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easy recipes for busy people

Ingredient: salt & pepper

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 […]

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 […]

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 need on the day. It is also great sliced up the next day for a picnic or in a sandwich. I swapped out the bread for quinoa flakes because I wanted a gluten free stuffing. I’m not gluten intolerant but I really didn’t miss the bread and using quinoa means you can serve it to anyone with a wheat or gluten intolerance.

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Easy Paella

Easy Paella

Don’t let the long list of ingredients put you off trying this recipe, it is actually pretty easy to make and totally delicious. The best part is you can change it up depending on your personal taste or on what you have to hand.

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 […]

Steak with Veggie Hash

Steak with Veggie Hash

True comfort food and an easy weeknight dinner. This juicy steak and vegetable hash is ready in less than 20 minutes.

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Chicken Fajitas with Home Made Spelt Tortillas

Chicken Fajitas with Home Made Spelt Tortillas

A Mexican style feast for one. Tasty chicken with onions, peppers, salsa and home made spelt tortillas in no time!!