Sweet & Savoury Chickpeas That Everyone Will Love, Damnit

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Chickpeas can be such a divisive little legume, you either like it or hate it. Even when you like it, you might only like it one certain way (roasted) and not another (garlic and caramalised onion hummus).
For me, I actually really like roasted chickpeas, but only a few at a time so it doesn’t turn into dry, thick paste in my mouth. I also love garlic hummus but not that fond of plain hummus.

However, today I thought I’d give you a sweet and savory option if you want to give chickpeas another go, or want to scoff down a quick and easy snack.

 

For the sweet option I’m going to do just a simple maple syrup and for savory we’re going to get friendly with some seasonings. The great thing about both of these are that they are easily customisable, so if you want spices and a little heat, you can easily do that, or if you’re more into a honey-maply concoction, that’s super easy too.

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Sweet, Salty and Flaky: Feta Me Meli, A Greek Snack To Live Off Forever

 

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First off I just want to thank you all for your patience while I was gone. We are back to scheduled programming.. which I guess is my awful time management of this site!

I thought the best slide-back-into-your-lives post would be in the form of a smooth and crispy, salty and sweet snack using two ingredients that are the building block of Greek cuisine: feta and filo/phyllo pastry.

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I Tried Making A Three Ingredient Chocolate Mousse!

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Whenever I see a recipe that says “Easy” or proclaims to have less-than-five ingredients, I am immediately sceptical. I know it’s stupid because there are hundreds upon thousands of baking and cooking recipes that prove my scepticism wrong, but still, I am for a second going “Pfft, can’t be that easy.” Is it because I can screw up the simplest of tasks? Oh, that certainly plays a role.

So, naturally, when I saw Kitchen Cents‘ recipe for “Easy 3-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse”  I was sceptical but curious. If I can make mousse with three ingredients? Just dump it all in and blend?

Okay, I’ll give it a go.

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DIY Drink Syrups, Done 3 Ways

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This summer I wanted to try to drastically cut down the number of fizzy drinks in favour of something either more water-like or perhaps make my own refreshing drinks. So for the past few weeks, I’ve been looking at various recipes to quench that thirst*

After a lot of researching I decided to make some berry syrups in three slightly different ways and, hopefully, you’ll love them as much as I do.

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Summer Lovin’ Ice Blocks

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Whether you call them ice blocks, treats, pops or Steve Rogers, nothing beats something full of flavour and ice-cold on a summer’s day, so we thought we’d reign in the holiday season and almost the start of the worst weeks of a Queensland summer with some icy treats!

This is one of those great “dump all the ingredients in an appliance and let it do its thing”, what you really need is:

 

  1. Your desired frozen fruit (frozen is best because 1- cheaper and 2- sets much faster)
  2. Coconut milk or thickened cream (or any cream to give it a slightly creamy texture and thickens the mixture)
  3. Something to give another hint of flavour/sweetener

 

Want to see what I used?

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Happy Halloween!

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It’s come to that magical time of year where we buy heaps of candy and hand it out to each other and not the neighbourhood kids because we’re the witches of our area.

We hope you enjoyed Halloween month! We’re going to go on a little two week hiatus to tie up some loose ends before the end of the year so we should be back mid-November but to keep up to date, make sure you follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Before we go we’ll leave you with some glow-in-the-dark drinks!

 

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The hardest thing to acquire is most likely the black light bulb and a light source to put it in, thankfully Bunnings had one that fit a lamp we had in the house. Next, you need tonic water that has quinine in it as that’s what gives tonic water its glow (also doesn’t hurt to check to see what is the best tonic water out there like this bartending site I went to see what to get).

After that, you just get something for flavouring which can be fruit or a sachet.
I decided for photography purposes to keep flavouring out but put some pomegranate arils to make it look cool along with our super-cute Ghostface ice cubes!

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I’m so happy with how they turned out! While finding a lightbulb to fit a light source might not make it the easiest and cheapest thing to do, it definitely makes things fun- and I say this after The Evil Assistant and I stared at all the blackheads we had on our face!

So I hope you enjoy the last little remnants of Halloween, we hope to be back in two weeks, until then use sunscreen and stay safe!