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 

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”

banoffee pie | recipe

Broadsheet published Cafe Sopra’s famous banoffee pie recipe which I replicated about a month ago! Ingredients: 2 x 395g cans of sweetened condensed milk 180g unsalted butter, chopped 375g digestive biscuits, halved 600ml thickened cream 2 vanilla beans, seeds scraped out 75g icing sugar, sifted 4 bananas 30g dark chocolate, finely grated Method: Place cans ofContinue reading “banoffee pie | recipe”

kale & walnut pesto | paleo recipe of the week

People are always asking me what I do with kale.  I primarily use it to make green smoothies, as a side veggie for dinner (think sauteed kale & mushrooms) or in my scrambled eggs/omelette for brekkie. But I’ve found a new use! Kale & Walnut Pesto; totally paleo friendly and great with grilled/steamed fish orContinue reading “kale & walnut pesto | paleo recipe of the week”

granola bars | recipe

Yesterday as Jay, Harley & I were returning from our sunrise harbour walk we discovered Jay’s wallet was missing. What followed was the fasted 2km run I think we’ve ever done! But there it was, sitting on the grass where it had fallen out of Jay’s pocket when we were doing our sit-ups & ab-work!Continue reading “granola bars | recipe”

chorizo cabonara & catalan market salad

Let’s not tell Jay, but if I could have a second husband it would be Jamie Oliver. That Englishman can cook! I stalk follow him on Twitter & Instagram and he recently posted this recipe, which of course I just had to emulate for dinner. Give it a try; it’s pukka! For the salad 25Continue reading “chorizo cabonara & catalan market salad”


Beginning in the cool pre-dawn silence, Aussies everywhere today fulfill a promise to our military fallen; we will remember them. lest we forget I’m up at Mum’s place and we decided to make some ANZAC biscuits! Merle Parrish’s Anzac biscuit recipe [via] Prep time: 20 mins Cooking time: 6-7 mins per batch Makes: 45 1 cupContinue reading “ANZAC”

recipe | zucchini flower, mint and pecorino penne

I love a change of season! After a crappy wet summer, Autumn has bought Sydney clear blue skies, lots of sunshine (with only a few scattered storms) & temps in the low-mid 20°C’s. Correspondingly, I love the change in seasonal produce. My local fruit & veg store is a hop, skip, jump away from meContinue reading “recipe | zucchini flower, mint and pecorino penne”

recipe | beef & sweet potato fritters w grilled asparagus & balsamic tomatoes

I’ve been experimenting with low calorie recipes in readiness for the 12WBT recipe competition. According to the hubby this is the best one yet! Beef & sweet potato fritters with asparagus & balsamic tomatoes Ingredients 500g lean beef mince 1 large brown onion, finely diced 2 tsps Tuscan herbs (like oregano, thyme, etc) 400g sweet potato (akaContinue reading “recipe | beef & sweet potato fritters w grilled asparagus & balsamic tomatoes”