Savoury

Tell Me About JAG Australia?

 

Well, since you have asked, how could I possibly refuse right? Thanks to Garlos JAG , I was asked to try out their new service. JAG is one of the newest, most innovative ways of earning a few extra treats on the side for doing not very much.

The basic gist is: Earn points by watching advertisements. Keep earning those points till you have enough. And then BAM! Don’t get hit by a bus (Phoebe from Friends reference there if you got it!), but convert those points into gift cards!

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‘Please Sir, I Want Some More’

Hello lovely people! Exciting news!! Like, super exciting news :D

For the next three weeks, once a week, I shall be posting up a themed post talking all about the different parts of being a university student! Through lovely Liz @That Skinny Chick Can Bake, I met Ala @Wallflour Girl, who was organising a little blogger link up party for those experiencing the roller coaster that is uni life!

From different themes for a range recipes, I totally promise you guys, my blog, and all the other fabulous blogs part of this link up, are literally going to be giving you all a magnifying glass to peer into the world of uni students today! :D

And what a world it is… #undergradstudentbloggers

But look at the time, I don’t have time for an ellipsis! Let us begin then no? :D

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Upside-Down Frown

I never have, nor ever will, be an endorser for religiously following celebrities. Sure, I am that average girl who enjoys reading the gossip mags at times, but I am not one to delve and follow their personal lives, or care much for them on an intimate level. I can’t bring myself to enjoy reaching about Khloe Kardashian’s latest butt job, or Lindsay Lohan’s latest stunt with rehab.

I am not, of course, judging anyone if they do, this is just my preference :)

But despite my nonchalant attitude towards their lives, I was genuinely shocked yesterday.

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CCU Undercover: Your Fork

CCUUUUUUUU’ – her mother was screaming at her. Again. But could she really blame her? After all, she was sitting in her pyjamas not doing anything. Again. An empty carton of what used to be Chinese takeaway sat sadly on her bedside table. 

Guess it’s time to reorder that, CCU mused. Her parents were out for the night so looked like she was getting takeaway again. I mean, sure baking is all good, but what even IS savoury food?

Just as she was about to find the restaurant online, her laptop began to fizz. It began to bubble. Her internet sparked. Suddenly, she was transported to a whole other site than the Chinese restaurant she was virtually going to!

She read it out loud to herself, a little perplexed. “Delivery at home… mumble mumble… fresh ingredients… mumble… homemade easy dishes…’

She found herself grinning, as her interest was piqued, and she threw the Chinese takeaway into the bin!

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That did not really happen. Not at all. And disclaimer alert: I am all for Chinese takeaway!

Let me admit now, I am a staunch lover of takeaway and dining out.

I love it when I am out with my friends, and we are sipping cocktails and waiting for our tapas. I love it when I am coming home from uni and take a quick swerve into a very greasy driveway (in more ways than one) for satisfying trans-fats.

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Guest Post #4: Fava Santorinis with Shrimps

Hi everyone, can you believe it? Finally, I am this close to Graduation (Imagine me pinching my pointer finger with my thumb) :D – And with graduation comes performances, baking, class parties, baking, muck up days and lots of baking!

Before I graduate though, here I am ploughing through my workload because before every beautiful part of life, comes this hideous, clawing at your neck part known as my final exams. Eep! And because I cannot bake my butt off right now, I would like you to enjoy a huge range of wonderful guest posters especially chosen just for you! 

So close to the end of school, I can taste it! Au revoir mes cheris!

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I know. Just looking at the title of this post, I am blown away, imagining a world of gourmet chefs and elegance and classiness beyond the highest of class. But I would not expect anything less of the incredibly talented Katerina from Culinary Flavors, whose range stretches from the most delicious cookies to the most exquisitely exotic dishes like this one :)

I know you all will enjoy this beautiful seafood extravaganza, with shrimp being featured for the first time here! :D
Take it away Katerina!

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The Sexy Vegan Kitchen #1: Wistful Walnut-Pear Salad

Ok, so just before I begin this post, I have two things to share with you, my lovely readers :)

  1. I reached 1000 subscribers… yesterday! :D
    I know, I know, when compared to some of you big bloggers out there, this does not even compare but I am so excited to reach my first 4 digit number! Of course, it is all thanks to you all and the fact that you take your time out to read my recipes and my ridiculous thoughts which appear in every post, and I could not be more appreciative.

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    Fairly odd parents? Who even needs you

    You can’t see me right now, obviously, but I am holding up my waterbottle to you all! Thank you thank you thank you :D

  2. In my last post, I got the impression that I accidentally gave you the impression that my onslaught of brilliant guest posts would be starting now. Not to disappoint but I am still here :) – for another 2 or 3 weeks, before my exams do start – I just wanted to let you know my posting would be erratic because I am studying my butt of as well right now :D

Cool, now shall we start with the post? I reckon I have a helluva lot of explaining to do considering you saw the word salad and vegan in my title, two things not usually associated with my blog… Allow me to explain :P

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So a couple of weeks ago, Aimee Hughes contacted me. A blogger from The Sexy Vegan Kitchen, she had released a new cookbook and asked me to review it! So I have decided to make 3 or 4 (depending on my time) recipes from her cookbook before giving it an overall review! :)

The name of Aimee’s fantastic cookbook is The Sexy Vegan Kitchen: Culinary Adventures In Love & Sex, and just like the title tells us, she does mix together the euphoric nature of sex with the deliciousness of her recipes to create a completely foodgasmic experiences, just begging you to read it and make its recipes!

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In a couple of recipes time, I shall tell you a little about what this book offers,  the way it allows you to heal your skills in your love life and health life :D – But shhhh, … Spoilers… (If you understand this reference to Doctor Who, you and I are already best friends by the way, not optional :D)

Enjoy the foodgasmic journey Aimee takes us on!

Today: Wistful Walnut Pear Salad

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Introducing: Patricia Dean-Escoto & (Another) Giveaway (Closed)

*Just a quick note – if anyone wants to guest post for my blog in August, please email me and let me know, I have a couple lined up but some more never hurt when taking exams :P – email me at gobakeyourself@yahoo.com.au*

Now, let us begin this post… enjoy! :)

Ok, so do you remember meeting Ms Gluten-Free Machine, Lorna Foreman?
Well, allow me to introduce you another fantastic author – Ms Patricia Dean-Escoto – HOW COOL IS MS DEAN-ESCOTO’S NAME? :D

But more than the name, more than the cool, it is what Ms DE is trying to promote around the world, and that is preventing cancer, specifically breast. Let me give you some stats:
*Taken from Cancer Australia*

  1. In 2010 in Australia, Breast Cancer was the second leading cause of female deaths by cancer, accounting for 15.3%
  2. In 2009, it was recorded that the likelihood of developing breast cancer before the age of 85 years old was 1 in 8 women
  3. In 1982, the number of breast cancer patients was 5,317 – in 2009, it was 13,668 

Is it our environment? Is it natural in humans? What is causing this increase? 

For now, cancer is threatening, it is a disease which takes lives easily, it is the stark truth of the matter. While we wait for a drug to be made which will forever eradicate the fatality associated with it, we have to take care of ourselves and promote and encourage our community to as well. This is why I am so proud to be hosting Ms DE, who is promoting this through her wonderful new book, Top Ten Superfoods For Preventing Breast Cancer

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Guest Post #8: Diabetic Friendly Taco Pizza

Bonjour mes cheris, get excited for me! After I finish these exams I am wading through right now, half of year 12 will be forever finished and over with! YAY!

Mais non, focus, FOCUS! It certainly is not over yet no matter how much I dream about year 12 formal. Ah, c’est la vie!

Anyhow, while I am not here to give you recipes, tips, tricks and well, my blog, I have some pretty fan-friggin-tastic fabulous chefs lined up to do so instead! A whole range of dishes for you to enjoy while I am on this undesired break  – You won’t even notice my absence I promise!

See you soon for the April holidays and wishing you all a marvelous Easter and break! Promise me you will chow down on what that Easter Bunny brings you/your chocolate loot stashed in the bottom of your drawer – Yes, I am on to you all!

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Hello all, I thought I would mix it up a little and give you a taste of something you are not used to on this blog. Health ;) – Please welcome Tracy Rose, who has been so kind as to write up an incredible post about those with Type II diabetes and even include a delicious pizza recipe mixed with Mexican! To learn more, please visit Health Line!

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For some people, the doctor’s diagnosis of type II diabetes is like being told they will never be able to enjoy any food again. After all, giving up sugary sweets can be hard, especially if you love cakes, chocolates, and pastries. However, just because you found out you are diabetic doesn’t mean you have to give up everything you love. There are plenty of tasty foods that you can still enjoy. All you have to do is change how you think about your meals and foods. With simple changes, you can still say “yum” when you pick up the fork or spoon.

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Guest Post #1: Pasta Puttanesca

Bonjour mes cheris, get excited for me! After I finish these exams I am wading through right now, half of year 12 will be forever finished and over with! YAY!

Mais non, focus, FOCUS! It certainly is not over yet no matter how much I dream about year 12 formal. Ah, c’est la vie!

Anyhow, while I am not here to give you recipes, tips, tricks and well, my blog, I have some pretty fan-friggin-tastic  fabulous chefs lined up to do so instead! A whole range of dishes for you to enjoy while I am on this undesired break ;) – You won’t even notice my absence I promise!

See you soon for the April holidays and wishing you all a marvelous Easter break! Promise me you will chow down on what that Easter Bunny brings you/your chocolate loot stashed in the bottom of your drawer – Yes, I am on to you all :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

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So, who do we have totally awesome guest poster #1? Ms Mimi from Chef Mimi Blog! This chef has pizzazz if I may say so, the magic in the hands to toss together simple ingredients and create something incredible from it – Trust me I have stalked… errr… ‘read many of’ her recipes :P

Starting us off with a classic favourite dinner (lunch or breakfast too I suppose) for all, please welcome Mimi and her fabulous (and a little naughty!) Pasta Puttanesca!

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One of my guilty pleasures is eating Pasta Puttanesca.  I’m not too sure why, because there’s nothing “sinful” about it.  Maybe it’s the history behind the name “puttanesca,”, having to do with Italian prostitutes.  (I think Nigella Lawson refers to it as “Slut’s Pasta!”)

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Dear Popeye…

Dear Popeye,

How I feel sorry for the children of the today subjected to crap like iCarly and Victoria Justice. How is that even a TV show as opposed to screaming, crazy pre-teens with canned laughter? I could go to a One-Direction concert and it would be more enjoyable to view it there :S

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I suppose I am really writing to you to tell you about the cartoons. It will hit you harder considering… well… you are one… but I hope you understand that I just need to tell you that wherever you are, you make sure that none of the modern-stuff ever even comes in contact with you. Imagine if you went all HD and animated. I shudder to think of it!

Popeye my old sea-dog friend, there is no more Warner Brothers style Flintstones or Road Runner or Bugs Bunny unless you watch the reruns on the 90s channel. There is no more ‘Steamboat Willie’ with film-noir Mickey, or even any 2D versions of the Disney gang left I believe. Just the odd reruns of the Princesses because little girls still love them so much. Though for how long is my question…

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