Breakfast

I’m a BIG breakfast fan. As an early riser I seriously enjoy preparing myself a strong cup of tea and a healthy and delicious breaky to fuel my day. My favourite dishes include either eggs or a fruit, yoghurt and nut combo.

Sweet, savoury, healthy or indulgent. Be sure to start the day with your favourite flavours using one of my easy recipes.

Easter bunny scrambled eggs {gluten free, kid friendly}

Posted on April 17, 2014

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Begin the weekend festivities with a fun and healthy breakfast to get the kids (and you!) off to a good start.

Everyone knows that keeping blood sugar levels as stable as possible at this time of year is difficult, there is just so much temptation around!

And with all the chocolate-scoffing, it’s more important than ever to get a good brekky into the kids so that you can have a hope-in-hell of making it through the day(s) without too many sugar tantrums.

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Homemade fig, vanilla and lemon jam

Posted on March 8, 2014

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After yesterday’s heavy post, I thought I’d get back on your sweet side with some homemade jam. Did it work?

My very good friends Robyn and Rocco gifted me with about 3kg of figs from their tree last month. Tiny, sweet, gorgeous things. I was ecstatic until I realised I couldn’t actually eat that many figs before they were going to turn.

What was I to do? That’s right, make jam. But I also stuffed them into biscuits, brownies (so good! Use this recipe and just chuck in a cup of chopped fresh figs with the nuts in step 4), plus I ate them on muesli everyday.

And I STILL had about a kilo left over. Jam, was their destiny. (more…)

Christmas pancakes

Posted on December 11, 2013

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Yep, I’m giving everything the Christmas makeover at the moment. I just love helping you prepare for the festivities!

First there was the chilled dairy free eggnog, then a delicious rolled turkey breast with cranberry couscous stuffing and most recently, some delectable christmas cake brownies (yum, yum, double yum!).

Today I present you with… christmas pancakes. Go on, I know you want to! (more…)

Proscuitto wrapped avocado with balsamic & thyme (properly) roasted tomatoes

Posted on December 2, 2013

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I’m a bit of a roasted tomato snob. OK, a lot of a snob.

I believe if tomatoes are advertised as roasted they should be properly collapsing and luscious. If not, then cafes should not bother serving them. There’s nothing worse than reading ‘slow roasted tomatoes’ on a menu and then looking down at your plate to see half a pale orange/red fruit that’s seared on the cut side and completely hard throughout. (more…)

Mediterranean smashed avocado on roasted flat mushroom

Posted on November 25, 2013

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Sometimes I feel like a really light breakfast that is carb-free and packed with veggies. Mind you, it’s usually after I’ve had a massive pizza feast the night before, but still – my mind is in the right healthy headspace.

I’m actually a big believer in getting at least one serve of veggies in at breakfast time, especially on the weekend, as that’s when I’m usually prone to ordering more cheekily than usual (um, hello battered barramundi and chips!).

Do you fall into the weekend naughty eating trap too? No? You’ve probably got more self control then.

Anyway, this recipe combines many of my favourite things – mediterranean flavours, mushrooms and buttery ripe avocado – and also happens to be vegan, paleo, gluten free and dairy free. Winning!  (more…)

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