “scones” have the flavor of hot cross buns but are much easier to make and they’re moist and moreish! 8oz self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting 3oz butter, softened 3 tbsp light muscovado sugar (or dark brown sugar) […]

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Salmon on salsa with black beans, corn and cumin

Now that Spring is here, I am trying to find lighter meals with interesting spices. This is a really super light meal and the salsa is divine eaten with salmon or just scooped up in tortilla chips. Don’t refrigerate it as the tomato will turn pulpy. Serves 4 The Salsa 4 garlic cloves, minced 6 […]

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Asian flavors | Gluten Free | Poultry

Malaysian chicken rendang

This is one of my all time favorite dishes. It’s very intense, bursting with lemongrass, ginger and coconut flavors, slow cooked so the chicken falls apart and the sauce reduces so the flavors intensify. All you need with this is some steamed rice. Enjoy!   Serves 4 Cooking time 1 1/2 hours 1 tbsp olive […]

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Baking | Holiday Food | Nuts

Italian Panforte for Christmas

This is so Christmassy, stuffed full of fruits, nuts, chocolate and spices.  Again, so easy to make, and will transport you straight to Italy.   1 1/2 cups whole blanched almonds (unblanched is also fine) 3/4 cup whole hazelnuts, toasted 3/4 cup whole walnuts, lightly toasted 1/2 cup dried figs coarsely chopped 1 1/2 cups […]

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