Harissa Lamb Racks with Pearl Couscous

Tomorrow is Waitangi Day which is a public holiday in New Zealand held on February 6 to commemorate the signing of our founding document, The Treaty of Waitangi….it is also a great excuse to get together with friends & family to break bread. Although it’s been many years since I lived in New Zealand, I … Continue reading

Fish with Lemon Caper Butter & Zucchini Cakes

    I’ve had a special request for a recipe from our Game of Thrones dinner party…..it has taken me some time to comply, but here it is wrapped up in a whole new main meal! I made zucchini cakes to give a lighter alternative side dish to go with a gorgeous eye fillet of … 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

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

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

Chicken & Leek Pot Pies

I do love a good old fashioned meat pie but they aren’t on anybody’s healthy eats list. That’s why I have a bit of a crush on the pot pie. They still have the all the lovely flavours of the original with a fraction of the kilojoules. The benefit of the “pot” in the pot … Continue reading

Seafood Noodle Soup

  This gorgeous soup will warm you up for winter and is still light enough for summer…win win!  You get the best of both worlds with this one…it’s low in calories and also very nutrient dense which makes it the holy grail in terms of nutrition. With the prawns and fish you get omega 3’s, … 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

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