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Easter Recipes - the collection

Easter Recipes – the collection

Easter Recipes Here find our little collection of Easter recipes from across the Decisive Cravings site. Enjoy these four easy recipes for sweet tooths to bake during the Easter season.    Sardinian Ricotta Tarts (Pardulas) by Sabina Ledda Pardulas are a Sardinian ricotta filled tart laced with sultanas and orange rind – though recipes vary...
Easter Paska (Паска) Bread recipe

Easter Paska (Паска) Bread recipe

Easter Paska ( Паска ) Bread recipe Contributed by Olesia Chernova. My family in Ukraine and I usually bake several Paska ( Паска ) breads at Easter. We love to give some as presents to friends and relatives, as well as making some for ourselves. Therefore, the recipe below is designed to make several in different...
NEW: Couscous salad with garlic tahini yoghurt & beans

NEW: Couscous salad with garlic tahini yoghurt & beans

Couscous salad with garlic tahini yoghurt and beans This simple couscous salad is super quick to put together and packed with flavour. It’s presented like a bake but there’s no baking involved. It’s a lovely side dish and my favourite part about it is that the bottom and middle layers are made using pantry staples....
Chremslach Pancakes Recipe

Chremslach Pancakes Recipe

Chremslach Pancakes Recipe Have you ever eaten clouds before? Well you’re about to. Enjoy this very special family recipe for Chremslach, pancakes from a Jewish kitchen, traditionally eaten at Passover.   Main words, recipe and images by Yasmin Shenhav The main custom in the Jewish holiday of Passover, forbids the eating of flour based foods, and for some even...
Sardinian Ricotta Tarts Recipe (Pardulas)

Sardinian Ricotta Tarts Recipe (Pardulas)

Sardinian Ricotta Tarts Recipe (Pardulas) A delicious and simple recipe for ricotta tarts by the late Sabina Ledda – a much admired Melbourne based Sardinian home cook.   At the end of 2019 a collaboration saw the Sardinian Cultural Association of Melbourne, the Sardinian Association of Sydney and the Queensland Sardinian Culture Club, launch Terra Sarda (Land of Sardinia)...
Roasted Cauliflower Salad Recipe

Roasted Cauliflower Salad Recipe

Roasted Cauliflower Salad Recipe This is a lovely, flavoursome salad that you can enjoy whenever cauliflower’s in season. Serve it as a side salad, add a fried egg on top or even add a little soured cream with lemon rind for something a little fancier.   Roasted Cauliflower Salad Recipe Makes four side servings   1 head...
Cacio e Pepe Lasagna Recipe

Cacio e Pepe Lasagna Recipe

Cacio e Pepe Lasagna Recipe For cheese lovers, a quick cacio e pepe pasta can be one of the ultimate comfort foods. Introducing cacio e pepe lasagna, an indulgent alternative to lasagna where you enjoy layer upon layer of the best part…the BÉCHAMEL and CHEESE, and of course some freshly ground pepper. About two years ago...
Kids Events and Festivals Melbourne 2020

Kids Events and Festivals Melbourne 2020

Image credit: Duangphorn Wiriya on Unsplash *Updates to our Kids Events and Festivals Melbourne listable paused until COVID-19 restrictions lifted. Stay safe and healthy everyone! KIDS EVENTS AND FESTIVALS MELBOURNE 2020 This year we have put together a calendar of events and festivals for kids (or ones that are kid-friendly) around Melbourne and Victoria for 2020. Our...
Melbourne Food Festivals and Events 2020

Melbourne Food Festivals and Events 2020

Image credit: Melbourne Food and Wine Festival *Updates to our Melbourne Food Festivals and Events listable paused until COVID-19 restrictions lifted. Stay safe and healthy everyone! MELBOURNE FOOD FESTIVALS AND EVENTS 2020 A calendar of food festivals and events around Melbourne and Victoria for 2020 By Jen Curcio   Melbourne (and Victoria) is a multicultural...
Vegetarian Chilli Recipe

Vegetarian Chilli Recipe

Vegetarian Chilli Recipe This vegetarian chilli recipe is full of beans…literally. Hearty beans meet diced tomatoes, a swirl of spices, garlic, onions and a little red wine to create a beautiful, easy mid-week meal. By Jennifer Curcio   This year is all about carving out more time. Although I love cooking, a quick list of what...
Food Focused Initiatives for the Bushfire Relief

Food Focused Initiatives for the Bushfire Relief

(Image credit – Piccolina Gelateria) Food Focused Initiatives for Bushfire Relief If you’re looking to give to the bushfire relief, here are some food focused initiatives putting their money where their mouth is By Jennifer Curcio   It’s been a sad end to 2019 and a rough to start to 2020 for many Australians. Media outlets...
Potato and Parsley Soup Recipe by Anja Dunk

Potato and Parsley Soup Recipe by Anja Dunk

Potato and Parsley Soup Recipe by Anja Dunk (with permission) I have made many of Anja’s recipes from her cookbook Strudel, Noodles and Dumplings but of all of them this potato and parsley soup would have to be my favourite. This is a comforting, nourishing dish that stands so well on its own. I am...