Quick Mix Banana & Pineapple Spelt Loaf

A simple and perfectly moist banana bread recipe with a wonderful texture, colour and packed with flavour. This bread is a perfectly refreshing and summery without going all out tropical. It is light without being dry due to the olive oil , banana and pineapple. The banana is silky smooth and then there is the…

Gluten-Free Blueberry No-Bake Cheesecake

This Gluten Free Blueberry Cheesecake is light and creamy without the heavy calories. The texture is amazingly smooth, and ever so simple and quick to make. It is lower in sugars and carbs making it a perfect healthier balanced dessert option without compromising on taste. Ingredients Base 1 cup raw walnuts 1/2 cup almond meal…

Black-eyed bean stew

What is better than a warm fire and a big bowl of comfort food on a winters night? Pulses and lentils are a staple of the traditional Mediterranean diet. Black-eyed beans are a versatile superfood associated with multiple health benefits. If you have not tried them they are so easy to use, economical and delicious…

Classic Hot Cross Buns

Easter is not complete without the smell of moreish hot cross buns. Infused with cinnamon and mixed spice, laced with a generous amount of sultanas and for a little twist a small amount of finely chopped dried apricots. Preparation Time: 30 minutes + proving Cooking Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 1/2 cups of milk warmed…

Healthy Spelt and Oat Coconut Cookies

These are healthy, wholegrain and rich in flavour so good for you, could double up as a quick breakfast cookie on the go. I was going to dress them up a little with icing but felt it was unfair to them as they simply taste wonderful on their own. No butter, only a small amount…

Spaghetti Marinara

This is an easy seafood pasta recipe suitable for any occasion. Mussels, scallops, prawns and calamari are gently simmered in a fragrant tasty tomato sauce. This attractive looking dinner is one of the easiest, most impressive meals you can serve in just 30 minutes on any hurried night. You can use any combination of seafood….

Mediterranean Spelt & Kalamata Olive Bread

Here is one of my favourite home-made breads I have been making ever since I can remember. To me, it is a little more reminiscent to what traditional olive bread should look and taste like. I have many fond memories of living in a small village in Greece during some of my childhood years, some…

Family friendly Classic Beef Sausage Rolls

This is a super-easy homemade sausage roll recipe that will soon be a favourite for after-school, finger food or to serve as an interesting alternative to boring school sandwiches. The secret is the generous serving of parsley for that distinct fresh home made taste and sautรฉed garlic and onions for a moist and sweeter sausage…

Black-eyed Bean, Spinach and Haloumi Salad

This vibrant salad features black eyed beans which are a protein rich creamy textured white legume, high in iron, folate and B vitamins. Black eyed beans are soft yet firm and flavoursome without having to try too hard and are also distinctively marked with a dark dot like mark. They beans are allowed to marinade…

Lemon Myrtle, Pistachio and Semolina Cookies

Use the leaves of this distinctively lemon scented Australian Native Plant to flavour this delicous shortbread style biscuit. These biscuits are reminiscent of our Australian multicultural heritage. Lemon Myrtle is the quintessential Australian plant, and semolina is a frequent star of European and middle eastern cuisine. So why not merge those, to create a wonderful…

Lemon, Semolina and Yogurt Cake ( Ravani )

Syrup desserts with nuts and semolina are synonymous with Greek cooking. Traditionally they can be quite dense and rich with the rich sugar syrup soaking into the cake. Modern times call for some adjustments. This is a lighter more delicate and less sweet version of this wonderful Greek classic. So grab a second piece because…