Macaroons

Who knew that macaroons were so easy to make?  Now I’m not saying these turned out like Adrian Zumbo’s perfect round discs of colour, but the flavour and texture was awesome  Given I was using a 1907 recipe from Mrs Beeton as part of The Cookbook Guru I certainly wasn’t wanting them to be high-end French patisserie…

Healthy Rice Crispy Squares

It’s funny how many childhood favourites stay with you as you grow up and get older.  Tastes change, but in so many ways they really don’t.   As a child Rice Bubbles were always one of my favourite breakfast cereals.  I loved putting my ear to the bowl filled with bubbles and milk and hearing them…

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…

Chocolate Lace Crisps

Happy Friday Everyone!  This is a little bonus post that is not from the Donna Hay Recipe Book which I’ve been focussed on of late.  Just something sweet to get you through the weekend. This recipe comes to us from my lovely sister again, the same one that shared the amazing gluten, wheat and dairy…

Make Your Own Baking Powder

As I start to delve deeper into my baking I’m coming to the realisation that a lot of people suffer from allergies or intolerences of some kind that really restricts their diet.  Fortunately it doesn’t have to restrict your taste buds, as there is also some seriously creative cooks out there divising some great ways…

Hummus

Chickpeas were a slow forming love affair for me, only exploding into my diet in the past few years.  They are a seed that has been cultivated as a part of the human diet for well over 9000 years.  Known for being rich in protein, they are a significant part of many culture’s diets, eaten…

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…