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.
These sugar-free, raw chocolate treats make the perfect healthy alternative to processed chocolate over the Easter period. Raw cacao is full of magnesium and high in antioxidants, while coconut oil improves digestion and immunity.
There are many ways to tackle the packed lunch. I’m sure you are familiar with them. Whatever your approach is there is a tension of time, cost and the health factor at play.
Bliss balls are a regular favourite in our house. I try to make them using different seeds and nuts each time to get a variety of nutrients in. These are so great you’d never know they are nut free.
Bliss balls keep for weeks in the fridge and are a perfect energy boost for mid-morning or afternoon. I always have a batch of some sort in the fridge and I generally try and mix it up to ensure we are getting a variety of different seeds and nuts. These are a few of my favourites.
Back to school and work always hits me with a ‘what do I feed our family?!’ cry of despair. This recipe for Muesli Bars packed with goodness is just one of the answers. It’s perfect for kids lunch boxes or as an adult snack with a cuppa too.
This incredibly tasty banana bread was made for me by a friend when I had my second baby. It was so good I felt naughty every time I had a piece. When I asked for the recipe and couldn’t believe how healthy it was. Enjoy!
This simple recipe for garlic bread is better than anything store bought and there is the added bonus that you can make it with your bread of choice. It’s a great way to bring stale bread back to life too.
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.
Just a few simple toppings minus the sauce so that the flavours can really shine.
The perfect pizza dough recipe for cooking homemade pizzas.
Pepperoni. Prawn & Rocket. Traditional. Margherita. Ham & Pineapple. Greek.
A classic favourite.
Chicken, Mushroom. Potato & Bacon. Prawn. Three Cheese.
A great Australian staple, great for lunch boxes, afternoon tea or anytime really. This recipe includes adaptations for a sugar (fructose-free) and traditional version of the Aussie fave.
Garlic Mornay Sauce is great as an accompaniment to meat and vegetables, to stir through a pasta bake or as my fave—an amazing pizza sauce.
A good pizza is made up of a few great essentials. A great pizza sauce is one of them.
A simple, old fashioned lemon coconut slice is always a winner. This zesty, no-bake slice keeps well in the fridge for a few days making it perfect for making ahead of time for a gathering.
Muffins are great for an easy lunchbox snack, brekky on the run, morning or afternoon tea, always really. This recipe is quick, easy and easy to adapt to include your favourite ingredients. Blueberry, choc chip, chocolate, banana, mixed berry…
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.
A list of my five top flavour families that will become your new go-to for cooking. Simply mix and match flavours with your choice of meat, vegetables or salad and you can be confidently creative.
How do you use a meal planner?! I used to laugh at people who had one of those cute little meal planners in the kitchen.
You’ll amaze yourself with this recipe for slow cooked red wine beef cheeks. They are absolutely delicious. Cooked in a slow cooker means you can prepare in advance making it a great recipe for entertaining or as an out of this word mid week meal.
Nothing beats an apple crumble made from scratch. I’ve been known to make a quick apple crumble using tinned apples before, but once you make a crumble using fresh seasonal apples you’ll know it’s totally worth it.
This version of paleo pancakes tastes amazing, and the bonus is they’re good for you too. Paleo pancakes are light, easy to digest and quick to make.
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.’ ‘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.
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.