Banana and Coconut Bread with Raspberries

This banana bread recipe is one that I keep going back to, and playing with along the way.  It’s simple to make, reliable and has great flavour.  Looking for something a little different and borrowing an earlier idea of adding strawberries, I threw in 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries to the mixture and a few…

Stuck on Repeat and Honey Jumbles

My current food status is a bit boring and stuck on repeat. With a toddler in the house I’ve found myself having to resort to very simple foods, mainly consisting of meat and 3 veg to get him with eating with us. I am just now getting to the stage where we can occasionally find…

Great Scones

Unfortunately my kitchen isn’t seeing much creativity at the moment.  It consists of fairly basic fare trying to entice my toddler to eat something beyond strawberries and plain pasta.  We’ve hit the fussy stage and as a foodie, its driving me nuts that he won’t even try some of the foods I put in front…

Chocolate Coconut Slice 

I love it when a fellow blogger shares a recipe that sends me down memory lane. Glenda at Passion Fruit Garden shared this recipe for Chocolate Slice and it instantly had me thinking of my nan and book marking the post to see if I could recreate some of the magic. The original version is…

Last Minute Chocolate Goodies For Christmas

Some times I get that impulse to bake last minute for Christmas, and the last thing I want to do in our summer heat is turning on the oven, or sweating my way through a day in the kitchen. I thought I would collate and share some of my recipes that have gotten a work…

Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch

  So much of my food experimentation these days is spent trying to get my little man to try new things and keep food in his mouth.  He has a strange love of baby tomatoes that involves sucking the guts out of them and then spitting out the skins.  I’m hoping one day he’ll take…

Peanut Butter and Strawberry Muffins

Strawberries are in season at the moment in Brisbane and I’m finding myself buying them by the kilo I’m eating that many.  The price is right so I’m not holding back.  It does mean at times there is a few too many hanging around so I’m happy to throw a few into my baking if…

Crunchy Peanut Butter Biscuits

Sometimes it’s just time for a sweet treat.   The inspiration for this one had its origins in a jar of peanut butter. I picked up a jar of Pic’s peanut butter when I shopped last because I liked that it only contained peanuts and salt. I’m sad to say my favorite brand has more…

Hob Nobs

How have I not made Hob Nobs sooner?  It’s quite astounding when I can confess to having a borderline obsession with chocolate hob nob biscuits.  I’m pretty sure I love the texture & flavour equally and if they’re in the house they are unlikely to last more than a day. Needless to say, they are…

Donna Hay’s Seed and Date Slice

 I’m a massive fan of Donna Hay and have been since the days when she wrote for Marie Claire Living. She has a distinct style and her food is generally straight forward, clean flavours and recipes easy to execute. As time has gone on from the early days her food has shifted to healthier stuff,…

Herby Sweet Potato and Ham Muffins

I seem to be on an endless search for easy to make foods now I’m feeding a mouth in training so to speak. I am counting my blessings daily to have a little man who is happy to sample what we eat, in fact prefers it over “baby” food.  The challenge it presents is making…

Raw Carrot Cake Bliss Balls

This recipe is one that should be labelled guilt free cake really.  Take the best of a healthy sounding cake and turn it into a raw, vegan option and you’d be forgiven for thinking it may be less than fabulous.  Never fear though, with my inspiration a recipe from Bianca at Wholefood Simply, we can’t…