The saints and sinners of Melbourne flock to Chapel Street to get a taste of their deepest desires. With something for everyone, Chapel Street holds the breeding grounds for all party animals and shopping fanatics. Walking down the street you will be amazed by the energy that comes from Chapel Street. Even on a Sunday day it had a rare vibrance about it. Whether you were hoping to shop at the trendy stores of Prahran or make your way to the hot bars and clubs of Windsor, Chapel Street has something for everyone! Here are my top 5 things to do on Chapel Street.
1) Shop @ Dakota 501, American Apparel and Chapel Street Bazaar.
2) Eat @ Ruby Tuesday’s and Boursh, Vodka and Tears.
3) Drink Coffee @ Dukes Coffee Roasters
4) Explore – Greville Street and Greville Street Records. Don’t forget to check out all the great street art.
5) Party @ Killing Time – good ambiance, cozy and small with great music.
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Weekend pancakes are what I look forward to every Saturday and Sunday morning because it makes the entire weekend more delicious and fun. It makes it an extra treat to wait to do these on the weekend because you can sleep in, wake up then dig into these fluffy treats that will leave your mouth watering! If you usually have cereal or toast for breakfast during the week, I find that it is extremely fun to mix it up with these on the weekends.
1) 1 cup of self raising flour
2) 1 large egg
3) 1 cup of water
4) 1 table spoon of sugar
5) 1 banana
6) 40 grams of chocolate (milk, white, dark, whatever you feel like)
7) 5 strawberries
8) maple syrup
11) icing sugar
First you must grease the pan with a bit of butter for less stick and better appearance. Then mix water and flour together in a bowl and whisk thoroughly. Then add your egg and gently whisk through until all clumps of flour have dissolved. Then add your finely sliced banana or strawberries into the batter and mix through. You are welcome to go ahead and add in your crushed chocolate or you can wait to use it as a garnish on top. Cook on low to medium heat on frying pan for about 2 minutes each side. When bubbles start to appear on entire top of pancake then you know it is ready to flip, make sure you always check. Add maple syrup, butter, fruit, chocolate and jam for a nice garnish on top, and then you have the best morning treat there is.
Full of colour and oozing with flavours, this dish is definitely one to please. This delicious meal can be cooked in 15 minutes tops and is probably the most flavorful dish you can get. Asian flavours make this dish a stir fry that will keep your taste buds sizzling.
1) Hokkein or Singapore Noodles (Noodles of your choice)
2) Chicken Breast
3) 1 large onion
4) 1 Broccoli
5) 1 Carrot
6) Handful of Green Beans
7) Cherry Tomatoes and Peppers are optional
8) Teriyaki sauce, Kung pao sauce or some type of Asian flavouring for your dish.
For starters, cut up the chicken in bite sized pieces and start cooking it in your frying pan on the stove. Add your cut up onion and mix with chicken until chicken starts to brown. Cut up your broccoli, carrot and green beans into bite sized pieces. To make sure your vegetables are well cooked, boil them in hot water first for about 5 minutes before adding to the frying pan with the chicken and onion. Mix the chicken, and vegetables all together in the frying pan and add your sauce. Now it is time to cook your noodles by adding them to a pot of boiling hot water on the stove. Cook them in the hot water for about 3 minutes then drain water. You can then add the noodles to the frying pan and mix everything thoroughly. Another option is to put noodles on plate then add chicken and vegetables nicely on top of the noodles for a more polished look. You are welcome to garnish with sesame seeds or add some hot sauce for an extra kick!
Looking for a quick and easy lunch idea? This meal takes no longer than 10 minutes and you won’t be sacrificing taste either. Baked beans, toast with a fried egg on top and garnish the plate with some nice sliced tomatoes and you got yourself a healthy and delicious lunch.
1) Can of Baked Beans
2) Bread of Your Choice
6) Salt n Pepper
To make this meal all you have to do is fry an egg on the stove and at the same time cook your baked beans in a pot as well. Throw in a piece of bread into the toaster then butter it once it is done. Once the fried egg is done, place the egg on your buttered toast and the baked beans beside it on the plate. Garnish with some juicy sliced tomatoes then add some freshly cracked salt n pepper on top for flavour! There you have it, a simple and delicious meal in under 10 minutes.
This recipe is absolutely the best and you will be adding it to your weekly dinner routines as soon as you try it. Since I am not much of a cook I’m lucky to have my boyfriend Nick Thompson cook up lovely recipes that are all so delicious you will be wanting more. This recipe is spaghetti bolognese and was passed down to him from his mom and is a weekly tradition in our house.
1) A package of ground beef
2) Can of crushed or diced tomatoes
3) 1 large onion
4) Can of tomato paste
5) Tablespoon Sugar
6) Teaspoon Nutmeg
7) Pasta of your choice (spaghetti works best)
8) Pinch of Salt n Pepper
To make this dish you must start by browning the ground beef with the onions in a frying pan until the beef is 100% cooked through. Cook the onions along with it for flavor then add the can of crushed or diced tomatoes along with the can of tomato paste. Stir all the ingredients through and then add your sugar, nutmeg and salt n pepper for flavor then mix through. Let sauce simmer for 2 hours, the longer this dish cooks the better it tastes. Continue to check on it within the 2 hours stiring every 10 minutes then cook your pasta to your liking add it to the sauce then top it off with some Parmesan or cheese of your choice. Trust me this is a dish you have to try!