Category Burgers and Sandwiches

Peach, Pistachio & Cream Cheese Toasted Cheese Sandwich | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Peach, Pistachio & Cream Cheese Toasted Sandwiches (Sweet Cheesus Series Part 3)

Juicy, ripe peaches, atop layers of cream cheese and honey, sprinkled with pistachios and sandwiched between two slices of crisp, golden toasted bread. This is a scheduled post, as I’m currently travelling around Africa for ten weeks. Jealous much?! Welcome back to the third and final instalment in the Sweet Cheesus Series. A reminder in […]

Prawn Toast | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Prawn Toast

Homemade prawn toast is easier than you think and tastes as good as your favourite Chinese restaurant’s. Great for parties or to serve as a starter with your favourite Chinese main. This is a scheduled post, as I’m currently travelling around Africa for ten weeks. Jealous much?! Anybody that knows me, knows I love prawns. I […]

Blueberry, Lemon & Ricotta Toasted Cheese Sandwich | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Blueberry, Lemon & Ricotta Toasted Sandwiches (Sweet Cheesus Series Part 2)

Blueberries, lemon, ricotta and honey smushed between two slices of golden, perfectly crispy toasted bread. It’s not your average grilled cheese sandwich. This is a scheduled post, as I’m currently travelling around Africa for ten weeks. Jealous much?! Welcome back to the next instalment of the Sweet Cheesus Series! I’m so stoked to bring you part […]

Chocolate, Raspberry & Mascarpone Toasted Cheese Sandwich | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Raspberry, Nutella & Mascarpone Toasted Sandwiches (Sweet Cheesus Series Part 1)

Juicy raspberries sandwiched between layers of Nutella and mascarpone, then toasted to grilled cheese perfection. Sweet Cheesus! This is a scheduled post, as I’m currently travelling around Africa for ten weeks. Jealous much?! So, in my last post I promised a brand spanking new series here on Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind. And guess […]

Pesto & Haloumi Veggie Burger | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Pesto & Haloumi Veggie Burgers

A vegetarian burger filled with perfectly cooked haloumi, roasted capsicum, zucchini, rocket and topped with homemade basil pesto. An incredible Mediterranean-flavoured veggie burger. Halluuuuuuuu Me! If you don’t say the word haloumi like this every time, then you’re doing it all wrong. Haloumi is one of the greatest things on this entire planet. If it doesn’t excite […]

Homemade English Muffins | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Homemade English Muffins

English muffins from scratch are easier than you think. Great with butter and jam for a quick and easy breakfast or use them for a relaxed weekend brunch of Eggs Benedict. Man oh man am I sick of this hay fever! I think we’re almost up to three weeks of it now and I am so […]

Eggs Benedict | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Eggs Benedict

So, there’s a big elephant in every room at the moment. I think you all know what I’m talking about, right? It enters the room around this time every year and rears it’s awkward head. Yep, I’m talking about Valentine’s Day. There’s so many ways to look at Valentine’s Day – from a single’s perspective, […]