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

Hazelnut Muesli Bites

Hazelnut Muesli Bites

You can’t be good 100% of the time.  That would be boring. Sometimes you just want a boost of sweet deliciousness to go with your coffee (or tea), and that’s OK if you only do it occasionally. And you deserve it! Healthy food choices can include an occasional treat Saying ..Continue Reading

Breakfast Herbed Beans and Vegetables

Breakfast Herbed Beans and Vegetables

Vegetables for breakfast – that’s not breakfast food!  I hear you shout. But, hear me out. In many cultures, savory vegetables are a staple breakfast dish and when paired with good quality protein and fibre, you’ll have all you need for energy, clear thinking and healthy moods for a productive ..Continue Reading