On a recent trip to Melbourne, my husband and I stopped in at Pony Fish Island for a glass of mulled wine. We sat and read our books, looked out at the beautiful city across the river and sipped delicious warming cups of spiced wine. I, of course, took notes on the flavours I was…
This special recipe for Kourabiethes was given to me by a beautiful Greek lady made her cookies often and brought them to church. An absolutely divine, melt in the mouth, crumbly cookie, perfect with a coffee or given as a gift.
Welcome the Christmas season in a healthy and delicious way with this sugar free pumpkin pie.
This feta and roasted sweet potato bruschetta mix is delicious as a topping on crunchy bread or perfect as a tasty accompaniment for grilled meats.
Everyone loves a good Aussie Pavlova or Pav as we affectionately refer to it. Topped with fresh cream and fresh fruit it’s a winner.
Asian noodle salad makes an appearance at our Christmas table every year and goes so well with a baked ham or roast poultry. When cabbage is a part of our organics box for the week I make it mid-year too.
Every two or three years this recipe features on our Christmas table. For those celebrating Christmas during Summer, Christmas Ice Cream Pudding is a winner. It’s creamy, full of flavour and looks so festive. Variations for a sugar-free alternative are included.
Last year I made a sugar free Gingerbread for a festive option for afternoon tea, but this year I just wasn’t feeling it. Being somewhat of a bliss ball fanatic I played around in the kitchen a little and came up with these. Gingerbread bliss balls: all the taste of Christmas without the refined sugar…
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.
There is something irresistible about coffee desserts. Traditional tirimisu has to be one of the best. Best assembled a day or so ahead to allow the flavours to infuse, tirimisu is a great option for dinner parties or Christmas Day. Nothing to do on the day except enjoy.
Vanilla Ricotta on Fruit & Nut Sourdough is a go-to breakfast recipe for me when we have people over for breakfast in the warmer months. Simple, fresh and delicious and the ricotta mix can be made ahead- brilliant.
Here are some of the best Christmas recipes I’ve discovered over the years.
A healthy alternative to traditional Christmas rum balls around Christmas time. Perfect with an afternoon cuppa or enjoyed as part of the Christmas festivities. The rum in the recipe makes them not quite paleo, but it’s Christmas time, so who can be that fussy! Enjoy
Adding Spiced pears to a cheese platter will instantly bring a level of elegance and a personal touch. This gorgeous recipe is quick and easy to make but it looks so great you’ll impress yourself. Enjoy over the Christmas season or anytime really.
There is something fun about making a gingerbread house at Christmas time. Creativity in the kitchen brings people together and the result is a gorgeous gingerbread cottage covered in lollies. It will add Christmas cheer to your lounge room until the time comes to eat it.
Although our Australian Christmas is more suited to cold desserts like Ice cream pudding, there is nothing like a traditional boiled Christmas pudding adorned with a brandy flame to make Christmas feel extra special. This is a treasured recipe.
Sticky Date Pudding is a family favourite and this recipe is too good to resist.
A simple side of fresh crunchy asparugus accompanied with lime, feta, almonds and olive oil. Simple, light and delicious.
This recipe for rocket, pear, paremesa & walnut salad is one of my favourite salads in summer. Equally as good with parmesan or blue cheese.
A fragrant relish perfect for cheese platters, burgers or wrapped nicely it makes a gorgeous gift.
A good salsa verde elevates a good meal to next-level greatness. If you are like me and buy fresh herbs, use half the bunch then watch the other half go to waste then this method will save you time and dollars. This recipe will ensure you use all of your herbs, none goes to waste…
It’s no secret that I love Asian flavours. This recipe for Asian sticky ribs is full of flavour while still being simple and relatively healthy. You’ll surprise yourself and impress your guests. Delish.
Ok, so I’m currently on a health overhaul. After the last few years battling some health challenges my body (and my mind) finally feel ready to smash out some goals. With two months left of 2019 I’m determined to finish the year better than how it began. Enter all the healthy recipe ideas I can…
This dumpling sauce recipe never disappoints. You’ll mix it up from items in your pantry, drizzle it over your dumplings, add some fresh herbs and feel like a superstar in the kitchen. Yes, please!
This dressing recipe happened by default one day when I didnt have the few minutes it takes to make a quick mayonnaise.
Freezer Fudge is one of those things you make because it’s good for you. You know the times when you’re trying not to eat ‘bad’ food so you make a ‘healthy treats’ then end up eating so much of the ‘healthy treat’ that it’s actually an unhealthy treat? Yep, This is one of those recipes.
Fresh, healthy, lettuce cups of goodness. San Choy Bow done right is quite possibly the best thing that will come out of your kitchen. It’s quick, easy and this recipe leaves anything I’ve bought at a restaurant for dead. It’s fresh, healthy, and easily adaptable for the whole family. Yum. You can thank me later.
It doesn’t get much better than a cup of coffee and a plate of traditional yo-yo’s. Yum!
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…
Making your own mayonnaise is surprisingly easy, incredibly yummy and free from additives. There are so many nasties in condiments these days—right? A batch of fresh, homemade mayonnaise will last up to a week in the fridge. Bring it out when guests are over for lunch and it’s next level impressive. Enjoy.
Sushi: great for lunchboxes, as a gluten-free option for platters but soooo expensive when you buy it out. Once you’ve made it at home a few times you’ll never pay the big bucks again.