roast vegetable pasta

roast vegetable pasta with feta

When I can’t be bothered cooking, I always suggest we have tomato pasta. More often than not everyone will say OK, but on the occasion when the response is: do we have to?, my next suggestion is usually roast vegetable pasta. And no one ever says…

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April 15, 2017
hot cross buns

Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns are an Easter tradition that supermarkets try and convince us starts the second week of January. But don’t be fooled. Admittedly they make an easy lunch box filler from February onward, but come April the chances are you’ll be well over…

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April 12, 2017


Hamburgers come in many sizes and flavours. Recently I’ve been experimenting with chickpeas, which was hugely successful. Chickpea burgers taste incredibly wholesome. They also make you feel good, not because you’re suddenly energised but because you know that what you are eating is good for…

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April 8, 2017
reading recommendations

Reading…March 2017

March reading started well. I was more than happy with my first book choice. But the more I read, the more I began to question books two and three. The problem I have with reading is that once I start a book, I find it…

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April 5, 2017
Italian meatballs with pasta

Italian meatballs with pasta

Italian meatballs with pasta is pure comfort food. We love it. In terms of food that instantly makes you feel better when you’re under the weather, they are right up there next to chicken noodle soup and chicken laksa. Full of flavour and cooked…

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April 1, 2017
coconut raspberry slice

Coconut Raspberry Slice

Coconut raspberry slice is a delicious slice, perfect for afternoon tea, dessert, or a special treat addition to any lunch box. The combination of a soft cakey base, and a layer of raspberries topped with coconut, which goes just a little bit crunchy when…

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March 29, 2017
Sweet potato and chickpea curry

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry

I really like the idea of sweet potato and chickpea curry: all the curry flavours without the heaviness of meat. Sometimes vegetables are all you want. But here’s the thing. I find using just sweet potatoes and chickpeas a bit boring. I need a…

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March 25, 2017
easy chocolate cake

Easy Chocolate Cake

This is an incredibly easy chocolate cake to make. Throw all the ingredients in a bowl, mix for five minutes, bake for 45 and you’re done. No faffing about with creaming butter and sugar and slowly adding eggs. This is like making a cake…

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March 22, 2017
white bean chicken chilli soup

White Bean Chicken Chilli Soup

Let’s be real. Cooking dinner every night can be a burden. It’s not that you particularly dislike doing it, it’s that more often than not, you’re the one doing it and tonight you just aren’t feeling it. So, what are the options? There’s take-away.…

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March 18, 2017
coconut bread

Coconut Bread

There was a time when muffins were the staple breakfast on a Sunday morning. There wasn’t much variety. Basically raspberry, blueberry or chocolate, and that was because they were firm favourites that didn’t need replacing no matter how good the alternatives looked. I fraternised with…

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March 15, 2017