Layer a few simple ingredients in a glass or jar to make this delicious blueberry lime curd breakfast parfait. Perfect for breakfast on the run. Total Time Investment: 5 Minutes I don’t remember the family member originally responsible for these breakfast parfaits. I have a feeling that it might have been Mr Grumpy’s suggestion, but I will happily take the credit for it.
Ready in less than 30 minutes, asparagus and goat cheese frittata is the perfect solution for a quick meal at the end of a busy day. Just add salad and a crusty loaf for a simple dinner. Delicious either hot or cold, it also can be turned into a simple canape for entertaining. Total Time Investment: 25 Minutes Asparagus season is in full swing. At the start of the season I cook asparagus quite simply, wanting to really enjoy the flavour. As the season progresses, I become more inventive. Asparagus begins to appear as an ingredient in a meal rather [Continue Reading]
Homemade lime curd is infinitely useful in the kitchen. Easy to make and delicious to eat. Slather it over waffles, layer it in breakfast parfaits or stir it through yoghurt for a simple yet elegant dessert. Failing that, just eat it straight from the spoon. Total Time Investment: 30 Minutes + 20 Minutes Sterilising Time I have a problem. It is lime season and a friend of mine recently gave me a large bag of limes from her tree. Although that’s not the actual problem. My absolute favourite thing to make with limes is lime curd. And to make a [Continue Reading]
A super easy melt & mix caramel date slice that is ready in just 30 minutes. Loved by the whole family, this slice is perfect for tucking into the lunchbox, and is great to whip up for afternoon tea. Total Time Investment: 30 Minutes Today I bring you yet another recipe from my Nana’s cookbook; a super easy date slice that has become a firm family favourite. I am slowly working my way through her cookbook, and uncovering the gems that the pages hold. And just in case you missed them, you will want to check out her famous scones [Continue Reading]
Found yourself with leftover quinoa? Why not turn it into these quick zucchini and feta fritters. Super tasty, they are ideal for either a light lunch or a simple dinner. Total Time Investment: 30 Minutes *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Let’s talk for a moment about intentional leftovers. When you knowingly cook more ingredients than you require for a single meal, intending to use the extras in a different meal, you are creating [Continue Reading]
Fried cabbage with bacon is a truly simple side dish that almost cooks itself, allowing you to get on with the rest of the meal. Ready in 20 minutes, fried cabbage pairs well with almost everything, so how can you afford not to add this versatile dish to your culinary arsenal. Total Time Investment: 20 Minutes *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. I have a small arsenal of simple side dishes that I regularly [Continue Reading]
Slide a few of these wholegrain cookies into your children’s lunchbox to keep them going through to lunch. And why not stock the freezer with extra dough so you can make more cookies in a flash. Total Time Investment: 25 Minutes + Chilling Time *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. The new school year starts next week. I’d like to kid myself that I will be more organised this year; that I will actually [Continue Reading]
Make this super easy Minestrone Soup in just 30 minutes. The soup reheats well, so is a quick meal to make in advance, and as an added bonus it can also be frozen. Total Time Investment: 30 Minutes *This post was originally published in 2013. It has been substantially updated and improved since then. Go away for three weeks and suddenly it’s winter. Which to me means soup! Mr Grumpy and I are very happy to have soup for our evening meal. The Princess not so much. I can pretty much guarantee complaints if soup is on the menu, but [Continue Reading]
An easy vegan nutty soba noodle salad that is crazy delicious, and gluten free. Perfect for dinner on a hot evening, and any leftovers are great for tucking into the lunchbox. Total Time Investment: 30 Minutes Have you tried soba noodles? Soba noodles have a delicious nutty flavour and slightly chewy texture, and they are delicious cold. This makes them the perfect base for a main meal salad on a hot summer’s evening, or for tucking into the lunchbox.