A super easy chunky basil & spinach homemade dip that can be whipped up in just five minutes. You need never buy another dip again. Total Time Investment: 5 Minutes Go to any supermarket, and you will find a large space in the chilled section dedicated to dips and spreads. The implication being that homemade dips are so time consuming to make that it is far better to just buy them instead. Which couldn’t be further from the truth.
Never know what to do with all your leftover food? Sick of your leftovers growing fur before you can work out what to do with them? Don’t worry, I have the solution. With over 60 of the latest ideas for dealing with the most common leftover foods, you need never throw out furry food again. I used to loathe leftovers. The only leftover food I would deign to eat was either lasagna or the leftover roast chicken that I would tuck into sandwiches. Mr Grumpy would take almost everything else to work for lunch. Anything he didn’t eat would sit [Continue Reading]
With just Mr Grumpy and I at home this week, I have had to come up with easy and healthy dinner ideas for two of us instead of the normal three. On the spring menu, we have oven fried chicken, flank steak pinwheels, sausage puff pastry pockets and a great vegetable-packed bolognaise sauce. The Princess is away at the moment, and I have seriously lost my cooking mojo. I put it down to the fact that it is school holidays here, and I am in holiday mode. At least I hope that is it. Ask me again at [Continue Reading]
Baked Ham & Cheese Soft Pretzels, Italian Power Salad, and a Spanish-Style Chicken Frittata are all on the menu this week. Together with some not so healthy snacks to use up that leftover Easter chocolate. The Princess is away at the moment, so I am taking the opportunity to cook some dishes I know she will just push around the plate. We have some truly easy dinners on the menu this week, along with a delicious breakfast, and some not so healthy snacks to use up all that leftover Easter chocolate. And don’t forget to check out my other ideas [Continue Reading]
* This post is sponsored by Fairtrade Australia New Zealand. All opinions remain my own. Have you ever found yourself with leftover chocolate (yes, that is a thing), and wondered what to do with it? Well, wonder no more. Turn any leftover chocolate into these spiced hot chocolate spoons. And don’t forget to print out my FREE gift tags to turn the spoons into an easy last minute gift. Total Time Investment: 10 minutes I’ll let you in on a (not so) guilty secret. Every afternoon I enjoy taking a few moments out of a hectic day with a [Continue Reading]
It’s easy to whip up some healthy dinners for the family with our latest meal plan. Try slow cooker pork posole, or beef & broccoli, an easy lemon butter salmon, or why not whip up a super quick vegetable frittata. Whatever you are craving, we have you covered. I’m quite excited about this week’s meal plan. Here in the Southern Hemisphere the weather is starting to cool, and with the darker evenings I can start to cook my favourite comfort meals. Those of you in the North are beginning to enjoy longer days with an abundance of fresh produce, [Continue Reading]
Sick of over-sweetened commercial hot chocolate mixtures? Make your own sugar free hot chocolate mix at home and you can choose to sweeten it however you like. Homemade hot chocolate mix in a jar also makes a great, easy gift. I can always tell when autumn has arrived. You may think it is the shorter days and the cooler evenings that is the giveaway, but it’s not. The tell-tale signs that herald the changing of the seasons in my house are the dusting of cocoa and the puddles of milk that appear on my kitchen benches after school each day.
Are you assessing your healthy eating plans with the change in seasons? Let us help you with that. Try our skinny chicken stuffed sweet potatoes, Cajun spiced vegetables or an easy sausage and vegetable sheet pan dinner. Finish it all off with an easy banana Nutella milkshake. I find the change in seasons is a great time to reassess our diet. We eat seasonally, and I work out a healthy eating plan for the week on the basis of what is available in my local farmer’s markets. I like this approach to eating. I feel we eat better, and whilst [Continue Reading]
Have you ever thought of making your own ice cream sandwiches? They are actually very easy, and by making your own you get to dictate the flavour. Why not try my raspberry and chocolate version. Total Time Investment: 40 Minutes + Overnight Freezing Time Summer finally arrived a few weeks ago, just as the calendar heralded the start of autumn. For a whole week we had a string of days where the temperature rose above 35C, and it was finally warm enough to break out the ice cream maker.