Monday, 21 July 2014

Your Fork Sydney - Meal Kit Delivery Service

I was contacted by Your Fork to participate in their beta testing of a new food delivery concept. I was given the chance to create my own meal kit too!

Read on to see what I thought of the service.
Shop for my Meal Kit here>>

Monday, 14 July 2014

Product Review: Coles Heston Asian Pork Roast with Lemon Myrtle

So I'm sure you've seen the TV ads and seen the Heston line on the shelves at Coles. I've walked past it a few times and finally picked up the Asian pork roast out of curiosity. 

Pros: I give it points for easy to follow instructions and very tender pork. But that's where the good part ends. 

Cons: First bite was way too sweet and had this lemon myrtle hint in the background that didn't work at all. I also tasted way too much aniseed in the sauce which gave it a strong medicinal quality. In my opinion, this was just a really bad take on Asian flavours.

At $22 this wasn't cheap. But because it was Heston, I had high hopes and thought it'd be worth it. I really wanted to like this but sadly I didn't enjoy this at all.

Comes with the pork, foil pan and sauce pack 
Take the pork out of the pack and discard the marinade. Then pour the sauce from the packet and place in the oven. 
Follow the cooking instructions...pork came out very tender
I had mine with stir fry greens and brown rice

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Easy Peasy Mug Cakes

I'm not a huge dessert person but winter just brings on cravings for some comforting desserts.

I don't know about you, but when I get cravings, I have to have it immediately. So on two such occasions when I craved for dessert while lounging at home, I went googling for easy cake recipes and just want to share them here.

Chocolate Mug Cake

Almond Bar

I've never tried Syrian cuisine so was very excited to sample the food at Almond Bar. Let me tell you it didn't disappoint. 

Our server was very patient with explaining the dishes. All 3 of us enjoyed the food and the experience and can't wait to go back.
Assorted almonds were lovely and it was a good sign of great food to come
We ordered some bread with hummus and za'atar dips. It was addictive and I went on a hummus binge eating week after this!
Grilled calamari with oregano and lemon. This was very simple but super delicious. The calamari was very tender. My favourite dish of the night.

Monday, 26 May 2014

The Incinerator

The Incinerator is such a great find! It's a lovely cafe set in the gorgeous incinerator building in Willoughby. Have a walk around after brunch and drop by the small gallery downstairs.

Oh and did I mention food was amazing too!
The Grounds coffee...great caffeine hit to wake me up
French toast with caramelised bananas, coconut yoghurt, blueberries and salted almonds. Standout dish of the bunch! Would come back just to have this.
Mushrooms on toast, rosemary duxelle, cashel blue cheese, watercress and a side of crispy bacon. The duxelle was to die for! 
Bacon and egg roll with tomato chutney on a brioche bun

The Incinerator

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