Week Three – and a Birthday!

Week Three – and a Birthday!

So last weekend we went to a wedding and this weekend we had a birthday – mine!!!  All year I had been thinking about how I wanted to celebrate but when it came down to it, I just wanted a simple cruisy and quite relaxing […]

Food, the Early Days 

Food, the Early Days 

Sorry Food, it’s not you, it’s me. I just don’t care about you anymore. I want to, but … yeah, nah. Me and Food, our relationship has changed drastically. Pre surgery (even pre surgery diet), I used to think about food ALL THE TIME. Now […]

Kitchen Adventures: More Balls Please

Whilst the meat balls were doing their little meat ball thing in the oven, I decided to make something sweet, a little treat.  I was really happy with last weeks Easter chocolate so here we go again; What you need: Cacao powder, mixed nuts, pitted […]

Kitchen Adventures: All the leftover meat Meat Balls

Lunch on a Sunday – it has to be easy, it has to be yummy and if it helps clear the fridge – even better! We have had a house full over Easter and ANZAC Day.  I cooked more than one chicken – in the […]

Kitchen Adventures: It’s Easter – where’s the Chocolate?!

It is Easter Sunday.  It has been raining off and on all day, the chocolate eggs for the kids are on the dining table and there are photographs of Easter hunts appearing on Facebook. And now I WANT CHOCOLATE! The combination of removing sugar from […]

Whole 30: The Kitchen Adventures Clean Out

Whole 30: The Kitchen Adventures Clean Out

With three days to go until we started our first Whole 30, I did the hardest job – clearing out the pantry.

Dukan Recipes: Portuguese Chicken

I’ve seen this recipe posted in a few places – there is also one called Paprika Chicken in the Diabetic’s Cookbook that Ken and I have been using on the weekends. I can imagine it would have been even better if I had marinated it […]

Dukan Recipes: Chicken and Prawn Tom Yum

This was the easiest meal to prepare and quite honestly, hands down, the best tasting thing I have eaten in a long time (apart from the Burger King Steakhouse Bacon Burger that I ate on Saturday – sssshhhh!). The recipe makes enough – for me […]

Dukan Recipes: Oat Bran Pancakes

This must be said first … I’m not the best baker/chef.  In fact, since I left school and the home economics room, I’ve baked twice.  And one lot were Afghans – they don’t count. I made these last night to have for breakfast this morning. […]

Slow Cooker Lamb Shanks

I made these last night to impress someone’s tummy and they came out delicious! I tweeted about how yummy it was, and easy to make, and even posted a photo – so as requested, here is the recipe. Slow Cooker Lamb Shanks Receipe – serves 4 […]