Whole Egg Mayonnaise

Making your own mayonnaise is surprisingly easy, incredibly yummy and free from additives. There are so many nasties in condiments these days—right? A batch of fresh, homemade mayonnaise will last up to a week in the fridge. Bring it out when guests are over for lunch and it’s next level impressive. Enjoy.

How do you use a meal planner?

How do you use a meal planner?! I used to laugh at people who had one of those cute little meal planners in the kitchen.

Fresh & Zesty Lime Hollandaise Sauce

Fresh hollandaise sauce is delicious. The addition of lime adds another level of freshness making it perfect to accompany poached eggs, blanched asparagus pan fried snapper or whatever else you fancy. 

Waste Not Want Not- Tips to save on waste

‘Waste not want not.’ ‘Waste not want not’ is a proverbial saying first recorded in 1772. Wilful waste makes woeful want is an even more alliterative version recorded earlier in 1576.

Lunchbox snacks made easy

Last year I titled the year ‘Simplify.’ In an effort to simplify life and enjoy more space for the important things I did a big declutter, cut down on afterschool activities, deleted social media accounts (did I really need three?) and tried to live a little more congruently to who I feel I am.

Five tips to get your kids eating a healthy dinner

Anyone with kids knows that there are times when you feel like you are asking all the time: What am I going to feed them?! The cycle of breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner seems to roll around all too quickly leaving you either feeling like a champion or like you are failing…

Caramelised Onion

Caramelised onion is a favourite for cheese platters, salads, toasties and a myriad of other things. Homemade Christmas gifts are always a nice surprise, caramelised onion works well given in a cute little jar.

Traditional Tomato & Basil Bruschetta

This simple topping for toasted bread sings of lazy summer afternoons. Traditional tomato and basil bruschetta is always a hit at any gathering or works wonderfully as a topping for grilled meat.

Nut Free Bliss Ball

Bliss balls are a regular favourite in our house. I try to make them using different seeds and nuts each time to get a variety of nutrients in. These are so great you’d never know they are nut free.

My Top 4 Bliss Ball recipes-

Bliss balls keep for weeks in the fridge and are a perfect energy boost for mid-morning or afternoon. I always have a batch of some sort in the fridge and I generally try and mix it up to ensure we are getting a variety of different seeds and nuts. These are a few of my favourites.

Packed with Goodness Muesli Bars

Back to school and work always hits me with a ‘what do I feed our family?!’ cry of despair. This recipe for Muesli Bars packed with goodness is just one of the answers. It’s perfect for kids lunch boxes or as an adult snack with a cuppa too.

Fresh & tasty Pad Thai

Pad Thai was served everywhere when we visited Thailand. It’s a favourite dish for many. It’s surprisingly easy to make a great Pad Thai that everyone will love. You’ll impress yourself.

Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese is a family favourite. Everyone loves it. It’s easy to cook, freezes well, makes tasty leftovers, and the kids actually eat it- what’s not to love?!

Duck Penang Curry

Quite possibly the fastest curry you will ever make. Loaded with fresh veggies, creamy coconut curry sauce and the addition of Peking duck makes it feel very fancy indeed- especially for a homemade meal.

Fresh & Tasty Thai Beef Salad

The ultimate crowd pleaser in the warmer months. It’s fresh, full of flavour and a welcome change after winter comfort foods.

Banana Almond Sugar Free Loaf

This incredibly tasty banana bread was made for me by a friend when I had my second baby. It was so good I felt naughty every time I had a piece. When I asked for the recipe and couldn’t believe how healthy it was. Enjoy!

ANZAC Biscuits (with Sugar free option)

A great Australian staple, great for lunch boxes, afternoon tea or anytime really. This recipe includes adaptations for a sugar (fructose-free) and traditional version of the Aussie fave.

Old Fashioned Lemon Coconut Slice

A simple, old fashioned lemon coconut slice is always a winner. This zesty, no-bake slice keeps well in the fridge for a few days making it perfect for making ahead of time for a gathering.

Fluffy Delicious Muffin Recipe

Muffins are great for an easy lunchbox snack, brekky on the run, morning or afternoon tea, always really. This recipe is quick, easy and easy to adapt to include your favourite ingredients. Blueberry, choc chip, chocolate, banana, mixed berry…

Warm Spicy Mulled Wine

On a recent trip to Melbourne, my husband and I stopped in at Pony Fish Island for a glass of mulled wine. We sat and read our books, looked out at the beautiful city across the river and sipped delicious warming cups of spiced wine. I, of course, took notes on the flavours I was…

Kourabiethes: Greek Almond Shortbread Cookies

This special recipe for Kourabiethes was given to me by a beautiful Greek lady made her cookies often and brought them to church.  An absolutely divine, melt in the mouth, crumbly cookie, perfect with a coffee or given as a gift.

Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie

Welcome the Christmas season in a healthy and delicious way with this sugar free pumpkin pie. 

Slow cooked red wine beef cheeks

You’ll amaze yourself with this recipe for slow cooked red wine beef cheeks. They are absolutely delicious. Cooked in a slow cooker means you can prepare in advance making it a great recipe for entertaining or as an out of this word mid week meal.

Apple Crumble

Nothing beats an apple crumble made from scratch. I’ve been known to make a quick apple crumble using tinned apples before, but once you make a crumble using fresh seasonal apples you’ll know it’s totally worth it.

Paleo Pancakes- whole foods recipe

This version of paleo pancakes tastes amazing, and the bonus is they’re good for you too. Paleo pancakes are light, easy to digest and quick to make.

Easter Raw Chocolate Recipe- Sugar Free

These sugar-free, raw chocolate treats make the perfect healthy alternative to processed chocolate over the Easter period. Raw cacao is full of magnesium and high in antioxidants, while coconut oil improves digestion and immunity.