Author Archives: Family Meals and Cooking Tips
With the hectic lifestyle of the world today, many of us don’t spend as much time with our families and friends as we would like. A picnic is one of the most enjoyable bonding activities for adults and children alike and can help us reconnect with our families and friends. And it’s not as difficult to organize as you might think. Continue reading
How many times have you been out and about when the hunger pangs strike and you don’t have a healthy snack readily available? Avoid the situation of reaching for unhealthy foods when hunger strikes by keeping a supply of healthy snacks in your handbag. By keeping something in your handbag at all times – even if you are not hungry, you will be well prepared when the cravings hit.
These easy biscuits are super simple to make and are versatile in that you can add a range of different toppings and flavours. My kids love sprinkles on top or choc chips stirred through them. I love the bright colours of Smarties and my husband enjoys them with some macadamia nuts mixed through. They are also delicious plain. Continue reading
This delightfully light and simple pasta recipe was given to me many years ago by an old colleague and friend, Phil, who was (and still is) a big foodie like me. Back then we would often compare notes on what we had been cooking and what was on the menu that night. Every time I cook this dish it reminds me of him.
It’s taken me around 6 months and 6 attempts to tweak this slow cooked lamb dish to perfection. I knew it had potential from the first time I made it. It was one pot, it was easy and it tasted so divine. The problem was with the quantities of ingredients. There was originally way too much to fit in my large casserole dish and the mixture was too “wet”. I also wanted to make it an all in one meal so I added some zucchini to make it a healthier and complete dish. Try it and see what you think. Continue reading