My favourite summer purple smoothie

My favourite summer purple smoothie

This purple summer smoothie is a must try and not just because I am a smoothie superstar, which I am. It’s delicious, refreshing, basically a meal in a cup and did I mention delicious? Grab your blenders, it’s time to make this refreshing, tangy, icy cold purple smoothie. Can’t argue with that! I’ve listed the ingredients I used to make this one, rather large glass. If you want to bulk up the nutrition in this one to use it as a breakfast or lunch on the go, add a scoop or two of your favourite vanilla protein powder. Oats work, you just need a little more liquid or you could double up on the yoghurt to add more calories. Whatever floats…

Coffee & Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

Coffee & Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

Summer has been a stinker around here already. Seriously, from day one it’s like it was trying to melt me into a puddle on my patio floor. Dying. So in an effort to make breakfast something I could stomach, I decided to give smoothie bowls a try. I’m not sure exactly what the difference is between a smoothie and an acai bowl, but well. Let’s go with smoothie, shall we? I received some coffee protein powder stuff to try and figured I’d head down the coffee route. I, of course, added some espresso to that as well, I’m really into coffee. Some fruit and toppings and hey presto! A melting bowl of goodness. Later some Instagram friends told me less liquid…

How to Cheese Platter like a Pro.

How to Cheese Platter like a Pro.

Now I don’t know about you, but I’m a wine and cheese platter kind of girl. I’m assuming if you hang around here with me, maybe you are too. You are, right? I knew it. All the best people are, even if there’s no wine, just cheese.If you’re here, maybe you want to upskill your platter game? Let’s talk cheese platters, shall we? Meet Tess of Success Undressed who has a #cheesesuccess hashtag on Instagram, join in! How to cheese platter like a pro! Have a signature style. Everyone thinks they’re a platter superstar (you know who you are!) and that their platter cannot be rivalled. We all like what we like and have our signature style about it. I…

Hearty Beetroot & Sausage Hash

Hearty Beetroot & Sausage Hash

Adapted from a recipe in the I Quit Sugar Cookbook. When it comes to winter, I become a bit of a no to salads. It’s cold and I want to eat pretty much want to eat Mac & Cheese non-stop. Hearty soups and cheesy bread. Fry ups? Yup. You get the idea. All stuff that come to the end of winter mean the jeans are a little firmer than they were before. Same old, same old. So warm salads are a go to for me to keep that zip sliding closed, salads like my warm pumpkin and chickpea salad for example. When I came across this beetroot and sausage hash recipe in the I Quit Sugar cookbook I pinched from my…

Thermomix Pumpkin and Spinach Risotto

Thermomix Pumpkin and Spinach Risotto

Oh yeah, you read that right. Thermomix Pumpkin and Spinach Risotto. Be still my carb loving heart. Pumpkin and spinach are my favourite combination of all time, and together in this Thermomix recipe for risotto, it’s a no-brainer. Cheesy and delicious, this is a must have family meal this winter. I made this size batch, and we are two meals in and still going. It would make an excellent side too for large groups. Let’s get started. Serves 4-6 as a main meal, goodness knows how many as a side. Lots. WHAT YOU NEED Half a small pumpkin diced into 2cm cubes 125gm Baby Spinach Leaves 1/2 medium Onion 300gm Arborio Rice 50gm Parmesan Cheese 1 Tbsp (or clove) Garlic…

Thermomix Crustless Quiche

Thermomix Crustless Quiche

Howdy egg fans. I don’t know about you but for me the crust was pretty much always the best part of the quiche. Plus technically, if you want to define quiche the crust is essential. But never one to be too worried about such things like actual definitions or spelling of things so I decided to blog this recipe anyway. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not anti-crust. The way the delicious eggy goodness soaks into the sides without taking away the crunch, well heck. YUM. But sometimes a girl needs to lay off the butter and the floury goodness. Sometimes. So I hatched a plan to bypass my usual excesses of butter pastry by searching for a great quiche recipe…

Miso Soup for the Soul

Miso Soup for the Soul

This recipe inspired by THIS amazing looking soup by The Bonjon Gourmet I pinned this recipe a LONG time ago. I bought the ingredients months ago. And tonight, a mere week before the tofu was due to go into the land of questionable food stuffs that is the after date of a best before I finally made it. Or my version of it anyway. You see I wasn’t as diligent buying the ingredients as I thought. But close enough is near enough apparently because this soup was DELICIOUS. I’ve been a little under the weather. I’m fighting off a cold of sorts. Sore throat, stuffy and puffy. Tired too. So what better to fight off a pre-winter nasty than a…

Passionfruit & Lemon Cake

Passionfruit & Lemon Cake

This one is from an old New Idea that I tore out and kept. It’s advertised as a classic recipe and it totally is. Over the 12 months or so of use I’ve altered it a little and let’s just say it’s fail proof. I figure it’s one of those things that you need up your sleeve to be a well-rounded person. Well rounded meaning skill set, not well-rounded in the belt region. Buuuuut you know the spiel, moderation people. I made this cake for a work mate’s birthday {the most recent incarnation} so I took the opportunity to grab some photos and share it here with YOU. You’re welcome! 

Thermomix Won Ton Soup

Thermomix Won Ton Soup

Look it was a craving thing. For days and days all I could think of was a salty and satisfying soup with parcels of delicious and comforting wontons. I wanted something rich in flavour but reliable like home. I wanted filling and comforting but light in this heat. I searched the interwebs for recipes. I asked on Facebook. Piece by piece I built a recipe base and then, I gave it a shot… Thermomix friends, get your machine, your steamer lid thingy and the basket as well. Probably the spatula as well. If you’re making them without a Thermomix you’ll need some large saucepans and a food processor. I’m sure you’re able to adapt my Thermie method to make it work…