White Wine Mustard Vinegarette

I seem to have found myself with an obsession for white wine vinegar at the moment. I’m not buying anything fancy but it’s almost become compulsory to have a daily splash on my salad. Whilst it’s easy to add unadulterated I recently decided I should step it up a notch and create a creamy mustard…

Green Beans and Almonds

Next time you are contemplating a simple salad I would highly recommend breaking out the green beans.  Their texture is satisfying to eat, and coupled with some almonds and a light red wine vinegar this simple salad will delight your taste buds. Simply top and tail your beans.  Blanch them in boiling salted water for…

Liquid Gold in Your Kitchen Cupboard

If you check out the cupboard above my stove you will see it groaning under the weight of dozens of bottles.  These bottles hold very special liquids to my kitchen, the magic flavours that with a splash here, a dash there and the latest stir fry or salad has the final dressing to wow our…

BBQ Salad Series: Rocket & Parmesan

This is one of those simple salads that might seem obvious, but is a classic every day of the week for me.  There is so many variations of what you can do with   I often use the flavour combination with some fresh tomato sliced up and toss through warm pasta for a quick meal….

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…

Labna: soft homemade cheese to take away the rainy blues

Like most people in South East Queensland, we found ourselves cooped up for the long weekend.    What would traditionally be a sunny long weekend on the beach or in someones backyard, got sidelined by an ex-cyclone named Oswald! (I do love the names that they come up with for these things!)   I’m counting my blessings…

Beetroot Dip

I love dip. It’s a little bit civilized, a whole lot easy and very very tasty.   I love that I can take my favourite vegetables or crackers and slather them in something that is healthy and tasty.   It’s always a pleaser when you are entertaining, and it doesn’t have to be expensive.  Whilst it’s…

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…

Mediterranean Flavoured Green Tomato Pasta Sauce

Green tomatoes make me think of pickles, and from there I really struggle to come up with ideas of what on earth to do with them because the pickles are just that good.  What do I do when I don’t have enough to make pickles though??? Thanks to Lifestyles of the Organised I have found…

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…

Cajun Spiced Roast Vegetable & Chicken Salad

This little gem comes courtesy of the yummy Cajun Spice Mix from Please Pass the Recipe.  I’ve altered the recipe to suit what I had in the fridge at the time, and as you can see below it’s a bitsa (bits of this bits of that) so don’t stress too much about quantities.  This is a…