Dark Chocolate and Orange Scones

Chocolate & Orange Wholemeal Spelt SconesI haven't baked anything new for a couple of months now. I put it down to having an irrational and newly sensitive stomach which leaves me with very little desire to head into the kitchen and get creative.But really this is even more reason to get … [Read more...]

Ocean To Plate

How To Cook Live Giant MudcrabsThis post has been written as part of my involvement with the Microsoft Connections Program.I was secretly excited when I was pregnant with Maggie and had a yearning to no longer be a vegetarian.Bacon and Seafood. Two things I had missed dearly. I have fond … [Read more...]

Vitasoy Review + Win a $150 Hamper

Vitasoy Review + GiveawayThis is a sponsored post for Vitasoy.I have chosen to live a mostly dairy free existence for as long as I can remember for simple reasons:Consuming dairy products gives me stomach cramps and pain as I have a  general intolerance to these foods. My Mum tells me … [Read more...]

Tomato Dahl Recipe

Tomato Lentil Dahl RecipeWhen I was in India I ate dahl almost every day, it's cheap and delicious. It's also super easy to make at home and it is definitely a healthier alternative to traditional comfort foods.Well that last statement may just depend on how much yummy garlic naan bread you decide … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Date and Walnut Bread

Date & Walnut Bread RecipeNitty Gritty: This recipe is gluten free, sugar free and dairy free. It is also perfect for breakfast on the go.Ingredients:250 gms dried pitted dates50gms walnuts400gms gluten free self raising flour50gms almond meal400 gms organic coconut cream80gms raw organic honey2 … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Banana Muffins

Easy Banana & Choc Chip Muffins (Gluten Free)Moist, Light & DeliciousMaggie has the baking bug and almost every day she asks to cook something. The first thing she says when she wakes up from her afternoon nap is 'I want to cook please'. I've introduced her to the thermomix, and she is … [Read more...]

Pineapple & Coconut Sorbet

Keeping Your CoolTry this deliciously smooth and creamy pineapple & coconut sorbetYesterday was the hottest January day on record in Darwin. It didn't bother us too much though as it was just over 36C, and Perth Summers can get to 44C +, but when you factor in the humidity it can be pretty … [Read more...]

Mum’s Biscotti Recipe

Cranberry & Macadamia BiscottiBiscotti is my favourite biscuit recipe, and my Mum has been making her own for years. It goes perfect with a cup of coffee when you just don't need a piece of cake. This year I encouraged Mum to use some coconut sugar instead and give the thermie a go.It was a … [Read more...]

Celebrate Christmas with Woolworths Gold

Have Yourself A Merry Little ChristmasThis is a sponsored post for Woolworths.Christmas this year will be very different for us compared to previous years. Traditionally, we have spent it with our six children and extended family but this year it is just the three of us up here in beautiful Darwin. … [Read more...]