Herby Sweet Potato and Ham Muffins

I seem to be on an endless search for easy to make foods now I’m feeding a mouth in training so to speak. I am counting my blessings daily to have a little man who is happy to sample what we eat, in fact prefers it over “baby” food.  The challenge it presents is making…

Roasted Sweet Potato, Walnut and Thyme Soda Bread

It’s been a while since I’ve experimented with this soda bread recipe after my obsession earlier this year, but when I found myself without bread in the kitchen and felt like some for breakfast on the weekend I decided to bake my own.  I love this recipe because its simple to make, foolproof even for…

Roasted Purple Vegetables

First let me ask you this… what colour do you think purple carrots and purple sweet potato’s are under their skin?  One answer might surprise you, the other not so much.   Did you know they even existed? Well I challenged myself at the market today, off the back of a monthly blogging challenge that I…

Orange Chicken Risotto

Whilst the weather is finally starting to warm up here in Brisbane, and spring might be just about to show her face, there are still nights when its chilly enough that I find myself reaching for some warm comforting and filling food.  Risotto is one meal that I can rely on to fill this need,…

Quick Tasty Vegetable Soup

Cold wintry weather has descended on Brisbane for the year.  You’ve probably noticed my growing number of cosy foods being posted to compensate for the cold chill pervading my home and this city. This soup was souper quick (te he!) to put together and is an easy option for a work night dinner or a…

Sweet Potato & Corn Fritters

Every time I make fritters I’m pretty sure that the recipe changes.   It depends on what is in the fridge, and also on the texture that I’m going for.  This time around I thought I’d try using sweet potato (kumara) as my main binding agent and also to give it a bit of crunch…

homemade sweet potato and potato chips

Homemade chips….I know they are not the same as the ones you get when you eat out.  I think the difference is in the oil, the temperature of cooking and the size of the fryers.  Don’t let this stop you though, as they can be really fabulous when they are made from scratch at home. …

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…

Roasted Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Salad

A friend asked me for this recipe recently and I thought I would take the opportunity to share it with you all, at the same time.  I’m not even sure where the original idea came for this, perhaps from a mixed vegetable salad my Mum used to make (and still does a bit actually), but…