carribean-style rice salad

This is a total spin on something traditionally called ‘rice and beans’, usually served hot as a side to many chicken, goat or game meat curries or main dishes. It’s so hot here in Brisbane at the moment, so I need to create something refreshing to go with my Jerk Chicken and ‘tatoes – something…

jamaican jerk chicken

This has to be in my top 10 favourite foods of all time. Legit. It’s hot, it’s spicy, it’s colourful, it’s bold .. all in all, there is something super sexy about jerk chicken. It’s taken me a while of trial and error to get this recipe to where it is now, many successes and…

lamb, fetta and spinach sausage rolls

Who doesn’t love sausage rolls ? Proper sausage rolls by the way¬†– not the ones you can purchase from shotty bakeries or the local servo when you are rolling home from a night on the turps. A recent dish at work has made me think about sausage rolls. After some deliberation – it was simple……

my special potato bake

There’s something special about potato bake.. My mum and dad make a really cheesey yummy potato bake.. One of my girlfriends makes a wicked pesto cream potato bake.. oh and potato bake at a BBQ.. ZOMG! Oh and potato bake the next day .. even better! You just can’t go wrong. *Pre-heat oven 180*C Ingredients…

roasted capsicum and pumpkin pizza

Here’s another one of our vegetarian pizza recipes from tonight.. Roasted capsicum and pumpkin, my boys loved it ! ** Place pizza stone in oven and heat up to 230-250*C Ingredients: – 1 quantity pizza dough – 1 quantity of pizza sauce – pumpkin, sliced very finely approx 3mm-4mm thick – 1 capsicum, oven roasted,…

zucchini pizza

Tonight we had pizzas. I love pizza night. It gives me the opportunity to use up a lot of produce before my next shop. I make my own dough, sauce and use only fresh ingredients, it makes for a more fresher, tastier and more delicious pizza. ** Place pizza stone in the oven and crank…

rosemary and roasted garlic bean dip

Oh what a week I have had.. Parker has been super sick, and now I have what could possibly be the worst cold of my life time.. I feel like death. Sadly Parkers appetite has been on the down low.. Nearly non-existant ūüė¶ The only thing he has managed to eat today is this dip…

lol’s basic cupcake recipe

This is the cupcake recipe I use over and over again. If I need flavoured cupcakes I usually add lime zest, or coconut flakes, cocoa and even sometimes frozen berries. (P.S I am also basking in the way that this photo ended up!! I love it. I am so proud – don’t judge me!) *Pre-heat…

warm herb marinated potato salad

This goes so delicious with Cajun Beer Roasted Chicken or any other BBQ favourite.. This recipe is dedicated to my beloved Robbie, who really enjoyed these potatoes. Ingredients – 16 small red or clean skinned potatoes – 3 tablespoons of olive oil – 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar – 2 teaspoons of wholegrain mustard…

coco-mallow crackles

Another fond memory of my childhood is chocolate crackles. They were an essential at any Australian Childrens birthday party in the 80’s and 90’s. You truly have not lived until you have had a chocolate crackle. They are awesome. This is my spin on the humble crackle. Ingredients – 250g of copha ~ now, before…

sesame noodies

I’ve seen many variations of this recipe. This is to my taste, but change it to yours as you are making the sauce. This recipe makes a buttload. I call this noodies because there is no sauce as such, and they look naked but the flavour is pretty amazing. A perfect example of good food,…

cajun chargrilled corn on the cob

Although some people think that corn on the cob is high maintenance to eat, I think its fab. I served as a side to cajun beer can roasted chicken¬†with pan-fried¬†asparagus and roasted baby roma tomatoes. Ingredients: – 4 corn cobs – 2 tablespoons of cajun seasoning – salt – pepper – olive oil – finely…