Hazelnut cake with chocolate glaze

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in Blog, Dairy free, Gluten free, Latest News, Recipes, Sweets | No Comments
Hazelnut cake with chocolate glaze

I’ve been going a little bit barking baking mad lately. In addition to having an ever growing ‘to-do’ list, including some important PhD reading and writing I have struggled to get around to, I also have a small project on the burner that means I have to put in some serious kitchen time – trialling […]

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. […]

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 […]

Simple summer entertaining… Chicken, pine nut and lemon salad sandwich

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Blog, Main meals, Recipes | 5 Comments
Simple summer entertaining… Chicken, pine nut and lemon salad sandwich

I hosted my baby shower the other week. I loved every second of it. A whole bunch of my beautiful girlfriends getting together over a tasty lunch, a glass of two of prosecco (not for me though!!), a good giggle and catch up. The day was warm, the sun was out and our new back […]

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 […]

Fig and walnut oat cookies

Posted by on Aug 27, 2012 in Blog, Latest News, Recipes, Snacks, Sweets | 2 Comments
Fig and walnut oat cookies

I am so happy I am clicking my heels together in glee. Why? I am the proud owner of a brand spanking new kitchen – complete with a new, massive, electric oven and gas cooktop! Yippee! Whilst the rest of the house renovations are not yet complete – I still have plywood and a classy […]

Lamb kofte with tahini yoghurt sauce

Posted by on Apr 8, 2012 in Blog, Main meals, Recipes | One Comment
Lamb kofte with tahini yoghurt sauce

It has been hot here – the summer-kind-of-hot that brings smiles to beach-goers faces, melts Easter eggs and is perfect for barbecues. This recipe is a humdinger of a barbie recipe…  a touch exotic but not too out there to scare off less adventurous palates. The lamb kofte are flavoured with an intense mixture of spices that are […]

Superfoods made easy: Part Two

Superfoods made easy: Part Two

In an earlier post I talked about superfoods. To me, superfoods are foods that are packed full of nutrients, readily available, minimally processed, have some decent scientific research behind them and most importantly, are really tasty! With Christmas just around the corner (and all the busyness, hidden expenses, festivities and ‘not-so-healthy’ eating  that goes with it) […]

Superfoods: Do you believe the hype?

Posted by on Nov 23, 2011 in Blog, Latest News, Nutrition Tips | 2 Comments
Superfoods: Do you believe the hype?

Acai berries, Goji berries, wheat grass, chia seeds, pomegranate juice …. There always seems to be a new ‘superfood’ being touted as being the key to better health, longer life, a cure for this and as essential for that! Should you believe the hype? What is a superfood? ‘Superfood’ is not a scientifically defined term. […]