(paleo) Breakfast bar

Paleo Breakfast Bars

In January 2010, I said “Hello” to the blogging   community and started my Food 4 Thought website.  My goal was to put my passion for cooking into pages to share with others and hopefully along the way, inspire people to cook.

How things have changed!   I still love to cook [...]

(paleo) Pancakes

(paleo) Pancakes

Mother’s Day is the one day of the year where most of us stop, even if only briefly, to recognise the AMAZING job that Mothers do in this world.  I’m sure the word “job” should actually be in flashing lights because it is a 24/7, all consuming lifetime commitment.

I am extremely blessed [...]

(paleo/raw) Trio of smoothies

Paleo smoothies

The start of a new year seems to be the time that many of us make resolutions to change something in our life for the better.  While I’m not one to do so because I feel like I am setting myself up to fail, it is a time that I reflect on my [...]

Chocolate hazelnut spread (aka nutella)

Chocolate hazelnut spread

The last few weeks have been a little nutty (pun intended!), in more ways than one.  I am very grateful to say that the world of Thermomix has been crazy busy thanks to many of you wanting this amazing tool in your own kitchen.  Unfortunately that has meant less time for recipe [...]

Baklava spread

Baklava Spread

I may have mentioned before that making desserts is one of my favourite things to do in the kitchen and looking at my last few Newsletters I seem to do a lot of it .  Clients often ask me if I actually eat the food I create because they think [...]

Sweet risotto with strawberries, pistachios and limoncello

Sweet risotto

I’ve always been somewhat creative in the kitchen.  Sometimes this creativity has served me well and others not so much.  Yes, I have had my fair share of disasters in the kitchen but I’m not going to share them right now .

When I decided to develop this recipe I threw [...]

Lemon curd

Lemon curd

Like many other households, winter tends to be the time of year when comfort food hits our table.  Dishes like curry, pasta, casserole and all those heart warming things that make you feel snug when it is cold outside.  And while I love all that winter brings at times I can’t help [...]

Pancakes

Pancakes

Even after many years of cooking, gaining valuable  experience and improving my technical skills I have never been able to cook a light and fluffy pancake.  Don’t ask me why.  Maybe it’s the recipes I have chosen in the past or the ingredients I have paired together OR maybe it is simply because [...]

Cranberry and almond toasted muesli

Toasted muesli

As mentioned in previous posts, eating a healthy breakfast is important to both G & I.  In winter we usually enjoy a bowl of porridge and in the warmer months we both like some kind of cereal.  I’ve been making quite a bit of bircher recently but G wanted a change.  Normally we would just [...]

Sourdough bread

Sourdough sandwich

I’ve been making my own bread for many years.  My Dad inspired me to start baking it because whenever I used to go and visit my parents he would bake a fresh loaf (something he normally did on a weekly basis) because he knew how much I loved it.  Initially I used a [...]