NUT FREE “SATAY” NOODLES

To my fellow allergy adults, have you ever wondered what satay or pad thai might taste like? Yeah same. So I made this sunflower butter “satay” variation and tested it on my allergy free family and friends. The general consensus was that the taste is “very similar” to the real deal… I mean I’m not […]

SONS OF MISCHIEF

A new local favourite of mine! As the name suggests, sons of mischief has a fun menu and atmosphere with a large neon sign quoting “Don’t tell me what to do unless you’re naked” setting a playful tone. I was first introduced to this cafe by attending their bottomless brunch with a group of friends […]

YOU KNOW PHO

I have eaten my fair share of pho. It’s the one dish that I can rely on if I’m eating out and get presented with a nut heavy Asian menu. Whilst it keeps me away from a potential nut allergy, the broth generally contains onion with additional onion slices in the bowl, which is not […]

MOBY

I’d heard good things about this place so I had to check it out for myself. Safe to say I was one happy and very full customer when I left! Moby has three stories and if you can score a table on the rooftop you’ll be there all day. Really nice atmosphere and interesting menu! […]

THE ULTIMATE ANTIPASTO

I would eat an antipasto platter in place of a main meal, any day of the week! You can mix and match so many delicious flavours and have a lot of fun creating it all. Unfortunately I have had to forfeit some of my fave cured meats like salami and marinated olives as they almost […]

NUT-FREE BASIL PESTO

Traditional pesto is one of those things that I know I would really enjoy but it always has some form of nuts in it. Every time I have accidentally eaten it, I’ve almost felt the reaction was worth it! (not really). Anyway I had a play around with nut-free alternative for you guys and I […]

TWENTY FIVE

Last month I hit the quarter century! Celebrating my 25th with my friends at home was one of my best birthdays yet.  The guest list consisted of 15 of my closest sistas so it seemed right to go a little extra with my theme and menu! What started as a garden picnic in my backyard […]

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CHICKEN CACCIATORE WITH MASH

Simple dish that packs a punch! Traditionally chicken cacciatore is made with chicken thighs as the fat content in this cut means it can be slow cooked and remain super tender. As delicious as that sounds I’m far too time poor to be cooking all afternoon so I have come up with a much quicker […]

CHICKEN CACCIATORE WITH MASH

Simple dish that packs a punch! Traditionally chicken cacciatore is made with chicken thighs as the fat content in this cut means it can be slow cooked and remain super tender. As delicious as that sounds I’m far too time poor to be cooking all afternoon so I have come up with a much quicker […]

PUMPKIN & CHICKPEA DIP

Usually my choice of dip would be hummus or tzatziki but now this pumpkin dip is completely the trio. It literally taste good with anything! I serve it with veggie sticks and crackers mostly but if you’re feeling adventurous try it on toast with a bit of crumbled feta… ah-mazing. INGREDIENTS 1/2 a butternut pumpkin […]

OLIVE TAPENADE

Aaaand another sign of my olive obsession emerges. Wanted to try something different to add to the antipasto platter rotation so I came up with this super quick recipe. This tapenade is the perfect combination of salty and tangy, you will want to lather it on everything! INGREDIENTS 1 Cup of pitted kalamata olives 1 […]

GUACAMOLE WITH VEGGIE STICKS

There is something very “palm springs in the 70’s” about the way I have presented this dish but I kind of like it. Still yet to meet anyone who isn’t a fan of the humble avocado so why not try out my version of guac next time you’re entertaining? INGREDIENTS 3 x Ripe avocados 1 […]

GO-TO GREEK SALAD

It’s no secret that the greek salad trumps every other salad for me. I have always been obsessed with olives… if they are in my sight, they’ll be finished in seconds! This said, any excuse to add them to my food and I’ll take it. My version of this fresh, crunchy, Mediterranean salad is a […]

MINI QUICHE

Over the years I have made so many variations of these little quiche. As long as you have the base right you can add pretty much any extras you like! This particular recipe was one I made for my 25th birthday where some of my friends were vegetarians so I chose to keep it very […]

ROAST VEGGIE SALAD

I can thank my mum for this tasty recipe! We both love roast vegetables but come summer time we often don’t feel like hot food so this veggie salad was born. Served cold with fresh baby spinach tossed throughout, it’s a more filling option to its lighter lettuce based counterpart. INGREDIENTS 2 x Carrots 2 […]

BOLOGNESE ZOODLES

I have recently found out that I have SIBO! After reading the very restricted and uninspiring diet plan, I was determined to come up with some tasty recipes so I can still enjoy food while letting my gut heal. This soup is the first instalment of many more recipes for my SIBO fam to keep […]

THE FARM – THREE BLUE DUCKS

We had such a nice afternoon at The Farm. Their aim is to educate from a “paddock to plate” level by letting people wander around the farm and look at all of their beautiful animals and veggies. With so many different facets to this place like the three blue ducks restaurant, a produce store, a […]