quick pickled carrots with mustard

This recipe is oh so darned easy and so darned special at the same time. I had forgotten all about this crunchy condiment until I rediscovered it when visiting my aunt – she had made a small bucket-load of it and I probably ate half of it. Impressive, considering I hate carrots.

This pickle is beautifully acidic from lime, carries some heat from the mustard and fresh chillies, and it is naturally sweet from the carrots. Perfectly balanced, if you ask me. And it is a great addition to sandwiches and burgers, or as a side with curries and lentil soups. Here is how you make it, in about 10 minutes flat.
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quick pickled carrots with mustard

spicy nuts | with beer or without

spicy nuts
spicy nuts

There is no big story behind this one. I had a bag of natural almonds, I had some time, I roasted them. They were delicious. I thought I’d share.

Pop open a beer, get your strong arm out and make this now.

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spicy nuts | with beer or without

ramen without the ramen | a banting recipe

banting ramen bowl
banting ramen bowl

Melbourne can’t decide whether it’s winter or summer. Just last week, we had a 19°C day right on the back of a 43°C scorcher. I mean it was so hot and still one day, you couldn’t breathe and the next day the wind was cutting into your bones and whipping skirts into the air.

Ramen is something I enjoy in the colder months but given our current weather, it seems appropriate to post this, just in case you feel the need to wrap your hands around a hot bowl of spicy comfort. Also suitable for my northern hemisphere friends 🙂

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ramen without the ramen | a banting recipe