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…

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 wasn’t concentrated in one patch. I still have an abundance of mint and it seems also of spinach….

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…

Mexican Chicken or Tofu and Cauliflower Rice

We are moving into summer now , well we have to get past spring first and the very changeable weather, sun ,hail and torrential rain all in one day ! I am planting my garden for summer and planning a new vegetable garden .As I wander around I am finding all those little flower surprises…

Falafels

Before my first son was born I worked in a cafe that predominately sold middle eastern style food. I have fond memories of making large pots of chilli sauce, hummus, falafels and tahini sauce as well as stacking up the lamb marinated in oregano and lemon to slowly turn and cook in front of the…

Brown Rice and Quinoa Salad

On Sunday’s I like to prepare for the week ahead. It’s good to have the fridge full of pack n go salads for work and athletes lunches. A while ago a friend gave me a great tip on keeping lettuce salads fresh for the week, all you need to do is cover with a paper…

My Bircher Muesli

I must admit I was never a huge fan of Bircher muesli's a good many just had no real flavour. Over the past few weeks I've been experimenting with different flavours and think I have found a couple that I really like. Hope you do too 😊 quick and easy to throw together then just…

Cauliflower Mac n Cheese

I’ve been craving mac n cheese on these cold nights but I didn’t want the heavyness of it. I have seen Jamie Oliver put cauliflower in his so thought I would give it a go. The result is a lighter version but still lovely and creamy. I have used onion soup and light sour cream…

Slow Cooker Beef Bourguinon

A while back I was given Julie & Julia by a dear friend , it’s one of my favourite movies. I watched it on Sunday and again got inspired to cook Beef Bourguignon. It’s not a quick cook however,  takes nearly a whole day, if you do it right, so I thought I would tweak…

Spinach & Blueberry Smoothie

There are countless smoothie recipies out there. I was looking for a simple quick smoothie to have on the run, a good make and take breakfast type smoothie that would keep you full through to lunch. In this recipie I am use The Collective Kefir tummy love blueberry pourable yoghurt and baby spinach leaves. Spinach…