Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Orange,yellow and green!

I seem to have misplaced my cord for my DSLR >< so I had to use my phone.. hence the poor quality photos! .. Sorryy ><

Sautéed chickpeas on toast with baby spinach leaves that were tossed with some EVOO and pepper. Along side a glass of orange and banana shake. :3

Chacha ox

Friday, 24 August 2012

Kiwi And Blueberry Bliss!! ;)

Oh. My.God  Best juice I've ever made! Juicing has been something I've been wanting to do! And it's the first time I made juice without turning into a smoothie by adding dairy. Early spring cleaning the body! So proud of myself! :P :D

Chacha ox

Thursday, 23 August 2012

food for the sore.. tummy ..

Being the crazy foodaholic.. I suffer from stomach issues from time to time.. :( toast with banana and honey time!

Chacha ox

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Out n About- 18th - 19th My two loves. :3

My bf's grandma always spoils me with gifts! >w<

My loverr :3 Oh gracious! x______x

Yeap... we like it that way alright! ;P
1.My gorgeous bf (who lives interstate btw .. *sniff* :( !) 2. Of course....FOOD!  :3 :DD :P <3
Yeah the whole weekend... consisted of snacks and take away! (well he had more take away! :P)
It was most annoying; that the hotel he stayed at this time didn't even have a microwave! grr So he had to eat my homemade pizza cold!! >.< Oh well hot cups of chacha tea made it better ;P
And what is more comforting than eating take away.. on the floor.. watching the AFL on a Sunday arvo! :P Well he was watching it while I savoured the food!

It was a darling of a weekend! Counting down for his next trip down. Miss him tremendously! -.-
Nuff of my rambles and corniness! :P

Take Care! 
Chacha ox

Monday, 20 August 2012

Tortilla pie

I just LOVE Mexican food!!! And I was going through a mad craving for it! Wild cravings!! :P And this dish saved me from insanity!! :P Shall post the recipe soon... 

Take Care,

Chacha ox

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Strawberry Coconut Loaves

The recipe makes 8 small loaves. I just made one big loaf! It's really up to you. Also you can experiment and use different fruit! The skies the limit! :P Oh another thing.. you can use greek yogurt instead of vanilla yogurt. 

Strawberry coconut loaves (courtesy of Better Home and Gardens Aus)

Melted butter  for greasing
1 1/2 cups self raising flour
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 eggs
1 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup light olive oil
200g vanilla yogurt
1 punnet of strawberries, washed, hulled
1/4 demerara sugar

1 Preheat oven to 180C. Brush an 8 hole non-stick mini loaf tin with butter. Sift flour into a bowl, then stir in coconut. Beat eggs and sugar in a separate bowl until pale and creamy. Add oil  and whisk until combined. Make a well in centre of the dry ingredients and pour in egg mixture. Add yoghurt and stir with a wooden spoon until combined and smooth.

2 Thinly slice half the strawberries and set aside. Chop remaining strawberries, add to mixture and stir until combined. Spoon mixture and stir until combined. Spoon mixture evenly into prepared loaf-tin holes.

3 Top mixture in each hole evenly with strawberry slices, then sprinkle with demerara sugar. Bake for 30mins or until loaves are cooked when tested with a skewer. Stand for 15 mins before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.

 Chacha ox

Monday, 13 August 2012

TGIF- Mum's Pasta And TOQ's Strawberry & Coconut Loaf!!

The recipe for the strawberry & coconut loaf will be posted up in a separate post.

Sorry for taking forever to post!! ... ;P
 Chacha ox

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Posts coming up very soon..

So please...don't leave meee! :(
Got so many photos to share and a couple of recipes too! (Yes meaning heaps of posts... oh dear) :D But I need to sleep first.. I'm about to faint! .. The photos take a while to upload so I'll do it first thing the morning... Must keep up!! I must....tyuiolkjhgfdxcvbnm *ZZZzzzzz

Good night or Morning ... :P

Take care,

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Crying for summer..

I SERIOUSLY CAN'T WAIT FOR SUMMER (fed up with this miserable cold weather here in Melbourne... 100km winds atm.. :L >.<!!)  So yeahh my subscription box is always filled with Summer videos from across the planet!  (yes you America!! >.< *cries*)about beauty.. people vlogging; whilst taking a long stroll under the lovely sunshinee.. sipping slurpees!! And of course FOOOOD!!  ARGHH! I'm so impatient for spring/summer now!!

Chacha ox

Out n about - post bday madness ..munchies :P-22nd July

Just what I need after a crazy weekend! (it would've been even crazier if I (1) Didn't have strict ass parents and (2) My boyfriend had joined in the booze dept (he had a crazy night with his mates on that Friday so he didn't have a sip of the devils drink! Such a good boy; being in control! .. Sometimes.. :P
Anyhoots enough of the excess rambles... So my darling of a boyfriend bought me a delicious chicken and leek pie (MMM TWAS DEELISH! :PP) and a glorious cup of lentil soup.. darn forgot the exact name! But yes.. it was such a lovely treat especially after a tiresome day. Ohh yummy! Grr this is all making me very hungry! Must go to beddd!!

Take care and drink responsibly...;P,
Chacha ox

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

My first taste- Fennel.

I've been wanting to try fennel for a while now. And on Sunday I finally did! I just sauteed them;keeping it simple. I just wanted to taste the fennel without having other flavours overpowering it. While I was finding recipes I saw heaps of comments complaining about the licorice like taste of fennel and how sauteing got rid of the taste. Well some of the fennel was a tad on the crunchy side(I had thick pieces of fennel >.<)  BUT I didn't mind the taste. It wasn't a strong flavour, but there was a subtle hint and I didn't mind. Even the rest of the family enjoyed... well just my parents.. my younger brother is hesitant with trying new foods >.<.. grrr. :P Just like my boyfriend =.=

Overall, loved it and definitely going to cook fennel again! :P :)

The recipe I used is here

Enjoy! (don't be afraid to try new foods especially vegetables and fruits!! :P)

Monday, 6 August 2012


afternoon tea! Staring Eggy Spams RAAHH :P ... Don't ask! >P
I HATE MONDAYS!! Especially today. Extremely sleepy! Painting class was borrrringgg.... Advanced drawing class.. meaahh  ... got woken up by some horrid kids on the train! Hmmph who do they think they are tapping my shoulder like that. >.< So yes.. let it all out on this glorious fat overload! :P Well for me anyway!  :P But on the plus side; mum made adorable toasted croissant sandwiches with cheese and some SPAM! XP  Dw I rarely eat that stuff! Today was definately a perfect day to eat it. XP

Yeah. I've lost it. :P

Sunday brunch

 Cous Cous Salad with a soft boiled egg and wholegrain toast! :3 Yummers! :P

 <3 TOQ

Sunday, 5 August 2012

TGIF 1 - Corn Fritters!

And yes I know, it's Sunday today! She's already slacking off tsk tsk. :P

Corn Fritters (Courtesy of "Better Homes And Gardens(AUS))
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Serves 4

1/2 rice flour
1/2 plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
2 green shallots, finely sliced
1/4 bunch mint leaves chopped
400g can corn kernels,drained
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 Put flours, baking powder, spices, salt, 
egg and milk in a large bowl and whisk until smooth.
 Add shallot, mint and corn and stir well to combine.
2 Heat oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. 
Add heaped tablespoons of mixture to pan. Cook,
in batches, for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown and firm
Serve with salad. 

I much enjoyed eating those scrumptious beasts; the mint makes it fresh and it compliments beautifully amongst the rest of the ingredients! Loved it! I will definately make get mum to makes those again! :P



Saturday, 4 August 2012

A Fresh Start!

  Yes.. self explainatory.. A person who loves her food! (and being such a paparazzi  about it XP) I'm no professional cook/chef nor photographer. I'm just an Art student who has a wild love affair with food and capturing culinary memories! :P

And what better way to start by posting photos of "kiribath" (Milk Rice). And you must be thinking why. (or/and wondering WTH is this?!  :P) Well in the Sinhala culture, milk rice is a very special dish. Served at very special occasions such as New Years, Birthdays or even before heading out to complete an exam or starting a new chapter in life. It plays an important role and a dish that holds many memories in my mind!