Baked Eggs in Beans

Would you like to have a lazy way to make a fancy breakfast?  I think I may just have stumbled onto a new option for me when I was trying to come up with something different for breakfast this morning.  I love eggs, but I do sometimes find myself getting bored with having them cooked…

Chicken Congee

What a wonderfully healing dish this is to eat. This recipe was shared with me as an idea of something I might be able to handle when I was recovering from having my wisdom teeth removed this past week.   Whilst it has suited perfectly to this situation, I believe it may just become a part…

Roast Carrot and Garlic Dip

  We have rather a penchant for enjoying a glass of vino and a snack at the end of the day before our proper evening meal.  Quite frequently this translates into dips and crackers.  Whilst I love the simplicity and convenience of the store bought versions, the cost adds up, and I do get a…

Tuna Mornay with a bit of a difference

  There is not really a way to make this dish look particularly pretty….but boy does it make up for it in flavour and comfort on a cold winters night. As a child I was always a fan of cheese and cauliflower….there was something about the flavours of the cauliflower that was perfectly matched by…

Homemade Frozen Dinners

I’m certainly in that category of people who works too many hours and finds it a struggle to be inspired to cook after a long day, this was particularly the case when I used to live alone.  Whilst I could never quite bring myself to eat the frozen dinners in the supermarket, it was way…

My Bolognese Sauce

I’m pretty sure that a version of this dish is a staple meal for every Australian household.  It’s easy and quick to make, and a great way to get your protein and vegetables all in one meal.  Based on an Italian pasta sauce, we have adopted this of one of our own.  Over winter it…

get your veggie fix here…..

Is it time for you to get more vegetables in your life? I feel like I am going through a period where I’m just not eating enough.  When this happens, I seek out fresh greens, and fill my fridge with loads of fruit and vegetables.   Then the next challenge is then what on earth…

Basil Pesto

I think I saw the largest basil plant that I have ever seen in my life on the weekend.  We were visiting family, at our old residence from last year, and I couldn’t believe my eyes at what has happened in our old herb garden.  Talk about proof of what love and care can do…

Rhubarb and Apple Crumble

When I’m feeling like dessert, but I don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, this is the immediate recipe I think of.  It’s so easy to make, I even suggest that it’s a great recipe to cook with kids.  Get them involved in making something semi healthy for a sweet treat after dinner at…

Zucchini & Sweet Corn Fritters

I love making these, one because its a favourite in my house, two because it brings back memories of zuchini fritters from my childhood, and finally, because I love the sweet bursts of corn that contrast with the smoothness of the zucchini and the crunchiness of the outside. These are great served with salad on…

Leah’s Version of Asian Coleslaw

Its summer in Australia, and to me that means salads.  Crisp fresh vegetables, salad leaves and lots of them.  The thing is that you very quickly get bored with making the same three options and so I find myself looking for inspiration continuously.  Lucky me, I didn’t have to go too far for this idea. …