Nicky’s Birthday Sponge

This cake looks fantastic and it's fat free! Ingredients 4 eggs ¾ cup caster sugar 1/3 cup plain (all-purpose) flour 1/3 cup self-raising flour 1/3 cup cornflour   How [Read More]

Sliced Tomato, Basil and Red Onion Salad

(low iodine)  Serves 4 This is salad reminds me of  my mum - it's her go-to salad and it's the fresh fantastic! This salad is best made ahead and stored, covered in the fridge - that way the [Read More]

A Weighty Issue

I’ve decided today is Weigh Day. As part of my maintenance on Weight Watchers I have to check in and weigh in at a meeting once a month. I can be within 2 kgs of my goal weight, not more and not less. [Read More]

Kneidlach

serves 6 -8 These delicious dumplings are the perfect partner for chicken soup! Don’t eat your soup without them! Alternatively, you can buy a simple packet mix from the Jewish section of any big [Read More]

The Iodine Free Diet

Today’s the day! The iodine free diet starts here. I can’t  eat seafood, seaweed, dairy or commercial bread products, salt or use sunscreen! I can eat meat, fruit and vegetables (with the exception of [Read More]

Grandma’s Jam Drops

Ingredients 4 tablespoons butter, softened 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/3 cup (80g) caster sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla essence 1 ½ cups (210g) self-raising flour Pinch of salt ¼ cup (80g) [Read More]

The Last Supper

I’m feeling pretty energised after my nana nap so decided to do a bit of baking. Lately I’ve made a lot of cakes and slices so I’m going to buck the trend and bake some biscuits instead. I’m going to [Read More]

Back in the World of Work

I leap out of bed with a hop, skip and a jump this morning. I’m so excited to be going to work. Yay! Even getting on the train is a treat! Of course, seeing all my workmates is great. I’ve really [Read More]

Spaghetti Bolognese

(low iodine)  Serves 4 Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large brown onion (200g) chopped finely 1 clove garlic, crushed 500g minced beef 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes (no added [Read More]

Epic Brekkie

We meet our friends Adam and Leda for breakfast at our favourite café Xenos.  Adam and Leda only live a couple of neighbourhoods away but despite all of our best efforts, we haven’t seen them since my [Read More]