hot cakes

I have always admired fluffy hot cakes, similar to the ones they serve at McDonald’s (eek). But these are even better. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups of full cream milk 3 tablespoons of sugar 1 1/2 cups of self-raising flour /4 baking powder 1 large egg your desired amount of vanilla essence or vanilla bean paste 1….

a new kind of pesto – basil & fetta

One thing I hate about buying herbs from the supermarket, is when you only need a couple of leaves or stalks but the rest has to goto waste 😦 This makes for one sad Lolly. Especially when they are so expensive too!! So after making my vegetarian ratatouille, I had nearly a whole bunch of…

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,…

yoghurt dessert

I’ve made this more times than I can count. Its delicious, and relatively good for you 😛 Ingredients – greek yoghurt – vanilla bean paste – honey – fresh raspberries or strawberries, frozen will work too 1. Mix in a teaspoon of vanilla bean paste into the yoghurt. 2. In a large bowl like glass…

An up to date & walnut loaf

For those of us in need of a quick something for morning/afternoon tea, an easy snack or when a friend voices a hankering for “something with dates in it.” In it’s passed life this recipe is the ‘nut loaf’  from the original Margaret Fulton recipe book. I like dates so I simply substituted dates for…

quick breakfast frittata

I made this for Krys and I after we had stayed up wayyyyyy past our bedtime the night before drinking wine and watching the first season of House. It was a winner ! ** Pre-heat oven to 200*C Ingredients – 3 eggs – 1 tablespoon of milk – 1 potato, peeled and cut into dice…

crispy chicken strips

I love chicken – such a versatile ingredient.. Ingredients: – 1 large chicken breast – 2 pieces of stale wholegrain bread – 1 egg – 1/2 cup of plain flour – vegetable oil for frying – salt and pepper 1. Toast your bread. 2. Cut chicken in desired pieces, whether thats strips, medalions, chunks ?…

bruschetta with marinated goats fetta

This was inspired by my best friends quick and easy and super delish dinner last week. Ingredients: – pieces of sour dough, or bruschetta toasts – half a red onion, chopped finely – 12 large basil leaves, sliced – 8 cherry tomatoes, quartered – 4 pieces of semi-sundried tomatoes, chopped – 2 cloves of garlic,…

Beef & Basil Cream Tartlets with Balsamic Roast Tomatoes.

There are a few things i’m a sucker for first is roast tomatoes i don’t like them fresh but put them in the oven for an hour and they’re heaven. second is miniature tart shells they’re adorable and you can do almost anything with them. The third is thinly sliced steak, it came about when…

beautiful baked beans with chorizo and egg

Nourishing. Homey. Simple. Cheap. Easy. Delicious. What more could you ask for? This recipe is great, you can easily omit the meat for vego’s. Or make it for breakfast, lunch or dinner 🙂 ** Pre-heat oven 180*C Ingredients – 1 can of butter beans or canellini beans, drained and rinsed – 1 can of diced…

hot’n’spicy potato wedges

Mmmm wedges.. How do you eat yours ?? I like mine with sour cream and sweet chilli sauce or topped with chilli con carne, cheese, crispy bacon and jalapenos. ** Pre-heat your oven to 200*C Ingredients – 1kg potatos, quartered in wedge shapes, with the skin on – 1 1/2 teaspoons of smoked paprika – 1 teaspoon…

hash browns

A hash brown with breakfast equates as an epic win in my books. Crispy on the outside, golden on the inside mmmm.. Ingredients – 1 cup of sunflower oil – really nice neutral oil to use – good for you – and it’s not over powering like olive oil 😉 – 250g of potato, skin on…