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:…

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!

The Spirit of Australia: My Favourite Aussie Cookbooks

Living in Australia, we are blessed with such an abundance of wonderful produce. Here are my favourite five cookbooks by Australians which take represent the essence of living simply through using seasonal produce, using basic ingredients and avoiding food wastage. I have also added the links to each if you’re keen to purchase!

Market Special: Marrickville Organic Food Market, Sydney

One of my favourite ways to spend a relaxed Sunday morning is to head to a local farmers market and immerse myself a beautiful community vibe along with good coffee, cheap eats and free music. Marrickville Organic Food Market provides just that.

Kiama Coastal Walk and the Case of the $7 Banana Bread

Earlier this year on Australia Day, I completed the Kiama Coastal Walk with a couple of my European friends, Susanne and Anna. While potentially a little ‘un-Australian’ to hike on this annual celebration (I have spent many previous Australia Day’s at pubs watching cockroach races, drinking XXXX Gold and counting down Triple JJJ’s Hottest 100),…

You don’t need dough, to knead dough

There is  some serious scaremongering going on when it comes to carbohydrate foods. With the popularity of restrictive diets that eliminate entire food groups, the public is becoming scared of eating nutritious foods such as wholegrain breads and cereals. The recent release of the 2014 Australian Grains & Legumes Consumption & Attitudinal Study by the Grains & Legumes…

Market Special: Paddy’s Market, Haymarket

There’s no doubt, Sydney can be an expensive place to live. According to the most recent Household Expenditure Survey in 2009-2010 ,the average weekly expenditure of food and non-alcoholic beverages in NSW households is $212.67. For the lowest income households in NSW, this is down at $108.55. You can therefore understand why quinoa, goji berries…

Skinny dipping in the kitchen

Am I crazy, or is there a kitchen appliance for absolutely everything these days? There are breadmakers, rice cookers, slow cookers, poffertjes makers (in case you get that sudden urge to cook tiny pancakes) and the ‘I-Can-Cook-Almost-Anything’ maker (my name for the Thermomix). Sometimes I can almost convince myself that I need these things. I have no doubt they can be…