15 Healthy and Delicious Protein Ball Recipes

Cranberry Almond Energy Bites

A couple of months back, my eldest son was really ill. He was in bed for three weeks with a virus, and one of the things I really focused on was making sure that he was eating highly nutritious foods to get him back on the road to recovery. He’s got a bit of a […]

15 Healthy, Tasty Spring Salad Ideas The Whole Family Will Love

Little Gem Spring Salad with Toasted Seeds and Herbed Goat Cheese from Snixy Kitchen

I love Spring! Here in Melbourne, the weather is warming up, daylight savings has just started and a whole new array of fruit and veggies are coming into season. I reckon the best way to enjoy them is to make a fresh salad that the whole family will enjoy. Rainbow Kale Salad This rainbow kale […]

14 Easy Make Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Families

make ahead breakfasts

If your family is anything like mine, getting everyone out the door in the morning is a major task. And getting them out the door with breakfast inside them is even more tricky. Over the years, I’ve collected a few favourite make ahead breakfasts. Some are savoury, some are sweet (although not too sweet, because […]

11 of the Best Slow Cooker Recipes for Winter

best slow cooker recipes for winter

One of the things I love most about winter is cold weather food. There’s nothing nicer than coming in after a cold day and sitting down to a warming, tasty stew. But as a working parent, I don’t have time to get a stew on when I get in of an evening. That’s why  I […]

Healthy, Hearty Winter Soups Your Family Will Love

healthy hearty winter soups

I love soups. In summer I make big batches of ice cold gazpacho and cold cucumber soups, and in winter I’ve usually got a stash of hearty soups in my freezer for cold days when I need something warming and filling for lunch. There was ice on my car this morning, so I thought it […]

8 Yummy, Vitamin Packed Smoothies Your Kids Will Love

healthy smoothies kids will love

Healthy smoothies for kids can be a great way of getting some good nutrition into even the most reluctant of eaters. My kids love smoothies these days! I’ve got one who is not a breakfast fan, and it’s all I can do to get him to eat something before he walks out the door in […]

Easy, fudgy chocolate biscuits with gluten and dairy free options

Easy, Fudgy Chocolate Biscuits with Gluten & Dairy Free Options

I have this lovely friend, Kerryn, who also happens to be a wonderful cook. She always bakes for the school’s cake stalls, and her stuff always sells out first. I’ve been buying her chocolate biscuits from school fundraisers for years, and they’re always delicious. Now Kerryn is not just a fabulous cook, she’s a very […]

Middle Eastern Lentil Soup

Middle Eastern Lentil Soup - from your store cupboard!

Soup is my go-to comfort food in the cooler months. I can’t live without it. Normally I make ‘leftover’ soup, which is whatever vegetables are leftover in the bottom of the fridge at the end of the week. But sometimes I actually follow a recipe, or at least try to recreate one. Way back in […]

Cauliflower Soup – for baby and for adults!

Cauliflower Soup - for baby and for adults!

Soupe a la choufleur (sounds posher than Cauliflower Soup!)   We have just got a lovely new greengrocers at the bottom of our road, which I am very excited about. I’ve been known to get quite worked up about the quality of fruit and veg at our local supermarket (which I try not to shop at […]

Watermelon, Feta & Mint Salad

Watermelon, Feta & Mint Salad

Watermelon, Feta & Mint Salad After being scarred as a child by too many salads finished with apple, twists of orange, sultanas, etc, for years I would eat fruit in a salad unless it was for pudding. My brother’s girlfriend, however, changed my mind by making me a delicious salad with bitter greens and nectarines. I […]