ATOTB Kitchen Update: September Recipes

We’ve had a few crazy busy weeks of recipe development here at A Tale of Two Bougies Kitchen HQ. This past week has seen us committing to stepping outside our usual (very Asian-themed) box, and playing with flavours and techniques that are a little more unfamiliar and less frequently used in our kitchen. We’ve alsoContinue reading “ATOTB Kitchen Update: September Recipes”

Lucky Laksa: Chicken + Prawn Laksa Lemak revisited

Over a year ago, I posted my favourite recipe for Chicken + Prawn Laksa Lemak up on the blog, and this past weekend, I was lucky enough to revisit the recipe for a few of my absolute favourites. I was even fortunate enough to have the talented Michael Allen Photography around to take some snaps. Click hereContinue reading “Lucky Laksa: Chicken + Prawn Laksa Lemak revisited”

Don’t go bacon my heart: Bacon + Macadamia Brittle

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. This brittle is bacon my heart. It will probably also give me diabetes, but I still want to wife it so hard. Look at that glistening bacon. It’s so beautiful, I could cry. Most recipes for candied sugar require corn syrup. Boo, corn syrup. There is always the option ofContinue reading “Don’t go bacon my heart: Bacon + Macadamia Brittle”

Quinoa as mustard! Quinoa + Coconut Poached Chicken Salad with Tamarind Dressing

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. I’ve been eating a lot of Kraft cheese lately. You know the stuff – squares of plastic cheese, wrapped in another layer of plastic dividing them into a single serve that is only ever satisfying if you eat more than one at a time and/or are supremely inebriated. If we’reContinue reading “Quinoa as mustard! Quinoa + Coconut Poached Chicken Salad with Tamarind Dressing”

Holy Mackerel: Assam Fish + REFRIED CHIPS

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. *Note: Aside from the title, I have decided that fish puns cod get out of hand and are a little overkrill (sorryyyyyy), so i’ve decided to stray away from them for the rest of this post before I get lost in a punderamic sea and lose all sense of porpoise,Continue reading “Holy Mackerel: Assam Fish + REFRIED CHIPS”

Snap, Crackling, Pop! Fennel, Roasted Garlic + Potato Soup with Crackling Pork Belly

Posted by Dani Sunario (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. This dish blew my mind. Not kidding. I made this, got so excited after my first mouthful, yelled out “FUAAAAAA” four times, then went and changed my pants. In that exact order. Oh, Mylanta. The only thing that could’ve enhanced this experience is if  my pork-belly-lovin’-lovers were here withContinue reading “Snap, Crackling, Pop! Fennel, Roasted Garlic + Potato Soup with Crackling Pork Belly”

Breast Friends: Gochujang Poached Chicken, Kimchi Roasted Pears + Potatoes

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario),Melbourne. Chicken breast has a notorious reputation for being dry and overcooked, and even more so, poached chicken breast gives the image of gross dry, grey meat served with steamed frozen vegies. Double gross. This method of poaching the chicken at 68 degrees for 12 minutes results in super moist meat andContinue reading “Breast Friends: Gochujang Poached Chicken, Kimchi Roasted Pears + Potatoes”

Twice-cooked Pork Belly with Chilli Caramel, Mung Bean Vermicelli + Apple Salad

Posted by Dani Sunario (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. I like things that are an everyday occurence. It gives me a sense of familiarity. Everyday coffee, everyday napping, everyday touching. Deep fried pork belly is definitely not an everyday dish. Perhaps the salad is, but it is definitely not as fun when it’s ridin’ solo. The combination ofContinue reading “Twice-cooked Pork Belly with Chilli Caramel, Mung Bean Vermicelli + Apple Salad”

Oats with the most: Vegan Lime + Coconut Oats, Green Tea + Ginger Poached Rhubarb, Cinnamon Sugar Radish Crisps

Posted by Dani Sunario (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. I know, I know. It’s been a while since our last post. Just for being patient and dedicated superfans of A Tale of Two Bougies, we’re rewarding you with three recipes. THREE. RECIPES. IN ONE POST. And they’re all vegan, free of gluten and lactose, and delicious. Aren’t weContinue reading “Oats with the most: Vegan Lime + Coconut Oats, Green Tea + Ginger Poached Rhubarb, Cinnamon Sugar Radish Crisps”

Jam Session: Raspberry, Balsamic + Pepper Jam with Baked Camembert

Posted by Claire (@bearclairepear) and Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. This is probably the quickest and most delicious jam you’ll ever make in your life. Make this once, and you’ll never look at your life the same again. The tartness of the raspberries and balsamic cut through the oiliness of the baked camembert cheese, and the pepperContinue reading “Jam Session: Raspberry, Balsamic + Pepper Jam with Baked Camembert”