Brie and artichoke cigars

Make these now! You are guaranteed to love these, and they taste even nicer the next day! INGREDIENTS 6 basil leaves 2 tablespoons cashew spread 1 small brie cheese round 1 can tinned artichokes 1 packet filo pastry Oil METHOD 1. Defrost filo pastry. Once defrosted roll out and place a damp tea towel over…

White chocolate muffins

Happy Monday! I made these muffins for work, and ended up having to make another batch as my husband found them and ate 3 in one go! INGREDIENTS 1 3/4 cups self-raising flour 1/2 caster sugar 1 egg 1 cup full cream milk 1/2 cup oil half packet of white chocolate chips dash of salt…

Spiced lamb pasta with basil nut sauce

This is the easiest recipe I’ve created! Simple weekday dinners made in under 30 minutes for the win! This recipe is super tasty and healthy! INGREDIENTS Meat1 Lamb mid loin chop, thinly sliced1 teaspoon minced garlic1 teaspoon dried oregano1 teaspoon dukkah (see recipe on the blog)oil Sauce 3 teaspoons cashew spread1 handful slivered almonds1/2 bunch…

marinated calamari salad – AUSTRALIA DAY

HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!! Hope you are having an amazing day celebrating all that is great about our beautiful country! INGREDIENTS3 calamari tubes, thinly sliced into tubes1/2 teaspoon garlic flakes1/4 teaspoon chili flakes1/2 teaspoon dried parsley1/3 cup oil2 tbsp. lemon juiceloose leaf lettuce mix1 punnet cherry tomatoesblack olivessalt & pepper METHOD1. Marinade tubes of calamari in…

Strawberry biscuits

Happy nearly December! Noose beer has been a crazy month so I’m wishing December along fast! These strawberry biscuits are the perfect savoury treat! Not very sweet but you can taste the hint of strawberry! Perfect with cream and a cuppa!  INGREDIENTS  40 g butter 1/4 cup caster sugar 1 egg  1 cup blended strawberries…

Pumpkin Spiced Banana Bread

Happy Thanksgiving!   A twist on your usual banana bread using pumpkin spice! Hope you enjoy this bread with your festivities!   INGREDIENTS   1 3/4 cups self-raising flour1/4 cup plain flour 1 heaped teaspoon pumpkin spice 2/3 cup brown sugar 2 bananas, mashed 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk 50g butter, melted cinnamon   METHOD 1….

30 minute spinach dal

Dal made in the pressure cooker, better taste and a bazillion times faster to cook! INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup frozen spinach1 teaspoon ginger paste1 teaspoon garlic paste1 red onion, finely chopped1 teaspoon mustard seeds1 teaspoon coriander seeds1 teaspoon cumin seeds1 teaspoon fennel seeds1 teaspoon garam masala1 teaspoon turmeric1 teaspoon vegetable stock powder1 can diced tomatoes2 cups…

Rosemary infused bacon, leek & pumpkin risotto

Lessons learnt cooking this meal! I originally cooked this in a multi cooker…. big mistake! I hated that I couldn’t see the food cooking which resulted in the food not coming out right. It’s a new gadget so I’m still playing around with it, but I definitely suggest cooking risotto in a way that you…

Apple & Raspberry Oats

The perfect make ahead breakfast for the week! You can change out the raspberries for other fruits too! INDREDIENTS2 cups rolled oats2 tablespoons honey1 tablespoon cinnamon1 large green apple, sliced and diced1/2 cup milk1/2 cup raspberries600ml water METHOD1. Combine all ingredients, except milk, into a saucepan. 2. Bring to the boil, then turn down to…

Cheesy Tomato Soup

With this weather being temperamental and not deciding what season it wants to be, I’ve gone back to soups!This is a good recipe to have on hand for sick neighbours too! INGREDIENTS 1 brown onion1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved1 can crushed tomatoes1 tablespoon vegetable stock1 tablespoon rosemary, finely chopped1/4 cup butter1/3 cup grated cheese11/2 to 2…