Chocolate Bites

Chocolate Bites

Sometimes, you just want a chocolate fix, not a whole block, just a bite to satisfy the desire.. So, I went looking for a small chocolate bite that wasn’t sweet, would satisfy the chocolate desire, was healthy and nourishing and was small enough for a couple of small bites without ..Continue Reading

Pork Sausage with Apple and Red Cabbage

Pork Sausage with Apple and Red Cabbage

Over the years, the good ol’ sausage has certainly morphed into a flavour filled treat.  There’s a diverse range of flavours with added herbs and vegetables that cater to all tastes and situations. But sometimes a simple plain pork sausage is all you need to create a dish that everyone ..Continue Reading

Salad with Goat’s Cheese, Peach and Walnuts

Salad with Goat’s Cheese, Peach and Walnuts

When peaches are in season, the weather is hot. I love the great range of summer fruits available and there’s nothing better than forgaging at your local fresh food market for sweet and juicy stone fruits like peach, nectarine, apricot and mango. Peaches pair deliciously with goat’s cheese and toasted ..Continue Reading

Apple and Cashew Salad

Apple and Cashew Salad

I used to make this salad way back in the 80’s.  It started as a twist on the popular Waldorf Salad which I kept changing until this version emerged.  I loved it then.  I love it now. There’s a lot of good things about apples.  They’re: low in calories high ..Continue Reading

Sweet Shortcrust Pastry (GF)

Sweet Shortcrust Pastry (GF)

Jeff loves to cook flavoursome and interesting entrees and mains.  I love to bake.  It’s a perfect combination (cue cheesey happy faces). Gluten free baking does pose a problem though, especially for pastry, pasta and don’t even try GF gnocchi!  Some recipes convert well, others are an issue, especially when ..Continue Reading

White Bean & Tuna Spread

White Bean & Tuna Spread

When it comes to cravings and energy slumps, this recipe has got your back. It ticks all the boxes – wholesome, filling, nutritious and so, so simple.  Plenty of protein plus a load of fibre to keep you fuller for longer. You can quickly whiz this up on a Sunday ..Continue Reading

Asparagus and Tarragon Tart

Asparagus and Tarragon Tart

It’s spring in Australia! One of the best things about spring is that asparagus is in season.  It’s well priced at the markets at the moment, so don’t forget to put asparagus in your basket. Asparagus is a perennial veggie with a heap of delicious uses, from tasty tarts to ..Continue Reading

Red Lentil Soup

Red Lentil Soup

I guess it looks like we’re vegetarians, but believe me, we’re meat eaters.  Not over the top carnivores by any standard, but we do enjoy a good steak, beef curry, lamb targine or poultry. Conserving your kidneys and reducing the acid load from animal proteins on your body becomes increasingly ..Continue Reading

How to cook the perfect poached egg, every time

How to cook the perfect poached egg, every time

Eggs are the perfect protein.  They set you up for the day, balancing your blood sugar for plenty of energy.   Did you know that having plenty of protein and healthy fats for breakfast will stop you craving unhealthy food later in the day? Confession time…… When I met Jeff I ..Continue Reading

Blueberry Coconut Dessert (GF)

Blueberry Coconut Dessert (GF)

If you’re after an easy dessert to impress, especially on cold winter nights, then this one will do the trick. It’s adapted from the classic French clafoutis – fruit (traditionally fresh cherries) baked in a sweet batter and served at the table.  This recipe variation is gluten free. For a ..Continue Reading