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

7 Delicious Ways to Use Roasted Tomatoes – Cook up a batch now

7 Delicious Ways to Use Roasted Tomatoes – Cook up a batch now

Tomato is perhaps my absolute favourite vegetable of all time (ok, I know it’s a fruit), but we often think of it as a vegetable.  It’s savoury and sweet at the same time and goes with just about everything. My earliest memory of tomatoes is when mum would mix them ..Continue Reading

Corn and Zucchini Fritters

Corn and Zucchini Fritters

A friend dropped around with an impressive bounty of fresh vegetables from their ample backyard veggie patch which inspired this simple light meal for a warm Friday night on the balcony. A perfect finish to a busy week – crisp veggie fritters, punchy salsa and a glass of Pinot Gris.  ..Continue Reading

Banana Loaf (GF) with Passionfruit Butter

Banana Loaf (GF) with Passionfruit Butter

Bananas are well and truly in season now and this is a perfect way to use up ones that are a little bit too ripe for eating. Banana + Cake = Deliciousness! Bananas are a fantastic source of the minerals magnesium, phosphorus and potassium, much needed minerals for our nervous ..Continue Reading

Sumac Flatbread (GF)

Sumac Flatbread (GF)

This naturally gluten free flatbread is often found around Italy and France, especially at street stalls but many countries have variations of one kind or another. I’ve made this particular one many times and it’s always a surprisingly easy dish to add to any table. Super easy to make, and ..Continue Reading