Smoky Bacon Squash Noodles

You’ve seen veggie noodles haven’t you? They’re made using a spriralizer gadget. More often than not it’s zucchini that’s used to make endlessly long strands of noodles in the hopes of being a stand-in for traditional pasta. Butternut squash is perfect for spiralizing: not only because of its girth – the wider the vegetable the better…  [Read More]

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]

citrus jalapeno shrimp salad

Have you ever timed yourself when you eat? Mostly like you haven’t. I have. Next time you’re eating something warm & comforting notice how fast you wolf-down your meal. Then time yourself consuming a salad. The resulting time between the two meals is quite different – the salad taking more than twice as long to…  [Read More]

spiced nuts

There’s much to love about nuts, apart from their obvious moreishness. Because of their high fat content they help to stabilize blood sugar, keep us satiated longer, contain lots of fiber, lower cholesterol & contain omega-3 fatty acids which of course are good for your heart, joints & most importantly…YOUR BRAIN. These spiced nuts are…  [Read More]

chipotle salmon, blueberry & corn chop salad

Life is pretty full & I’ve not posted in yonks. Here I am though, somewhat frazzled & frayed but making a very quick appearance nonetheless. And it’s blueberry season & I had to share with you a gorgeous chipotle salmon, blueberry & corn salad I made a few weeks ago. Reminiscent of Tex-Mex flavors, this…  [Read More]

thai chicken cakes with sweet cucumber salad

If you’re anything like me & absolutely love Thai food, then you’ve probably eaten Thai fish cakes. Instead of using fish, I opted for inexpensive ground chicken. Same flavors, different protein. Ground chicken works brilliantly in all sorts of recipes – this recipe is a perfect example. These are so good you’ll just want to…  [Read More]

chicken & noodle larb

Larb – one of my all-time favorite salads. Originating in Laos, larb is vibrant & lively. A delicious, exciting salad of ground chicken, lots of garlic, fiery chilies, noodles, peanuts, crunchy bean sprouts, mint, cilantro, lime juice & fish sauce – all ingredients typical to Southeast Asian cuisine. Not always served with noodles, I think…  [Read More]

beet, orange & fennel salad

Several years ago my hubby was doing the majority of the cooking & we ate salads almost every weeknight. It was fantastic. Next thing I’d lost eight kilos. Hang-on, quick calculation here…okay, 17 pounds. Looking back now it seemed so effortless (largely in part due to the fact I didn’t have to cook). Fast forward to…  [Read More]

broccoli chop salad with satay dressing

Raw broccoli can be bitter but roast it briefly, like I did for this uber delicious broccoli chop salad with an Asian-style satay dressing & it becomes bright & delicious. This salad had all the elements that make a salad good – fresh & crisp from the broccoli & apple, sweet & a little chewy from…  [Read More]

grilled zucchini, walnut & feta salad

Because it’s such a healthy way of eating, I’ve been cooking Mediterranean inspired food this week, including this grilled zucchini, walnut & feta salad. Along with Mediterranean food, my latest obsession is finding a bra that actually fits & doesn’t have me oozing out all over the place like out of control bread dough. The bras that…  [Read More]

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