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Roasted Pumpkin Salad

Roasted Pumpkin Salad

I love taking inspiration from other peoples recipes. This one comes from a friend who made roasted pumpkin salad to be served with our Christmas lunch. She used pine nuts and greek feta where I’m using pepitas and Persian feta but essentially this is the […]

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Thai Style Fish Cakes

Thai Style Fish Cakes

These Thai style fish cakes can be made with salmon (like I’ve done here) or your favourite white fish. Ocean trout is also really yummy. I like these as a light lunch or starter but you can also serve with rice and steamed greens to […]

Vegetti and Meatballs

Vegetti and Meatballs

I’ve been shopping again. Completely non-essential but I have fallen in love with my new veggie spiralizer. It seems all we’ve eaten this week is veggie noodles. I’ve swapped out the regular pasta & noodles for vegetti in lots of things. All a bit of an experiment but my fav’s so far are a spicy chicken and coconut soup (a bit like a laksa…recipe coming soon) and vegetti and meatballs.

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Kombucha Mocktails

Kombucha Mocktails

With Christmas, our wedding and New Year celebrations all happening within the space of a few weeks we have hit the end on January and I’m feeling a little exhaused. This past 2-3 months seems to have been nothing but dinners, parties and catching up […]

Barley Risotto (Orzotto) with Chicken and Mushrooms

Barley Risotto (Orzotto) with Chicken and Mushrooms

Traditional risotto is awesome but not something I make very often. All that stirring! I have other things I need to be getting with. My Barley Risotto (known as Orzotto) with Chicken and Mushrooms is a great alternative. It is higher in fibre and lower […]

Roasted Sweet Potato Soup

Roasted Sweet Potato Soup

It may be summer here in Melbourne but the last few days has seen a cool spell which has made me crave a nice hearty soup. I find roasted sweet potato soup is a yummy alternative to my usual pumpkin soup. For an added change I’ve added a dollop of yogurt to make it more creamy and a sprinkle of crunchy pepitas for texture.

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Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt Dipping Sauce

I know I bang on about how easy & delicious most of my recipes are, but seriously, the flavour vs effort ratio for these lamb meatballs is incredible. With only a few ingredients you have yourself a yummy snack, starter or even a main meal. […]

Freekeh, Lentil and Herb Salad

Freekeh, Lentil and Herb Salad

My freekeh lentil and herb salad is inspired from the delicious Cypriot grain salad I was lucky enough to try on New Years eve. This version is very much simplified but easy enough to make at home. I need to acknowledge the fact that I […]

Cranberry Sauce – Refined Sugar Free

Cranberry Sauce – Refined Sugar Free

Yes I love sweet things, I am also totally on the bandwagon for reducing the amount of refined sugar I consume. This poses only a small problem so with Christmas fast approaching I decided to try my hand at a refined sugar free cranberry sauce.

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Chicken Breasts with Gluten Free Herb and Onion Stuffing

Chicken Breasts with Gluten Free Herb and Onion Stuffing

Although we are doing the big traditional Christmas lunch I thought there was still a need for a recipe that has that Christmassy taste but takes minimum effort. The beauty of this is the recipe can be scaled up to make as many as you […]