Chocolate Square Cookies

These days I find myself searching for ideas to try and keep Mr O entertained indoors quietly, while his infant brother  Mr J sleeps in our way too small apartment. Cooking is something that I love so I thought Mr …

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Slow Braised Chicken, Tomatoes and Olives

Life is pretty crazy in my house with a toddler and newborn.  Lucky is still have time to whip up some fantastic meals.   I made this one last night.  A proper winter meal for a proper winter night.  A few …

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Chicken & Vegetable Rose Sauce

Here is my latest recipe for a pasta sauce that I made last night. You can really use any veggies you have on hand. It’s a quick, simple dinner idea for a weeknight meal or a lazy weekend.   Chicken …

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Thai Basil Chicken Stir-Fry

  Stir-frys haven’t really been a memorable meal in my household. Asian food used to almost scare me. I could never get the balance right and it would always just taste like a bowl of too much soy or horrible …

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Last week I invited a friend and her son over for a play date Monday morning, thinking oh yeah I’ll just whip something up in on the weekend…… The weekend came and went. Sunday night I thought to myself. “I’ll …

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Being almost done with this pregnancy thing, I thought Sunday night was a good time to indulge in one of my favorite meals Pasta Carbonara. It’s not so much a comfort food because we never had this growing up. My …

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Living on the far north coast of NSW our winters are pretty mild compared to the south of the country, but the last week or so the weather had started to take a chill pill. With the beginning of autumn, …

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Weekly meal plans in our household have somewhat gone out the window in the last few years. I always have some idea of what I’m going to make that week, but hardly ever stick to it. Pregnancy cravings and tiredness …

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Fresh Tomato Puree

Having grown up in a half Italian family, every year or so my grandparents, family and friends would get together with that years crop of freshly grown and ripe tomatoes to boil, puree and preserve them in sterilised brown long …

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Over the weekend I was in search for some sweet treats for the coming weeks that weren’t packed full of sugar or laden with butter.  I came across a recipe for carrot cake on a blog I follow on Facebook.  …

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