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Desserts + Sweets

Whole wheat pear, olive oil and berry cake

When I started Wandering Spice in 2011, I’d just moved to Australia. I was 25, fresh out of grad school in Europe and was starting a new life on the other side of the world, again. Six years later, here I am: married with…

Main Dishes Vegetarian + Vegan

Eggplant in garlic yogurt (vegetarian)

Perhaps it’s part of the pre-baby nesting, but ever since becoming pregnant, I’ve had an insatiable appetite for family stories. I’ve revisited the recordings that my maternal grandmother Jean sent from Tehran to her parents in Hawaii in the early ’60s. I’ve inhaled the archived articles…

Main Dishes Vegetarian + Vegan

Date and mandarin bircher muesli

It’s a rare occasion when the Maltese family get together and someone doesn’t bring something from their garden. And so, fitting with tradition, Jase’s auntie Rose brought bags of her homegrown mandarins and lemons to our lunch the other day. The mandarins are some of the most…

Desserts + Sweets Snacks

Quick Banana and Raspberry Cake

Meanwhile in Melbourne, it’s winter. Though we see plenty of sun during these months, having Antartica as your closest southern neighbour begs for days spent in the warmth of a café, or better yet, in the warmth of one’s own kitchen with the oven…

Main Dishes Vegetarian + Vegan

Eggplant & Cauliflower Maqloubeh

My ‘Muslim upbringing’ was similar to that of many of my Christian friends; a sort of Religion Lite in which we celebrated holidays (both Eids and Christmas) with family, lots of food, and corresponding seasonal ornaments. It was always about fun and rarely, if ever, about…