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easy recipes for busy people

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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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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 […]

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.

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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.

Thai Style Chicken & Mango salad

Thai Style Chicken & Mango salad

Tart mango, juicy poached chicken and crunchy asparagus all in a super tasty Thai style dressing…this is the perfect weeknight dinner on a warm evening.

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!!

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Tuna and Lemon Courgetti

Tuna and Lemon Courgetti

Whether you call it a courgette or a zucchini these veggie noodles are a great way to eat more vegetables and almost have the comforting texture of pasta. I don’t know of any other dishes that would have me willing to eat an entire zucchini […]