Ok. Heatwave is maybe overdoing it. But it's been hot here lately. Easily 27C in the shade and horrible in the sun. And to remind everyone not in NZ, we are lacking that vital part of the sky - the ozone. The sun is scorching. Sunscreen, hats, sunnies. You can never be too careful. Needless to say,… Continue reading The Great Wellington Heatwave of 2015!
Honestly! What the hell!?I have spent the last few months looking up all these big batch recipes online and wanting to join up on some cooking groups and such... But I was going about it all wrong!Early last week, I decided to do a triple batch of the old standby tuna casserole recipe. Yes, those… Continue reading Big Batch Cooking… What took me so long?!
The boys are getting more and more vocal everyday. "Please""Thank you""Curry puff""Proper fluffy please" (Hendrik)And I ask "What veggie would you like for lunch?" Willem says, "Lettuce please." 19 months. Crazy.But I am shocked and amazed that somehow they have taken to eating salad! And requesting it on a regular basis. It's probably just a… Continue reading Strange food requests and so many new words!
This weather! Rain, rain and more rain! If this is the start to winter, I'm not sure I'm looking forward to it anymore. Everything is damp, laundry is taking forever to dry, everything smells musty. At least it's not cold... Yet!Last week, I made this super hearty soup with a heap of leftover corn on… Continue reading Vegan Corn Chowder – Meatless Monday
Someone in our family, who shall remain anonymous, isn't too keen on quinoa. And ok, I can see why... it does have a different flavour and the texture needs a little getting used to, but the rest of us don't have a problem with it. So, when I made my last batch of chicken enchiladas,… Continue reading Chicken Quinoa Enchiladas
Far out! Seriously easy!I love pikelets! You can add pretty much anything to them. Corn, bacon, apples, bananas, savoury, sweet, topped with honey, jam, or just plain!Here's all you need...Ingredients : 1 cup wholemeal or plain self-raising flour1 egg, lightly beaten3/4 cup milkbutter to fry and spreadMethod :In a bowl, whisk together flour, egg and… Continue reading Pikelets and Tea Parties..
Sheesh! Balls! Right. Mind back in the right.... Leftovers.We've been lucky the boys are ok with leftovers, but I feel bad making them eat things for lunch they may have had for dinner the night before. Not to mention, I get bored of eating the same things as well.One of the MANY dishes that Jacob… Continue reading Leftover Makeover – Risotto Balls
I saw this recently somewhere on Facebook, and thought it was pretty brilliant. I do try to use most of these as often as I can, but didn't realise that many of them were good sources of protein! I'd be keen to try out chia and hemp seeds. If anyone has some yummy recipes for… Continue reading Protein, veggie style!
A couple of years ago now, I worked as a nanny and looked after two lovely little hobbits! Cooking for them was pretty easy with the exception of the curry dilemma! They weren't really keen on anything curry. Not even butter chicken! It was something that I was hoping wouldn't happen with the boys. As… Continue reading Kid friendly Curry? Yes! Score!
A couple years ago, I came across this recipe from the lovely Pip @ Meet Me at Mike's. The first time I made it, it was love. It's still in regular rotation on the menu planner, but has gone through so many incarnations. This is our latest version! With crispy tofu and udon noodles! Super… Continue reading Crispy Tofu Teriyaki – Meatless Monday and Naptime Cooking!