Category Archives for "Foodiephiles"

The truth of the matter is I don’t think I could call myself a Chef anymore, but those of you who remember my last Blog “The Hospitality Guru” know I’m obsessed with beautiful, magical, delicious (get in my belly) amazing food.

I loved cooking and experimenting with flavours and textures and exotic spices, and working with the Chefs who managed to describe most mouth watering, taste tantalising and exquisite food prefixed by a four letter word, until the lure of ‘front of house’ called, and with hardly a backward glance I left behind the noisy frantic guys who run the stainless steel kingdoms.

My love affair with food continues to grow with each new event we design or restaurant I visit. Foodiephiles will take you into some of my favourite kitchens, into the minds of some of my favourite chefs, and onto the plates of some of my favourite foods.

Come on in and have a look around, leave some comments, and offer your feedback.

December 21, 2016

Hand Painted Butterfly Cookies

Hand Painted Butterfly Cookies - Anna Johnston -

Ever since I can remember, doodling, drawing, painting, arts and crafts have been where I go to find peace, relax, retreat or escape. If I couldn’t answer a question on my exam paper as a primary school student, I’d draw elaborate doodles that often the teacher would award me with additional marks for, that’s a […]

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December 8, 2016

Avocado Mango and Ginger Smoothie

Avocado Mango and Ginger Smoothie. Anna Johnston -

Today, we’re going tropical. My avocado mango and ginger smoothie is like a little island holiday right in your own kitchen. It will totally transport you to somewhere warm and sunny… at least in your mind! I’ve been feverishly buying up all the fruit and vegetables high in vitamin C this past few weeks, because […]

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November 24, 2016

Chai Spiced Coconut Banana Bread

Chai Spiced Coconut Banana Bread. Anna Johnston -

One of my all time favourite breads is banana bread, especially Chai Spiced Coconut Banana Bread. Before moving to Daydream Island, I used to bake lots of it in my kitchen and loved to vary the ingredients depending on how I felt or the result I wanted to achieve. We always seemed to have a couple of […]

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August 6, 2016

3 Minute Baked Apple

3 Minute Baked Apple. Anna Johnston -

The 3 minute baked apple loaded with coconut sugar, dates, shredded coconut and slivered almonds is the easiest, fastest and most delicious and relatively healthy gluten free dessert ever! Babysitting Audrey Joan, my beautiful and perfectly perfect niece is one of those tasks I am yet to fully master, everything is new and exciting for this […]

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July 10, 2016

Truss Tomato and Parmesan Cheese Tart

Truss Tomato and Parmesan Cheese Tart. Anna Johnston -

I’m starting to think this is the World’s Longest Winter….even if it does look like it’s a little warm(er) out there today, and my weather ap is telling me we’ve hit double digits. Whoop!!! In anticipation of a touch of sun and my best friends wedding coming up, I’ve started exercising again,  and it s-u-c-k-s, let me tell you! […]

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