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…

Basil Pesto

Pesto is an incredibly versatile thing to have in your kitchen.  It is perfect for the busy household when you need a quick meal, and in my experience, kids love it as much as adults do. And if you’re keen to make Pesto from scratch and love the idea of gardening, basil is possibly one…

Thai Barbecued Yellow Chicken

I’m a big fan of chicken. I cook with it at least twice a week, sometimes more. I love its versatility and it’s natural pairing to fresh healthy flavors.  With the temperature being up over 30c every day at the moment seeking recipes that don’t require too much time in the kitchen is essential and…

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…

Coconut Flour Pancakes

I’ve had a bag of coconut flour hanging out in my pantry now for about 12 months, that I purchased on impulse one day.  I tried using it once and found it so absorbent that it ruined a recipe that the rest has been languishing until this week. A visit from my niece who is…

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…

Apple and Cinnamon Pancakes

Pancakes are the perfect Sunday treat in my mind, something to be lingered over leisurely with a cup of milky coffee and good conversation.  Their only downfall in my opinon is that they are best eaten straight from the pan which means someone cooking whilst the rest are eating.  Fortunately my kitchen area is open…

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…

Vegetarian Curry Puffs

I’m putting it out there, I’m a massive fan of curry puffs. Our local Thai restaurant make some of the best I know with crumbly, buttery pastry and a tasty filling with just the right amount of bite to whet your appetite. Until now I’ve preferred to leave the curry puff making to the experts…

BBQ Pork with Vietnamese Caramel Sauce

It’s not often you’ll hear one of us say our kitchen smells like dirty Thai. We’re not being offensive when we say that, we mean good real Thai food off the back streets of Bangkok, cooked on well seared woks and bbqs. The aromas floating into the allyways and combining with the city smells in…

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…

Pumpkin, Bacon and Pea Muffins

Sometimes the source of my food ideas is a book or a conversation, and other times from somewhere as straight forward as my supermarkets freebie food magazine.  You’d be pleasantly surprised by the caliber of the ideas if you can get past the blatant marketing that drives most of the content. This recipe took my…