Colourful Slaw

Here is the promised recipe for the Slaw. Its quite different in that it doesn’t have a thick creamy dressing. List of ingredients is long but it only takes 15 mins to make. Colourful Slaw 1/4 green cabbage 1/4 red cabbage 1 large fresh beetroot 1 large carrot 4 tablespoons parsley 4 tablespoons coriander leaves…

Halloumi And Roasted Red Pepper Bruschetta

Recently I went for dinner with some very dear girlfriends, we went to a tapas style cafe that was tucked away off the beaten track. Amongst the many delicious morsels we tasted was a halloumi and red pepper dish. I tried my own version of it recently and although not the same it was really…

Cashew Cream Cheese

It’s been such a long while since my last post ! There are quite a few recipes to come ๐Ÿ˜Š Went on a trip to Oamaru last weekend, had an awesome time wandering around the town. The Steampunk Festival was on and the Victorian Quarter was absolutely humming with the weird and wonderful, finally got…

Naked Cakes

These seem to to be on trend now and my how lovely they are especially for a summer wedding or birthday. I am going to a wedding in February and as our gift am making the wedding cake. Thought I would trial some flavours today, my boys are delighted ๐Ÿ˜Š So I made a coconut…

Tandoori Chicken Cauliflower Pizza

Finally got around to making a cauliflower pizza base this week. Have seen them around on various pop ups but always thought it was a step to far, however I have recently discovered I’m not really good with white bread type products, makes me feel very bloated. so decided to give it a go. I…

Christmas Pasta

I have neglected my blog for some time now, not sure why other than I just got really busy and couldn’t find time to sit and write it. I have also not been cooking so much, it’s been to hot to be standing in the kitchen so I have been spending time outside enjoying the…

Saturday Morning Flower run

Took a quick walk around my garden this morning, itโ€™s full of flowering bulbs I planted over winter, always a surprise to see what you get. Roses are blooming and smelling so good๐Ÿ˜Š

Spring Potato Salad

With the onset of warmer weather I find my garden springing into life rapidly. Mint can go mad and take over the Vege patch so with that in mind I planted it in different places so it wasnโ€™t concentrated in one patch. I still have an abundance of mint and it seems also of spinach….

Sunday Mornings

Strawberries are back in season ๐Ÿ˜Š this year they are so sweet and juicy. Went to the farmers market yesterday to buy flowers and strawberries.Yesterday the market was also a car boot sale, that was a nice surprise, but brought lots more people in so by the time we wandered up all the strawberries were…

Vegan Chocolate Cake

I have had this recipe for so long I cant even remember where it came from. It used to be stuck on the fridge on a scrap of paper, I even moved twice and it was still attached to the fridge, thankfully I had written it down before the last move ! Ever since my…

Black Bean Chilli Pork

I always have some free range pork mince in the freezer ready to make up a batch of pot sticker dumplings or last minute party sausage rolls. Last week I was home early and looking forward to spending the new daylight saving hour or two in the garden. I spent the afternoon planting tomatoes, capsicums…