White Christmas Bark

It’s December 1st! Traditionally, today is the day that the tree goes up, along with lights and all things festive. Although, this year in particular, everything seemed to start so early. The shopping centres were putting up half assed decorations and throwing up some Christmas signs in October and the pressure was on. People were

Vegan Choc Peppermint Fudge

Buying vanilla fudge with my mama is a sweet memory for me. She would rarely buy junk food/ chocolate for herself but I remember her indulging on the rare occasion with a small rectangular slice of fudge. I followed in her footsteps and now love when I find a good chocolatier that sells real fudge.

Simple Sides: Asparagus, feta + balsamic reduction.

If you’re looking for a quick yet equally scrumptious and impressive side- look no further. This takes 5 minutes and requires 3 ingredients. Feta. Asparagus. Balsamic Vinegar. Well actually 5 if you include salt and some extra virgin olive oil used to sear the asparagus. But 3 mainies.  Cut the ends off the ‘sparagus. Wash.

Mango Lassi Cheesecake

I have one kensington pride mango in the fridge. I want an ice cream with mango and coconut. I went a little extra and decided to do a raw cheesecake. All of these ingredients can be easily sourced from your local supermarket for a small price as well. All you will need is a food

‘Goes with everything’ Satay Sauce.

The thai place around the corner from my place is addictive. The one curry we buy is  consistent, clean and delicious. The only downside is the peanut sauce they supply with their roti bread is so minute and small, it’s barely is enough for my 3 year old.  Since starting our budget, we rarely buy

Grace + Smoothies.

We got up to leave the table at a beach side cafe after a catch up with family. My daughter who was deliriously overtired after a night of crying, kicking me in the back and rubbing her gums, began nuzzling my chest. “What is she doing?” I was asked. To which I replied that she

Creamy Broccoli Soup

My son was just born. I was scrambling for simple and fast dinners. Feeding was inexplicably difficult, the pain from birth was intense. With weeks passing, my body was still unable to stand for long periods of time. My sister sent me a simple recipe she received when purchasing her blender. She promised a quick

Choc Chick(pea) Cookies

Raising a two year old is the best way to teach me patience. He wants to do EVERY dang THING himself. His favourite phrase on repeat is “let me do it pleaseeeee” (miss (ter) independent – Neyo fans out there?). So when it comes to making food, as soon as I step into the vicinity

Everyday Strawberries + Cream ‘Ice-cream’

Let’s just get right down to it. Everyone loves ice-cream, right? But eating it everyday isn’t quite ideal. Additives, sugar and cream are basically the ingredients in a store bought tub. But this recipe is 2 ingredients, takes 5 minutes to make, is DELICIOUS, allows your children to participate in the kitchen and make their

Coconut + Pumpkin Winter Warmer

Pumpkin soup is life in the winter months. Served with a piece of toasted crusty sourdough and drizzled with olive oil (genuinely salivating writing this). I’ve added turmeric and ginger for their cold fighting/immune boosting properties and for the warmth they add to the base. The chili is for the heat needed on a cold

Kale + Walnut Pesto

I made this one night on a whim because the only fresh veg in the fridge was kale and the only nut variety left in the cupboard were walnuts. Kale is an anti-inflammatory vegetable, packed with potent antioxidants that counteract damage caused by free radicals, aids in detoxification, improves heart health and has anti-carcinogenic effects

Simple Baked Falafel

Fresh out of high school,  I worked part time at a yacht club in central Melbourne. I dreaded serving the members each day that had their identity set in money but I worked with the loveliest people. One young couple I adored, were two chefs. One was from Israel and the other Brazil. Beautiful hearts.