‘Cheap and Easy’: Mushroom Risotto

Risotto is so easy to make and you can make it all in one saucepan- fantastic for camping!. I love making mine with mushrooms but you can swap for other delicious vegetables such as beetroot, peas or pumpkin.

‘Cheap and Easy’: Strawberry Pancakes

Pancakes are such an easy recipe and very affordable too- you only need basic ingredients. I’ve used strawberries in this batch (we got these from The Big Strawberry farm when we were on a road trip). The fantastic thing about strawberries in Australia is that you should be able buy them 12 months of the…

Mount Kinabalu Summit, Sabah, Malaysia

The Mount Kinabalu Summit trail was one of the hardest hikes that I have ever done. Admittedly, completing it in one day was tough because you ascend more than 2200m in a day (and then have the steep steps to descend). I gave my hiking pole to a Canadian guy who had twisted his ankle on the…

Simply smooth: Simple smoothie recipes to start your day

Smoothies are a quick, easy and nutritious breakfast or snack.  By using frozen fruits, you can make into a creamy  and fresh smoothie bowl and tailor to the flavours you like. A good formula for making up smoothies is: 1 .5 cups fruit  (ideally frozen, but you can also include a combination with fresh and dried)…

The Big Strawberry, Koonoomoo, Victoria

Australians love ‘big’ things: the Big Banana, the Big Pineapple, the Big Merino… One to visit is the lesser known Big Strawberry close to the Victorian-New South Wales border. One to head to if you like berry, berry delicious things…

Blueberry and Pistachio Overnight Oats

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again…I love oats. They really are a revelation and so accessible and cheap for most people. You can make them fancy with this easy overnight oats recipe which packs a punch with protein, fibre and long-lasting carbohydrates. A great start to the day.

Market Special: Jan Powers Farmers Market, Brisbane

What: Jan Powers Farmers Markets are a number of open air farmers markets located around Brisbane. With four locations (Queen St, Powerhouse, Manly and Mitchelton), you can find quality produce and “the most interesting food and plants, kitchen goods and wine, breads, meat, fish and fowl under the sun” at affordable price. Where: Powerhouse Location:…

Resolute Loop Trail, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, New South Wales

Start: Resolute Picnic Area, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park (enter from gate to West Head- click here for more information) Distance: 4.4km loop Time: 2-3 hours Grade: Easy to moderate (there are some steep sections) Special Notes:  This track goes by a few different names such as the Aboriginal Heritage Walk and the Resolute Track. At time of writing, the signs in…

Berry Superfood Smoothie Bowl

This colourful smoothie bowl is packed full on goodness: high in antioxidants, low in fat, naturally sweetened and just plain delicious!