(paleo) Lemon cheesecake

Paleo lemon cheesecake

Food journeys, diets, eating plans, lifestyle choices.  These all evolve, grow and change, at times somewhat dramatically throughout our lives.

Food has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. My “journey” began as a youngster in the kitchen with my Mum.  I remember helping to make sausage rolls for [...]

(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 [...]

(healthy) Ice cream

Ice cream

It never ceases to amaze me how popular the Thermomix has become.  It seems to be the “BBQ conversation” for both men and women.  Many more husbands are buying the Thermomix as a Christmas gift and lots more Mums want them before Christmas to help with the festive food.  Mmmmm Christmas cocktails   In [...]

Berry crumble slice

Berry crumble slice

 

Several times I have mentioned that the inspiration to create a new recipe can come from many and varied places.  Although this recipe was developed more out of necessity than inspiration.

Most places I’ve lived I have been fortunate enough to have two fridge/freezers or at the least a large fridge [...]

Passionfruit curd

Passionfruit curd tartlets

Thermomix.  Two years ago I would never have believed how big an impact this one kitchen appliance could have on my life.

After vowing that I would never buy one because “no kitchen appliance could be worth that money” I went to a friend’s demonstration with an open mind to “have a look”.  Halfway [...]

Fig and brown butter tart

Fig Tart

I love showing people the amazing features of the Thermomix.  Watching their faces light up when we create icing sugar from raw sugar in just 9 second and 2 litres of fresh fruit sorbet in 2 minutes with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.  The smallest, smartest kitchen machine as it is known [...]

Blueberry, lemon, yoghurt cake

Blueberry, lemon, yoghurt cake

In a recent post I mentioned my effort to cook  with ingredients that were in season.

I think a big part of what drives me to do so is shopping for fresh fruit and vegetables at local markets.  When the new season produce is on the shelf I am like a [...]

Passionfruit cupcakes with vanilla buttercream

Passionfruit cupcake

Cooking with seasonal ingredients is something I always try to do.  It gives our dishes the best possible flavour because the produce is at its peak when it is in season.  It also means that we can (generally) source items from our local area.

This was one of the things [...]

Banana bread

Banana bread

I never thought I’d own a Thermomix, let alone actually be doing in-home demonstrations and loving being an Independent Consultant for the product.

Why? You might ask.  Sometimes I tell my story about how I started in this  business during my demos.  Briefly, I owned every kitchen appliance known to man.  I was [...]

Lemon Tart - Thermomix

TM - Lemon tart

Some time ago I made a strawberry and lemon tart in my food processor.  Crisp and buttery pastry, tangy smooth filling, it was the kind of dessert that both G & I love.  Unfortunately it didn’t score too highly on the G scale (nor with me really) and the remainder was given away [...]