Crispy Skin Salmon with Buckwheat Salad

Combining three wonderful ingredients: omega-3 rich salmon and macadamia oil, ripe tomatoes bursting with the goodness of vitamin C and some buckwheat and rocket providing a good dose of folate. This recipe is one of my favourite balancing and now pregnancy meals.

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One Pot Paella-style Basmati & Meatballs

It’s taken me 8 years to make Paella-style anything at home and I am so glad I did! Can you believe we are already at the end of April? It feels like only yesterday it was Liana’s first day of high-school and now April holidays are almost over. Where does the time go? […]

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WIN One of 3 Loving Earth LuvJu Chocolate Packs

It’s that time of the year again. Valentine’s Day. When I was little, we used to celebrate Valentine’s Day at school more as a friendship and appreciation day, actually. I quite like the idea and I’m here to say THANK YOU with a whole lot of LuvJu chocolate!

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Swordfish with Beetroot Mash + Free eBook: The Wholesome Cook Companion

The first proper week of school is almost over. For Zac it means a momentary relief from homework which he has been given solidly this whole week. He’s in year 8 now. Looking back at a photo I took of him doing homework on one of the first days of school last […]

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Zoodle, Grilled Peach and Feta Salad

In the annual fervor of menu and event planning for Australia Day, I tend to forget that the 26th also marks a very special anniversary for me, personally. It will have been 17 years since Australia became my new home. Also, I somehow agreed to a DIY pig on a spit… It will be my […]

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Why Miso paste is my new Vegemite

Vegemite is an Aussie breakfast staple, but a closer look at its ingredients recently – processed and synthesized, has had me reconsider. Instead, in a lightbulb moment I decided to try miso paste as an alternative and, my gosh, it was so vegemite-like! Here are a few good reasons why […]

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Cream Puff Pavs – A Sugar-free Alternative to a Pavlova

Pavlovas are a popular summer and Christmas dessert. However, I find the process of making fluffy meringue base too involved for a last minute dessert and I find it a touch too sweet. My solution? I use choux pastry and serve the ‘pavs’ layered in a similar fashion to a […]

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Healthier Birthday Party Food for Kids – Ideas and Tips

I’m interested to hear your opinion on the whole kids party food thing. Should it be healthy or all-out indulgent? Should there be balance? Do you watch out for additives or excess sugar, or perhaps when it comes to parties it’s just whatever goes? Here are my thoughts, tips and some real life […]

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