Green tea and white chocolate cake

I think I’ve made it abundantly clear in previous posts that I hate public transport.  In an earlier post I talked about people’s general lack of hygiene but I’ve decided to just vent my general PT frustrations that I’ve observed in the last couple of months of catching it to and from my job.  Essentially if I had to put it in a nutshell, it would be simply that PT people are annoying but just to clarify for you all, Imma gonna break it down for y’all:

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Zucchini and basil crustless mini quiches

Hands up for those of you on a low-carb diet?  I know there’s a stack of you out there; Atkins, Dukan, anyone?  Well…strictly speaking this recipe is not diet food and probably wouldn’t be given the tick of approval by Dr Dukan but maybe Mr Atkins would be ok with a few of these baby quiches.  It does include cream but when everything else at a party is carb-laden (which obviously makes for killer drinking food) it’s nice to have something that isn’t wrapped in some form of pastry.

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Lamb, harissa and almond sausage rolls

The last few days I’ve been feeling a little uninspired.  The words are just not flowing like they normally do – my first case of ‘blogger’s block’.  I’m fairly sure it’s just because I’ve been crazy busy and haven’t had an opportunity to even think about what I might write about today.  However, this doesn’t mean I don’t have a mouth-watering recipe for you to try.  Over the weekend, I catered my first event – YAY.  My best friend Immy’s gorgeous parent’s 40th wedding anniversary – amazing right?  I just hope that when the Dr and I hit our 40th wedding anniversary our kids (that are currently just a twinkle in the Dr’s eye) will be just as thoughtful to throw us a party to celebrate such a milestone occasion.

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Cypriot grain salad – best salad ever….

Over the Easter weekend, the Dr and I with a few friends, went to Hellenic Republic.  I’m not sure why, but I had never been there until now (yeah, crazy, I know).  Anyway, I’m not here to do a review and anyway I’m probably the last person in Melbourne who hasn’t eaten there so what’s the point right?  The reason for me talking about Mr ‘I eat like a neanderthal’s’ establishment is that they had a salad there that was absolutely to die for and guess what…super healthy to  boot.  You really just felt the goodness as you were eating it, full of grains, nuts, and seeds it had such a killer flavour and texture.  So, I’ve recreated the dish for you guys and I hope you enjoy it just as much as we did.

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Salmon tarator style

Don’t you love it when every now and then social injustices right themselves? Unfortunately I can’t really entertain you with the details of the situation I encountered last week as much as I am dying to but let’s just say I left work last week doing one (or maybe several) fist pumps! Hells yeah.

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Rhubarb & strawberry compote

You know when you were young and there were foods that just seemed so ‘adult’.  By that I mean as a child it was impossible to comprehend why your mum or dad actually enjoyed that particular food and would choose to eat it.  I can recall thinking that about pistachio ice cream, blue cheese (I mean why on earth would you want to eat mould when there was perfectly fresh kraft single cheese/cheese sticks in the fridge) and rhubarb.

Now I love all three of those things.  I guess that makes me an adult, oh bum.

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