Lamb Shank and Bean Stew


Undeniably, a hearty favourite in the stew category for those cold winters where a wholesome, nutritionally dense, balanced and  comforting meal is called for. This is pressure cooker ready in an astounding 45 minutes.  The last time I made this, family members came home tired,  cold and a little sick. I knew this stew would…

Espresso Chocolate Slice


This Classic Espresso Chocolate Slice is your quick bake alternative to chocolate cake.  Not quite as Rich as a brownie but without a doubt Classic Delectable Chocolate. Time 45 mins ( includes preparation ) Difficulty Easy Ingredients 60g brown sugar 60g caster sugar 120g Cadburys Dark Chocolate (45% cocoa ) 3 eggs 1 cup plain…

Raspberry and Strawberry Rossettes


Vibrant and delicious Rasberry compote delicately flavoured with a touch of citrus generously oozes around the bread swirls. Scrolls are nice, but these rosettes are unashamedly scrumptious. An exceptional tea-time accompaniment, the simple berry compote sweetens the rosette shaped bread and is a welcome sight.  Feel free to increase or decrease your compote. This is…

Spelt and Four Seed Loaf


Prepared in three minutes using a food processor it is fluffy moist and so tasty. Incorporating seeds into home-made bread add so much flavour and texture. Dont underestimate the value of adding your favourite seeds in the bread. There is a general misconception that making bread is daunting.  Investing in a food processor is worthwhile…

Herbed Portobello Mushroom Cup


Perfect breakfast or satisfying snack minus the guilt. If your a fan of mushrooms then you will come to adore this variation to the traditional sauteed mushroom. Ingredients 4 large Portobello Mushrooms 1 large egg 1/2 small tomato chopped 4 tbspns finely chopped parsley Pinch salt nd pepper Spray olive oil Method Wash mushrooms cut…

Healthy Hedgehog Marble Slice


If you are one of those persons who needs a daily chocolate fix, then this quick and easy hedgehog slice variation is perfect for those weak moments. Sweetened  with a small amount of honey, raw cocoa is substituted for chocolate, and dates for extra goodness are used to adhere the mix together. Tip: The dates…

Aromatic Carrot Cake


Sweetened with freshly pureed green apples, laced with an irrevocable aroma of freshly ground cinnamon and mixed spices. I hesitate to mention it’s vegan… No-one needs to know because it tastes heavenly and nothing else matters. Recipe Tips If you have never ground your own spices, when you do the first time you will be…

Warm Cajun Chicken Salad


Sweetly scented, chicken baked in Cajun spices and mixed into a quinoa and vegetable salad. This salad is a regular during the week. Vegetables and chicken are thrown in the oven and mixed through when ready to serve. Prep Time: 40 mins Cooking: 20 mins Ingredients 500g chicken breasts sliced in half – butterflied. 2…

Cinammon and Cocoa Baker’s Swirl Bread


The smell of a yeast based bread and the sweet aroma of cinnamon baking in the oven is almost euphoric.  Similar to a cinnamon scroll,  this bread looks ever so professional braided and shimmering when it comes out of the oven. An exceptional tea-time accompaniment, Sweetened cinnamon and cocoa swirls are a welcome sight.  Feel free…

Never Boring Brown Lentil and Quinoa Salad


If you had to describe what your ideal  salad is what would it be? Is it a fresh green garden salad with a few greens mixed in together. Don’t get me wrong a garden salad serves its purpose but for some people a few leaves wouldn’t hit the mark. I’m that sort of person. When…