Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Hey everyone, 
Unfortunatley for us in Australia we don't have in-and-out burger but it looks so delicious that I couldn't help myself from trying to create my own homemade imitation. With no in-and-out experience to compare my burger to I'm not sure how well I succeeded but I can tell you that it was a very delicious burger!
2 beef patties
2 cheese slices
1 bread roll
1 small onion
1 small tomato
1 lettuce
One of the components that can make or break a burger is the sauce! I have come up with a mixture that I'm really happy with that is inspired by McDonalds Big Mac sauce. It is a combination of pickles, mayonaise, onion and ketchup to create a tangy mayonaise concoction.
Very finely dice up a pickle and a small amount of onion. Place it in a bowl combined with two parts mayo to one part ketchup. Mix it up and your sauce is complete.

Cook your burger patties and slice up your lettuce, tomato and onion to prepare to make your burger.

Assmeble your burger by placing the ingredients sauce, cheese, patty, cheese, patty, sauce, lettuce, tomato then onion and more sauce for the most desired effect.
Thank you so much for reading,I hope this helped if you have been wanting to recreate in-and-out burger!

Saturday, June 23, 2012


Hey everyone, 
This is a recipe for pumpkin and sweet potato risotto but then stuffed into capsicums. It's quite a healthy dinner and more exciting than just risotto as well as a way to incorporate capsicum into your diet.
2x Capsicums
1/2 Pumpkin 
1/2 Sweet potato
2 cups Aborio rice
8 Mushrooms
1/2 Onion 
1 Carton of Stock
Wash and then dice your pumpkin and sweet potato up into small squares.
Using a frying pan, cook your pumpkin and sweet potato squares.
Slice your onion up and leave to cook in a saucepan with oil and garlic.

Once your onion is fully cooked you can combine the mushrooms, pumpkin/sweet potato mixture and finally the Aborio rice into the saucepan.
Pour all of the stock into a smaller saucepan and leave to boil.
Complete your risotto by combining your boiled stock with your rice mixture and continuously stirring until the rice absorbs all of the stock. This can take up to 15 minutes of continuous stirring.
After you cut out the stems and seeds in your capsicums, you can stuff them with your risotto.

Top with cheese and bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes.
Thank you so much for reading this recipe, I hope you try it out!

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Hey everyone, 
This is a recipe for decorated dark chocolate coated strawberries. I love having these as a dessert or making them as a gift on Valentines Day or anniversaries.
200g Melted Dark Chocolate
Red Icing
Red Sugar
Step 1:  It's as simple as melting the chocolate and dipping your strawberries in there.
Step 2: Place your dipper strawberries onto a tin lined with baking paper.
Step 3: Now you can decorate your strawberries with red icing and sugar for looks.
Tell me if you make these, they are so delicious and easy to DIY!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Hey everyone, 
Sometimes it's fun to make a massive breakfast and feast with your family or have a brunch party but it's always hard in deciding which breakfast foods to make!! I thought I would do a little tutorial on the breakfast I made for my family this weekend to give some ideas as to what you could cook.
 Foods being made:
1. Pancakes
2. Hash browns 
3. Toast
4. Eggs
 Step 1: Pancakes
You can either use a pre-mix, your own recipe or my recipe previously mentioned in Rocky Road Pancakes and Macadamia Pancakes.
 Smaller sized pancakes are better for sharing and make sure to have lots of toppings available like cream, jam, butter, maple syrup, golden syrup and honey.

 Step 2: Hashbrowns
Some potato product is always yummy but it doesn't specifically have to be Hash Browns. It could be a Potato Fritters or Potato Gems.

 Step 3: Toast
I buttered most of them, spread some avocado on some and also left some plain. I would recommend doing this last so that the toast is still fresh and warm. French Toast is another type of toast that you could make and you can check out my recipe for that here.
 Step 4: Eggs
Poached, scrambled, fried or boiled...whatever your family likes but eggs are always a breakfast necessity.
You could also add a bowl of fresh fruit, some sauces as well as juice and coffee of course.
I hope this gave you a couple of breakfast ideas!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Hey everyone,
So the name "chocolate spiders" isn't exactly appetizing but I assure you that these peanut butter chocolate treats are super delicious! They are also sometimes referred to as "Birds Nests". If your a fan of Reece's Peanut Butter Cups then you will think these are delicious! Perfect to serve at a party as they each have their own individual wrapping and therefore are clean and hygienic.
200g Cooking Chocolate
1 Pack Crunchy Cooking Noodles
Peanut Butter

I recently put a video version of  this "Chocolate Spiders" recipe on my YouTube so if you prefer to listen rather than read you can watch it by click play above ^
Step 1: Firstly you have to melt your chocolate in a heatproof bowl. I use 100g dark chocolate and 100g milk chocolate because I find that it gives a great taste balance. Place it in the microwave for about 30 seconds then stir and put it in for another 30 seconds.
Step 2: The peanut butter you use doesn't really matter but I love to use lots of it because I love anything that tastes like peanuts. I personally like mixing whipped peanut butter and peanut butter crunchy. Add it to the mixtures, mix it in a bit and then put it back in the microwave for another 30 seconds.
Step 3: Now it's time to add your noodles so just tip them all in and gradually combine them with the chocolate. Be sure to do this nearly straight after you take the peanut butter/chocolate mixture out of the microwave because the chocolate will begin to harden if left for too long.
Step 4: Evenly spoon the mixture into cupcake wrappers and pop them in the fridge for 20-30 minutes or until you want to eat them. I recommend keeping them in the fridge permanently because (especially in the Australian heat) the chocolate can melt.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe on these delicious peanut buttery chocolate treats!

Monday, June 11, 2012


Hey everyone, 
If your trying to be healthier then burgers aren't usually an option but I have come up with a healthier alternative to your traditional meat and cheese burger. By replacing the meat patty with a giant mushroom not only does it cut down the calorie count significantly but it's also a lot healthier for you! Keep reading to find out how to make this delicious healthy burger! 

There are only 365 calories in one whole mushroom burger while there are 550 calories in a McDonalds Quarter Pounder. Clearly making your own burger cuts down calories and using mushrooms as a meat replacement is so much healthier.
 Ingredients & Calories:
Bread roll- 201
Mushroom- 25
Spinach leaves- 10
Cucumber- 8
Cheese slice-51
=365 calories
 Step 1: 
Thinly slice zucchini and place the slices on a baking tray, add some chips to have on the side.
 Step 2: 
Wash, peel and de-stem your mushrooms,
 then fry them for 3 minutes per side or until brown.
 Step 3: 
Cut your bread roll in half and then toast both sides using a sandwich press.
 Step 4: 
Placing cold ingredients on one half of the bread roll and cooked ingredients on the other half, place the cheese and spread the avocado.
 Step 5: 
Melt the cheese and place tomato on top of the avocado.
Step 6: 
Add your mushroom on top of the cheese and spinach leaves on top of the tomato.
 Step 7: 
Top your mushroom side with zucchini and mayo then add cucumber, salt and pepper to the salad side.
 Step 8: 
Assemble your burger together, add chips and tomato sauce on the side.
I hope this quick and healthy alternative to a burger was helpful!