Tag Archives: Cooking

Orange and Poppy Seed Cake

A lovely moist cake which uses whole oranges to give a beautiful flavour and texture. Low in added sugar with the use of Stevia and a small amount of Rice Malt Syrup and the natural sweetness of fresh oranges. A gorgeous cake for a celebration and very easy to make. This recipe can be used […]

Chicken and vegetable cauliflower rice

A budget friendly, nutritious and easy to prepare meal. I used a whole cauliflower for this recipe and was amazed at the plentiful quantity it made. Cauliflower rice is a great alternative to real rice, and you will be amazed at how similar it looks and tastes.  Ensure that you use fresh ingredients. You can […]

Paleo grass fed beef ribs

Falling off the bone with a delectable stickiness and sweet flavour. These ribs are all natural, healthy and a family favourite. The main ingredient is the grass fed beef ribs. It is important to use the best meat possible and this will involve searching your area for a butcher who sells locally grown grass fed […]

Fritatta with chicken and greens

Eggs are a great way to start the day, and this fritatta adds green vegetables with chicken breast to create a wonderful, filling and nutritious breakfast.  If you are rushed for time in the morning you could prepare this dish the night before and cook it in the morning as a way to save time. […]

Creamy broccoli soup

A hearty soup with loads of personality! When l told my family we were having broccoli soup for dinner they did not look happy. There fears melted away when they took their first sip of this lovely filling soup. Healthy vegetables are combined with a nutritious stock to create a comforting and mild flavoured soup. […]

Mini quiche: A meal or a snack!

Bake a batch of mini quiche and discover how delicious they are! Fantastic for the whole family. The basic ingredient of the mini quiche is eggs (preferably free range or organic). What you add to the mix is entirely up to your preferences. This could include seeds, nuts, vegetables, cheese and seasonings as examples. Broccoli […]

Home made chicken stock

Home made stock is so handy and can be used as a base in dishes such as soups, casseroles, sauces or as a broth. It is extremely nutritious and adds a lovely flavour to your cooking.  When l had a colonoscopy recently l strained it through a muslin cloth and had it before the procedure […]

Rolled Chicken Breast with a herb, nut and vegetable filling

I feel quite clever making this dish as it is quite fiddly, but well worth the effort. The filling is a selection of lovely flavours and textures but you can easily change the ingredients to suit your own preferences. I used two chicken breasts which meant l had enough for a hot dinner when it […]

The versatility of sweet potato!

Sweet potatoes are versatile, sweet, nutritious and affordable! Oh, how l love the sweet potato which is also known as kumara or yam. Not much to look at in the shops, but once cooked the flavour is enticing. Sweet Potato is a good source of complex carbohydrates, dietary fibre and beta carotene, and this root […]

Lemon, walnut and silverbeet quinoa risotto

Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wah) is a nutritious gluten-free grain alternative and is in fact a seed from a vegetable linked to swiss chard, spinach and beets. It is considered a super food and is high in protein, with a good balance of all 8 essential amino acids, making it a good choice for vegetarians. It is also high in […]