Shakshuka

I learned how to make this dish when it was the Italian version “Eggs in Purgatory” which is a fantastic title. This version has a middle eastern bent with the flavours of the cumin and paprika and the kick of the harissa paste. It also has the added bonus of  having another fabulous title, “Shakshuka!” I don’t … Continue reading

Sticky Chicken with Asian Slaw and Sesame Dressing

I added a new gadget to my ever growing stash in the kitchen. I’ve been meaning to buy a mandoline for quite some time. Although my knife work can be quite fast, it’s not what we’d call delicate or fancy so I decided to take let my kitchenware do the talking instead. It’s a revelation! … Continue reading

Garlic Pepper Prawns with Cauliflower “Rice”

Don’t be frightened…I’m not on the anti-carb bandwagon.  I really prefer to focus on what I need to put in my body rather than the things that must be avoided. More often than not I make this dish with beautiful, bouncy, nutty brown rice – but I do have a thing about making sure I … Continue reading

Bean Burrito Bowl

This recipe is my ode to the perpetually busy woman (or man). Sometimes the best way to maintain healthy eating habits is to take the question mark out of the equation….you know those moments, you’re approaching lunch time, your head is in the fridge wondering what to have. It is precisely at those times that … 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

Chicken Meatball Red Curry

As promised, here is recipe number 2 in the chicken meatball collection. This recipe is written as a stand alone, from start to finish, whole kit and caboodle recipe but if you have children and they haven’t quite developed their spicy tastebuds yet, I’ve developed this recipe to go along with the previous Spaghetti & … Continue reading

Vegetable & Lentil Curry – #meatfreemonday

I like to have at least one vegetarian meal a week but sometimes it can be a bit hard to get the husband to agree with my nutritional philosophy…..unless this vegetable & lentil curry is on the menu. For some reason, men quite like a bit of a curry and while ordinarily he’d probably prefer … 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

Vege Burgers

5 reasons why eating less meat is good for you.

  Now, I love meat as much as the next gal. I like a succulent steak, a crispy chicken wing and a gorgeous rack of lamb. Of course there is room for most things in a balanced and healthy diet but the benefits of cutting back on the meat side of things are quite substantial, … Continue reading