Honey Nougat

We bought our house after looking though it for 5 minutes – it was only the 2nd one we’d looked at. We buy brand new cars without test driving them. Last year we flew to Fiji on Christmas day with 2 weeks notice. We’re impulsive like that. With slightly less financial investment, this nougat popped up on my … Continue reading

Red Hot Chocolate Lava Puddings & a giveaway!

Clearly I don’t take valentines day very seriously, I never really have. Maybe it’s because I met my husband at 17 and we’ve been blissfully together ever since… or that I’d rather buy chocolate for myself than for anyone else! Jason, one half of the mother/son team who manufacture Seatonfire Chocolate offered me a great … Continue reading

Why eating junk is *literally* a nightmare!

I’m at the business end of 2 weeks in paradise. Where I’m pretty much eating ALL the food. Despite a culturally rich heritage in whole foods and saturated fats, the beautiful Fijian people have, much like every other traditional culture, put their coconuts down in favour of popular western foods: canned vegetables, soybean oil and … Continue reading

PB & J Pancakes

Growing up we had a fabulously flamboyant Texan friend who was the epitome of Southern American cliché. His name was Uncle Hayseed (yep, that’s legit!) and he was never seen dressed in anything else other than denim jeans, crocodile leather cowboy boots, solid gold belt buckle bejewelled with real diamonds, rubies and sapphires, his crisp white … Continue reading

Dairy Free Custard

It’s a bit rainy and chilly here on the ‘Unshine Coast’  today so what better way to warm up than with some afternoon custard?! This is one of those embarrassingly easy recipes which makes me feel like a bit of a fraud since all I did was swap ingredients out from the “Every Day Cookbook” … Continue reading

1-1-1 Anzac Biscuits

I’m definitely not one of those blogs that jumps on every hallmark card bandwagon creating recipes for each and every holiday BUT Anzac Day is a bit special… mostly because I’ve lived in Australia for 10 years, we now have 2 Australian children and I became a citizen 4 years ago, on Australia Day. Coming from Africa, … Continue reading

Coconut Lime Chicken

The heavy metal detox my dentist put me on since having my amalgams removed includes pretty much the most satisfying and best tasting food I’ve ever eaten since I’m getting 60-70% of my calories from fat. Not any old fat, the good stuff: avocado, raw cream, grass fed butter, pasture fed bacon, coconut oil, grass … Continue reading

Grain Free Doughnuts

  I stumbled upon the original version of this recipe on my news feed the other day. Stumbled is too soft a word, it more like slapped me in the face, in a good way! I tried making some donuts over Chanukkah but even I would say that it was not a raging success… so … Continue reading

‘Chrismakkah’ Zucchini Latkes (egg free)

The short version? My dad’s Jewish, my mom converted to Judaism before they got married, my brother and I were born and still are Jewish, my parents became Messianic Jews when I was 6 years old, I had a Bat Mitzvah at the age of 12, married a gorgeous Christian guy in a Jewish ceremony, … Continue reading

Grain Free Chicken Nuggets

Depending on which blog circles you run in 😉 you may, or may not know about Natural New Age Mum’s “Just Say NO To Chicken Nuggets” campaign? The gist of it is to help you to easily make your own chicken nuggets rather than feeding your family the junk masquerading around as food by fast … Continue reading