Sweet Things: Coconut Pancakes

Take 5: Egg, coconut cream, self-rising flour, butter, castor sugar. I do seem to have a bit of a love affair with pancakes. It’s either a “What shall we have for breakfast?” thing, or it’s an after-dinner desire for a crèpe. These gorgeous, light, delicate pancakes are a bit of a mix between the two… [Read More]

Take 5 for Students: Crumby beef macaroni

Take 5: Minced beef, cheese, breadcrumbs, canned tomatoes, macaroni pasta. I recently made a mixture to stuff into a capsicum for baking, and decided to experiment with the remaining beef stuffing. The result was a really yummy, though somewhat unconventional pasta dish. Mix 1 cup minced beef with lots of salt and pepper, 1 cup… [Read More]

Take 5 for Students: Beefy Stuffed Peppers

Take 5: Pepper (capsicum), minced beef, cheese, breadcrumbs, canned tomatoes. This is a simple stuffed pepper dish which takes a while to cook but is easy to put together. Peppers are cheap when in season! I prefer red, yellow and orange ones for this. Take one pepper (capsicum) per person. Cut off the tops to… [Read More]

Sweet Things: Date and Cashew Balls

Take 5: Cashews, dates, maple syrup, tahini, coconut. I always feel full of admiration for hosts who can cleverly produce a little something from their pantry or fridge when guests unexpectedly call. I know I feel I have somehow failed when I have nothing to offer in such situations. It’s hard not to feel tragically… [Read More]

Take 5 for Students: Silver Dollar Banana Pancakes

Take 5: Bananas, eggs, self-rising flour, yogurt, syrup. This is an easy recipe and one you can make even if you don’t have milk in the fridge – it’s dairy-free and a clever thing to do with bananas that may be very ripe. These pancakes are light and mousse-like in texture, and this amount will serve 3-4… [Read More]