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easy recipes for busy people

Ingredient: Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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 […]

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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 […]

Steamed Mussels with tomato, chilli and garlic

Steamed Mussels with tomato, chilli and garlic

This is one of the easiest yet most impressive dishes you can make. It takes less than 20 minutes in total and makes an ideal starter for any summer dinner party.

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Balsamic Chicken Tray Bake

Balsamic Chicken Tray Bake

If you’ve read my “about me” page you’ll know that I work for a big corporate in Melbourne. This means a daily commute on the train of about 40 minutes each way, nothing too difficult. I’m usually out of the house by 7am and more […]

Baked Ricotta Dip

Baked Ricotta Dip

This recipe started as a way to use up some ricotta I had left over from another recipe. Using ingredients I had on hand I simply mixed it all up, tasted it (there’s no ingredients that must be cooked before eating so a sneaky taste […]

Pear & Walnut Salad

Pear & Walnut Salad

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Chicken & Prawn Chowder

Chicken & Prawn Chowder

I made this as a trial one Saturday & Gerry was super excited to see it when he came in the door…I was lucky to be able to photograph it! We had a similar dish several times in Ireland when we were there last, usually […]