Mieng Kham

Funnily enough, I never actually had mieng kham while I was living in Thailand… I actually discovered this little flavour-bomb at my favourite Thai restaurant in Cairns, and was hooked from the first bite! It’s basically betel leaf, filled with an array of flavoursome goodies – including toasted coconut, fresh chilli, crushed peanuts, and a … Continue reading Mieng Kham

Nectarine chutney

I came up with this chutney when I experimented with a batch of cauliflower pakoras and needed something sweet with full-bodied flavour to set them off… …a quick survey of the fruit bowl revealed nectarines. Mangoes would have been ideal, but a lot of fruits make great chutney – peaches, pears and apples all work … Continue reading Nectarine chutney

Curry risotto

I’m not sure if curry risotto is a socially acceptable concoction, but I just got a craving for it out of the blue one day, and came up with a dish that was more than just passable – it made me giggle with delight. While it sounds totally gross, it’s worthy of being labelled a … Continue reading Curry risotto