Pad Thai is one of the most well-known Thai dishes in Australia and around the world even scoring the title of one of the most ordered takeaway dishes back in 2014. It’s tasty, not too spicy yet still packed with flavour it is easier to see why it has become so popular.
Soup season is upon us and what better way to start the winter off but with a big bowl of nourishing cauliflower chowder. We often associate chowder with the popular seafood chowder with its thick, creamy consistency it naturally sounds and feels comforting in these colder months.
This vegetarian version is a lighter take on an authentic chowder recipe which is normally made with floury potatoes and heavy cream. Can also be easily made vegan with the elimination of the cheese. Even though it doesn’t contain those heavy ingredients with the addition of the cannellini beans it simulates the same sort of comfort level.
I was first introduced to this dish when my husband and I went on a trip to Japan. Before this trip my husband wasn’t much of a Japanese food eater this was 9 years ago, now we enjoy almost every week. We were also interested in the historic culture Japan so proudly exuded. The friendliness and politeness of the locals made our way around the predominantly non english speaking, ever so populated country much easier and enjoyable. Yet another reason we fell in love with Japan.
Italian food is still so dear to my heart. I love the taste and flavours but mostly I love the stories, memories and family comforts it brings. I grew up with my Nonnas cooking the Italian favourites whenever we would go to visit and as we get older the nostalgia becomes so much more important. It resonates with more than just eating, if you have ever had the pleasure of eating at an Italian family feast you will know exactly what I mean.
Have you seen the latest trend which seems to be making an appearance on many foodies blogs, plates and social media?
I’m talking about the new obsession with whole roasted cauliflower. It’s the vegetarian version of the meat lovers lamb roast. Many healthy wholefood cooks have been seen making different versions with Jamie Oliver also jumping in on the new idea.