Dill Pickles

I love dill pickles! They have such a beautifully intense flavour and are fabulous in a sandwich, with a cheese platter or just straight from the jar. Dill really tops off this preserve, and the good news is that it’s easy to grow!

Protein Power Bars

When you’re active outdoors, sometimes you need a lightweight snack to curb your hunger and give you energy. These protein power bars are great for that. I like these for the savoury edge that the tahini provides: sometimes energy bars can be too sweet. No bake and easy to make!

Hot Cross Buns

I like big buns and I cannot lie…. Hot Cross Buns, that is (although I am partial to a nicely coiffed man bun). These little gems have been injected with some extra fibre by using wholemeal flour as well as the traditional fruit n’ spice and all things nice. A lovely Easter treat! 

Choc Banana Smoothie Bowl

The flavours of banana, chocolate and coconut make this smoothie bowl a perfectly delicious breakfast or snack…or even a healthier dessert!  Preparation Time: 5 mins (if you choose to use frozen banana, you will need to freeze them overnight) ;  Serves 1

‘Cheap and Easy’: Chilli Corn Fritters

Fritters are a favourite of mine and a great meal to enjoy at breakfast, lunch or dinner. They don’t need any fancy cooking skills either. I like things a bit of spicy so have added chillies and mustard for a little extra zing! If you like things a little more mild, you can replace the…

Spicing things up: ingredients for your gourmet camping feast

I love intense flavours in my food. Give me a strong coffee, a heavy red wine, a spicy curry, a smelly cheese, a smoky sauce or a floral sweet treat and you basically have my heart. Although camping can limit your ability to produce technical meals, the great thing is that you can add some…

‘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…

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…