Every so often I get super inspired by a recipe or a concept, causing me to make detailed plans for meals with multiple components, and then I use family brunch as an excuse to try them out. In the past I've done dishes like Spanish-inspired eggs with cornbread, or slow-cooked beef burritos with homemade corn … Continue reading The Burger Brunch
A few months ago, when I was living out of home for prac, I decided to try Nigella Lawson's "Sweet Potato Macaroni Cheese". I really liked it, so I thought it was about time to make it again, for my family. Because I am me, I decided that I'd like to see how it turned … Continue reading Modifying Nigella
In a burst of inspiration fuelled by procrastination, I decided to get out the bread maker. Our bread maker is a bit of a relic – it was passed down to us when I was a kid, from my aunt who never used it. I remember loving it at the time, but the last time … Continue reading Making wholegrain fruit bread from scratch: What could possibly go wrong?!
I was once given the award of “Best Brownie Baker” in my orchestra because I would often bake brownies and bring them in. They say the way to a man’s (or band’s, in this case) heart is through their stomach(s), right? Around this time I liked to experiment with different brownie recipes; one of these … Continue reading Battle of the Brownies
Every Mother's and Father's Day for as long as I can remember, my family has had pancakes. At some point during my childhood, making these pancakes gradually went from being a job for Mum to a job for me, and for over a decade I have been in charge. This Father's Day I thought I … Continue reading Father’s Day Pancakes
For my first post, I thought I'd bake a cake with something that's famous for its reputation for keeping things moving: prunes. As far as I can remember, prunes have been associated with helping relieve constipation, and upon learning this at a young age, I was afraid to try them for fear that I would … Continue reading The truth about prunes and other dried fruits \\ Fruit cake
Welcome to The Secret Fibre Blog, where each post I will give a recipe (tested on unsuspecting family and friends), which is higher in fibre than its inspiration, and some accompanying info. The aim of this blog is to make higher fibre choices easier for people of all ages, especially young adults, by following my journey … Continue reading Welcome \\ Why am I obsessed with fibre?!