spiced chickpea bowl with lemony avocado dressing

Cool, crunchy cucumbers, juicy ripe tomatoes, spicy chickpeas, olives, Italian parsley & a lemony avocado dressing are the stars of this simple, throw-together, nourishing bowl. 

seed & nut bread

Have you ever tried gluten-free bread & thought: oh this is pretty awful? Or been shocked at the cost of a tiny loaf? I have. Over the years I’ve tested countless recipes I’ve found in cookbooks & online as well as developing my own recipes in search of a good gluten-free breakfast bread. My parameters:…  [Read More]

cherry hemp chocolate clusters

We’ve all said it – “I’ll start my diet when _____ (insert here whatever occurrence is happening in your future life)”. It could be: You’ll start your diet after your friend has visited. Maybe after your birthday. Christmas. Winter. The list of excuses is endless. I know because I’ve got the War & Peace equivalent…  [Read More]

roasted asparagus & tomato salad with smoky pesto

I’m so tired today I can barely keep my eyes open. I just want to have a nap but there’s no time for that, lots to do. Thankfully there’s some of this beautiful roasted asparagus & tomato salad that I turned into a frittata leftover for dinner tonight…meaning, I don’t have to cook. After a…  [Read More]

spicy shakshuka, avocado & beans

Shakshuka, roughly translated, is an Israeli egg recipe but its origins are North African, Tunisia to be precise. Eggs are cracked into a spicy tomato sauce and baked until the whites are set and the yolks are still golden & runny. I’ve given it a little Mexicano flair adding smoked paprika for that adoboesque smoky flavor,…  [Read More]

ploughman’s lunch plate

On a trip to England in October last year for my birthday, I was so delighted by how wonderful the food was, especially at the country pubs I visited. Especially the abundant use of locally raised & grown food. It’s how I love to cook & eat. One dish I saw often on menus was…  [Read More]

smoky carrot hummus

You all know hummus right? Chickpeas (garbanzo beans), tahini (sesame seed paste), lemon juice, spices & garlic all blitzed together to make a delicious dip-like paste. Super simple. Middle Eastern in origin (so it’s said – also spread to North African & Mediterranean), hummus gained considerable popularity in western culture, especially of late & now we’re seeing many…  [Read More]

sweet potato & bacon hash brown with baked eggs

Follow my blog with Bloglovin This recipe was whipped up in minutes – I know, it kind of looks like it too doesn’t it? After spending the majority of the week nursing an injured back, I didn’t have much desire to cook. But by Thursday the pain had subsided enough for me to move around a little…  [Read More]

grain-free cranberry, nut & seed granola

There are many things I’d rather do than housework so please excuse the dust in here, it’s been weeks since I’ve posted & I’m sure the place is in need of a good cleaning. And you’ve thoroughly missed me haven’t you? Haven’t you? I know you have!  The excuses for my non-posting tardiness: Firstly, we had guests stay &…  [Read More]

zucchini, sweet potato, goat cheese & basil frittata

Frittatas are so easy to make & are a perfect quick-fix dinner solution. Leftovers can be eaten for lunch the next day. They also make a good on-the-go breakfast option. Most frittatas can be whipped-up in 30 minutes or less & are a good way to add more veggies to your diet. Like these cute little zucchini.  Instead…  [Read More]

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