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,…

Spanish Inspired Spiced Almonds

Nuts are one of our favourite snacks.  We will often pop a bowl out on the coffee table to nibble on with our beer or a glass of wine to celebrate the end of the day.  Our recent addiction has been more specifically smoked almonds.  A friend introduced me to them a few years ago…

Hedgehog Divine

This super delicious recipe was inspired by a recipe I recently made from wholefoods simply’s website.   The coconut rough was incredible and after some contemplating I thought I’d try my hand at mixing up my own combo to see what the outcome would be. Warning, don’t read any further if you don’t want to spend…

Spice Up Your Morning Porridge

Porridge can be boring if you let it be.  Traditionally made of oats with water and cooked into a paste, it can be bland, gluey and altogether pretty unpleasant in the wrong hands.   It doesn’t have to be this way though… I love porridge, and I make sure that I cook it and serve it…

Discovering The Life Changing Loaf of Bread

I’m always open to new idea’s when it comes to cooking, and frequently seek inspiration from the people around me, as much as I do from recipe books.   This little gem comes courtesy of an old work colleague and friend of mine, Emily.   Seeing her version of this beautiful seedy bread on Facebook inspired me…

a super slice for the sweet tooth….

I had some left over condensed milk leftover and was looking for something to make.  I saw a variation of this recipe online and thought I would give it a shot.  The end result, slightly crumbly and sweet enough to put my teeth on edge!  Not quite my cup of tea but I’m sure this…

making icypoles….

Its summer here in OZ, and that means warm weather (in theory anyway), and in Brisbane, humidity too…. So far our summer has been more like winter with all the rain thats been falling, but there has definately been days of wet and warm too. So icypoles are the perfect foil for the heat, particularly…