Banana Ricotta Toasts with Almond and Honey

As a kid I was never really a fan of banana and would only eat it if it was slightly under ripe and close to green in skin colour. This all changed when Milky Lane introduced banana and bar-one waffles. Now I easily eat a banana a day. Unfortunately my daily banana fix doesn’t come…

Artichoke, bacon and bella tomato pasta & Bagna càuda drizzle

This past Sunday was Father’s Day and in our house an occasion is really just a reason to eat ourselves into happy food comas. Food is definitely one of those things that can make people instantly happy and luckily its quite easy to please my dad with a big bowl of pasta. But choosing the…

Hearty Minestrone with Cheesy Chicken Meatballs

Is it cold enough for you? It’s not at all hard to be in a soup mood this week! I wondered if I should post a recipe for minestrone soup, because it just seems so basic. The truth is, there’s actually no set recipe for the ever-popular minestrone soup. It’s simply a hearty Italian soup full…

Creamy Tomato and Mushroom Chicken with Cauliflower Mash

As a cook I always wonder why people love chicken breasts so much? It’s probably the least flavourful part of the chicken! They say chicken breasts are the best part of the chicken to eat. They say chicken breasts have less fat and calories compared to other parts. They also say that chicken breasts are…

Rosemary, Lemon and Berry Crumble

So I’m starting this week on a sweet note… It’s going to sound crazy but I’m the kind of girl who would rather have two appetisers than a dessert. I just don’t have the biggest sweet tooth. Well I think it’s a little because I’m not the greatest baker, and most desserts require precision and…

Healthy Gemista

Most days I know exactly what I’m going to eat for lunch and cook for dinner, while still eating breakfast. But sometimes I get a day where I’m completely clueless and indecisive, which leaves me walking up and down Woolworths searching for inspiration on what to make. Yesterday was one of those days. And my…

herbs, herbs, herbs

Lately, most of my weekends have been spent planning for our new home and of course the first outdoors project that I’m super keen to tackle is the herb garden. I’m really excited to get my hands in the soil but even more excited to take a stroll outside, pick some fresh herbs, carefully wash…

Art, Food and Wine – upcoming festivals

So it’s not really an individual food find, but this year was the first time that I’d heard of the Winter Sculpture Fair, at the NIROX Sculpture Park, in the Cradle of Humankind. And I’m so happy that I found last-minute tickets to the sold out event this past weekend. It was definitely the perfect…

Butternut, Pumpkin, Thyme and Parmesan Soup

Following on from last week’s cosy recipe, I’ve decided to stay with the “keep warm” theme, which is fitting since the days are getting colder and the sun is setting earlier. I’m sure you’re all starting to feel that winter chill and after a long day or your afternoon run (in my case – walk),…

Old-Fashioned Chicken Potpie

“Winter is coming!!!” – Yes, I’ve spent the entire long weekend catching up on Game of Thrones. But seriously it’s about to get cold, which means it’s time to get cosy. You know that feeling where no matter how warm the room is, some old fashioned chicken pot pie is the only thing that can…

Hot Cross Bun Ice-Cream

Have you ever tried Hot Cross Bun Ice-Cream? Me either, so I’ve decided to make some… Hot cross buns had their moment to shine over the Easter period and are now on sale in most shops or at least the price has decreased quite a bit… I can’t understand why, as I love to eat…

Lots and lots of Gnocchi

I look forward to our Easter tradition every year! And now that it has come and gone and I’ve fully recovered from my food coma, I’d like to share our Easter family gnocchi recipe with you. Hoping you enjoy it this winter. Easter for us is all about the gnocchi and the gnocchi leftovers…and not…