The man of the minute

Sunday

It was all-stations-a-go here last week preparing for Ollie's naming ceremony. With the help of mum and M - Ollie's surrogate Grandma - I did all the food. There were a couple of diets to cater to including gluten-free and egg-free. Instead of adding store-bought gluten-free flour to my zucchini slice, I thought I'd have a go at making it myself. This blend was made from brown rice, quinoa and buckwheat - a super healthy flour if I do say so myself. Yes I … [Read More...]

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Pumpkin and quinoa sourdough

One snack Master Ollie loves is toast. Mum says that he must surely be sick of peanut butter toast by now but I do mix things up with avocado and Vegemite as well. Seeing as I know he loves bread I thought I'd do a bit of experimenting to boost the goodness. Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial aka my bread baking muse has taught me that you can pretty much add anything you like to sourdough  so I wasn't too nervous adding my goodies. I threw in the … [Read More...]

Win two boxes of At One raw superbars

Delicous, healthy, raw snack bars and a competition

(side note: there is a comp at the bottom so keep reading!) I ran a half marathon once. That totally makes me an athlete right? Ok so it took me 2 hours and 40 minutes but I ran (sometimes my run was slower than most people's strolling pace) the whole 21.something kilometres. In my back pocket I had red snakes to keep me going. Oh how times have changed. I no longer run unless it's to stop Ollie from getting into something he shouldn't and I'm not … [Read More...]

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Banana blueberry muffins

We are still a little bit slow motion around here today after a very big weekend. On Sunday we played hosts to our family and close friends and held a little ceremony/lunch for Ollie's naming. For those who haven't heard of it, it's kind of like a christening without the religious part. It was a truly wonderful day. We had the celebrant who married us run the ceremony, Will's sister from China was out with her husband and brand new baby girl who we met … [Read More...]

Ollie in the pool

Happy babies and revelations

It has been another week of firsts in our house but the best by far was Ollie's first swim. We were a bit worried he wouldn't like it because he hated the big bath at first but he LOVED it. He laughed his little head off the whole time and the only reason we got out was because mum got cold. I think he looks a little bit like those adorable sea otters. Anyone see it? Our first Roma tomato came in from the garden this week. I have to admit, I … [Read More...]

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Thai yellow curry paste

This started as a recipe for yellow chicken curry. When I really thought about it though, it's all about that paste about that paste (not bass - oh dear too much singing in this house). Homemade yellow curry paste really is the star of homemade yellow chicken curry so why not showcase it right? So I know curry paste is really easy to buy and readily available but I must insist you try making it yourself one time. It really is a whole new level of … [Read More...]

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Pumpkin and kale quiche

People often make the assumption that because I post so many recipes and talk about food so much, I must make fancy dinners every night. That could not be further from the truth. We have a few regular (mostly pretty boring but still yummy) meals on rotation and then every now and then I get a bit of dinner inspiration and make something a bit different. I'm really trying to get out of that rut though and last week, made a new quiche - pumpkin and kale - … [Read More...]

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Triple layer salted caramel pound cake

This time 4 years ago, I hit publish on my first blog post. I mentioned it last year but back then I didn't even know the difference between a macaron and a macaroon (FYI macarons are the two biscuits sandwiched together and macaroons are the coconut-like biscuits). So much has changed since then. I can hardly believe that I have been writing here for four whole years. I have written 1,130 posts and since they average at least 500 words a post - more … [Read More...]

Ollie at the beach

Sunday

It was a long weekend here last weekend and we made the most of every minute of it. We headed up to the beach to stay with Mum and Dad and my sister and her boyfriend came along too. You can imagine Ollie was well entertained. Sunshine Beach really is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Our lovely family friends invited us all out on their boat on the river and Ollie loved it. Loved it! He had a little lifejacket and smiled his gorgeous … [Read More...]

Win a double pass to the Brisbane Good Food and Wine Show via www.clairekcreations.com

Win tickets to the Good Food and Wine Show Brisbane 2014

Just in case you are going to close this page... keep reading because I have a great competition at the end. Can you guess what I'm eating in this photo? If you follow me on Facebook then you will already know but I bet you can't guess. Ok I'll tell you... it's camel curd! I didn't even know there was such a thing did you? Apparently there are only two people in the world who sell camel cheese and one of them is right here in Queensland. Sorry … [Read More...]