Eat to live, not live to eat

Food! Without it we wouldn’t survive but while it provides so much nutrients and energy for our bodies and our minds sometimes it can be our worst enemy, like  a bad relationship. A relationship that plays endless mind games, leave you feeling worthless and like you have absolutely no control. All of these, something I…

Pearl Barley Risotto with Mushrooms and Pecorino

Pearl Barley is something that reminds me of winter. Of hot, hearty soups with lovely big chunks of lamb and crusty bread (this recipe will feature one day soon as the weather cools more). I have fallen in love with a few recipes lately and Magdalena Roze would definitely be up there on the top…

Zoodles

Who loves spag bowl? Who has all those childhood memories of tomato stained lips and spinning your fork round and round to see how much spaghetti you could fit on your fork? If you’re anything like me, I am a sucker for a bowl of spaghetti – particularly my grandmas. I love a good bowl of…

Crunches I enjoy…

Who loves crunches? While I know they are good for me as it helps strengthen my core to avoid the back pain I experience from my few misfortunes along the way but boy the struggle is real getting through them. Add this type of crunch to your life though and there is no struggle but…

One Pan Wonder

Easy doesn’t even come close to describing this recipe…if you’re looking for something to cook that will allow you to make quick and easy salads or dinners with leftovers you have clicked the right picture. This chicken is full of flavour and deliciousness without all the time an effort that we think needs to go…

Nut Butter & Sea Salt Brownies

I am trying to limit my sugar intake from 12pm on to help balance my sugar levels out but today is Saturday and all the rules are different on Saturday…I have also had a really healthy day which generally means that I can use up the rest of my calories on dessert. This recipe is…

Beautiful Bircher Muesli

For all those time poor hard workers who start the week on a Monday and don’t know where the time goes but it’s the weekend again…you must try this! If the 8 week challenge I did taught me anything, it was that being prepared is key to living a healthy life. Spending some time on…

Seafood Paella

If you’ve ever been lucky enough to walk around the food markets in Europe, you will know what I’m talking about when I say paella. The proper thing from those gigantic pans that you can smell from a mile away! It’s hard to beat but think this recipe, from Dish magazine, comes close to the…

Quick Filo Fish Pie

Wanting something really quick and easy to cook? Look no further! This fish pie is super easy and requires only a handful of ingredients and can be stuck in the oven once thrown together and voila….dinner is served. I might just add that due to the wild weather we had experience here in Brisbane, filo…

Mindfulness

I can remember myself this time 3 months ago. I had got through the first week of the F45 challenge without a slip up. I had overcome my headaches, tried all the meals in the meal plan and lost a couple of kgs along the way too. I was feeling utterly fantastic and unbeatable! I…

Middle Eastern Lamb Tart

A friend messaged me the other day telling me she needed something to cook and without even thinking twice suggested this Lamb Tart which was extremely easy to make and full of flavours that I love. Perfect for a Wednesday or Thursday night meals and was found on the wonderful Delicious website that I often…

Spiced Carrot Cake with Ricotta Icing

Whenever I cook for friends I always feel guilty if there isn’t something after dinner. Whether it be cheese, ice cream or something baked. I was lucky enough to have had dinner with one of the girls during the week who commented on how much she loved carrot cake and having recently discovered and fallen…

Chocolate Mousse

Is there anybody else out there who has always thought it wasteful pouring the liquid from tinned items down the sink? Sometimes I think maybe I should keep the brine in case there are any leftover beans/chickpeas when I’m finished or I wonder if I could use this for something else? Maybe I’m just a…