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Serves 6 Ingredients for the bolognese; 500g Lean mince beef 2 onions diced 3 stalks of celery 250g mushrooms sliced 1/2 red capsicum diced Can of crushed tomatoes 400g Sachet of salt reduced tomato paste Empty can of boiling water 1tsp of powdered beef stock 1tbl of worchestershire sauce 1tbk of dark soy Teaspoon 1 tsp mixed herbs 1/2 tsp Rosemary 1 tsp oregano 1/2 cup of red wine Rest of ingredients; 8 small zucchini 400g low fat ricotta 1/2 cup of skim milk 250gs…

Slow Cooked Minty Lamb Stew


Slow Cooked Minty Lamb Stew Serves 2 Ingredients; 2 lamb shanks Bunch of fresh mint Tsp of dried rosemary I can of chopped tomatoes Tablespoon on chicken stock powder Sliced mushrooms Two onions quartered Water – fill up empty tomatoes can 1 1/2 Salt and pepper Method; Place everything in the slow cooker and cook according to your cookers settings, mine took a good 4 hours on high. Once the meat is falling off the bone take out the meat and bones and a cup…

Beef Bulgogi

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Beef Bulgogi Serves 4 Ingredients; 500 grams beef – either a nice piece of steak that you can slice finely (if you put your steak in the freezer until it starts to nearly freeze you can slice it really easily) or beef strips are fine. 1 pear ½ tsp minced garlic 1 tsp ginger 1 tbsp Soy sauce ½ tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar 4 x Spring onions finely sliced 1 pinch of chilli flakes Salt and pepper Method; Peel and grate pear into glass bowl…

Beef Bolognese

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Beef Bolognese Serves 4 Ingredients; 500 grams of lean beef mince 1 onion chopped 250 grams of mushrooms Teaspoon of oregano, rosemary, thyme and garlic 1 400 gram can of chopped tomatoes Above can filled with water Tablespoon of no salt tomato paste Salt and Pepper Method: Brown your onions in a pan with no oil, onions, garlic and herbs – add a splash of water if they are sticking, brown for 3 minutes and then put in the mince and the mushrooms and keep…

Lemon Pepper Salmon with CauliFredo Zoodles

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Lemon Pepper Salmon with CauliFredo Zoodles Serves 4 Ingredients; 3 medium zucchini 4 100g salmon fillets 1 Whole cauliflower Minced Garlic Bunch of fresh coriander Juice of half a lemon Dijon Mustard Salt and Pepper Method; Place salmon fillets in a bag or bowl and marinade with a good pinch of salt and pepper and the juice of half a lemon, leave for 10 minutes. Place in the oven on a tray and cook on 180 degrees for 20 minutes – or to your liking,…

Healthy Breakfast Slice

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Healthy Breakfast Slice Ingredients; 2 cups rolled oats Two tubs of apple purée Good pinch of salt 2 ripe bananas Handful of pitted dates Handful of walnuts Purée your bananas and then mix in remaining ingredients then pour into a square tin 20cm by 20cm. Baked at 180 degrees for 20-30 minutes until golden brown. You can switch the dates and walnuts for any sort of dried fruits and nuts. Cranberries, almonds, hazelnuts, apricots and cashews work well too. Enjoy!

Asian Short Ribs

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I love my slow cooker and there is nothing better on a cold day than curling up and watching movies whilst your slow cooker produces an amazing dinner and this was one of my best! Ingredients; 2 big short ribs Can of tomatoes Can of water Two star anise Three cloves Tsp of five spice Three whole all spice 1/4 White pepper 2 Cups of Beef stock Pinch of Chilli flakes Handful Porcini mushrooms Method: Couldn’t be easier – put it all in the slow…

Spicy Pork Cauli Fried Rice


Trying to create interest when you are a Health Food Boot Camp means getting a whole lot of flavour into your limited ingredients and also trying to make it appear like you are treating yourself to a lovely takeaway! Cauliflower fried rice is a genius idea and with some choice flavours you have a damn good dish for a lazy diet Sunday! Ingredients; 500 grams of lean pork mince 2 tsps five spice 2 big spring onions chopped finely 1 red onion finely chopped 1…

Rainbow Trout 3 Veg Pies


Rainbow Trout 3 Veg Pies Super healthy, no carbs, no fats, no gluten, no eggs, no caffeine, no dairy….. BUT still fun!! It’s been a hell of January detox but I am pretty chuffed with myself that I have managed to keep manipulating ingredients for maximum flavours and this was a complete fluke! I just fell in love with the fish and then took whatever we had in the fridge to bring it all together. So handsome! Apparently our fishmonger picked me the best looker!!…

Oven Roasted Mustard Pork


Oven Roasted Mustard Pork with fresh apple sauce Ingredients; Pork; 1 x 300gram pork fillet Table spoon of dijon mustard 2 tsps of fennel seeds Zest of one lemon 1/4 tsp of garlic 100ml Beef Stock Apple Sauce; 2 apples cored and chopped 100ml of water 1/2 tsp of cinnamon Pinch of salt 1/4 tsp of garlic Method; Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees. Marinate the pork first for at least 20 mins – put the pork in a freezer bag with all of the…

Prawns with Ginger and Lime

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Prawns with Ginger and Lime On a health kick so lovely fresh seafood and packing in lots of flavour for a perfect Summer evening dish (using Slendier noodles for a carbo cheat!). Ingredients; 300grams of cooked prawns, shelled, de-veined and ready to eat 1 whole red chilli – choose your heat Half bunch of coriander (save a few sprigs for serving) Sprinkle of salt Juice of one lime (use the zest too if you love lime) Thumbnail of grated ginger Carrots, julienned Zucchini (I used…

Beetroot, Dill & Orange Cured Salmon

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Beetroot, Dill & Orange Cured Salmon Amazing dish just a few aromatic lovely fresh ingredients and big piece of fresh salmon and 3 days later – you have yourself something everyone will think you slaved over for days or bought from a very expensive store! Step 1: Take some amazing fresh salmon, 1 kg fillet with the skin on and ask the butcher to ensure all of the bones are out so you don’t have too but worst case make sure you run your hand…

Decadent Fish Curry

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Decadent Fish Curry Ingredients; Fish – you can use whatever fish you like, we were feeling very decadent so we bought big tiger prawns and half a crayfish but you could use any white fish, scallops, mussels etc Can of Light Coconut Evaporated Milk Juice of half a lime 2 tsp Thai Red Curry Paste 1/2 Cup Diced Red Capsicum 1 tbsp crunch peanut butter 1 brown onion diced 1 red chilli diced Method; – Brown your onion and capsicum in a deep frying pan…



As a lucky foodie I sometimes get asked to trial some new products or taste some samples and Kikkoman were kind enough to send over their new range Kikkoman Rice Inspir-Asian. The new range of quick and easy rice dishes are ready in just 45 seconds and come if four varieies – Nasi Goreng, Bimbimbap, Curried rice and Teriyaki. The range is essentially pre-cooked rice with a flavour sachet that you just mix and warm in the microwave. It is quick and definitely easy and…

Mexican Chicken Soup


This is one of those dishes you make on the fly with some fresh ingredients and a bit of scraggy old roast chicken and it creates an amazing, wholesome and delicious soup. Add chilli to your taste, I like it hot so I went for a lot but this will still have great flavour if you pull it back. Ingredients; Tablespoon of olive oil ¼ Garlic Chopped Jalapeno and red chilli – get as hot as you like it’s to your taste! Sliced Red Onion…

Homemade Oatmeal with Cinnamon Stewed Apple

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Homemade Oatmeal with Cinnamon Stewed Apple I remember reading about ‘gruel’ in my favourite books as a kid, all those poor British children in their cruel boarding schools feeding them bowls of pasty mush and when mum made oatmeal at home I pretty much thought it was gruel!! Without buckets of jam or some other sugary condiment I generally didn’t want to get anywhere near it – I want bacon and eggs like Dad!! But as my palette and matured and I have tried to…

Rosella Soups

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A very lucky foodie received a beautiful box with lots of lovely treats from Rosella Soups including a selection of their tinned soups plus recipes and ingredients to make a lovely pie or stroganoff. I am the first to love making a nice big pot of fresh soup when you have time at home but if not Rosella soups are Aussie owned and use local, quality ingredients to provide a comforting bowl of soup on a cold winter night. Wonderful, rich cream of tomato soup…

Baked Oozey Camembert

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Baked Oozey Camembert Ingredients One boxed camambert 3 whole garlic cloves 2 sprigs of rosemary Splash of white wine Drizzle of olive oil Pinch of salt Method; Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees. Take the camembert out of the wrapper and put back in the box, make slices across the rind of the cheese to make a large grid. Poke the whole garlic cloves where the grid crosses. Remove the rosemary sprigs from the stalk and poke into the slices in the rid. Sprinkle…

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