Hahn Ultra Crisp

Product review: Hahn Ultra Crisp beer

One of the major beer manufacturers has launched a new brew: Hahn Ultra Crisp beer. This beer is not only gluten-free but also has lower carbohydrates than other brews. Win-win! Hahn Ultra Crisp As per the label, this beer is lower carb than regular beer, 99% sugar free, preservative free and gluten-free. As you may […]

tuna croquettes

Recipe: My mum’s tuna croquettes

Another mum recipe! Tuna croquettes (“croquetas de atún”) was a weeknight dish that was on a semi-regular rotation at our house. I always looked forward to the next time we’d have them. Mum served the croquettes with a lot of rice and some veggies: green beans, peas and carrots that were first blanched in water […]

lamington bliss balls

Recipe: Lamington bliss balls

These tasty snacks are called lamington bliss balls because they share two key ingredients with the Australian iconic cake: chocolate and coconut. As they are not real lamingtons, you don’t have to wait until the next Australia Day to make or eat them :). The hardest step of this recipe, besides melting the chocolate, is […]

Product review: Gluten-free Vegemite

Vegemite is one of the most iconic Australian foods. The spread, made from brewer’s yeast extract, is finally available in a gluten-free version. ‘Pure Vegetable Extract’ was developed in the early 1920s. The product went through a few name changes and a rough start due to the already established popularity of Marmite, the British version. […]

easy guacamole

Recipe: Easy guacamole

Guacamole is one of the easiest and tastiest ways of consuming avocado. It can be eaten as a dip (with corn chips, crackers or vegetable sticks), as a topping for chilli, tacos or salads, on toast, in burritos, wraps, burgers, etc. There are many ways of making guacamole and, in general, I think you should […]

avocado and health

Avocado and health

Avocado, aguacate, palta. All of these words refer to the same fruit – yes, fruit. The avocado (Persea americana) seems to have originated in Mexico (1, 2) and is currently enjoyed in most corners of the world thanks to globalisation. The picture at the top of this article was taken in my hometown (Lima, Perú), […]