Temptation For Food

Cauliflower – Health Benefits

Cauliflower – Health Benefits

​Cauliflower – How this vegetable is so good for your health!​Cauliflower is rich in vitamins and minerals and so much more! Cauliflower contains sulforaphane, a sulphur compound that has also been shown to kill cancer stem cells, thereby slowing tumour growth. Sulforaphane in cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables (see the list below) is found to improve… Continue Reading

Mangosteen Facts

Mangosteen Facts

I finally found mangosteen in my local fruit market the other day and I wanted to write this article to let you know all about this amazing superfood!Mangosteen fruit scientifically known as Garcinia mangostana is a tropical evergreen tree, believed to have been originated in Indonesia and is widely available in several South East Asian… Continue Reading

Valentine’s Dinner for 2018

Valentine’s Dinner for 2018

If you are feeling that you want to change it up this year for Valentines Day then go for it and put it all out on the table.Surprise and spoil your partner on Valentines Day cooking this amazing dinner at home. Forget all the crowds and extra expenses such as drinks and travel.Open a bottle… Continue Reading

Top 5 Favourite Cookbooks

Top 5 Favourite Cookbooks

I believe a great cookbook has everything from delicious recipes that work, beautiful photography and writing that inspires. Most importantly you need to feel excited to cook and enjoy eating each and every dish. A cookbook gives us inspiration to get in the kitchen. Great for ideas when you are looking to cook for your… Continue Reading

How To Cook The Perfect Steak

How To Cook The Perfect Steak

The most common questions asked in back yards across the world is “How do you want your steak cooked?”. Living up to someone’s idea of cooking their “perfect steak” is a daunting task. This is the year to wow family and friends with zesty new flavors and great tasting beef. Don’t hold back — master the… Continue Reading

The Most Popular Steak Cuts

The Most Popular Steak Cuts

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy outdoor living. So firing up the barbecue for a weekend get together with friends or family is the easiest way to entertain. Finding the perfect steak can be exhausting, with so many different types out there, how do you decide which one to buy?Always buy quality beef from… Continue Reading

What’s Hot In Kitchen Equipment

What’s Hot In Kitchen Equipment

Smoking Gun – Handheld Food Smoker This is a unique way of adding clean, fresh cold smoke to food items and cocktails.  You can also finish foods with natural cool smoke like: butter, oysters, cocktails, salads, chocolate, meringue, yoghurt, ice-cream just to name a few.Create classic flavours with PolyScience wood chips, such as hickory, applewood, mesquite… Continue Reading

How To Temper Chocolate

How To Temper Chocolate

There are different methods for tempering chocolate and I prefer this method. Some tempering chocolate methods are a bit complicated, and some are really messy. This method uses a thermometer and it’s best to use a dark chocolate that is no higher than 70% in cocoa solids. Three simple steps on how to temper chocolate perfectly… Continue Reading

How to Fillet a Whole Salmon

How to Fillet a Whole Salmon

What to Look for When Buying and Storing Fish Buying Fish1. Only buy fish from a reputable store or fishmonger.2. For the best flavor and texture, buy fresh wild salmon the same day you are going to cook it.3. For whole salmon, look for firm shiny flesh. The eyes should be clear and moist, no cloudiness… Continue Reading

All About Kitchen Knives – What To Buy?

All About Kitchen Knives – What To Buy?

I’ve had a number of questions from readers asking about what are the best kitchen knives to buy.  What should they buy first?  I would suggest a quality chef’s knife that stays sharp and feels right in your hand. For that reason, I would suggest that you buy your Chef’s Knife in person from someone who knows… Continue Reading

Tea Smoking – Cooking Technique

Tea Smoking – Cooking Technique

Tea smoking is a ancient Chinese cooking technique from the Sichuan region that delicately infuses flavor into food with a whisper of smokiness and cooks it at the same time. It sounds complicated, but it is easier than you think!The key to the smoking process are the tea smoking packets that generate the flavored smoke. These are… Continue Reading

My Favourite Spice Blends – Za’atar

My Favourite Spice Blends – Za’atar

Za’atar is an ancient cultural spice blend of the Middle East and recipes for za’atar spice mixtures were often well guarded secrets throughout various Middle Eastern and North African culinary cultures. In Lebanon, za’atar is most often associated with breakfast and we are all following that trend, sprinkle this spice blend on poached eggs, avocado… Continue Reading

My Favourite Spice Blends – Chermoula

My Favourite Spice Blends – Chermoula

Spice up your cooking with this unique spice blend, so versatile I use it all the time. Chermoula is a North African spice blend, pronounced “cher-moo-lah”, it is also popular in Algerian and Tunisian cuisine. This spice blend adds a delightful level of flavour to chicken, fish, meat, roasted vegetables, pasta, rice, cous cous, tagines… Continue Reading

My Favourite Spice Blends – Ras el Hanout

My Favourite Spice Blends – Ras el Hanout

If you’re ever short on time or short on space in your pantry, this special spice blend make food taste amazing. Using spice blends means you get the complexity of flavour of different spices all in the one little packet. I’m sure this will become one of your favourites too! Ras el Hanout is an… Continue Reading

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Here you’ll find delicious restaurant quality dinner recipes for two. Plus delicious appetizers if you love to entertain with family and friends.

Every original recipe is designed to blend amazing combinations of flavours and textures. With simple foolproof instructions, and detailed presentation tips, you’ll be sure to impress and inspire the special people in your life.

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