Condiments · Dairy Free · Entertaining · Gluten Free · Low GI · Recipes · Snacks & Treats · Vegan · Vegetarian · Wheat Free

Humble Yet Handy Hummus

HUMMUS Handy snack and a great accompaniment with some carrot sticks, celery, snow peas, sticks of cucumber or capsicum slices. Homemade hummus is pretty easy to make and is better for you than most preservative-containing store varieties. Try making a batch up Sunday arvo to last you the week. Chickpeas are high in protein, vitamin… Continue reading Humble Yet Handy Hummus

Dairy Free · Freezer-Ready · Raw Dessert · Snacks & Treats

Raw Raspberry Freezer-Ready Slice

I LOVE freezable treats. Perhaps this is due to the fact that I am the type of person to make a cake and eat it all in one sitting. Slight exaggeration… Two sittings. That is why making sweets that store best in the freezer works for me. Out of mind, out of sight. Right? It… Continue reading Raw Raspberry Freezer-Ready Slice

Gluten Free · Lunchbox Ideas · Recipes · Snacks & Treats · Vegan · Vegetarian

The Holy Grail … A ‘Healthy’ Choc Chip Cookie Recipe

This is about as healthy as choc-chip cookies are going to ever get… This is another recipe from Lola Berry’s cookbook – ‘The Happy Cookbook’. Lola explains that the ‘secret’ to cooking these cookies is to pop them in the refrigerator for 1 hour before baking them. It helps them to keep their shape. The last batch… Continue reading The Holy Grail … A ‘Healthy’ Choc Chip Cookie Recipe

Gluten Free · Recipes · Snacks & Treats · Vegan · Vegetarian · Wheat Free

Do you like Piña Coladas? – Tangy Pineapple Slice Recipe

Creamy Macadamia Nuts + Fresh Tangy Pineapple. Add some coconut, a bit of almond meal and maple syrup and you have this healthy slice that is stored in the freezer and will delight any tropical lover. You can eat it straight out frozen cold or wait for it to melt a little and it becomes… Continue reading Do you like Piña Coladas? – Tangy Pineapple Slice Recipe

Budget Meal · Curry · Dairy Free · Detox · Dinner · Easy Meals · Recipes · Vegan · Vegetarian · Wheat Free

Beetroot and Okra – A Tale of Two Autumn Veggies

One of these Autumn vegetables most likely pops up in your fridge regularly, while the other may be completely new to you… Beetroot is ready to be harvested in the veggie patch and it is time to get inventive.  I decided to try my hand at cooking a Sri Lankan style Beetroot Curry. But, I… Continue reading Beetroot and Okra – A Tale of Two Autumn Veggies

Dinner · Entertaining · Recipes · Wheat Free

Sweet Potato & Ricotta Gnocchi Two Ways: with Winter-Style Gutsy Sauce or Summer-Lovin’ Pesto

This is one of my favourite dishes. It rocks. I think it is because it looks totally impressive – like I have slaved in the kitchen for hours. In reality, the hardest part is the rolling of the gnocchi- and I only classify it as ‘hard’ because of the flour and mess it makes on… Continue reading Sweet Potato & Ricotta Gnocchi Two Ways: with Winter-Style Gutsy Sauce or Summer-Lovin’ Pesto

Breakfast · Easy Meals · Recipes · Wheat Free

Homemade-Baked Beans and Rise ‘n’ Shine Terracotta Breakfast Pots

Baked Beans… Let me guess – the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Baked Beans is the mushy canned type that you had as a kid and made you fart and sing that little ditty- ‘Baked beans: good for your heart, the more you eat the more you fart’.  The song was… Continue reading Homemade-Baked Beans and Rise ‘n’ Shine Terracotta Breakfast Pots