Green Beans & Bacon
Jan02

Green Beans & Bacon

When you’re first trying to eat healthy, it seems like you are being punished and all the tasty things taken away. There’s a couple of simple ways to avoid feeling deprived, and that is to allow yourself a wide range of good fats (as fat carries flavour) but increase your intake of vegetables, in particular the green ones. Bacon really helps you get used to the flavour and overcome that ‘you don’t make friends...

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Sandwich Press Omelette
Dec13

Sandwich Press Omelette

The sandwich press is the only way I can make an omelette. And why fight it when they turn out this good! The edges of the press keep the egg mixture from running out while the non-stick surface is perfect for easily removing the egg. You can also avoid that messy step of flipping the omelette by simply pressing the lid down as soon as the egg is sealed and folding it in half over the ingredients. This recipe serves 2 for breakfast,...

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Salami Pizza Scrolls
Mar18

Salami Pizza Scrolls

These are made using a gluten free puff pastry which is purchased from the freezer section. Yes, I often cheat with packet items. This brand is the “Coles” variety, and it isn’t great but is quick to work with. Look for other brands at your local gluten free fair and try them out. I’ve had some great ones, and some terrible ones, but it is worth the testing because when you find a good one you can make a wide...

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Green Bean and Coriander Salsa
Feb23

Green Bean and Coriander Salsa

So, maybe it’s cheating to call this a recipe. It’s just a really light, fresh salsa which I whip up to have with a mexican meal and it looks all pretty in a photo so here it is … Ingredients 1 x small yellow capsicum (peppers) 1 x medium tomato 20 x green beans 1 x medium cucumber Leaves from 5 x coriander (cilantro) stalks 1 x teaspoon paprika 1 x tablespoon olive oil 1 x tablespoon white vinegar Method Chop all...

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Chunky Chilli Salsa
Jan21

Chunky Chilli Salsa

The garden is currently producing more chilli’s than anyone can eat, and because Drew is the only chilli fan in the family he’s left with the task of eating almost all of them. Much to his delight! I prepared him a chilli salsa recently as a healthy after dinner snack and an easy breakfast. The colours of the fresh ingredients are inspiring and this keeps for several days due to the vinegar, if kept in the fridge in an air...

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Bacon & Zucchini Pies
Jan11

Bacon & Zucchini Pies

These are a great healthy way to grab some protein and vegetables first up. With bacon, eggs, zucchini, carrot and tomato these handfuls can be eaten on the way to work but they have far less garbage in them than a fast food breakfast … and lots more nutrients! The recipe is a slight variation on a traditional zucchini slice and can be made as muffins or baked in a loaf tin to make a slice. Ingredients 2 x zucchini 2 x carrots 4...

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Squid and Snowpeas
Nov06

Squid and Snowpeas

This one doesn’t look the best in the photos, but it tasted amazing with really simple flavours that compliment each other perfectly. INGREDIENTS 1 whole squid tube (serves 2 – 4) 1 x ripe tomato 1 x capsicum Large handful of fresh basil or Coriander Baby Spinach Leaves Snow Peas Balsamic Vinegar Salt & Cracked Pepper Garlic   OPTIONAL Rice (glass) noodles Onion or shallots METHOD Dice tomato, capsicum and finely...

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Cheesy Vegetable Bake
Oct14

Cheesy Vegetable Bake

I have made this dish at least 20 times and it has never been the same twice, but the recipe below forms the basis of what has now become one of my kitchen staples. I find it works better in winter as it is warm and wholesome, but can be served in summer with salad. I know it is time to make a vegetable bake when I have 1 or 2 of every vegetable left in the fridge but not enough to prepare a side with each – it is the ‘use...

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