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Rissoles

Put all the rissoles ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and knead well together.<p>Scoop up about ¼ cup of mixture and make a 2 cm – 2/3" thick pattie. …

One Pot Chicken and Lemon Rice

Don’t you just love one-pot recipes? I know I do! They come together quickly and they require minimum cleaning after dinner, which is fantastic, …

7 Year Blogiversary

Two days ago, Manu’s Menu turned 7! Can you believe it’s been that long? And what an incredible journey it has been! I have learnt so much along the …

Ziti with Neapolitan Meat Ragout #Napolicious

I am very excited about today’s recipe! I am partnering with Pasta Garofalo to bring to you Ziti with Neapolitan Meat Ragout, the quintessential …

Mehndi Cupcakes

Just before Christmas, my youngest daughter turned 8. She wanted an Indian themed birthday party this time, so she and her sister could wear the …

Vegan Apple Spice Cake

As you may know, I have recently discovered that I am lactose intolerant. That means that I have to also find new ways to satisfy my sweet tooth, so …

Fried Bell Peppers and Potatoes

My readers often write to me to ask for some quick side dish ideas to serve with their Italian meals. I know, I don’t publish many side dishes on the …

Frozen Piña Colada

I love a good rum-based cocktail and this Frozen Piña Colada is one of my all time favourite drinks. I have had some pretty good ones in Central …

Croquembouche

I love choux pastries. I could eat 10 all by myself if left unattended! So, this Christmas I thought of trying my hands at making the in-famous …

Chocolate Yule Log

As you know, I grew up in Milan, in Northern Italy. Milan is in a fantastic area, just in the middle of Europe, which made travelling very easy even …

Pigs in a Blanket Wreath

I love pigs in a blanket… they would always be served for parties when I was growing up, so I guess they remind me of happy times. I also love how …

Walnut Semifreddo with Walnut Cherry Brownies and Cherry Compote

Today I am partnering with Webster Ltd – the largest commercial producer of premium-quality walnuts in Australia – to present to you the ultimate …

Reindeer Cupcakes

I love Christmas themed food and I especially love Christmas themed cupcakes. After sharing my Christmas Tree Cupcakes a few days ago, today I am …

Pizza Christmas Tree

I love puff pastry treats! They remind me of my childhood as they would always be part of all our festive spreads. This Pizza Christmas Tree is very …

Reindeer Rice Krispies Treats

Even though it’s summer here in Australia, I still like to come up with fun Christmas projects to make with the kids… but because of the heat, I tend …

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

These Christmas Tree Cupcakes are so much fun to make! I baked chocolate cupcakes to use as the base of the tree and then topped them with green …

Edible Christmas Gifts 2017 Round Up

I can’t believe it is almost Christmas already! It feels like yesterday that I put away last year’s Christmas decorations! Anyhow, I won’t complain. …

Dairy-free Blueberry Lavender Muffins

I am pretty sure that everyone has their favourite flavour combination when it comes to muffins. Mine has always been blueberry and lemon. Well, at …

Chinese Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs

Sweet and Sour anything is my go-to dish whenever I eat Chinese food. I have always liked sweet and sour sauces… even in Italian cooking. So, when I …

Walnut Ciabatta Bread

As you know, I love baking bread and having recently discovered that I am lactose intolerant, that’s a great thing. Not many people know this, but …

Tahitian Mango Jam

During our recent stay in the islands of Tahiti, we have had plenty of delicious locally made jam. The main flavours were pineapple (always a …

Thanksgiving 2017 Round Up

I know, I know… I am not American and I don’t live in the USA either. However, the majority of my readers, do. So, with Thanksgiving coming up, I …

Dairy-free Raspberry Jam Crostata #BakingBloggers

While I was on holiday in Tahiti (yes… and expect some posts on that!), I read on Facebook that Sue from A Palatable Pastime was organizing …

Oil Shortbread Dough

The other day my eldest daughter came home from school saying she wanted to bake a crostata for the whole family. We usually make a butter-based …

Lamb and Artichoke Stew

Today’s recipe is a delicious Italian dish: Lamb and Artichoke Stew. My mum would often make it when artichokes were in season and it would often be …

Condensed Milk Cookies

Today’s recipe is an absolute keeper. I mean, Condensed Milk Cookies… how yum does that sound? It is the perfect way to use up that leftover …

Roasted Pumpkin and Carrot Quinoa Salad

I only recently discovered quinoa and now I am hooked. I love all grains that can be used to make salads (I have plenty of couscous and maftoul …

Vegan Wholemeal Banana Bread

If you follow Manu’s Menu more or less regularly, you may know that I have recently found out that I am lactose intolerant. Don’t worry, I will still …

Pumpkin Jam

Have you ever had Pumpkin Jam? I personally love it and I also love the fact that it is really easy to make. This version also has a hint of freshly …

Meatball Marsala

A few weeks ago, I shared with you the recipe for Veal Marsala. Today instead I am back with a modern twist to the classic recipe. In fact, I will …