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Melissa Murat

Easter Food Traditions

Easter is around the corner, which mean’s hubby’s favourite day of the year is coming – day after Easter chocolate sales!!! On a serious note though, Easter brings with it so many things we value here at P2P, such as family, love and connection, and of course, FOOD!!! So let’s talk traditional Easter fare, where Lamb, Hot Cross Buns, Eggs and Easter bread all play their part. But have you ever wondered where these traditions came from and why we eat them at Easter? Well, we did, and we wanted to share with you what we learned. So kick back...

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Melissa Murat

Feeding picky eaters – The struggle is real!

When my oldest was a baby, she ate anything and everything. From all the greens (peas, broccoli, sprouts) to proteins like chicken, meat, and fish, to the baby basics of cheese, rice, and pasta. You name it, she ate it. The only exception for some reason was carrots. Whether cooked or uncooked, she was never a fan. But other than that, she was a Foodie’s dream! But then something happened. She started to grow up. And I hated it! By age two, I found myself jumping the most ridiculous of hoops to make dinner a smooth affair. From bribery (“eat...

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Melissa Murat

Why Thailand is the best place to find the “Balance”

Renowned for its beautiful beaches, kind-natured people, cheap massages, and the hustle and bustle of its street markets, what really sets Thailand apart is the abundance of flavourful food found on every corner. Truly a Foodie’s Haven, from high-end restaurants to some of the best street food you’ll ever taste, they certainly know how to bring a deliciously subtle complexity to the simplest of dishes. So whilst in Phuket, in addition to doing my due diligence by eating absolutely everything in sight (all DELISH btw!), as an anniversary gift, the Husband purchased for me a Thai cooking class (what can...

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Melissa Murat

Feature Spice: Chipotle Chilli Powder

Botanical Name: Capsicum Frutescens Taste Profile A rich, smokey & medium-heat chilli powder that's earthy & tangy. Parts Used: The Jalapeno’s ripe red flesh which eventually dries and shrivels up after undergoing the smoking process. History: Originating in Chihuahua, Chipotle Chilli Powder is a Mexican favourite, made from the Morita variety of Jalapenô Peppers that have been smoked whole over a wood fire for days then ground. It's believed the Aztecs used this smoking process to preserve the thick-fleshed jalapenôs as they tended to rot before drying. Perfect For: Chipotle Chilli Powder provides a delicious, smokey yet moderate heat to...

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