Blueberry Chia Muffins

I was working as a volunteer at a legal centre for a year between the periods of March 2013 to March this year, and it was quite unusual back then how I didn’t have much of a sense of any sort of financial responsibility – even though I was earning a grand total of zero…

Coconut Quinoa

Originally I hadn’t been planning on posting the recipe to this up at all, as it really is not a very photogenic dish. However I received quite an insistent response on my Facebook page and Instagram, and so I’ve decided to write a little about it and pass on another breakfast idea for you folks…

Salmon Salad with Chilli Caramel Dressing

First off, I apologise for this week’s recipe post being late. I usually write my Monday recipe posts over the weekend, and as I was getting my materials together for writing, I realised that I had left my camera with the photos of this salad I wanted to write about in my desk drawer at…

Salmon Coconut Ceviche

On the days where I visit the gym, I try and make sure I have a light meal at least an hour before my class. Any sooner and I’ll have indigestion, however I’ve noticed that if I don’t eat something an hour or two before the class, I barely have enough energy. I was sorting…

Hazelnut Pumpkin Quinoa Salad

Over the Christmas break there was a couple of days where The Sister joined me for dinner at mine. During this time, her fiance was still interstate with his family, and as they had only moved recently to their new place, she was so unfamiliar with the kitchen that she didn’t even know how to…

Macadamia Muesli

When I was a child and progressing through into my teens, I remember that my favourite sweets were not lollipops, gummy lollies (my Sister’s favourite, particularly bears) or chocolates, but in fact fruit chews. It mystifies me now how I could love such artificial-tasting confectionaries, when the purple “grape” flavour tastes remotely nothing like any…

My Salad Nicoise

It’s always a routine, but from about 11am on a usual day in our office, you will be asked the question “What are you having for lunch?” As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, it’s no secret that we love our food. One of the girls regularly brings in lunch from home, and her favourite salad…

NQN’s Cauilislaw

I was listening to the radio the other day while I was getting ready for work, and I take my cues for when I’m running on time or late through the timing of the news broadcasts. I was listening absent-mindedly as I went about my business, but stopped in my tracks when they announced the…

Salmon Quinoa Salad

I, by no means, live a very healthy lifestyle. Always the fatty at heart, I’m at my happiest when I’m merrily stuffing my face, and it’s only when the next days hit that I realise how slightly off-balance I feel after a bout of indulgence. This is when I go through a ‘detox’ phase, which…

Strawberry & Chicken Salad

“Summer bodies are made in winter”, so they say. With this in mind, in the last month of winter I started changing my comfort-food habits and began to attempt to eat a little fresher, with more raw vegetables and lean proteins. This salad is an unusual but beautiful combination – anyone who has tasted the…

Ratatouille

Maintaining a balanced diet isn’t always easy. Believe me, I know! There are weeks where I’m simply over-enthusiastic about how many places to review and then feel incredibly guilty at the end of the week from all of the rich food. So then I try and increase my vegetable intake, which usually takes the form…

Quinoa Granola

For most people, it’s not news that breakfast is the most important meal of your day. From memory, the saying goes: ‘Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.’ And while I understand that a good breakfast is the key to kick-starting your day, I’ll readily put my hand…