Ajvar Sauce

600g red capsicum

1 large egg plant

1/4 cup olive oil

1 chilli sliced

3 cloves garlic chopped

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

Nuts & Bolts

1. Using the top of your hot plate on your stove, place whole capsicums and egg plant over the top of the open flame and blacken all the skin on all sides of the vegetables. Once all blackened place in a plastic bag and seal the bag and set aside for 20 minutes.

2. In a large pot on low heat add olive oil and garlic and infuse the oil for 5 minutes.

3. Return to the blackened vegetables, remove from the bag. Using some paper towel rub off the blackened skin. DO NOT wash under water as this will wash away all the smokey flavour. Remove all the seeds and cut into pieces.

4. In a food blender add capsicum, eggplant, infused garlic oil, salt and pepper. Blend into a smooth sauce.

5. Place mixture back into the pot. On low heat cook sauce for 20-25 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

6. Place in a jar with lid. Refrigerate.

Great dipping sauce on all meats and vegetables or use as a dip.

I live in Adelaide (Australia) with my husband, my two adorable Norwegian cats ( Zeus and Zena ), a chicken, and a pigeon who now also thinks that he is a chicken! My ancestry is French so it goes without saying that my favourite place is Paris. The food, culture and atmosphere of Paris is nothing short of amazing.

I am a self taught home cook who loves big flavours in food. My passion for food surfaced when I was 10 years old, watching TV chef Ian Hewitson and learning different techniques. Since then, the food of Adrian Richardson and Jamie Oliver has been my inspiration. I love how one can create a healthy full flavoured meal from just the simplest of ingredients. I especially love chilli and garlic and use them in most of my food.

I enjoy hosting dinner parties for friends and family. Curries and rustic style dishes are my firm favorites and I know that my family and friends all agree! Just place it all in the middle of the table and let everyone help themselves enjoying great food with good company.

I create flavoursome low calorie recipes which are featured on the internationally known website Weigh Yourself Slim.

Whilst I enjoy cooking I still love to go out to restaurants, especially when you discover ones with amazing food and that you must try and replicate at home!

So welcome to CCKFOOD. It is my creative playground where I am able to share my love of good food with you all. Enjoy.