Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

I don’t even know where to start. It’s been a VERY long time since I’ve spent any time writing, recipe testing and motivating, through my blog! Let’s start with where I left off! I left off with an 11 week old puppy – who is currently sitting at 11 months and 80lbs! I left off…

Dinner Salad

Salad for dinner was something I started enjoying back as a vegetarian. Yes, vegetarian. Was a long time ago and while I feel great not eating meat, that is not something I’m keen to do again. As a kid salad was part of every dinner, it was not the main meal. Salads for any meal…

A long awaited return

Hi everyone!!! I have missed you all so very much.  Hmmm so where have I been?  Why haven’t I written?  Excuses are not in the game plan and therefore I have to admit part of me has just simply not taken the time to write. I’m cooking, yes. Some baking here and there and of…

Summer Salad 

Ok so I clearly have a thing for Mexican flavours. I just can’t eat enough cilantro, especially in the summer time.  Today I had the pleasure of meeting up with some friends and checking out Thunderbird (Tbird) Showpark. It’s pre-wedding day and had to get the Farm looking good for the big day tomorrow for my…

The Biggest Lesson I’ve learned…Being Single

My friend Eddie pointed out that in my post about what I’ve learned since being single (#singlesowemingle), I missed one key point.  He said that when we are single we begin to develope our sense of self and figure out who we are. But the trick is not to lose that when getting back into…

S’more Cupcakes

Often you see “Pinterest Fail” next to a picture of something that looks nothing like what the recipe shows. In this case I have to say Pinterest I kicked your butt! These cupcakes are moist and very easy to make.  My day consisted of a full day at work. It flew by (as it does…

Spicy Eggplant

This Christmas each family took a turn cooking a meal. In the end we had Italian, French, Mediterranean and Malaysian, all delicious! It worked out well that not one person was doing all the cooking not that I would have minded! I did my beef rendang – however I did two different methods and instead…

Long Overdue – Beef Rendang

Hi everyone! How are you? I know it’s been awhile and I also know that I’ve been saying that a lot lately on my posts. Sadly life has taken a few twists and turns and rather than having time and energy, I’ve had neither. Emotionally I’ve been sensitive. Mentally I’ve been exhausted. Physically I’ve been…

Best Kale Salad…I’ve ever made

Something about fresh, homegrown vegetables that I absolutely love. Not only does it take me back to my child hood but it reminds me why I want to be in the country to raise my own family. My darling friend Maz stocked me up! I not only devoured all her homegrown cherry tomatoes, but she…

Wine Country

We recently had the opportunity to spend a few days in wine country with some friends. We had pre-planned all the meals to make sure we were being financially smart as well as healthy. We nailed it! I don’t think we came home with much other than a few bottles of wine. We arrived on…

Sunday Healthy Turkey Chilli with Gluten Free Cornbread

This weekend we had a lazy and wonderful weekend. Valentines day which we don’t typically celebrate – Ian made homemade beef burgers fully loaded with a bit of cheese and even bacon. You may not know this but I don’t LOVE bacon. I LOVE a good BLT and I do like bacon on my burgers,…

Shane and Bake Chicken Wings with Paleo Ranch dressing tossed salad

Shay Shay changed my life. He introduced me to “Fried chicken” sans frying! No greasy mess to clean up, no multiple dipping bowls for your chicken, just light crispy “fried” chicken. The picture doesn’t really do it justice. Simple delicious and Gluten free! Recipe for Shane & Bake Chicken Wings However much you might need…