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…

Blueberry & Lemon Pikelets

The first day of the new year is a good enough reason to treat ourselves to a special breakfast and this year pancakes loaded with fresh seasonal fruit were calling out to welcome 2017, particularly when it’s 30c at 8am here in Brisbane. Grabbing the nearest reference to hand for a guide, these pikelets (thick…

Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch

  So much of my food experimentation these days is spent trying to get my little man to try new things and keep food in his mouth.  He has a strange love of baby tomatoes that involves sucking the guts out of them and then spitting out the skins.  I’m hoping one day he’ll take…

Peanut Butter and Strawberry Muffins

Strawberries are in season at the moment in Brisbane and I’m finding myself buying them by the kilo I’m eating that many.  The price is right so I’m not holding back.  It does mean at times there is a few too many hanging around so I’m happy to throw a few into my baking if…

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…

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…

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…

Spiced Carrot Fritters

Zucchini fritters are a favorite in our house as you’ve no doubt noticed on the blog from the number of posts.   With an over abundance of carrots in the fridge I thought it might be time to experiment a little and get to play with the new mandolin that I picked up at Daiso for…

Baby Potatoes with Asparagus and Caper Dressing

Some great recipes I stumble upon are all about the visual image that accompanies them in a cookbook, whilst others are the combination of flavours that sing to my palate long before they are a reality.  When the two meet in the same location its a happy joy for me and one that I’ve felt…

The Versatility of Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini fritters are a favourite in our house. They often don’t make it far beyond the pan before being snacked on with a dash of sweet chilli sauce. So the good news is that when it comes to making them there is no strict recipe that I follow, although the fundamentals remain the same.  I’ve…

Ginger Carrot Soup with a Touch of Orange

There’s been a lot happening behind the scenes of Sharing The Food We Love and much of it is unrelated to food hence the level of radio silence that has been going on. I’ve been very hesitant to blog about the biggest news that is happening with us for fear of turning into another blog…

Tomato Magic

With a title like Tomato Magic how could I not be intrigued by this recipe. As I’ve been exploring Paula Wolfert’s The Food of Morocco for The Cookbook Guru I’ve been very much concentrating on learning the building blocks of what creates the flavours in Moroccan savoury foods. Seeing this recipe gave me a little…