Homemade Nuggets 

Ingredients: 1kg of chicken mince 1 tablespoon herb and garlic or tzaztki dip mix 1 grated carrot Rice flour to coat Oil spray Method: Mix mince, seasoning and carrot well. Roll into balls and coat in rice flour. Place on lined baking tray. Spray lightly with oil and bake in a 160 degree oven for…

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Ingredients: 2 large steamed sweet potatoes 2 cups of plain flour sifted  1 teasooon pumpkin pie spice  1 tablespoon herb and garlic dip mix  Method: Mix ingredients well. Place mixture into snack press. Cut to desired size and boil until gnocchi float to service. Mixture is very sticky but if you dust your mat and…

Coconut Chicken Curry

I finally was lucky enough to receive my replacement Kenwood Kcook. Kenwoods after sales service is simply amazing.  Being of Fijian Indian descent, curries are on of our regular family meals. This one is mild enough for all to enjoy. Ingredients:  750g chicken breast diced 1 onion 2 cloves garlic 2cm fresh ginger grated  1 large…

Spinach Roti (Flatbread)

2 cups of flour 1/2 cup spinach puree blended with 2 tablespoons of water and 1 teaspoon of grated ginger  Oil to coat 1 teaspoon of Herb and garlic dip mix  Mix all ingredients well and work together until dough forms. Rest dough for 10 mins. Once rested, roll the dough into small balls, then…

White Red Velvet Cake

Miss 3 wanted to do some baking. This us a take on our salted caramel cake we made the other day.  ​​ Ingredients:  1 cup plain flour 1 cup self raising flour  3/4 cup melted butter (cut it down to 1/2 cup if you are trying to be healthy 😂) 2/3 cup water 1 tsp…

Gyoza Dumplings 2 Ways

Being a Japanese teacher by day, Gyozas are one of my favourite foods. I picked up some pork mince which was on sale so decided to make these. This is my spin on the traditional recipes.  I had to use won ton wrappers as I couldn’t get Gyozas wrappers at the time.  Ingredients: 1kg pork…

Tuna & Veg Lasagne

My family loves tuna and pasta so I thought why not combine the two and put a different spin on things Ingredients: Cheesy sauce  Veges of your choice ( I used cauliflower, broccoli, carrot, leek, zucchini and mushrooms) chopped finely Large tin of drained tuna Seasoning of your choice use fresh herbs such as chives….

Chicken, Broccoli & Cauliflower Bake

My kids love anything with ‘cheesy sauce’  We were given some home grown broccoli from our wonderful neighbours so I decided to make this dish for a simple dinner tonight. Ingredients: 1 cauliflower cut into florets 1 head of broccoli cut into florets 500g diced chicken Breast 1 tablespoon of your favourite herbs ( I…

Pizza Night

I had a craving for pumpkin, feta and spinach. Hubby suggested why don’t we have pizzas for dinner. Off I went to the shops to pick up some fresh ingredients. Found some beautiful prawns and chicken along the way too. Made my own pesto  Bunch of rocket 1/2 cup almonds or cashews 1/4 cup fresh…

Rolled Oat Coated Chicken Nuggets 

Hubby is an absolute gem and seems to always cook dinner when he is home. I’m the lazy one in the relationship 😂  He loves making the kids chicken nuggets from scratch. He put a twist on his standard breadcrumb recipe tonight and I didn’t even know lol. Thanks Ant they were a huge hit…

White Chocolate & Passionfruit Muffins

I was fortunate enough to purchase bags of passionfruit from the local shop at Widgee. So fresh and delicious! We attended a book fair yesterday and i picked up some Lemon Curd. What a perfect combination – Passionfruit and Lemons. I have omitted the sugar component from this recipe due to filling them with lemon…

Thai Satay Sauce

This sauce is absolutely authentic and delicious! I make a large batch and freeze it for when needed. Serve with chicken skewers and steamed veges and rice.

Mince 2 ways or more 

Our old faithful Sunbeam slow cooker has a crack through the bowl 😭😭😭 so it was time for a new one. Bring on the Breville sear and slow cook amazing machine. A friend from work recommended this slow cooker due to its 7 Litre size. I purchased it from Harvey Norman for $139. First dish to make…

Spicy Savoury Mince – Hubby’s Recipe

Hubby came up with this recipe and it’s delicious. Ingredients  500g lean beef mince 1 zucchini diced 1 onion diced  250g mushrooms sliced 1 head of broccoli diced 1 tin of tomatoes 1 tablespoon of Nomad Spice or curry powder 1 tin of 5 bean mix drained and rinsed 2 cups of cabbage  1 tablespoon…

Smashed Potatoes with Olives 

My favourite kitchen tool and I’m sure Hubby would agree with me is our microwave jacket potato maker. Best $5 ever spent. Ingredients  4 potatoes (washed and I left skin on ) 1/4 cups diced olives  1 heaped tablespoon tapanade dip mix  1/2 cup Greek yoghurt  Method:  Cook potatoes until soft, then mash with a…

Chicken & Leek Pie with Mushy Peas

We have roast chicken for dinner the night before hubby heads back to work so he can use some of the left over meat for his sandwiches he needs to survive the 7 hour drive back.  I was under the pump yesterday and didn’t have time to roast our own chicken so instead I went…

Frozen Yoghurt Fruit

We had some Jalna Greek Yoghurt which was nearing its best before date. I decided to make the kids a treat.  Chop up your choice of fruit. I used strawberries, kiwi fruit and banana.  Mix Yoghurt with a teaspoon of chocolate powder.  Skewer fruit and coat with yoghurt. I also did some fruit pieces coated…

Choc / Jam Drop Biscuits

These biscuits are perfect for school lunchboxes, afternoon tea or just for a treat with a lovely cup of tea or coffee. Ingredients: 250g softened butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup caster sugar 2 and a half  cups Self Raising Flour 2 eggs 1 heaped tablespoon of salted caramel powder Jam or choc drops to…

Caramel Sauce Pancakes 

Who loves pancakes? The kids wanted them this morning before we head off to soccer. I had a craving for sugar (slap me now!!) I’ve been staring at a tin of condensed milk for a long time in the cupboard! Caramel sauce came to mind! Caramel Sauce Recipe 1 tin of condensed milk 1 teaspoon…

Loaded Sweet Potatoes

We love sweet potatoes in our household as hubby is a gym junkie! Cut sweet potatoes in half, place into a baking dish and bake at 180-200 degrees for approx 45 minutes or until the centre is soft. Remove from oven and mash centre with a fork until light and fluffy. I topped these with…

Layered Mexican Inspired Dip

Yum! I mashed 2 avocadoes and mixed with guacamole dip mix, Diced fresh tomatoes, then topped with sour cream with Cinco Pepper Enchilada Dip Mix and freshly grated cheese. You can also add in a layer of refried beans if you wish. Serve with rice cracks, pita bread chips or vege sticks! YUM Ren xx

Sweet Potato Hash Browns with Cheats Poached Eggs

Happy Easter to all! I had a craving for Hash Browns so I thought I would make my own from our plentiful supply of sweet potatoes.   Ingredients: Approximately  1kg of Grated Sweet Potato 2 Eggs Nutmeg or Pumpkin Pie Spice Coconut Oil or Olive Oil for Frying Salt & Pepper   Method: Grate Sweet…

Corned Beef Fritters

This was a recipe I created with inspiration from the amazing Cathy Leis. I did not have corn kernals, only creamed corn. This recipe is the end result and tasted beautiful. You could use any spice blend you have at home for this recipe. Ingredients: 1 Large Tin of Creamed Corn 1 cup SR Flour…

Pad Thai

I have not eaten pad Thai for over 12 years. I decided to test out one of our amazing freezer meals recipes. WOW Is all I can say. So simple So delicious So Devine Hubby and I were actually able to eat a meal in peace instead of scoffing it down as the kiddies went…