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Friday, April 12, 2013

Gluten free and Wheat Free Dumplings

Hello my Sweet Readers! today I would like to celebrate my 1st successful batch of gluten & wheat free, NO MSG, no preservative super healthy dumplings !

I'm so happy with the result. They can stand all the different cooking methods! You can boil, steam, bake and pan fry them!!!! The result is delicious, tender smooth and moist.

To make the dumplings I created a special, magical dough! It's gluten free, wheat free, no eggs, no diary, no GMO, no msg, no preservative and no yeast.
This wonderous dough is super versatile! Here's a few cooking creations I've tried it on over the past weeks: a pizza, on iconic Aussie pie, pasta noodles etc. The possibilities seem endless.
The joy of this fantastic discovery is beyond words!!!
This dedication is for you Mr Wong. Thank you for being my human food guinea pig/ taster and my supporting rock . Couldn't have done it without you my darling Man.

Please enjoy xoxo









Voila! Magical creation!!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Delicious Pear Sorbet

 
Pear and more pears. It’s pear season!
Delicious, full of nutrients and fibre. What to do with ripe pears? Turn them into yummy Pear Sorbet!
This is 1 of my favourite dessert recipes - refreshing, delicious and super easy to make!!! I can't stop eating it!!! Enjoy Xoxo

Ingredients:
  • 3 x ripe pears (choose pears that have a yellow tinted colour and a strong pear fragrance)
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 & 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 a lime garnish (optional) I love to squeeze a little bit of lime juice on the sorbet to give that tangy flavour. I love it on it's own too !!




Ingredients check and ready to go !!

Line your rectangle tin ( I'm using a 27cm x 17.5cm tin) with clingwrap twice. Wash pears, remove core and cut into quaters


 
Cooking time, easy peasy!
 

Pear sorbet is coming up soon!

work it good, exercise those fingers!! another easy option is to leave the pear sorbet in room temperature for 15-30mins, break into slabs and blend in a food processor.

Voila ~ see it's easy ~ homemade Pear Sorbet . You can do so many different fruit combinations with this great recipe ! Enjoy xoxo



Thursday, April 4, 2013

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!! Hope u guys ate many fair trade chocolates during this festive season!
(Mr W and I finally found a chocolate in Coles we can both feel good eating and it's fair trade!! " Green & Black's organic chocolate". Thanks Teresa for the great tip!

My oh my what a busy cooking long weekend. I've been busy in the kitchen for the last 4 days!

On Good Friday, I did a vegetarian dinner for my beautiful friend Christina. It was challenging because she cannot eat garlic, chilli, leek, onion, shallots and no gelatine. What more do I need to say!! Thank goodness, I was allowed to use water... heheh just teasing Christina ;).

Despite the challenge, I got the stamp of approval from her. (Yeah baby! Deserve a pat on my own back!)

I will share these great vegatarian recipes with you soon . Ooh i can't wait!!!


We had a Easter Sunday lunch with Mr W's family !! Each couple contributed a few dishes to the wonderful lunch . 

Luckily I only had to cook 2 dishes - an entree and a dessert. For the entree, I made my special chicken delight dumplings and soup and for a dessert a homemade pear sorbet with pear agar agar jello garnished with cinnamon snap.

What a beautiful fusion feast for lunch! Enjoy the pictures lovelies xoxo Anna


haha, this olive stole the show !



family favourite, Tumeric Chicken!


Cameron's Special Sweet Potato Mash, Divine!!


Roasted Lamb Shank


Chicken Delight Dumplings with Homemade Broth

Gem's Italian Salad with Tequila olive ( I ain't kidding it does exist)
 
 
And good old aussie snags! Why not ! lol
 
good crustry bread! remember fusion

Prawn Cutlets and calamari rings!

Yum, now what should I have 1st!?


Don't forget dessert : Home made pear sorbet, pear agar agar jello and fresh made cinnamon snap! and fresh watermelon to finish. Enjoy XOXO