Alana Lowes - Masterchef - A Morish Distraction

breakfast kale & egg bake

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I adore eggs. I eat them poached, scrambled, fried, baked or steamed. I am always looking for delicious and simple ways to incorporate eggs into my meals, particularly for breakfast.

eating eggs for the first meal of the day is a great way to satisfy your rumbling tummy and with a little sautéed kale and garlic, this recipe is a touch gourmet and looks absolutely delightful on a sunny (side up) morning.

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the best (& fanciest) hot chocolate






spring might have sprung, but parts of the country have turned the temperature dial back to winter conditions.  my best (and fanciest) hot chocolate recipe will have you warmed through in no time.

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slow cooked lamb tagine with chermoula & apricots



I have always found myself mesmerised by the exotic combination of history and flavours that makes up Morocco. Moroccan food is incredibly diverse thanks to the range of spices, herbs, fruit and vegetables introduced by the Arabs, the Ottoman Empire and other new and different ingredients from North Africa and the Mediterranean.

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spicy chicken dumplings


Alana's Pantry Spicy Chicken Dumplingsalana’s pantry spicy malaysia sauce is available at Coles supermarkets nationally

in-season mango & yoghurt cake

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Mango & Yoghurt Cake-3_edited


Mango & Yoghurt Cake-1_edited


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woohoo, it’s summer time which means juicy, slippery, sweet mangoes are in season.  my summer diet is one again ready to be loaded with the freshly diced flesh of what i like to name “the orange goddess of tropical fruits”. taste more →