Chole Chaat

Chole Chaat

Sort of.

You’ve probably heard the news by now that lovetomtomHQ has a new member, baby Lucille. I started this post while I was waiting for Lucille to arrive but I got rather distracted and never posted it! I can say now that Lucille is here I’m so glad I included this dish in my batch cooking! I hope you like it as much as I do. Continue reading

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Easy Puff Pastry Tart

Easy Puff Pastry Tart

It’s time for me to get back to the keyboard and thanks to your votes I’m delighted to be kicking things off with a super easy savoury recipe.  I’ve become rather fond of polls on both Facebook and Instagram. I asked and you answered and a savoury dish won out this time so here it is. Continue reading

Recipe of the month

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April Wrap up & Recipe of the  month

What a fun topic last month’s same but different was! If I’m honest I spent more time reading up on different recipes than actually making them but as with all of my same but different topics, they don’t end because the month is up, so there is plenty of time to cook, bake, share and of course eat!

There have been some real highlights the past month. It’s amazing what can happen when you look at things with a different perspective. It turned out that some of the dishes in my Moroccan feast are no longer different recipes but permanent fixtures in my repertoire. I tried different ingredients in my daily juice with the most memorable one being peas! Another same but different this month and one I’m very much looking forward to is thanks to Indy Power of The Little Green Spoon. Now Indy’s recipes are not new to me but I was delighted to hear that her fabulous recipes will take shape in a cookbook and you know how fond I am of those!

Harissa cauliflower

Pea juice

The Little Green Spoon

Photograph courtesy of The Little Green Spoon

And now it is time for Recipe of the month. Thank you to everyone who sent in their recipes! I’m glad I’m not the only one completely obsessed with food! This month’s recipe is thanks to the wonderful Eavan from Dublin. Eavan shares my love for pancakes and the clever lady that she is introduced me to pancake mini muffins. I can’t believe I hadn’t tried this before! The name says it all, pancakes in the form of little muffins. Easy to make, totally delicious and the options are endless. Use whatever recipe you normally use for a basic pancake mix, I use this one and add whatever you like to the mixture. Pour into a greased muffin tin and bake for about 12 mins at 180 degrees. Of course it all depends on your oven and how your prefer your mini pancakes so if you want them a little crispy on the outside, leave them in a bit longer or if you prefer a more gooey texture, take them out sooner.

 For this batch I added a small dollop of homemade blackberry and apple jam and the only bad thing about them was that I wanted to eat all of them! I have tried a few different variations, jam, fresh blueberries, peanut butter and next I’m going to try a savoury version. The thing I really like about this recipe (and the point of same but different) is that my love for pancakes has taken a different form, literally. I love that these are so easy to make and that I can even transport them with me to nibble on at work. Well done Eavan!

It really was a fun same but different and I look forward to working my way through all of your recipes.

xo

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Food, food and more food!

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lovetomtom same but different for April and May has been all about food, recipes, cooking baking and of course eating.

The Moroccan Soup Bar’s cookbook ignited it all and after some menu planning I tried my hand at my very own Moroccan feast. Not only was I trying something different I thought I would try to snap about it at the same time! I’m glad that March’s #lovetomtomSBD is still kicking on.

Moroccan feast

Snappng and menu planning

My final menu was the amazing chickpea bake, cabbage, cucumber and walnut salad and harissa potatoes with cauliflower. There was one major hiccup before I even started, as the night I decided to whip up a storm, I realised I had forgotten to soak the chickpeas so the feast was pushed back a night (or two). I got there eventually and I’m so glad I gave it ago.

What I made was absolutely delicious but it definitely wasn’t as good as the original. Not to worry as there were no complaints and the leftovers were technically not leftovers as they got eaten so quickly!

Moroccan feast

 

Moroccan feast

 

Moroccan feast

I’ve a few more recipes on the list to try and thanks to everyone who has sent their recipes for me to try. Keep them coming as one of you will get the title of Recipe of the Month. There are loads of ways to get in touch and you can find them here.

Moroccan feast

Snapping and eating

xo

 

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April

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This month really has gotten the better of me and I’m only just getting to lovetomtom same but different for April. Better late than never right? Because I’m slow to get going this month and the fact that I absolutely love the topic I’ve picked, I’m giving it the time it deserves so #lovetomtomSBD for April and May is going to be all about food!

It’s no secret I love everything about food. Cooking, eating, sharing and although those things are the same, it’s time to try something different and I’m starting with a bang! I was lucky enough to get the Moroccan Soup Bar recipe book for Christmas and I’m going to try my hand at a Moroccan feast. The Moroccan Soup Bar is well-known to Melbournians and it is always on top of my list of things to do on a trip home. Words cannot describe how exquisite, delicious and comforting the food is and now I have the chance to try to recreate their amazing dishes.

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The great thing about food for me is that it doesn’t matter where I am in the world, food means memories. Whether it’s the scent, flavour or taste, it’s like a magical power that transports me to the likes of my Nonna’s kitchen, so you can see why I’m so fond of food and everything associated with it! I am beyond lucky to have such wonderful memories and experiences and I hope this continues.

This is where you come into it. Got a favourite recipe you want to share? Send it my way. Sweet, savoury I don’t care. I like to eat both at the same time so the more the merrier. Don’t forget to tag your recipes with #lovetomtomSBD so we can all have a peek and you never know, your recipe might even make recipe of the month!

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xo