Chicken, preserved lemon & green olive tagine

So a tagine is not just a fancy word for a casserole, it’s actually the name of the dish that it’s cooked in. It’s a clay dish from Morocco with a conical shaped tall lid that circulates the flavours as you’re cooking. If you don’t have one, don’t worry you’re not alone, this dish can be made … Continue reading

Fish with Spiced Carrot Mash & Slaw with Roasted Chickpeas

I’m about to pop over to Fiji for a relaxing family holiday…..soak up some sun (and some Mojito’s)…and of course partake in some fresh, local produce. One thing I’m really looking forward to (apart from the mojito’s) is the array of fresh seafood and fish. So before I embark, here is a lovely little fish … Continue reading

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

Cajun salmon with Corn Salsa

Ah Salmon….what’s not to love?! The omega 3 fats from these lovely oily pieces of goodness are like the ultimate anti-ageing nutrient. They keep your brain sharp (they are an integral part of the structure of your brains tissues), they help to lower your blood pressure and triglycerides, they reduce blood clotting…..put those 3 together … Continue reading

San Choy Bow – Veggie packed!

  This little dish packs a lot into it’s servings. Lean protein, fibre, spices and lots & lots of vegetables. It’s great for those trying to drop a few kg’s….nutrient dense & low kJ….it could just be the holy grail of dinners. I usually finely chop a couple of cups of iceberg lettuce and stir … 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

Lamb & Tzatziki Pizza with basic pizza dough

Happy pizza day! Once you get in the habit of making your own pizza dough you will never again by those store bought ones. These are thin and crispy and taste utterly delicious. No comparison at all. It may seem a bit time consuming but really it’s just waiting time for the dough to prove, … Continue reading

Zucchini & Preserved Lemon Risotto

  Being a certified carnivore and a very enthusiastic cook, I  like the weekly challenge I give myself to find a gorgeous vegetarian meal for the whole crowd.  I’ve discussed the benefits of having a meat free day before but for those of you who’ve missed it the shortened version is it’ll save you a … 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

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