Lemon meringue pie

 

Hi foodies! I’ve just arrived back from a fabulous trip to the U.K. – what a treat! I spent most of my time in London getting reacquainted with the city that was my home for a few years after I got married, and I was reminded of how much I loved living there! I’ll share a few photos in my next blog post.

Onto the recipe, and if I had to choose my top three desserts this would absolutely be one of them!! I have always loved lemon meringue pie. It’s such a crowd pleaser too – whether we’re entertaining or I’ve made one as a treat for the family it’s always a hit. This is a bog standard recipe and the one I’ve been making for years and years. I never thought to post it here, but when I shared some pics of one I’d made on Instagram recently I had a few people asking me to share my recipe… here you go everyone! 😉

 

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Warm butternut and barley salad

 

This recipe is inspired by a recent segment I did on the Expresso show where we prepared a dish with barley, and it reminded me that it’s been a while since I enjoyed this chewy and nutty grain. As winter draws closer for us in the southern hemisphere this is a wonderfully warming and satisfying salad to make and enjoy.

 

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Chocolate birthday cupcakes

 

The cake theme continues! Not only did I celebrate 10 years of Cupcakes and Couscous last month, but my daughter also celebrated her 11th birthday, yay! I am also thrilled to let you know that we have just completed the photography for the book (whoop whoop!) and the images are looking fantastic. I am so blessed to be working with an incredible team who have helped me to bring the recipes to life in such a beautiful way. All I can say is that I’m more excited than ever to share this book with you later in the year. So there has definitely been lots to celebrate lately.

 

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Coffee and dark chocolate celebration cake

 

A big anniversary calls for a big cake, and this is certainly one for the books… Cupcakes and Couscous turns 10 this month!! I’m not sure where 10 years went, it’s wild, but I do remember starting out on this blogging journey having to figure things out as I went along. I honestly had no idea whether anyone would bother reading my little blog and had so much to learn about photography, websites, etc. etc. Luckily, soon after starting I connected with some local food bloggers who welcomed me into the fray and were so supportive from the get-go. I worked hard to improve my photography skills and post new recipes regularly. Since then I have published 375 posts, launched a freelance career, met so many lovely members in the creator community and learnt a HUGE amount. I’m grateful for every part of the journey so far.

 

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Cheesy bacon tagliatelle

 

I love a bowl of creamy pasta and the unseasonably cooler weather we’ve been having this week has me craving meals like this, they’re just so comforting. This is another great recipe to keep handy for weeknight suppers as it’s quick to prepare and the whole family will love it.

 

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Nutella cheesecake mousse

 

With so many of my favourite treats in one title this dessert just has to be amazing, right? It was also World Nutella Day earlier this week (so worthy of a food holiday) and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner this seemed like the perfect recipe to post this week.

 

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How to make and use toasted seed mix

 

Happy 2023 foodies! I hope you had a lovely festive season filled with delicious treats. Let’s kick off the year with an easy and wholesome recipe. This simple seed mix adds flavour and texture to both sweet and savoury dishes, and is nutrient rich! I always have a jar of it in my pantry.

 

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