Potato Patties with Sweet Brazilian Cherry Sauce

Is Christmas time an easy time for you or one fraught with all sorts of emotions. As a child I loved the build up to christmas but always noticed my dad had to work pretty hard during that time and the absence of our extended family was very felt. Missing all our relatives on christmas day reminiscing of how it used to be. Fortunately for us though my mum would always invite someone over on boxing day and I would be happy that there were more people around enjoying the food we had created.


Kang Kong with White Beans

In Honour of our local farmer Ian Cameron - (what to do with kang kong)

I am reposting my kang kong recipe in honor of Ian Cameron. Ian Cameron is a farmer in our area who passed away last Thursday and today will be his celebration of life.

I first met Ian when I saw he had kang kung growing on his stall at New Brighton's farmers market. I was elated as it was hard to find in our area despite it growing incredibly well here.


Mexican Style Bake

A big part of me so wanted to title this blog post beans without letting the gas off (that is the expression my 6 year old nephew gives to flatulence) wasn't sure how appropriate that was for a title though. This blog post is an important one as so many people struggle with digesting beans and there really are some very simple solutions to this. Learn all about easy bean digestion below and the recipe at the end is so delicious. Beans and legumes have come under attack lately because of low carbohydrate diets, many low carbohydrate diets suggest that beans and legumes convert to sugars.


Nut Balls with Tahini Coconut Yoghurt Sauce

Could you go without meat for a week? Go on give it a go.

How long can you go without eating meat?

Can you go a week without eating meat- this week is your chance to give it a go. The 23rd of March to the 29th of March is Meat free week- an initiative set up in 2013

What is meat free week?

Meat free week is an opportunity t,o as a collective give up meat for a week-

Why give up meat for a week?

Three very simple and profound reasons


Fermented Veg Salad

What's all the fuss about sauerkraut? Simple ways of making your own cheaply.

What is all the fuss about sauerkraut? How can cabbage that is stuffed in a jar and left to ferment for more than three weeks be remotely good for you? It's smelly and bubbles away, it doesn't make any sense. These were all things that crossed my mind when I started making my own. Sauerkraut isn't new to me nor is it new to the world, its a very old method of storing vegetables. I remember as a teenager slicing loads of cabbages my uncle had grown and watching him pound and pack them away in a huge drum.


Nut Thyme and Sage Filled Mushrooms

Well I missed a week of blog writing. I always feel like I let myself and you all down when I do that and then I wonder if any of you actually noticed and how many of you actually care if a recipe comes your way or not. I have relaxed somewhat and stopped giving myself a hard time for missing a week as during the month of December I will be giving you loads of free festive recipes for you to try out at Christmas, New Year or any other festive occasion.


Raw Zucchini and Carrot Noodles with an Unnamed Sauce

Did you know that peanuts aren't actually nuts? (plus a great alternative recipe to peanut sauce)

Peanuts were the first "nut' I ever ate, by the handful smothered in salt feeling happy to be eating them as well as feeling guilty that I couldn't share them with my brother. As a child my brother was highly allergic to peanuts. I loved them when I was young but for a few decades now have stayed away from them completely. The last time I ate them I became incredibly bloated and wondered if I was developing an allergy.


Broad Bean Paella and What to Eat When Feeling Depressed

Can Broad Beans Really Keep the Blues Away? (what to eat when feeling depressed)

To most people  I seem like that happy sort of person and yes most of the time I am but I am also good at pretending and putting on a happy face when I'm actually feeling like shit. However at times i just can't do that and last Thursday I  had a morning where no matter what I  did I couldn't pick myself up.


Delicious Meals for People with Diabetes (that the whole family will love)

A few months ago  I found out it was National Diabetics week and I regretted not knowing about it so I could have posted a blog that week. Weeks and weeks later I am still determined to get a blog post out to you as it is a subject close to home. My father has type two diabetes and even though he has had it for more than twenty years I am only just beginning to understand what Diabetes is.


Celeriac and Fennel Bake

Cooking Class in Perth, Anyone Want to Join? Plus my Favourite Recipe from the West.

Calling all people in Perth. I will be in my former home town in less than two weeks. Can't wait to smell the bush over there, have my hair blown back in the spring breeze and be in awe of the incredible bush and its flowers again. I am going over to take my mum on a personal retreat in celebration of her turning seventy this year and am so excited. In addition I will be running two cooking classes in the northern suburbs of Perth.