Wild Cattle Creek Winery

We celebrated my Grandma’s 80th Birthday at Wild Cattle Creek Winery on the weekend. The area is beautiful and surrounded by many vineyards, trees and gorgeous open spaces. The autumn leaves were stunning and the sun blessed us with it’s rays during the afternoon. We all enjoyed sharing platters for entree and I chose the…

Cauliflower Pizza

I’ve wanted to experiment with a Cauliflower Pizza base for a while now and it turned out pretty darn amazing. My whole family enjoyed it and have requested it multiple times since. I’ve now made a bunch of bases and frozen them for future use! You will need- 1 whole head of cauliflower 1 cup grated…

Chicken & Prawn Risotto

Tonight I made a Risotto for the family. Making my own stock out of 4 cups water, salt, pepper, diced capsicum, sliced carrot, zucchini, kale & tomato. Once cooked through I used a stick mixer to purée the stock and then added two more cups of boiled water.  Use the stock to cook your aborio rice while browning diced chicken breast in…

Stuffed Mini Capsicums

Made a light snack today, super easy and quick with some things I had in the fridge. This was easy to do with some mini capsicums and about two tablespoons of light cream cheese.  I added a teaspoon of honey & 10 crushed pistachios. Mix and then stuff each capsicum. This made four little bite…

All Wrapped Up!

And by that I don’t mean Christmas! Wraps are a great alternative to bread and are quick and easy to create. I’d cooked some salmon for dinner so I added a few pieces to some salad greens and wrapped it all up in a light rye wrap. Be aware of the calorie content of wraps…

24 Days of Salad: Radish & Apple Slaw

Easy to prepare & comes together in a matter of minutes. Perfect for a 30 degree evening too! Combine a couple of cups of pre-made coleslaw with a handful of walnuts. Cut up two large radishes & add to the slaw.  Slice a medium size apple & add to the mix (I used a Pink Lady).  For a…

Veggie Tacos

The Wee Man wanted Tacos for dinner, so we picked up some Mexican seasoning, salsa & taco shells. Brown 500 grams of extra lean pork mince then add 1 cup of grated zucchini & 1 cup of four bean mix & 1 cup of creamed corn. Once softened add 1 jar of mild salsa.  Add 2 tablespoons…

Boring Salad?

Salad makes me think of a pile of lettuce, with maybe some tomato & cucumber. Maybe even spinach, feta & Spanish onion. Maybe that’s the reason why people are so turned off with the idea of a Salad as a meal. It doesn’t always have to be a considered as just a side.  Try No…