Top 5 Smoothies: Number 1 Banana, Honey and Wheatgerm Smoothie Recipe

With the wheatgerm for carbohydrate, the milk and yoghurt for calcium and protein, and the banana a serve of fruit, this smoothie makes a great way to start the day. If you don’t have any wheatgerm, just leave it out. Banana, Honey and Wheatgerm Smoothie Recipe Ingredients 1 ripe banana, chopped roughly 1 tsp honey […]

Top 5 Smoothies: Number 2 Strawberry and Yoghurt Smoothie Recipe

Strawberries and yoghurt go almost as well together as strawberries and cream (and yoghurt is certainly a bit better for you!), and this smoothie makes a delicious treat. If strawberries aren’t in season, then you could substitute frozen strawberries. Strawberry and Yoghurt Smoothie Recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup strawberries 1 tbsp strawberry yoghurt 1 tsp honey […]

Top 5 Smoothies: Number 3 Mixed Berry Smoothie Recipe

Even when not in season, you can purchase frozen berries relatively cheaply to make this delicious smoothie. Frozen berries cool down the smoothie, making it the perfect summer breakfast on a hot day. Mixed Berry Smoothie Recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup mixed frozen berries (such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries etc) 1 tbsp yoghurt 200ml milk […]

Top 5 Smoothies: Number 4 Mango and Coconut Smoothie Recipe

I remember drinking a smoothie similar to this in a cafe at breakfast on the beach at Palm Cove (in tropical North Queensland near Cairns; think hot sunny days, blue water etc). I have tried to recreate it, but somehow it is never the same… possibly something to do with the location? Anyway, this smoothie […]

Top 5 Smoothies: Number 5 Watermelon and Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

Smoothies are the ultimate fast food fix; roughly chop the ingredients, add to a blender or cup, whizz and it is done. In an instant you have breakfast, morning tea or an after school/work snack made, which makes it perfect for the “I’m hungry mum” chorus. I use a stick blender to whizz up smoothies […]

Easy Date, Nut and Lemon Slice Recipe

This is a quick and easy recipe, perfect for when friends drop in for afternoon tea or when you are asked to “bring a plate”. Date, Nut & Lemon Slice Recipe Ingredients 2 eggs 1/2 cup caster sugar 3 tsp butter, melted 1 tbsp water 1 & 1/4 cups self raising flour 185g pitted dates, […]

Spinach Pie (Greek Spanakopita) Recipe

This is a great, nutritious meal, full of healthy, leafy greens. Spinach Pie (Greek Spanakopita) Ingredients 1 large bunch fresh spinach (in Australia you may find it sold under the name Silverbeet) 1/2 brown onion, finely diced, OR, 3 green shallots, finely chopped 5 eggs, lightly beaten 100g Danish fetta, crumbled 100g Cheddar cheese (it is […]

Top 5 Quick & Easy Winter Soups: No 3 (Thai) Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Another winter warmer that can be made in 20-30 minutes. Pop it in a thermos to take to Saturday sport, or enjoy in the warm. Pumpkin Soup Recipe Ingredients 500g pumpkin (I find Queensland Blue or Jap pumpkins have the best flavour for this recipe), skin removed and cut into 5cm cubes 2 brown onions, […]

Authentic Italian Tiramisu Desert Recipe

This is the best desert recipe that I have come across for the Italian favourite dessert Tiramsu, with delicious coffee flavoured sponge finger biscuits and a light luscious Marscapone based cream. Make it a few hours (or even better, a day) before you plan to serve it. Authentic Italian Tiramisu Desert Recipe Ingredients 2 eggs 75g […]

The Best Ever Roast Potato Recipe

A very big claim, but there is nothing like crunchy delicious roast potatoes with fluffy insides, served with your favourite roast (or on their own). Roast Potato Recipe Ingredients 1 large potato per person (I use Sebago) Olive oil Fresh rosemary (optional) Roast Potato Recipe Method Preheat oven to 180ºC. Peel the potatoes and remove […]