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Christmas Recipes - The Full Collection

Christmas Recipes – The Full Collection

Christmas Recipes From German Biscuits to Mangomisu – find traditional and non-traditional recipes to grace your table this Christmas.   From Italian Panettone to German Christmas biscuits, I’ve done a sweep of all the Christmas recipes on our site and placed them in one easy to find place – here! We’ve got traditional biscuits to bake...
Event: Join Us for our 2017 End of Year Gathering

Event: Join Us for our 2017 End of Year Gathering

Decisive Cravings 2017 End of Year Gathering Join us for a Cooking Class, Lunch and Kitchen Garden Tour – Sunday December 3rd, 2017   I am so happy to share that this year we’ve put together an end of year gathering for all our DC readers. Please join us on Sunday December 3rd, 2017 for...
Making Your Own Christmas Cookie Box

Making Your Own Christmas Cookie Box

Making Your Own Christmas Cookie Box The Perfect Way to Execute a Homemade Christmas Gift Many, many years ago I was an exchange student in Germany. I was living with my host family in Bavaria during winter time, and got to experience the traditional Christmas we read about in story books and movies, namely that...
German Christmas Cookies Recipe

German Christmas Cookies Recipe

German Christmas Cookies (Weihnachtsplätzchen) Fun and simple, and essential to every Christmas baking schedule German Christmas Cookies are a fun and more traditional alternative to the Aussie white christmas slices and rum balls we’ve all grown up with. The recipe to make German Christmas Cookies is incredibly simple and makes a reasonably sized batch that’s perfect...
A Basic Recipe for Vegetable Stock

A Basic Recipe for Vegetable Stock

A Basic Recipe for Vegetable Stock How to make a basic vegetable stock from scratch at home   Making vegetable stock is something I’ve had many requests and conversations about lately. I’ve decided to put together a very basic recipe that I use to make my stock at home. Most recipes instruct you to make large...
Hazelnut Horseshoe Biscuits

Hazelnut Horseshoe Biscuits

Hazelnut Horseshoe Biscuits (Nusskipferl) How to make delicious and simple horseshoe biscuits, German style A good addition to your Christmas bake mix is Horseshoe biscuits or Nusskipferl. They’re super simple to make and the shape makes them look much fancier than they actually are. I actually first learnt to make them back in high school...
Sri Lankan Recipes

Sri Lankan Recipes

Sri Lankan Recipes Our little collection of recipes from Sri Lanka, all in one place. After our recent trip to Sri Lanka, and a wonderful recipe beetroot curry recipe shared by our friends at Tamil Feasts we have a little collection of Sri Lankan Recipes. Indulge in the simple ingredients but complex flavours of Sri...
Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe A simple and authentic Roman pasta favourite Cacio e Pepe (Cacio is ‘cheese’ in some Italian dialects, while pepe is simply ‘pepper’), is one of the simplest pasta dishes you can whip up. It consists of spaghetti, and a ‘sauce’ that comes together using freshly cracked pepper, pecorino Romano and lightly salted...
Sri Lankan Dahl Curry Recipe

Sri Lankan Dahl Curry Recipe

Sri Lankan Dahl Curry Recipe Try this simple and flavoursome version of a Sri Lankan staple This Sri Lankan Dahl Curry recipe is yet another beautiful dish we sampled on the regular while travelling in Sri Lanka recently. This particular dish was a staple at the extensive breakfast spread at one of our favourite stays. It was always offered along...
Sweet Potato with Homemade Baked Beans on Parmesan Polenta

Sweet Potato with Homemade Baked Beans on Parmesan Polenta

Sweet Potato with Homemade Baked Beans on Parmesan Polenta A healthy mid-week meal that’s hearty and easy to prepare.   If you’re feeling like a break from meat but are after something hearty and filling – this recipe for roasted sweet potato with homemade baked beans on parmesan polenta is the perfect mid-week meal. As soon as...
Homemade Baked Beans Recipe

Homemade Baked Beans Recipe

Homemade Baked Beans Recipe Whip up your own homemade baked beans in less than 30 minutes   This is yet another simple and hearty meat free dish, and you can make it from scratch in about half an hour. It’s made with tomato passata, spring onions, garlic, a little apple cider vinegar and brown sugar...
A Beetroot Curry Recipe & Story

A Beetroot Curry Recipe & Story

A Beetroot Curry Recipe & Story Nigethan from Tamil Feasts talks about Tamil cooking, and shares his beetroot curry recipe.   Nigethan of Tamil Feasts – Image credit: Tamil Feasts   Nigethan – how long have you been cooking for? 14 years ago – in my fish boat, not at home. And in Australia for 3...