Clams in XO sauce

XO sauce is thought to have originated in Hong Kong…it’s packed with ridiculous amounts of flavour from spice and seafood. It is a bit time consuming to make but well worth the effort. My recipe will yield about 2 cups…you only need 1/2 a cup for the clams so keep the rest in 1/2 cup … Continue reading

Zucchini Slice – gluten free

In my never ending search to find an alternative to the sandwich (not that there is anything wrong with them, I just like to try and get as many vegetables into my family’s diet as I can and sometimes bread takes up valuable menu space) I’m always experimenting with lunch box alternatives. This slice (or … Continue reading

Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

It’s winter and I love comfort food. Food that makes you feel all warm and sleepy like it’s just given you a big hug. What I don’t like is heavy, rich food that makes you feel like a sluggish lump. One of my all time favourites when I was a young whipper was my mum’s … Continue reading

Grandma’s Vegetable & Pearl Barley Soup

I didn’t realise I had a quirky way of making vegetable soup until I started serving it to other people….it’s just the way my grandmother always made it. She was the goods in the kitchen so I wouldn’t dream of altering her method (too much). My grandparents were perhaps the ones that started my love … Continue reading

Broccoli, Cauliflower & Roasted Garlic Soup

It’s cold outside! I love a bit of homemade soup in winter….nothing screams “goodness!” like homemade soup and this one is good and seriously fast! I use homemade chicken stock for extra goodness and flavour but you can use whatever you have handy. The Washington Post just posted their list of “powerhouse fruits & vegetables” (a list … Continue reading

Curry Chicken Salad with a Lime Thyme Dressing

Recipe number 2 for the mamamia foodblogger idol competition…..thought I’d get a little creative with Rachel’s yoghurt and make a gorgeous curry chicken salad. I used some lovely spices that not only give the chicken a little kick but they are also good for you too….especially the turmeric which has anti-inflammatory properties. I knocked up a spicy little … Continue reading

Sweet potato stuffed mushrooms

Sweet potato stuffed mushrooms with a rocket & apple salad

  Mushrooms are gorgeous little creatures aren’t they! If weight loss is a goal for you then you can’t go past good old mushies. They’ve got oodles of rich savoury flavour for very few kilojoules in return. At only 96 kilojoules per 100 grams they have a very low energy density….that just means they have … Continue reading

Curried pumpkin & lentil soup

Curried pumpkin, sweet potato & lentil soup

  Daylight savings has finished and the days are starting to shorten, it’s time to start thinking about comfort. Comfortable slippers, fluffy jumpers, woolly scarves and comfort food. This soup is fast, low in the saturated fats that we should be keeping to a minimum but high in tasty goodness and so easy the kids … Continue reading

Chicken Roasted Capsicum Salad

Preparation is the key…

  Time is a ridiculously precious commodity. With a “to do” list that is more often than not the length of your arm, finding the time to knock up a gorgeous and healthy lunch for yourself can become a task of Herculean proportions……lets be real, who hasn’t inhaled the kids soggy leftovers and a cup … Continue reading

Fish & Mango Salad

Fast Fish Salad with Mango and Macadamia (Serves 2)

  Fish is a great healthy choice for busy people and for those who are trying to drop a few kg’s. It’s light, packed with nutrients and cooks in a flash. Of course fresh always tastes best but frozen fish can be very convenient, easy to prepare and nutritionally there really isn’t a whole world … Continue reading

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