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May 2018

In Café, Dining on
May 30, 2018

Arthur Street Cafe, Baulkham Hills

You don’t find too many cafés with a simple name like Arthur Street Cafe anymore.

It’s simple and straight to the point. Just like the café itself.

Acai Smoothie Bowl

You won’t find anything gimmicky or particularly whacky on their single paged menu, but it’s simple classic café offerings are are what make it a local favourite.

We score an outdoor table, but there’s plenty of seating indoors if you prefer to stay out of the sun. But we’re liking the nice relaxed suburbian vibe. There’s kids playing throw and catch across the road and occasional dog walkers but it’s mostly quiet. It almost feels like I’m sitting on my front lawn.

Savoury Corn Waffle ($16.80)

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In Healthy, Recipe, Salad, Vegetables on
May 27, 2018

Raw Pad Thai Salad Recipe

For a dietitian, I don’t talk about nutrition on this blog an awful lot. But when I do it’s almost always about eating more veggies!

You’re probably sick of me going on about it but it’s for good reason. So when I’m choosing healthy lunch options to prepare for the work week, I always make sure I choose recipes that are loaded with veggies- and what better way than to start off with a vegetarian recipe like this Raw Pad Thai Salad?

Raw Pad Thai Salad Recipe

Although I’m not vegetarian or vegan, I’m always quite intrigued by vegan/vegetarian foods. It can be difficult to achieve the depth of flavour that’s often found in meat based dishes, so I find that vegan/vegetarian dishes which work well involve some degree of creativity. This often involves a lot of oils in Asian vegetarian dishes, to impart flavour. But since I’m going for something healthier and lighter as a daily lunch option, veggie options from cafés serve as a better source of inspiration. And with so many vegan cafes which seem to be popping up, there’s no shortage of inspiration!

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In Asian Treats, Dessert, Pastry, Recipe on
May 15, 2018

Hong Kong Style Coconut Tarts

Hong Kong Style Coconut Tarts
It wasn’t until I was writing this post that I noticed that this isn’t the first time I’ve posted a recipe for Hong Kong Style Coconut Tarts on my blog.

Oops?

It’s been that long I’ve forgotten I’ve made them before!

Hong Kong Style Coconut Tarts

Actually, maybe don’t click on that link- there’s some cringe worthy writing during my high school days (yes it’s been that long!). And if you’re after a good coconut tart recipe, you’ll find it on this page anyway!
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In Café, Dining on
May 8, 2018

Auvers Cafe, Rhodes

Auvers Cafe Rhodes

We think we’ve got the Rhodes cafe scene pretty well figured out by now. We’ve tried just about everything we’ve wanted to, picked out favourites to rotate through and have spaced out our work lunch dates so that by the time we next revisit a cafe, the menu has most likely changed.

Amongst our favourites is Auvers Café. It’s tucked away, amongst the residential high rise apartments, but manages to draw a sizeable crowd on weekends ready to try out their colourful, beautifully presented dishes.

Auvers Cafe Rhodes

Smashed Avo ($16)

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