birthday week eats

last week i celebrated a birthday! i turned 40 minus 3. i also decided that i deserved to eat and drink special things cooked by other people and not in my kitchen.  here are a few delicious morsels i savoured for you… a meal of delicious seafood at Matt Moran’s Chiswick. i’ve always maintained thatContinue reading “birthday week eats”

choc fudge coconut bars | paleo recipe of the week

Chocolate & coconut.  How could a dessert possibly get any better?!! I found this delicious, gluten-free, paleo-friendly sweet treat via Swiss Paleo. choc fudge coconut bars 

food glorious food

this is what i’ve been cooking lately roast chicken & veggies for a dinner with friends lamb shanks for the cold winter nights paleo big brekkie mussels en provence mid-week paleo chicken fajitas weekend steak, scrambled eggs & veggies buffalo wings with blue cheese sauce for footy night chicken & date tagine flourless, sugarless chocolateContinue reading “food glorious food”

weeknight feeds | chicken cacciatore 

I love the simplicity of this dish; not only is it super quick and easy to make but it bursts with delicious Italian flavours! It’s a one pan weeknight wonder! Just adjust the ingredients for however many people you’re feeding. Ingredients: 8 chicken thighs a punnet of cherry tomatoes 1 cup deseeded kalamata olives 4Continue reading “weeknight feeds | chicken cacciatore “

melly’s famous rocky road!

I love rocky road! I make it twice a year; at Christmas & Easter, so I guess it’s my Aussie holiday rocky road! It actually changes a little each time I make it, but it’s basically the same with a few tweaks…here’s this year’s version which I know you’ll love; just don’t blame me for hyperContinue reading “melly’s famous rocky road!”

whole30 | two weeks down

Jay and I are doing the Whole30 program. What is Whole30 you might be asking? It’s a revolutionary way to change your life; you’re health, your emotional attachment to food and your relationship to your body and exercise. You can read all about it [here] Basically we are doing away with alcohol, sugar, grains, legumes,Continue reading “whole30 | two weeks down”

the adventures of melly; sans sugar

A year ago, if someone had suggested that I “quit sugar” I would have literally dropped to the floor and rolled around laughing. Me, the eat-a-full-bag-of-gummy-bears-maybe-two-in-one-sitting, quit sugar? Yeah right! But after reading Sweet Poison and being kinda obsessed with Sarah Wilson’s blog and books and instagram for a while, I thought it made completeContinue reading “the adventures of melly; sans sugar”

citrus roast chicken | recipe

I love these Autumn days. Cool, sunny weather encourages us to get outside and stroll barefoot on the grass and then head back into the warm comfort of the kitchen when the temperature & sun goes down. Ive gotten the slow-cooker out of storage and have been making a few more roasts in the oven. IContinue reading “citrus roast chicken | recipe”

zucchini linguine, basil pesto & spinach

I’m sharing a really special secret with you. This salad is my Absolute Fave! Because my husband’s motto is ‘it’s not a meal unless there’s meat in it’ I usually make this when I’m alone or as a side dish for dinner. Ingredients: serves one – 1 zucchini, made into vegetable “linguine” (using a vegetableContinue reading “zucchini linguine, basil pesto & spinach”