Ice Ice Tea Baby

Ice Ice Tea Baby

Last week I shared a photo of my mason jar full of iced tea. Homemade and all kinds of awesome. A few people asked about what was in it and why I make my own tea at home. So being the obliging blogger I am I took a few more photos of my most recent batch for this post. I want to share this recipe and some tips for creating a yummy blend. Iced tea and I are besties, so let’s get started, shall we?

Turkey Burgers my Hubby will eat

Turkey Burgers my Hubby will eat

Welcome friends and meet the turkey burger. Simple and all kinds of wonderful. I’m happy to be finally introducing you. Hubby’ pretty happy too given I told him THREE weeks ago I was making them to grab some photos for the blog. They eventuated just last night. Bad wifey. Very. Bad. Wifey. What can I say, I love to cook until I HAVE to cook. Rebel. Anywaaaaay, these simple burger patties are great for baking, bbq’ing or anything in between. The turkey is kept moist by the tomato and shallots {and speedy cooking time}. And short version, they are a win. Go heavy with the salt, pepper and herbs, the turkey just seems to soak it up. Enjoy of hearty…

Chicken + Mango + Chilli Summer Salad

Chicken + Mango + Chilli Summer Salad

Hold onto your hats folks this chicken, mango and chilli salad is THE BEST. Big call, I know. BIG CALL. But it is. So get used to it. It’s loosely based on a Nigella Lawson recipe from the Forever Summer cookbook {an essential for all Queenslanders I think. Forever summer indeed!}. Mine is nowhere near as pretty and elegant but it’s just as tasty. The one I made for THIS post was actually almost eye-watering. It had a little too much chilli. So I’ve adjusted the recipe below and added some tips for if you want to regulate or reduce the heat in your salad. After all no one needs a whiny and complaining dining companion after you’ve made dinner.

The Juice + Smoothie Rainbow

The Juice + Smoothie Rainbow

Welcome folks to a juice and smoothie extravaganza. Hubby and I have been juicing and blending all year long and have developed a number of recipes that we love and wanted to share. Given the huge amount of beautiful fruit and vegetables available I’d do a rainbow juice and smoothie post to show off something for everyone! Fun right!? Fun indeed. I had a lot of the basic ingredients and picked up a few extras on my way home. Now obviously depending on your fruit and vegetable requirements and budget, you’re probably not going to have them all on hand at once. Choose a favourite and start there. I’ve added some tips below each {some will keep, some won’t, blend…

Cherry Tomato Haul Caprese Inspired Salad

Cherry Tomato Haul Caprese Inspired Salad

Okay that was a really long-winded title for what is basically a bunch of chopped up tomatoes in a bowl. Seriously. But it’s such a tasty little treat that I felt like I need to cover all my bases. It’s caprese salad inspired because the three key components are here; tomato, spinach and mozzarella. The original calls for slices of each. I’ve gone mini with the cheese, chopped the cherry tomatoes and just splashed around the spinach. Whoops. Sorry tradition. And then it goes all sorts of haywire because I ADDED CHICKPEAS.  No really it happened. No one tell the Nonnas out there. But believe me, if won’t matter if you’re eating it as a side, as a main meal…

Baked Rice & Tuna Pie

Baked Rice & Tuna Pie

Last week I was loitering around the interwebs looking for a recipe to share on my work Facebook page and found this one for a Mediterranean Baked Rice & Tuna Pie via Taste.com. I shared the link and printed a copy for myself because it looks simple enough and I like simple. Clean too. Not too many ingredients, harty and most of all eeeeeeasy. So when I was tired and the idea of being in my kitchen for ages was the last thing I wanted to do I pulled out my piece of paper and set about making it. And holy heck. It was GOOD. This is a great recipe for sharing or for those potluck sort of dinners. The…

Green Juice or Smoothie Tips & Tricks

Green Juice or Smoothie Tips & Tricks

You know that green smoothies and I go way back. I’d like to say further back then before they were all hipster trendy but that’s probably not correct. I’m just not that much of an early adopter. But the short version is I’m a fan and we drink 1-2 daily to keep us fighting fit and healthy. So with all that smoothie blending going on I thought it was time to share with you some of my tips and tricks. Hints if you like. From my experience of making hundreds, if not thousands of green concoctions. The funny part is that when we first entered a conversation about green juice smoothies we laughed our head off. My Dad recommended them…

Simple Dinner for Two {Maggi}

MAGGI Just for 2 – a NEW adult range of tasty recipe bases that are right Just for 2. …   Now you know we’re meatball fans around here. Between meatballs and baked sausages with roast vegetables that’s pretty much what we eat all winter long. So for our final post for MAGGI we had to select this meatballs. It wouldn’t be a post about easy cooking for two, for us without meatballs. I threatened the last week to pit my meatballs against these meatballs for ease of cooking with Hubby at the bench. BUT, the poor dear had a big, big day at work and well it just wouldn’t have been fair to make him cook as well as…

Simple Dinners for Two {Maggi}

Sponsored Series by Nuffnang Australia MAGGI Just for 2 – a NEW adult range of tasty recipe bases that are right Just for 2. … Welcome back to week three of the sponsored series for Maggi. This week I’m talking the sweet & sticky pork that SO many of you asked about when I shared the photo of all the flavour sachets. The short version is it tastes good. Really good. Such a great meal for those nights at home, when it’s just you two. When wine just isn’t going to help and the only thing you really want to do is lay on the floor and debrief your day like you’re laying on a shrink’s couch… Oh wait. Is that just…