Warm Spicy Mulled Wine

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…

Kourabiethes: Greek Almond Shortbread Cookies

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.

Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie

Welcome the Christmas season in a healthy and delicious way with this sugar free pumpkin pie. 

Feta & Sweet Potato Bruschetta

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.

Christmas Ice Cream Pudding with Sugar free option

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.

Gingerbread bliss balls

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

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.

Traditional Tiramisu

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.

Paleo Rum balls

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

Spiced Pears: cheese platter

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.

Gingerbread house- village

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. 

Traditional Boiled Christmas Pudding

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. 

Fragrant Beetroot Relish

A fragrant relish perfect for cheese platters, burgers or wrapped nicely it makes a gorgeous gift.

Salsa Verde Fresh and Zingy

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…

Asian Beef Sticky Ribs Recipe

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.

Healthy Spiced Sweet Potato Dip

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…

Quick Asian Dumpling Sauce

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!

Salted Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge

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.

Easy San Choy Bow Recipe

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.

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…

Whole Egg Mayonnaise

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.