Berry Swirled Banana Bread

I’ve been having lots of fun experimenting with the Barker’s New Zealand compote range and my favourite way to use it has definitely been in desserts. I usually like to keep it simple when it comes to flavours and cooking techniques, and using the Barker’s of NZ compote range has made me  feel super fancy…

What is Compote?

I’m so excited to share some exciting news with you all! I’ve teamed up with lovelies from Barker’s New Zealand as an ambassador and I’ve been cooking up a storm with their amazing range of jams, compotes, chutneys, relishes, sauces and cordials. They recently sent me a range of their beautiful fruit-filled goodies and I’ve been…

Basic Bolognese

So it’s been a little bit quiet over here on the blog…sorry about that. I landed my first full-time job as a dietitian around this time last year and I’ve spent that time trying to figure out how to manage work + Instagram + being a newly wed + buying a house + getting a…

Bisma Eight: Earth-to-Table Eating

On my last trip to Bali I had the absolute pleasure of exploring the organic gardens at Bisma Eight and enjoyed a cooking class with the head chef of Copper Kitchen & Bar, Ben McRae. I took lots of photos so thought you might enjoy seeing what I got up to and seeing what I…

Low FODMAP Cypriot Grain Salad

Cooking for people with food allergies or a food intolerance can often seem like a daunting task, especially at Christmas-time. I’ve taken a twist on my favourite Cypriot Grain Salad from George Calombaris’ Hellenic Republic and made it gluten-free AND low FODMAP. This salad is perfect if you’re looking to make something that is simple,…

Mushroom Mania

As winter slowly comes to an end, I took some time to reflect on one of my most used winter/autumn ingredients and how I was lucky enough to go on 2 expeditions to learn more about my favourite fungus, the mushroom. Mushrooms are a nutrition powerhouse and are rich in B group vitamins including riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic…

Cobram Estate

It’s no secret that I’m a HUGE fan of Cobram Estate extra virgin olive oil. Most of you would know that I use it every day in pretty much everything so I was nothing short of thrilled when I was invited to the olive groves to see how my favourite oil was produced. The day…

Ubud – Bali

It was our first time to Ubud (and Bali) and this place did not disappoint. Not only is Ubud known as the cultural capital of Bali, its stunning landscape makes it the perfect place to rest and relax. Ubud is well known as the place to head to for rest, relaxation and is THE place to be…

Macadamia Nut Pesto

MACADAMIA NUT PESTO I always think I’ll be able to blog during the uni semester but once again I underestimated how much work is involved in my dietetics degree. But no matter, I’m back! And hopefully better at time management. And if you’re someone who is time poor, you’ll absolutely love this macadamia nut pesto…

Peanut Clusters

Peanuts and chocolate. Is there anything better? These little clusters are rich, dark and moreish. I have a major sweet tooth and generally can’t keep sweets in the house as they disappear very quickly. But with stress and life comes the need for chocolate and these take a mere minute to make when the cravings kick…

Go-to Granola

Granola has got to be one of my favourite breakfast staples and something that I eat with yogurt almost everyday all year round. Toasted muesli and granola are basically the exact same thing, a mixture of oats, nuts and something sweet tossed in oil and toasted in the oven until golden and crunchy. The main difference…

The perfect roast pumpkin

So after many months of wondering what to do as a blog post I thought it would be easiest to start with something that I make almost every week that goes with pretty much everything I eat. I like to roast up a big batch of pumpkin at the start of the week and then add it…