Quinoa and beetroot salad 

Yum yum yum. I’m just feasting on this now. I have a quinoa and brown rice mix that I have been meaning to try, but I think you could do brown rice by itself or quinoa by itself. I had this at Christmas time at a family do and one of Joel’s cousins made it…

Kristy’s fabulous Tomato Chutney

 Last year I cooked up quite a few batches of this – we used it as wedding favours at our wedding in October! It was very very popular – and lots of people have asked for the recipe. I think I originally got this off the internet – but I have amended it now. I…

My new cuisine companion!!

So I got spoilt rotten on my birthday last weekend and was given a cuisine companion by my amazing husband xxxx. For those of you know don’t know, it’s like a thermomix. We are getting our kitchen redone over the last few weeks so all I have is electrical appliances – stove top and oven…

Risotto a la pressure cooker

So I know I haven’t posted much lately, I’ve been super busy and also eating different recipes in a 28 day challenge. They aren’t particularly ‘amazing’ enough to make this blog – lots of stir frys and steak/fish 🙂 But normally, one of my favourite weeknight dinner devices is my pressure cooker. So much so, that…

I *heart* cheesecake

Omigod I love cheesecake. And I love cooking for other people. So when we have guests for dinner, I love to prep a dessert as well. We had a friend over for dinner last night, so there was three of us…… which didnt justify my normal desserts which typically feed 6-8. So I mixed it…

Garbage stirfry

This is a weekly staple in our house. Its super easy, and really tasty. Its based broadly on this – http://nomnompaleo.com/post/41781593486/whole30-day-29-garbage-stir-fry-with-curried but its also very similar to a recipe that mum cooked often when we were growing up. Ingredients 1 onion, chopped 2 sticks celery, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 kg pork mince 2 tablespoons…

Breakfast in a jar 

Ok so I’m sitting on the train and heading into work. I’m super lazy in the mornings – I find it really hard to wake up and get moving. One of my time saving new things, is to prep breakfast and take it with me on the go. I usually do a breakfast shake, but…

“Spinach bake” 

My friend Cassie makes an amazing spinach pie that she brings often to catch ups. It’s very tasty  and every time its a bit different. But it’s always awesome. On another note, last week my zucchini plant escaped the patch and grew a whopper. 4.5kgs of zucchini!!     So I have amended my recipe and…

Turkey time

So this year Christmas is at my house for the first time ever! Both sets of parents, both of Joel’s brothers and my sister. #excited Anne found a recipe in cuisine for turkey that is a bit old fashioned, but apparently the best way to do a turkey! And having eaten it, I have to…

Cookies!!

I love cookies! They taste amazing and are easy to make. the hardest part is always the time involved to shape them. These cookies are called Kipfel cookies and are a Jewish Christmas time cookie. This is one of Anne’s recipes, that she got from a friends grandma. Its pretty amazing, and again, the hardest…