Lactation Smoothie Recipe + My tips for the first 6 weeks at home with a newborn

By no means am I an expert, but now that “I’ve been there” and enjoyed the first 6 weeks with our baby girl (how time flies!), here are a few things I’ve found super helpful – feel free to share with expecting and new mums! On October 7th we welcomed baby Mialina into […]

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Coconut Choc Chip Ice Cream & Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

With a two week old baby Mia in tow, I managed to get my January submission for Nourish magazine done and dusted. It was a bit of a stop-start adventure that took a little longer than usual but the proof, as they say, is in the pudding. I thought I’d […]

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Teriyaki Chicken and Grilled Pineapple Salad + Aussie Pineapples Event This Weekend

Last time I wrote I was having what can only be described as a pregnancy induced semi-craving for wintry crumble and cheesecake and then I blinked and it’s spring! My belly has well and truly popped and I’ve been busy creating some mouthwatering recipes behind the scenes. Here is one […]

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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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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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