The other week I went on a shopping expedition to Cabramatta with the lovely Mrs S. I was in search of Kaya after reading many many posts raving about it! Little did I know, that Kaya was merely one of the treasures this gem of a suburb had to offer…

Behold! Multi coloured tapioca!

I’ve never been a big fan of tapioca. It was a staple dessert when my mum was little but it seems to have fallen out of fashion in recent years. As I love all things gelatinous, tapioca has secured a firm place in my heart. When I saw this packet of pastel multi coloured tapioca pearls I knew it was something I had to try!

I followed this recipe because if there were instructions on the packet, they certainly weren’t in a language I speak!

Note: I didn’t realise that you had to soak the pearls before cooking them. I soaked these babies for around half an hour and they came out beautifully!

Tapioca mixture bubbling away in the pan

Mmmmmm creamy tapioca!

Its like a custardy creamy jelly! Yummo! Definitely comfort food for a cold, rainy winters evening. It’s just a pity that the pearls didn’t retain their colour a bit better. There is still a touch of colour in the tapioca but it mostly washed out. At least it still tasted amazing!

Tinned Spaghetti and Oreo Balls, my (not so) secret vices…

When the weather is wild and windy and the rain is torrential, all you want is to be warm and dry and eating something hot and comforting. After swimming walking home from work tonight I felt a craving that had been dormant for years. My guilty secret.

Tinned Spaghetti.

I don’t know why I love it, I just do. I love regular spaghetti too, it’s just that sometimes I feel like tinned spaghetti with two slices of white bread slathered in butter. I feel my arteries clogging just typing this.

So I took this photo with the intention of showing how comforting and tasty this meal is. Im not really sure this picture conveys that. It looks more like spaghetti brains…

Now what is a comfort food dinner without comfort food dessert? Enter: Oreo Balls. Ive seen people call these Oreo Truffles, Oreo Bites but really, lets not pretend these are more elegant than they are. Ugly they may be, but AWESOME they also are. Anyone care to correct my syntax? They are also unbelievably easy to make. All you needs is some…

Cream cheese, chocolate and oreos. Really, thats all.

So you take your oreos (there were two packets in the box, you only really need to use one, and that means that you can munch on the other packet while you’re cooking. Yay!). Put them in a snaplock bag and bash them with a rolling pin.

Did I mention that this recipe is not only comforting but extremely theraputic?

Mix the oreo crumbles with the softened cream cheese (250g cream cheese to be precise)

Roll the mixture into balls and refrigerate until they are firm.

Roll them around in the melted chocolate, and wait until they are set. Or you could eat them all warm an gooey…

Now, I will admit that this meal is absolutely and unbelievably unhealthy. Elegant, it is not. Gourmet, it is not. Hit the spot? COMPLETELY. Now that my guilty secret it out in the universe, hopefully I can get you to spill yours! What do you love to eat but are embarrassed to tell anyone about?