Monday, May 25, 2015

Recipe: Monday meal ideas - vegetarian special

Do you find yourself eating vegetarian meals very often? People are drawn to vegetarianism by all sorts of motives. Some of us want to live longer, healthier lives or do our part to reduce pollution. Others have made the switch because we want to preserve Earth’’s natural resources or because we’’ve always loved animals and are ethically opposed to eating them.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Recipe: Banana Pudding

Have you seen people talking about 'banana pudding' lately? It apparently is a BIG DEAL in the States and I thought that after reading a lot about it I would give it a go. Now, I don't know how traditional my 'pudding' recipe is… but I did find that Cottee's make an instant vanilla pudding, so I used that as my place to start and I got busy making!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Recipe: Beef and mushroom one-pot-wonder

I can't believe how quickly it went from being lovely to down-right awful in terms of the weather here in Canberra. We had a few days where the sun was out and you could get laundry dry and the beautiful Autumn leaves were blowing in the wind. And then it was freezing, nothing dried for days even on the indoor dryer with the heating on and all the leaves on the ground were brown and crushed. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Motherhood: Taking a little Me time

As a Mum, you have to run on empty A LOT. So every now and then it is nice to do something to recharge your batteries. Seeing as the Little Dude isn't taking to solids {or the bottle for that matter}, it means that I can't go very far without him. Because of this, I am saving up all these ideas for when I can take a little me time and rejuvenate myself.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Recipe: My take on MKR's colcannon

Are you an MKR fan? Did you see Will and Steve whip up their Pork Belly with Apple, Fennel and Colcannon? It got me thinking that I would like to whip up a version of colcannon, because our family is such a big fan of blitva {garlicky hunks of potato mixed with wilted Swiss chard make up blitva - a quick Croatian side dish, and a great accompaniment to grilled fish}.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Recipe: Autumn Italian Sausages

The last of the leaves seem to be whisk off the front trees, as the wind blows outside. NOTHING seems to be drying on the line, even when the sun is out. Autumn is well and truly here and I am a little worried at what Winter will bring. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Recipe: Monday Meal Ideas - gluten free baking

After my sister was diagnosed a celiac, I started looking into cooking gluten free. I've had some recipes that bombed, but I have also found some gems that you wouldn't believe were gluten free. I think the best gluten free baking happens when you don't try and just substitute normal flour with gluten free flour.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Recipe: Apple, Fennel and Pork Sausage Rolls

I'm a big fan of My Kitchen Rules. I would love at audition for the show, but I just don't know how I would be physically able to leave my boys for such a long period of time. Maybe, if the show is still going when they are older, I'll give it a crack.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Motherhood: Just because we both have babies doesn't mean we will be friends

Motherhood can be a lonely job {especially when family and friends live in another state}. Sometimes you’ll find a friend in another mother who is battling the same demons as you, and other times you will feel that just because some one is a mother, doesn’t always mean that you will be friends. But this month, I'm hoping that we can all find it in our hearts to offer up a little bit of extra kindness towards one another. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Recipe: Monday Meal Ideas - using mince

Someone asked for some mince recipes the other afternoon in on of the Mummy Facebook Groups I am in and so I thought that it was an appropriate time to pull out some of my favourite mince recipes on the blog. Mince is a great cut of meat that can be jazzed up to appeal to all family members in a relatively short amount of time.