Monday, December 15, 2014

Recipes: All things Christmas

It's the final count down to Christmas. Can you believe that there are only 10 days left? Are you sitting down to plan your Christmas menu - thinking 'What can you bring to the table this year to impress your family and friends?'… Why not check out some of these recipes from Christmas past and see if they float your boat.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Recipe: Topping your tostada

As our love of all this Mexican continues {and as I try and mix it up each night with new and exciting things to hit my family table}, we reach the tostada. Or as I like to think of it - a great big corn chip topped with a fabulous Mexican salad. And as all things summer goes, when is it not the perfect time for a little salad?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Recipe: Spicy prawn baguette with avocado chipotle mayonnaise

As you know, I love a good Mexican recipe and this one is a little bit different as you won't see no tortillas or corn chips or rice. Think of a beautiful crispy French baguette filled with delicious spicy prawns and a creamy avocado chipotle mayonnaise!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Mini blog series: shopping at Aldi - 5 recipes that won't break the budget

Here is a recap of the mini blog series I just completed on 'Shopping at Aldi - 5 recipes that won't break the budget'. I thought it would be a good idea to place all the posts together in one place to help a reader out {I hope that this is helpful to you all - anyone, someone?}.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Recipe: ricotta gnocchi with basil and tomato salad

So I've got a great vegetarian recipe for quick and easy ricotta gnocchi for my last Aldi shop post! I have been using their 'Has No' range seeing as my sister was diagnosed as a Celica last month. I have been really happy with the quality {and the range of products for that matter}.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Recipe: twice cooked polenta and roast chicken

So here is another great recipe from my shop at ALDI. I picked up another gluten free option - polenta! Polenta  is cornmeal boiled into a porridge, and eaten directly or baked, fried or grilled. The term is of Italian origin, derived from the Latin for hulled and crushed grain. It comes from the same base as "pollen". Thanks Wiki

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Life: what's in my kitchen this month

Can you believe it is December already? December people… OMG how time flies! I saw this post on Mel's blog and thought 'What a great idea' - I'd love to incorporate that into my blogging schedule. And so I did and realised that I would only get one post in this year {crazy}.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Recipe: vegetarian green pea curry

Every now and then I like to create a vegetarian meal. I would like this to be at least once a week, however my husband some times creates such a fuss that his meal is missing the meat component that it's not worth it. This green pea curry was well received all round doesn't contain chilli - making it safe for all your little ones out there!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Life: Chasing the dream

It appears that these days, everyone has a food dream - whether you're reading about them cooking via a blog, or you're watching them cook up a storm on 'My Kitchen Rules, or you're watching them try to sell their recipe to the world via 'Recipe to Riches'. Yesterday, I met up with a local Canberran trying to chase her food dream of creating a pie cookbook.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Recipe: Italian inspired fish 'n' chip 'one pot wonder'

Being a stay-at-home-mum is the greatest thing in the whole entire world. I know that there are some people out here who love going to work and I'm not judging your decision, I'm just saying I love being at home with my sons. The thing is, now that we are on a single income, I've been looking at where I can make some savings.