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Your passport to Indonesia via Soto Ayam |Indonesian Chicken Soup


A bowl full of tomato, beansproyts, lime, potato chips and Indonesian broth

This is ultimate comfort food from the heart of Indonsian cuisine. Soto Ayam is the Indonesian chicken soup that feeds the nation’s souls. This is an entire meal in a bowl with flavours popping from every spoonful. Don’t be put off by the list of ingredients.  Stop in at an Asian grocery store  and you … Continue reading Your passport to Indonesia via Soto Ayam |Indonesian Chicken Soup

3rd March Episode 4 Masterchef NZ


Episode four and it’s my first time to cook in the Masterchef kitchen.  Nervous, full of the flu and totally daunted about the upcoming challenge, I stand behind my bench, desperate to hear what is in store for us all today. Mexican!!  When I hear the judges denounce the commercialised, Western take on Mexican food … Continue reading 3rd March Episode 4 Masterchef NZ

25th Feb Episode 3 NZ Masterchef


The first thing I notice on last nights episode is that the top 16 contestant intros are up and running. And there are my curls, almost ringlets – that isn’t natural but the smile is so hey its a look and one we’ll be seeing briefly but for a few weeks! Then of course it … Continue reading 25th Feb Episode 3 NZ Masterchef

17th Feb Episode 2 NZ Masterchef


When I stumbled confused and exhausted through those doors at the end of my audition I suddenly was wrapped in the arms of my children, and I felt insanely happy. Their hopeful faces filled with pride when they spotted the apron and it was a Mummy moment that will last in my memory forever. When … Continue reading 17th Feb Episode 2 NZ Masterchef