March 26, 2013

Jel-it-in, Queen Fine Foods

Panna Cotta with Chocolate Mousse and Raspberry Compote

I LOVE receiving mail!!! So just imagine my surprise and delight when I received a box of Queen Fine Food's Jel-it-in!


Jel-it-in is a vegetarian alternative to gelatine. Because gelatine is, by definition, made from animal products (you know how really good stocks set into a jelly? It's thanks to gelatine!), many vegetarians cannot eat it. Imagine life without jelly! Well, besides agar agar as an alternative, which set much harder and more brittle than gelatine and so gives you a different effect, Jell-it-in is made from Carrageenan, which is extracted from seaweed, and locust bean gum, which is a thickener. The reason why it's a mixture (I think), is because the carrageenan sets slightly harder than gelatine and the thickener gives it a slightly softer finish.

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March 25, 2013

Ippudo, Singapore


After seeing the long queues outside Ippudo in Westfield's Sydney, I thought I'd give a Singapore outlet a try whilst I was there. Riding on a good experience from Ippudo Tao, we decided to go to Ippudo Mandarin.
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March 15, 2013

Getting Saucy

Jamie Oliver's Summer Food Rave up

We review Jamie Oliver's Summer Food Rave Up

This week, we are getting saucy in the kitchen, werk our fro', and ride that heat wave. We learn all about mayonnaise, try some froyo in Yoghurtworld and watch Jamie's Summer Food Rave Up.

Download the audio file here (4.8MB, 09:33), or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here!

From the Frypan - Does my mayo feel fat to you? (00:23)

It's all about emulsions and we learn about mayo. I make mine with whole eggs. It can take more oil than you think!

Waka Waka - It's all about my fro' (04:00)

Froyo, that is. We take our inner child to explore Yoghurtland in Sydney.

From the Ice Box - Summer of lurrve (and food and music) (06:58)

We experience a summer of love, Jamie Oliver style! We watch Jamie Oliver's Summer Food Rave Up.

And don't forget to tune in to our Trivia of the Week. Contains 1000mg of trivia for your daily dose.

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March 10, 2013

What I ate: Bean salad

Bean salad

It's been so crazy busy lately and I've got so many photos backed up to write about!!!!

I usually try to pick and choose the interesting or special places/recipes/dishes/etc to write about, cause I generally feel like the meals that I have at home - as it can be for many people - can get a little repetitive and boring. But after a suggestion from one of my closest friends - Fiona - I thought it might be worth a mention the stuff I throw together at home. Especially on leftover Sundays.
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March 05, 2013

Lindt, Martin Place


One of the ingredients to a great girls night out is definitely oodles of chocolate, and the Lindt cafe has been a favourite meeting spot for many a girls night out for me. So imagine my excitement when I got an invite to the reopening of a completely revamped Lindt Cafe at Martin Place!
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