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March 14, 2019

BEEF, MACADAMIA AND KUMARA CRISP SALADS

Another meal to add to the ‘interesting salads’ collection! These beef, macadamia and kumara crisp salads are exceptionally quick and easy to make. Delicious paired with the sweet yet tangy balsamic dressing. After suggesting kumara crisps as a gluten-free alternative to crispy noodles in one of last week’s recipes, I couldn’t get the idea of a kumara crisp salad out […]
February 21, 2019

CHEESY STUFFED MEATBALLS

Cheesy stuffed meatballs in homemade sauce – that’s comfort food done right! The addition of cottage cheese makes this version a little healthier, and parmesan adds a great flavour hit.  If you haven’t guessed already, I do enjoy a good meatball! From these popular lamb meatballs on zoodles, to loaded meatball subs, low carb pork and fennel meatball salads, pesto spaghetti with sausage meatballs […]
February 14, 2019
Corn chips add a delicious, crunchy texture to these moreish Mexican beef salads. Super easy to make and packed with flavour, they are sure to become a family favourite.

MEXICAN BEEF SALADS

Corn chips add a delicious, crunchy texture to these moreish Mexican beef salads. Super easy to make and packed with flavour, they are sure to become a family favourite. Interesting salads are definitely my thing at the moment. Loaded up with yummy ingredients, these Mexican beef salads are about as far from a boring old salad as you can get, […]
February 7, 2019
This cheesy mince pasta bake saves on dishes by cooking the pasta in the same pot as the sauce. It’s topped with two different cheeses and grilled in the oven for a golden, crunchy crust.

CHEESY MINCE PASTA BAKE

This cheesy mince pasta bake saves on dishes by cooking the pasta in the same pot as the sauce. It’s topped with two different cheeses and grilled in the oven for a golden, crunchy crust. This recipe makes quite a large amount so could easily feed up to 5 people. Feel free to adapt it to suit your tastes – […]
January 17, 2019
Who can resist the ultimate cheeseburger?! This one has cheese both in and on top of the patty, and a special gherkin sauce. Yum!

THE ULTIMATE CHEESEBURGER

Who can resist the ultimate cheeseburger?! This one has cheese both in and on top of the patty, and a special gherkin sauce. Yum! I always leave the supermarket feeling disappointed when I go in search of burger buns! Anyone else struggle with this?! They’re either too light and lacking in substance, missing sesame seeds or not the right size/shape. […]
January 3, 2019
This summery meal of chargrilled steak with kumara cakes and corn on the cob can be cooked inside or outdoors on the barbecue. It’s easy and yummy!

CHARGRILLED STEAK WITH KUMARA CAKES

This summery meal of chargrilled steak with kumara cakes and corn on the cob can be cooked inside or outdoors on the barbecue. It’s easy and yummy! The kumara (sweet potato) cakes are fairly soft – if you prefer, you can use red kumara which will make the patties firmer. For an easier option, you could easily skip the kumara […]
December 13, 2018
This Y.U.M version of nasi goreng is not the most authentic… it is, however, an easy, fast and tasty weeknight meal that’s suitable for the whole family.

NASI GORENG

This Y.U.M version of nasi goreng is not the most authentic… it is, however, an easy, fast and tasty weeknight meal that’s suitable for the whole family. You might notice a few sneaky beans in the photo above. I’ve omitted these from the recipe as fresh green beans have suddenly shot up in price since I took the photo! This […]
December 6, 2018
Minimal ingredients, minimal prep time but maximum flavour! This steak and pesto spaghetti is as good as it gets when it comes to easy weeknight meals.

STEAK AND PESTO SPAGHETTI

Minimal ingredients, minimal prep time but maximum flavour! This steak and pesto spaghetti is as good as it gets when it comes to easy weeknight meals. I love this combination of summery flavours. Make the most of sweet cherry tomatoes while they’re such a good price! You can leave the steak out and have this as a vegetarian meal instead […]
November 15, 2018
Bacon cheeseburger salads are a great lower carb version of regular cheeseburgers. Crunchy lettuce, tomatoes, gherkins and cheese are topped with burger patties, bacon and a special dressing.

BACON CHEESEBURGER SALADS

Bacon cheeseburger salads are a great lower carb version of regular cheeseburgers. Crunchy lettuce, tomatoes, gherkins and cheese are topped with burger patties, bacon and a special dressing. These salads really do taste like a cheeseburger! If you’d prefer to have more carbs than this, trying tearing fresh burger buns into small pieces and tossing them through the salad.   […]
November 8, 2018
These steak summer rolls are packed full of juicy rump steak, saucy noodles and fresh veggies, paired with an irresistible peanut dipping sauce.

STEAK SUMMER ROLLS

These steak summer rolls are packed full of juicy rump steak, saucy noodles and fresh veggies, paired with an irresistible peanut dipping sauce. I’m not normally the biggest fan of fresh spring rolls (I usually find them packed with too many veggies and not enough sauce), so I’ve made sure this version is full of yummy ingredients and satisfying enough […]