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…

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,…

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…

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.

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.

Old Fashioned Banana Cake

My love of baking came from my grandmother. She was always baking something and this old fashioned banana cake was a regular in her kitchen repertoire. The hint of citrus makes it taste fresh and light.

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. 

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 & 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.

Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese is a family favourite. Everyone loves it. It’s easy to cook, freezes well, makes tasty leftovers, and the kids actually eat it- what’s not to love?!

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.

Nourishing Vegetable Soup

I first made this soup out of the desire to use up the tired vegetables sitting in the bottom of my fridge at the end of a week. I use different veggies every time, and it always works out well.

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.

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…

Dairy Free Kale Pesto

This Kale Pesto Recipe is dairy and nut free because that’s how I like to freeze and cook with it. Feel free to add 1/4-1/2 cup of roasted nuts and 1/4 cup pf parmesan cheese if that’s what you fancy. I have a confession, I don’t like kale. The truth is, I started eating it after…

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 daughter first made pinwheels during a gardening and cooking lesson at school. Her prep class picked fresh herbs from the garden and used them in this recipe. That afternoon when I picked her up, she raced to tell me how yummy they were and that she wanted to make them. Naturally I was thrilled…

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…