Pumpkin and Ricotta Ravioli with Burnt Butter Sauce

Pumpkin and ricotta ravioli with burnt butter sauce could potentially go down as my most favourite meal ever. I pretty much feel like the greatest human on the planet every time I pull this recipe off. It’s delicious. Admittedly you need a pasta machine but I’d buy one just to make this recipe. It’s relatively easy…

Fresh & Zesty Lime Hollandaise Sauce

Fresh hollandaise sauce is delicious. The addition of lime adds another level of freshness making it perfect to accompany poached eggs, blanched asparagus pan fried snapper or whatever else you fancy. 

Waste Not Want Not- Tips to save on waste

‘Waste not want not.’ ‘Waste not want not’ is a proverbial saying first recorded in 1772. Wilful waste makes woeful want is an even more alliterative version recorded earlier in 1576.

Vanilla, Almond & Coconut Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is a refreshing way to start the day and better yet it can be made up a few days ahead meaning you can race out the door and grab one on the way.

Caramelised Onion

Caramelised onion is a favourite for cheese platters, salads, toasties and a myriad of other things. Homemade Christmas gifts are always a nice surprise, caramelised onion works well given in a cute little jar.

Slow Cooked Thai Beef Massaman Curry

A good Thai beef massaman curry is the epitome of comfort food. It’s the perfect balance of heat, creamy coconut, a bit of chilli zing and tender slow cooked beef.  A perfect curry for all year round.

Fiery Hot Beef Vindaloo

As soon as the nights begin to get cool at the change of season I begin thinking about this curry. Packed with chilli, loads of pepper and fragrant spices it’s a must try for curry lovers. 

Saag Spinach and Cheese Curry

A vegetarian curry that is guaranteed to please everyone. Great on its own or as a side to a traditional spicy beef or lamb curry.

Greek Slow Cooked Pork Belly with Lemony Leeks

This slow cooked pork belly recipe was inspired by a dish at one of our favourite Greek restaurants. It definitely fits the ‘special occasion’ category in our home and it is perfect for dinner parties. The lemony leeks perfectly offset the richness of the pork and the results are divine. The preparation is well worth it.

Traditional Butter Chicken with Paleo Option

Butter Chicken is a favourite Indian dish for young and old. This recipe has variations so that you can make it paleo style, dairy free and if you omit the almond meal it can be nut free too. It’s so good you won’t want to bother with take away again.

Weekend Spanish Eggs with beans

Taking the time to cook breakfast on a Saturday really sets the tone for a great weekend. This Spanish eggs recipe is healthy, full of flavour and a great excuse to save your cafe dollars and stay home.

Fresh & tasty Pad Thai

Pad Thai was served everywhere when we visited Thailand. It’s a favourite dish for many. It’s surprisingly easy to make a great Pad Thai that everyone will love. You’ll impress yourself.

Duck Penang Curry

Quite possibly the fastest curry you will ever make. Loaded with fresh veggies, creamy coconut curry sauce and the addition of Peking duck makes it feel very fancy indeed- especially for a homemade meal.

Fresh & Tasty Thai Beef Salad

The ultimate crowd pleaser in the warmer months. It’s fresh, full of flavour and a welcome change after winter comfort foods.

Spiced Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Soup

A great starter or meal in itself, soup is a wonderful way to warm up in the cooler months. This recipe for Spiced Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Soup freezes well making it great for doing large batches and having in the freezer for a quick work lunch or late night quick meal. Nutritious and delicious.

Napoli sauce based pizzas

Pepperoni.      Prawn & Rocket.     Traditional.     Margherita.            Ham & Pineapple.    Greek.

Elegant Crème Caramel

I first tried this incredible South American dessert at a friend’s house. I was skeptical that it was homemade because it was that good. Crème Caramel is best made a day ahead making it perfect for dinner parties.

Chicken and Corn Dumplings

Chicken and corn dumplings arrived on our dinner table as I’ve attempted to widen my daughters love of meat and three veg style meals. For years she has been the best at eating most veggies and most meats, just don’t mix anything together and create a ‘dish.’ These dumplings are my attempt at putting familiar…

Caesar Dressing

Caesar Salad when done well can be an absolute star on the table. This is nothing like the store bought vinegary sauces you’ve seen, its absolutely delicious. Most recipes require you to par boil an egg for the dressing but after multiple attempts, in my option it’s a waste of time. In that sense, this…

Middle Eastern Beetroot Dip

Middle Eastern Beetroot Dip is one of the best healthy, packed with flavour dips I’ve come across. For best results use fresh beetroot boiled, steamed or roasted. Although if you are rushed for time then vac packed beetroot or tinned beets will do the trick. This recipe freezes perfectly so I usually make up a…

Basic Pancake recipe

Recently our youngest daughter started cooking. Pancakes are a great way to start learning basics in the kitchen; cracking eggs, how to tell when pan is hot enough for cooking, flipping, remembering to turn off the stove, and cleaning up. The best part is watching her face as she sits down to eat something she…

Puff Pastry Pinwheels

My five year old daughter Beni first made pinwheels in a gardening and cooking lesson at school. Her prep class picked fresh herbs from the garden and used them to make this recipe. When I picked her up, that afternoon she couldn’t wait to tell me how yummy they were and how she wanted to…

Easy 3 Ingredient Protein Pancake

For this recipe I use Pranaon Protein both the vanilla and banana work well. These pancakes also work well as a smaller size for a snack and freeze well. On days where I don’t need to rush off to work pancakes are one of my go to’s in rotation. Others include zucchini fritters, and Spanish baked eggs. This…

Smokey Pulled Pork or Brisket (slow cooker recipe)

A good smokey pulled pork or brisket recipe is a great one to have in your repertoire. Perfect for Summer meals or feeding large groups of people. The perfection of this recipe lays in the balance of sweet, smokey and a touch of spice. A squeeze of fresh lime will bring it to life as…

Fennel, Orange and Rocket Salad with Honey Walnuts

Fennel, Orange and Rocket Salad with Honey Glazed Walnuts is one of those recipes that can be tweaked depending on what you have on hand. You don’t need to be too particular with quantities either.  Spicy rocket, sweet oranges, the aniseedy flavour of fresh fennel and crunchy of walnuts is a heavenly combination. Aim for…

Zucchini and Cauliflower Breakfast Fritter

This recipe came about after an 8-week challenge I completed. Knowing eggs and vegetables are good for you and wanting to eat them every morning are two very different things. after 6 weeks of my usual vegetable frittata although it was delicious I didn’t want to see another one ever. Enter the Zucchini and Cauliflower…

Post Workout Chilled Oats

As with most of my recipes on this site I write them for me. Despite making the same thing over and over again I still forget the best way to make the food I love. This recipe was inspired by my recent Ubershape challenge. It’s easy and delicious. Providing you have a great tasting protein…

Cranberry Almond Bliss Balls

Cranberry Almond Bliss Balls are a new family favourite. My original bliss ball recipes are still firm faves but here’s the deal. A few years on, kids are older, and with extra mouths to feed I’m watching our pennies even more closely. These bliss balls are based on oats, making them incredibly cheap. No coconut oil,…