Want to halve your meal making time with one simple tip?

cut time in half

We're busy. We're all busy. Jobs, raising kids, making time to see friends and making time for ourselves (see? I put us last. We've really got to stop doing that!) So today I shared on Periscope a live look at my humble little kitchen and how to get the maximum return on your kitchen efforts. One little tip that literally slashes your time spent cooking in half. The revelation you're ready for? Cook two meals with similar methods at a time. Yep. if you're not already doing this, it will … [Read more...]

Simple Oven Baked Dinner

Simple Oven Chicken Bake pre oven

This simple oven baked dinner should really be called "Oh god why do I have to cook tonight? Again? Oh and I want whatever I cook to taste marvellous without needing to do any work" - That's exactly what this dinner is. It is easy. Fast. There is no work. No stirring or watching over. I felt like this today (happens to the most passionate cooks among us sometimes too, let me assure you!) and so I solved the problem for us all, for days like these. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. This … [Read more...]

My 5 favourite bicarb uses


There are so many things bicarb is good for when it comes to cleaning. You can learn all about what bicarb actually is, HERE. Here are my current 5 favourites ways to use this magical stuff. 1. Makes a paste for a 'pre wash whitening', for arm pits and collars of white clothes.  Mix 2 tbsp bicarb and 4 -6 tbsp water and scrub collars and arm pits with a tooth brush and the paste. Then leave for an hour and wash as normal. I have a white dress that I have done this with twice now and it works … [Read more...]

Cinnamon turmeric custard

turmeric cinnamon custard

If you're going to eat treats, it stands to good reason that you'd employ delicious tweaks to steer them towards being beneficial to your health, right? I'm talking anti inflammatory custard. Yes, you heard me! I created this custard as a twist on my lemony coconut custard recipe, for the Mindd Forum last week and Brenda Janschek who was helping distribute the samples to the 300 attendees said "no word of a lie I've never seen that many tongues out in all my life. Licking every last bit … [Read more...]

This family went everything organic for 2 weeks


This is such a powerful little 90 second doco. You can catch the article about their story here. I remember when I learnt about pesticides and we went organic with most of our food nearly overnight. It was our least financially able time. I was so affected by my new found knowledge that we just made it work. We learnt the short cuts such as using bones to make stock and veggie soups using pan juices and fats to saute the next meal's beginnings instead of 'new' glugs of oil or knobs … [Read more...]

Fridge scraps soup

fridge scrap soup

I received a beautiful big box of vegetables today, as I've started ordering a weekly box rom Ooooby with the busy 6 weeks ahead. (No, I am not being paid to make mentions. I paid for my produce and I love their philosophy, so they're getting a mention for any other busy Sydney siders who need a good outsource) When I received it and went to put it all away, I found a few sorry looking veggies that were coming to the end of their days. There was only one thing to do: Make a 'fridge scraps … [Read more...]

Simple Buckwheat Soba noodles


I love soba noodles. These were such an exciting discovery for me when I realised I was gluten intolerant 11 years ago. When sourcing them though, you have to be sure you're getting the 100% buckwheat ones, as most brands contain wheat (if this is a problem, preference for you) This is the easiest little recipe - A great 2 solo lunches in a row type of thing with a change of accompaniment perhaps to spice things up, or chilli added for day two. I hope you love it as much as I … [Read more...]

Turmeric Movie Popcorn


Friday is movie night & what is a movie without popcorn. I cringe at the thought of the amount of microwave bags and movie theatre buckets I went through in my childhood and early 20s. Real popcorn is free from all the weirdness and there is LOTS of weirdness including a teflon coated bag and lung damaging food colourant.  Real popcorn is a super cheap treat. Best of all? Real popcorn is just so darn easy to make.   What you'll need A big stainless steel pot or large crock pot … [Read more...]