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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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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DIY Raw Chocolate Advent Calendar with a Coconut Crunch

There’s something magical about Advent calendars and now you can make your very own raw chocolate and crunchy coconut version. Otherwise set the chocolate in block moulds and enjoy a square here and there during the festive season.  When I was little, I loved the excitement of Christmas as much as […]

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Lemon Pineapple + Herb Roasted Chicken Legs

“This sweet-skinned chicken dish from Martyna Angell’s cookbook – The Wholesome Cook Book, has sweet pineapple and tangy lemon juice in the marinade, you’ll be licking the plate for more!” – from the I Quit Sugar team. Yes, The Wholesome Cook book is not all about desserts. There’s a huge […]

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