DIY Macadamia Nut Paste

A while ago I wrote a post for some energy balls that contained macadamia nut paste. A reader asked whether she could make her own, as she was unable to source some locally. Yes, making your own paste is easy. And as an added bonus, it generally works out cheaper than buying it ready made. […]

Warm roast chicken, lentil and zucchini salad

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in Dairy free, Gluten free, Main meals, Recipes, Salads | No Comments
Warm roast chicken, lentil and zucchini salad

Warm salad of roast chicken, lentils and zucchini The weather has cooled down. Last week, I had planned on going to the beach Thursday morning with Gracie and some friends but when I went for my early morning surf, a nippy westerly was blowing and the sky was gray, making me opt for a coffee […]

Date, nut and seed energy balls

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in Blog, Gluten free, Latest News, Recipes, Snacks, Sweets | 2 Comments
Date, nut and seed energy balls

Apologies. I know I have not posted anything in quite a while. I have a good excuse though… I am happy to announce that Gracie Rose Millichamp was born on December 17th. Gracie has been keeping me really busy these last twelve weeks (I can’t believe it has been that long already!). I’ve had to […]

Smells like summer… Basil pesto

Smells like summer… Basil pesto

There are a few farmers’ market items that simply scream ‘summer is around the corner!’ to me…. Big bunches of fresh, sweet basil; early season stone fruit and the sale of blueberries by the bucket load (no kidding!). Whilst I prefer to wait for true summer for my stone fruit fix, the basil at the […]

Sardine, cherry tomato and lemon pasta

Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 in Blog, Main meals, Recipes | 2 Comments
Sardine, cherry tomato and lemon pasta

The sardine… a fish that divides people. I used to turn my nose up at the thought of sardines. I am not sure of whether it was their strong smell, their small (edible) bones or how some tinned varieties feel a little too slippery on the tongue for my liking. A believer in trying all […]

Power Porrij – Product Review

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Blog, Breakfast, Latest News, Product Reviews | One Comment
Power Porrij – Product Review

When I grew up, my dad would make us kids porridge for breakfast now and then in winter. It came in one form only – made with traditional rolled oats and full cream milk (my family were late starters on the reduced fat milk bandwagon!) topped with a smattering of soft brown sugar on top […]

Zucchini, pea and ricotta salata on sourdough with a soft-boiled egg

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in Blog, Main meals, Recipes | 2 Comments
Zucchini, pea and ricotta salata on sourdough with a soft-boiled egg

This is one of my favourite ‘I’m-in-a-bit-of-a-hurry-but-I-want-something-warm-healthy-and-delicious’ meals. I made this when it was pouring rain all day (as it tends to do here lately) and it really hit the spot. The combination of sauteed shallot, zucchini, peas, mint and grated ricotta salata is also one of my favourite side dishes to serve with roast […]

Better the devil you know – Home-made peanut butter & muesli slice

Posted by on Apr 29, 2012 in Blog, Recipes, Snacks, Sweets | 3 Comments
Better the devil you know – Home-made peanut butter & muesli slice

The idea for this post came from a discussion I had with a friend at a BBQ the other day. My friend, who has a young daughter, was telling me of the conundrum she has deciding what goes into the school lunchbox. She really wants to do the best by her little one, but is […]

My Vietnam food adventure and a Vietnamese-inspired tofu noodle salad

Posted by on Mar 24, 2012 in Blog, Latest News, Recipes, Salads | One Comment
My Vietnam food adventure and a Vietnamese-inspired tofu noodle salad

I fell in love with Vietnamese food as a young uni student in Sydney. One of my besties introduced me to Pho Bo (rare beef rice noodle soup) and I was hooked.  A couple of years ago the same friend and I went on a food tour of Cabramatta – Sydney’s Little Vietnam – with […]

Corn coriander rainbow salad

Posted by on Jan 21, 2012 in Gluten free, Latest News, Recipes, Salads | 4 Comments
Corn coriander rainbow salad

Did you know that you can eat corn raw? I remember finding that out only a few years ago when I saw a girl at uni munching her way through a raw corn cob as she kicked back on the grass. What a revelation! I grew up eating corn cobs that went from the bag […]