Zucchini Carrot Pancakes

This recipe is tasty and super simple to make. It is a great way to incorporate some veggies into your meal. It can be had for breakfast, brunch or even a snack. For this recipe, I used one large zucchini and one large carrot. You can easily double up the recipe of you want to make more. I had one zucchini left in my fridge that needed to be used up and this was a great way to do just that. After I grated the veggies, I put them in the microwave for about 2 minutes, giving them a bit … Continue reading Zucchini Carrot Pancakes

Delicious Coffee Smoothie

You all know by now that I love smoothies. This is another one that is so simple to make and delicious. This is a great way to combine your breakfast and coffee. The addition of coffee in it is ideal for that wake up we need either in the morning or when we are in that afternoon slump. This smoothie is quite filling and I have been loving it for my breakfast almost daily for the last few days. The addition of cinnamon adds a lovely flavour and has health benefits like anti-inflammatory properties, lowers blood sugar levels and is … Continue reading Delicious Coffee Smoothie

Carrot Corn Pea Bean Spinach Soup

It is winter here and although it does not get cold enough to snow here in Perth, temperatures in single digits (Celsius) makes us want something warm and comforting for dinner. I wanted to make something with a mix of veggies in it, and not too heavy. When I looked in the fridge and realised I had quite a few odds and ends left over from previous meal preps (I had made some Mexican themed burritos earlier and had left over corn and beans from it), I decided to use them and add in some other veggies I had in … Continue reading Carrot Corn Pea Bean Spinach Soup

Citrusy Green Smoothie

Smoothies are my favourite way of ensuring that I have my daily intake of healthy fruits and veggies. I wanted to have a smoothie rich in vitamins and drinking it made me feel like I am feeding my body such goodness. The weather here down under is colder and as such it is a good time to load up with some extra vitamin c and other nutrients. This smoothie has just five ingredients – two fruits and 2 greens with milk. I love banana and they are such a good addition to any smoothie, in addition to the health benefits, … Continue reading Citrusy Green Smoothie

Barramundi in Creamy Garlic sauce

Smothered in a lovely creamy garlic sauce this recipe is bursting with flavour. It is simple and easy to make and so delicious. I used fresh garlic and plenty of it. Spinach and the sundried pesto add lovely flavour. I used skinless Barramundi fillets, we as a family love it, but you can use any fish of your choice. I did season it with salt and pepper in the beginning and seared the fish so that it would not break up and also gives it a beautiful golden colour. Fish does cook really quick so while doing this step of … Continue reading Barramundi in Creamy Garlic sauce

Nutritious Oat and Nut Bars

I love a filling and healthy bar that can be eaten for a quick and filling breakfast or a snack. This bar is filled with healthy goodness such as nuts (walnuts) seeds (pumpkin and sunflower), some fruit (banana) and some dried fruit (Raisins) The walnuts add a lovely crunch, packed with nutrients such as monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids and helps keep you fuller for longer. The raisins are packed with energy, full of fibre, vitamins, minerals and they add that lovely natural sweetness. Although they are rich in calories, eaten in moderate amounts is good for health. Pumpkin … Continue reading Nutritious Oat and Nut Bars

Quick and Easy Doughnut Bites

My family was in the mood for some doughnuts, but I was not so much in the mood to wait too long to get to the finished product or put in too much effort. We were all in a hurry to get to the eating bit. I was hankering for something sweet but did not want to consume too much sugar. So, that is how I ended up making these. These are simple to put together and is ideal when you crave something sweet. Goes really well with a cup of tea or coffee. These were gone so fast at … Continue reading Quick and Easy Doughnut Bites

Turkey Mushroom and Spinach Meatball Curry

We were sitting at home and watching a cooking show, the chef made some meatballs and my son turned to me and said “Can we please make some meatball curry and maybe some Naan to go with it”. So, that is how I ended making this over the weekend. I usually make meatballs with beef but this time I thought I would do it a little differently and the family loved it. The meatballs are a combination of turkey mince, mushrooms, spinach, red onion and some lovely spices. I like to incorporate some veggies into the meatballs so that way … Continue reading Turkey Mushroom and Spinach Meatball Curry

Healthy Low Carb Carrot Walnut Loaf

This loaf is super healthy and delicious. Great for breakfast or a snack and its tastes amazing with a smear of butter on it. This can also be made into muffins. The addition of the yoghurt gives that lovely moist consistency and the butter can be completely eliminated but I find the addition of that bit of butter does add to the flavour. Honey completely replacing the need for any refined sugar making it so much healthier. And the addition of almond flour reduces the amount of plain flour needed making this lower in carb content. This is a healthy … Continue reading Healthy Low Carb Carrot Walnut Loaf

Watermelon Banana Smoothie

I know that for those living in cooler parts of the world, having a cold smoothie may not be what you are feeling right now. But before we here in Australia head into cooler weather, I am making use of the beautiful sunshine and warmer weather. And this smoothie is a very tasty and refreshing drink that is ideal for warmer weather. This is one of those smoothies that is not much to look at but tastes so so yum. It is quick to make, great for a quick breakfast or an after-school filler. It just needs four ingredients – … Continue reading Watermelon Banana Smoothie