Awesome Hamburger recipe


Well, the time has come for an hamburger recipe!


  • 1kg beef mince
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbs grated parmesan cheese
  • Pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 4 ciabatta buns, toasted
  • 4 tbs hummus
  • 1 cup baby rocket leaves
  • 2 vine-ripened tomatoes, sliced
  • Roasted capsicum (optional) and aioli or mayonnaise, to serve


Place mince, onion, chilli, egg, breadcrumbs, mustard, parmesan and nutmeg in a bowl, and season. Use your hands to shape into 4 patties. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a non-stick frypan over medium-high heat, then cook patties for 2-3 minutes each side or until cooked to taste. Spread bun bases with hummus, add rocket, tomato, a pattie, some capsicum, aioli and top of bun.

Rainbow cake in a Jar

rainbow cake in a jar

Well, an internet-like recipe like this was bound to happen.

So here we are with “rainbow cake in a jar”. Prepare, take spoon and NOM. 🙂


  • 1 box white cake mix made according to package instructions
  • Neon food coloring in pink, yellow, green, turquoise, and purple
  • 3 one-pint canning jars
  • 1 can vanilla frosting
  • Rainbow sprinkles


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Thoroughly wash and dry the inside of each canning jar. Spray the inside of each jar thoroughly with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

Scoop about 1/2 cups of cake batter into five small bowls. It doesn’t have to be perfect, don’t panic if you get a little more of less of one color than another.  Tint each bowl of cake batter with the food coloring until very vibrant.

Spoon about 3 tablespoons of the purple batter into the bottom of each jar.  Spoon equal amounts of turquoise batter, then green, yellow, and pink.  Place the jars in a shallow baking dish, add about 1/4? in water in the baking dish. Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 40 minutes.

Remove jars and allow to cool completely before scooping a small portion from the top of your cake and adding a hefty dollop of vanilla buttercream to the top. Sprinkle & serve, or cover with a lid and store in the fridge or pop into the mail & surprise someone you love!

thanks to: this blog



Mushroom and Cheddar Pie

cheddar and mushroom pie

Hello everyone…yes, I know…long time no see…

Well I’m back! Almost. Truth is…I do need an hand with the blog. Work and other things are keeping me very busy…So if you want to volunteer…well drop me a mail 😉

Let’s start with today recipe!


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion (1 large)
  • 1 1/2 lbs mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 lb sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 18 inches pastry crust (for bottom and top of the pie!)


Melt butter in large skillet over medium, heat.
Add onion; cook 2 minutes.
Add mushrooms, salt, pepper, Worcestershire and lemon juice.
Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Drain mushroom mixture.
Heat oven to 375°F.
Combine mushroom and cheese; mix well.
Turn into pastry shell.
Arrange pastry strips, lattice fashion on top of filling. (I use full top and cut design in it).
Trim ends even with edges of shell.
Moisten and fold overhang over strip ends.
Flute edges.
Beat egg yolk and water and brush over pastry.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until pastry is golden.
Serve hot or cold.
Better to let cool for 5 to 10 minutes before cutting.

Thanks to for this recipe 😉


Stuffed Artichokes

Here’s a good recipe for all you Artichokes lovers! It takes a while to prepare but it’s worth the effort!


  • 8 artichokes
  • vegetable broth
  • 1 slice of garlic
  • half a pound of ground beef
  • one quarter cup of breadcrumbs
  • some parmesan
  • pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of minced parsley
  • 1 egg
  • salt


First of all start by cleaning the artichokes: cut the top part and remove the “beard” inside (help yourself with a spoon).

Put the artichokes in salted boiling water until they become soft, let them drip and cool off.

In the meantime mix and stir the meat, egg, parmesan, parsley and minced garlic. Last add the breadcrumbs ( add it slowly while stirring). When you are done add salt and pepper to taste and stuff the center of the artichokes with the mixture.

Align the stuffed artichokes (with the stuffed top facing up) in an oven pan…then pour some vegetable broth in the pan and a bit of olive oil on the artichokes. Let them cook in a pre-heated oven for 30 minutes at 350°F (180°C). When the surface of the stuffing becomes “golden” they are ready to be served!

Enjoy! 😉


Single portion brownie

Were you alone during St.Valentine? Don’t worry. We’re here to cheer you up!

Take one bite of this and all your sadness will fade.


  • 1 TBSP whole wheat flour
  • 1 TBSP sugar (do not substitute)
  • 1 TBSP unsweetened cocoa
  • a pinch of baking soda
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 TBSP of low fat vanilla yogurt, add more if needed to blend the mixture


This will be quick and painless 😉

Just mix it all up, put it in the microwave for just over a minute and guess what? Enjoy!


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