This lasagne recipe is delicious and well worth the wait. Although time-consuming, it’s relatively easy, and it makes enough for six adults with a salad. Recently I asked both my daughters to choose a recipe they wanted to perfect before leaving home. Admittedly, it’s a little early to be thinking about that, seeing as they…
Best Pecan Pie Recipe
Last year when thanksgiving rolled around, I used the excuse to perfect another recipe. And the crowd went wild. Ha! The response to this pecan pie recipe still makes me smile… Over the next few weeks, at friends’ request, I made four more pies and became somewhat of a unicorn. I haven’t made another one…
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…
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…
Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie
Welcome the Christmas season in a healthy and delicious way with this sugar free pumpkin pie.
Aussie Pavlova- Vanilla & Berry Wreath
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 with sugar free and wheat free alternatives
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.
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 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.
Breakfast recipe- Vanilla Ricotta on Fruit & Nut Sourdough
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.
Best Christmas recipes for the season
Here are some of the best Christmas recipes I’ve discovered over the years.
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
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
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.
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.
Fresh Asparagus with lime, feta & toasted almonds.
A simple side of fresh crunchy asparugus accompanied with lime, feta, almonds and olive oil. Simple, light and delicious.
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.
Garlic Mornay Based Pizzas
Chicken, Mushroom. Potato & Bacon. Prawn. Three Cheese.
Best Sticky Date Pudding Recipe
Sticky Date Pudding is a family favourite and this recipe is too good to resist.
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 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…
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…