Football Snacks!

Next time you have a group of people over & you’re looking for snacks this is awesome quick meal. What do you need? A bag of corn chips About a cup of grated tasty cheese 1 avocado 1 tomato 1/2 lime, juice only Salt & pepper to taste Splash olive oil 1/4 cup chopped cilantro/coriander…

Fetta, Olive & Yoghurt Dip

The flavours of this dip held particular appeal to me as I love feta cheese and olives.  The result was a little different to what I expected with the it being quite salty.  Not the recipe’s fault, more that it highlights the importance of selecting a feta cheese that you particularly love.  In this case…

Lime Marmalade Cake

Some of you might remember just over 12 months ago I found myself with a massive stash of limes, and consequently a huge batch of lime marmalade on my hands.   The good news is that the stocks are starting to dwindle, but there is still a few jars lurking in the back of the pantry. …

BBQ Series: Potato Salad

You didn’t think I’d forget the humble potato salad did you?   I’m pretty sure this is most people’s favourite at a BBQ, and there is so many ways to make this simple salad taste amazing, it could almost be a meal on its own! You could be a fan or adding seeded mustard, bacon…

Make Your Own Pizza From Scratch

Pizza is a great quick food solution for most people.  Finding a good place to buy pizza from is a whole other story.   Occasionally we hit upon a great pizza maker and we tend to almost overdose on their wares as a reaction, but if you’re like me that doesn’t happen often.  And if you’re…

BBQ Salad Series: Coleslaw

I love Asian style coleslaws with a passion, and could live on them all summer.  This time around though I thought I’d hark back to an earlier time in my memory when this was the salad de jour at BBQ’s when I was a child.  As I got older and worked in my Mum’s catering…

BBQ Salad Series:Moroccan Carrot Salad

Carrot is a great base for salads.  It’s substantial, sweet and crunchy all at the same time.  Add a few interesting ingredients and you have a fabulous way to turn the humble carrot into something a little exotic for your meal table without it taking hours to create.   This salad is actually one that  I…

BBQ Salad Series: Waldorf Salad

Given that we are entering the barbeque season here in Australia, and many places in the northern hemisphere are enjoying their autumn, I thought it might be a good time to share some old favourites for our outdoor get togethers and for those times when the best option for dinner is a BBQ. First off…

Awesome Zucchini & Corn Fritters

I’ve posted a previous recipe of zucchini and corn fritters over a year ago, but a lot has happened in my kitchen in 12 months time, so I thought it was time to share an updated version of this recipe I’ve just recently tried, which just happens to be gluten and dairy free…. and dare…

Rice Paper Rolls

These babies have been sitting in my ‘to blog about’ list for over a year now.   Each time we make them I forget to take photo’s, or the lighting is really bad, or our rice paper rolls are so slapped together I really didn’t want you to see just how messy they can get.   The…

Make Your Own Baking Powder

As I start to delve deeper into my baking I’m coming to the realisation that a lot of people suffer from allergies or intolerences of some kind that really restricts their diet.  Fortunately it doesn’t have to restrict your taste buds, as there is also some seriously creative cooks out there divising some great ways…

Roast Beetroot and Dill Salad

Have I mentioned that one of my favourite herbs is dill?  I don’t think I use it enough in recipes in proportion to just how much I love it.  Like saffron, it evokes memories of Sweden and my gorgeous Swedish friends and family.  In particular the inspiration for this dish came from a gorgeous Canadian…