Brazil Nut Butter

Nut butters are a great way to pack more protein, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats into your day. We are both addicts of peanut butter, though many available at the supermarket contain added salt, sugar, and sometimes even palm oil … Continue reading

Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

Love creamy pasta sauces but don’t want the fat and calories? Try this easy and healthy way of making a delicious pasta sauce packed full of flavour The first step is to follow the recipe for making Baked Pumpkin here. … Continue reading

Simply Tasty Baked Pumpkin

Peel it, chop it and chuck it in the oven. It’s simple and something you can make a large batch of to last you over the next few days in the kitchen. Use on sandwiches, toss through salads, mash it, … Continue reading

Pork with Crispy Crackling

Everything The Chef cooks is brilliant, though the one thing he excels at is the at-home classic roast. We don’t eat a lot of meat week to week, though we do enjoy a roast treat. Follow The Chef’s easy technique … Continue reading

Crunchy Popcorn Crumbs – Gluten Free

In the back of the pantry, I found a half eaten bag of popcorn from last week. It was stale, though instead of throwing it out I decided to blitz it up to make breadcrumbs. This mix makes a great … Continue reading

Grilled Camembert Cheese, Thyme Infused Honey, Pistachio and Macadamia Nuts

This is simple, homely and delicious. Grilling the cheese creates a little disc of pure savoury deliciousness which oozes like lava when you slice into it with a knife. The honey creates sweetness to cut through the rich flavours of … Continue reading

When to throw in what…the order of a stir fry

We always get asked when to add what to a stir fry. So here is a simple little graphic from us to you. Print it off, and pop it in with your recipe book.

Remember, the more vegetables you add to your stir fry, the more healthy and nutritious the dish is!

Stay happy and healthy…

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The Chef’s Easy Curry Paste

Recipe by: The Chef I love curries, and the Nutrition Guru tells me the ingredients I often use to make them are very good for you. I think people often believe that cooking with a curry means that a dish will be … Continue reading

Summer Salad with Pickled Ginger and Fresh Herbs

Love love love noodle salad. The Chef and I are both noodle heads, I don’t think we go a day without noodles making it into our menu somewhere. For this dish I have used Konjac noodles, which are high in … Continue reading

A Sunday of food

So today I was tired, and I just wanted to stay home. So I did. And this is what happened… 1.Fresh basil and mint from the garden blended with sugar to make the most delightful flavour explosion. 2. Too hot … Continue reading

Thai Chicken Deliciousness

Those of you who read our blog and Facebook page know us by now. We are ‘one pot wonder’ makers. The Chef spends all day cooking, so the last thing he wants to do when he cooks at home is … Continue reading

Salt and Vinegar Beetroot Chips

Sink your teeth into these healthy, flavoursome and easy chips using beetroot. They are baked, not fried and look pretty sexy don’t you think? Recipe Ingredients 2-3 large beetroots 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp vinegar (apple cider vinegar is … Continue reading

Chinese Chicken Dumpling Soup

Simple, healthy and delicious. Chinese noodle soups are always so fullfilling for my belly and my soul. The chef loves them because well, he’s chinese so it’s in his blood. We crave these soups if I haven’t had them for a … Continue reading

The Best Baked Potatoes

Recipe by: The Chef    Photographs: The Nutrition Guru Here is a quick rundown on how to bake the best potatoes. Thoroughly wash the potatoes and remove any eyes. There is no need to peel the potatoes. The peel contains valuable … Continue reading

Lovely Lentils

Lentils are such little beads of joy. The fact that they contain such wonderful nutrition packed into a tiny little legume is just an astonishing feat of nature to me. The fact that a plant such as this can draw … Continue reading

Massaman Curry

Recipe by: The Chef Photographs by: The Nutrition Guru Bonnie Beef –  A local beef farm. When we read a story by local beef farmers ‘Bonnie Beef’ about chef’s often not wanting to use secondary cuts of meat, we contacted … Continue reading

Bonnie Beef Bourguignon

Words by: The Chef    Photographs by: The Nutrition Guru As Australians, we love our meat. Not only do we eat a lot of it as a nation, but we also produce a lot of fine quality meat of which we … Continue reading

Springtime Salmon

Recipe, photography and words by: The Nutrition Guru A Recipe     Health Benefits    and    Weekly Challenge I grew up as a young girl eating fish and seafood. I have fond memories of going fishing with my father and grandfather, and coming … Continue reading

Winter Carrot Soup

Written by: The Nutrition Guru My dad can’t stand carrots. As a kid growing up, I could never understand why. I used to sit their looking at my father (who much to my mothers dismay, refused to eat his carrots) … Continue reading

Shitake and Ginger Broth

By: The Nutrition Guru I love Asian soups, even when I was a child I enjoyed trying all the noodle soups at our local Chinese restaurant. Well, my love affair with these light and healthy soups continues, and I would … Continue reading

BBQ Fish Skewers

Fish is such a wonderful ingredient that is often under-utilised in the household kitchen, and understandably. All sorts of questions often go through the mind such as ‘Which fish should I choose? How do I know if it’s fresh? Do … Continue reading

Finger Lickin’ Lemon and Thyme Roast Chicken

Written by: The Chef Chicken is one of the most versatile meats there is. It’s easy to cook, cheap and you can get it anywhere. It lends itself to so many flavour combinations and one of those ‘safe’ ingredients for … Continue reading

Sweet Potato and Tomato Soup

Lots of people have been asking us for the recipe after we posted this photo on our facebook page. So, here it is for you to make. So simple, and quick. Ingredients 1 medium sized sweet potato (peeled and chopped into … Continue reading

Potato and Onion Soup

Written by: The Nutrition Guru I must say, that I never cook soups using a recipe. That’s because I usually cook soup as a way of using up all the dribs and drabs in the fridge. So on this cold … Continue reading

Beetroot, Lentil and Parmesan Soup

Beetroot is a deliciously sweet root vegetable, perfect to use in winter. Its versatility lend it to be a great accompaniment to roast dinners, salads, or a feature of a dish such as a risotto or chocolate beetroot cake. The … Continue reading