Stuffed eggs with avocado and wasabi or hummus

Finding healthy finger food to take to summer parties can be a struggle. Vegetable sticks can only go so far and are generally left sitting limp at the end of the party. However, these stuffed eggs disappearlike they are going out of fashion. If you keep hard boiled eggs in your fridge for snacks, and More…

Cinnamon Stars

I predict cinnamon is going to be a 2011 ‘superfood’. More and more I’m seeing this tasty ingredient appearing in mainstream media touting it’s abilities. Did you know that there are claims that cinnamon: can have favorable effects on brain function and memory soothes the stomach, and may help prevent ulcers suppresses the bacteria that More…

Sage and rosemary roast turkey breast roll

Coming from a traditional English family, turkey is a must for me at Christmas. A whole turkey is massive and if you’re trying to eat lean then it may not be your first choice. In the past my experience with turkey breast rolls is that they can be very dry, so I spent a lot of time researching timing and techniques to make the meat as moist as possible.

Coconut Custard with Rhubarb Compote

Warm and comforting, this was my first foray into cooking rhubarb. The tartness is offset beautifully with the richness of custard and slight sweetness of orange.

Sweet, Fluffy Cauliflower Pancakes

You really can hide vegies ANYWHERE, even in pancakes. Cauliflower is my favourite hidden vegetable because it tastes reasonably neutral and is great in both sweet and savory dishes. It also hasn’t got any sort of colour to it so the kids won’t spot it. Steph, gave me the idea for this one. While she More…

The Vegie Challenge: Popcorn and chips

Crunchy, smokey and salty food is addictive. Who can resist after a few nibbles? I know kids can’t. I’ve seen them in the snack food isles at the supermarket, begging for chips. I wouldn’t be suprised if these tasty Kale Chips and Cauliflower Popcorn don’t elicit the exact same respnse. I polished both off in More…

Cauliflower, coconut and apple ‘oatmeal’

Cauliflower has become my new favourite breakfast vegetable. It works so well both sweet and savoury. I had leftover ‘cauliflower mash’ and woke thinking something warming was in order, but that I didn’t need the carbs of quinoa or oats. The creaminess of the cauliflower and coconut paired perfectly with the slight crunch from the More…

Some like it hot: Devil’s food shake

There’s something daring about the idea of chill and chocolate which excites the brain. Walking past Bean Bar on the way to the gym they have a poster which says “chilli hot chocolate, do you dare?”. I like a challenge. When someone says ‘you can’t eat xxx, can you?”, the stubborn girl in me fires More…

A figure friendly pizza

I’ve been making the bases for this pizza for a few weeks now for breakfast. I make them in big batches and then toast them in the morning and spread them with vegemite. So when we had some leftover proscuitto and pasata in the fridge I thought it’d be a perfect oppurtunity to give a More…

Dukkah crusted Salmon with greens

A lot of people know eating salmon is good for you due to the omega-3 fatty acids. However, people who are not brought up cooking fish sometimes worry about how to cook it. My friend Sereyana posted on my facebook wall recently, that she was searching for an easy and healthy salmon recipe. Off to More…