Month: April 2015

wheat tortillas

wheat tortillas

During my first expedition to a grocery store in America, I was overloaded with excitement. There were many foods here that I hadn’t seen back in Australia. I perused the products in each aisle carefully and with enthusiasm. I was drawn to a parcel of cookies, its shiny white packaging exhibiting cute pink and white animals adorned with hundreds and thousands, all in a conga line. My boyfriend strongly advised me not to look at the ingredients list on the packet of cookies I was clutching. Surely such adorable animal-shaped morsels couldn’t be evil? I curiously turned the bag over and as my eyes filtered through the list, I took note of some of the ingredients. Enriched flour. High fructose corn syrup. Hydrogenated oil. I now understood the warning. I’ll admit I’m no purist – I purchased the cookies in full knowledge that they were terribly unhealthy for me to consume, and I enjoyed them thoroughly. On most days, however, I like to avoid buying unhealthy or highly processed foods, which can be challenging at times – it seems very common for …

cinnamon honey granola

cinnamon honey granola

I always imagined that the opening entry on my food blog would be an epic account of something deliciously complicated to make like macarons or sfogliatelle. I’ve since come to realise, however, that good food doesn’t have to be difficult to make. Good food can be wholesome, simple and full of wonderful memories. My sister used to make such amazing granola that I was convinced she had an elaborate recipe with special ingredients that made those crunchy morsels so addictive and delicious. My mother and I would nibble on it, much to the irritation of my sister who would wake for breakfast only to find a barren granola container, void of any fruits or nuts. She soon learned to cook two batches – one for breakfast and another sacrificial batch for my mother and me. Asking my sister for the recipe one day, I was surprised to find that the ingredients were so simple. She couldn’t remember the recipe exactly, but she did specifically say that the only spice she used was cinnamon. I was skeptical about the results I would …