On a recent trip to Adelaide I came across Mireille Guiliano’s The French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook at the airport bookshop. I’ve not read her book French Women Don’t Get Fat, but I am obsessed with cookbooks and have built up quite a collection, and on a flick through of the book some of the recipes in this book intrigued me (for some reason I love French recipes) enough to add this book to my already overflowing collection.
This salad certainly went down a treat, and is quite a change from the usual heavy cream based potato salads. Whilst as satisfying as a regular potato salad you aren’t left with that heavy feeling and as a result of the lemon you feel somewhat refreshed. This salad would be perfect for summer as part of a BBQ or picnic.
Coriander (cilantro) and cashew pesto makes a nice change from the usual basil and pine nut pesto. Coriander pesto provides you with a lot of variety as it can be used to flavour soups (such as my carrot and coriander soup), as a dip, on bruschetta, in a stir fry, as a dressing for some beautiful roast vegetables, as a flavouring for meat, or on pasta.
I recently decided to make Nigella Lawson’s Totally Chocolate Choc Chip Cookies again, but this time with the added addition of some white chocolate chips. The end result provided a combination of dark chocolate cookies, milk chocolate chips and white chocolate chips. In other words, heaven for any chocoholics, like myself.
Nothing goes better with minestrone than some warm crusty bread. So I decided to try my hand at making some soda bread. I have never actually made bread before and as such I thought I should stick to something relatively easy. Therefore I came up with Soda Bread.
When I’m feeling under the weather there is nothing I love more than a wholesome, healthy and heart warming minestrone soup. I’ve loved minestrone soup from when I was a child and my Nana used to make it and I have many memories of sitting at her kitchen table, in the cold Tasmanian winter, tucking into a bowl of her soup. So when I was recently battling a cold, so the first thing I did was make some minestrone. Somehow it magically makes me feel better.