Bacon & Avo Salad

With bacon and home made croutons this is probably not the healthiest recipe, but it’s a salad so I figure I can at least pretend… 

Avo Salsa Chicken

This super simple recipe for grilled chicken and avo salsa, was so packed with flavour I’m going to try my best to remember what I did and share it with you.

Orange Chocolate Brownies

These brownies were nice and easy to make and not too sweet because of the dark choc. I served them initially with ice cream (make sure to serve them warmed up, these brownies are not meant to be eaten cold). Then the second time we had them I made my granny’s very famous chocolate sauce!

Granny Whitaker’s Chocolate Sauce

Once you’ve made the sauce, you can just store it in the fridge, it keeps for months! No need to freeze it and don’t be alarmed it wont go hard. The liquid stays fluid and cocoa-ey delicious!

Snoek Paté

Following on from my explorations with Fish… I reached up for my mum’s old recipes and dug through until I found one for paté.

Fresh Eating Take 2

My simple tips combined with my learning from “French Women Don’t Get Fat” for feeling and looking better (well worked for me anyway :))

Lavender infused Lemon Squares

Oh how I have longed to type the name of a recipe with something infused in the title! Such a fancy way of saying you added a flavour…makes me sound so posh! This is another one of those recipes that punctuated my childhood, but my sweet tooth is not as sweet as it once was, so I…

No Meat Monday Pizza

A healthy alternative to take outs, this delicious pizza base is made with nutty wheat or whole wheat flour

Fresh Eating

I can’t diet, I hate deprivation and I love food. So telling me to cut out all bread forever is just a no-no. I end up cutting it out for three days then smashing as much freshly baked goodness in my face on day four…but Mireille Guiliano’s book – French Women Don’t get Fat – is a promise that she’ll reintroduce you to the love of food, fresh ingredients, amazing combinations and the odd delicious pastry. Also she promises I wont have to give up wine. One of my most favourite things in the world, is a spectacular wine! 

Crusted Chicken & Couscous

760 calories per portion. I don’t know if this is good or bad but since it’s the only recipe in this handwritten book with a calorie number next to it, I’m assuming it’s good and am mentally preparing myself for how thin I’m going to be after eating it! 

Avo & Chili – Mexican Layer

As per usual I hauled the heavy recipe books and files out of the cupboard and began to flick though to find something tasty, and well, when I saw the words avocado, I was sold! A tasty snack or starter recipe that’s quick, effortless and delish!

Fruit & Nut Biscuits

My Granny’s old recipe for biscuits. This recipe is amazing, substitute the ingredients and make it your own…really the possibilities are endless! A perfect tea time treat.