Bliss balls (nut free!)

Sometimes, I make small resolutions, little deals with myself that seem to be a good idea at the time but end up being a bit more work than I first imagined. This year I decided that the treats in my kids lunchbox, while not always 100% healthy, would at the very least be homemade. I … 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

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