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...]

Chocolate Sundae Fudge Sauce

chocolate fudge sauce

I will keep this brief. You have a hot chocolate fudge sauce to make and there isn't a moment to lose. This can be used hot and poured over ice cream or a simple instant ice cream.  Then when cold it is an awesome icing for cupcakes or cakes. To use cold, just let it cool to being thick enough to dollop onto a cupcake, and refrigerate a further 30mins to 1 hour to set it before serving. What to do Simply pop 50g cocoa powder (dutch processed or raw cacao) 120g of butter and 100ml rice malt … [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...]

Super simple snapper

cooked snapper

I simply had to pop this super simple snapper recipe up so you could make in the coming days. This was for our little family of 3, but for a bigger family you could just double it and use two pans. So simple. Super tasty. 15 minute meal with steamed greens on the side. Perfection! What you'll need 2 large snapper fillets (about 4oo-450g) or any other white fish is fine. 1/3-1/2 bunch parsley 2 garlic cloves 3 stalks of spring onion 60g butter 1/4 lime or lemon sea salt to … [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

organic-foods

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...]

Sweet and smokey pulled pork

smokey sweet pulled pork

Sweet and smokey pulled pork is one of those things that people revere when they taste out and about as something they couldn't possibly produce themselves - It must be SO difficult to make something so tasty, right?  Well, not so, actually. All this recipe was, was a little thought about my favourite spices and getting that smokey and sweet balance right, rubbing it all in, and voila! Not hard at all. I first tried this out on two gorgeous people who are headed around the world on a year long … [Read more...]