Mini Ham and Corn Quiches

Makes 24 As I was updating this recipe and giving it a go in the Thermomix, I had a very happy (and very delicious) accident. I had run out of shortcrust pastry and only had puff, so puff pastry [Read More]

Spiced Banana Bread

If you look through the recipe roll here on the blog, you'll soon see that I go bananas for banana bread. There's the Raisin and Walnut  Mini  Banana Loaves, Nutella Banana Bread, Choc Nut Banana [Read More]

Lamb Stoba

(low iodine)  Serves 4 We first taste tested this recipe when I was on an low iodine diet before my treatment. With so many dietary restrictions, this dish was a delicious addition to the low [Read More]

The Kitchen Terrorist

There was another Word Tsunami about 2am. I don’t know what that’s all about. All these wee hour ramblings. Anyway, not only was I up half the night hitting the keys but then I woke up at 6.30! My [Read More]

Cranberry Chewies

It was only years after I did the low iodine diet that cranberries were to be avoided but gee, these treats were delicious while they lasted! When you  can't eat salt, seafood, whole eggs, dairy and [Read More]

Mexican Slow Roasted Lamb Shanks

 (iodine free)  Serves 4  Ingredients 2 medium tomatoes (300g) chopped coarsely 1 medium red capsicum (bell pepper) (200g) chopped coarsely 1 medium yellow capsicum (bell pepper) (200g) [Read More]

Tomato and Sweet Potato Rice Salad

(low iodine)  Serves 4 This salad is as delicious as it is colourful. Once the rice and sweet potato is cooked, it's as simple as chucking everything together and serving. This salad has enough [Read More]

Cat Yawning

Geraldine the surgeon’s secretary must be a soothsayer. She said I’d get more tired as the days went by and boy, was she right! The Endo said I’d feel shitty, and although I wouldn’t go quite that [Read More]

Chocolate Coconut Cakes

Makes 6 Ingredients 2/3 cup (150g) firmly packed light brown sugar ¼   cup (25g) cocoa powder ½  cup (75g) self-raising flour ½  cup (75g) plain (all-purpose) flour 1/3 cup (25g) [Read More]

The Word Tsunami

So today, on the way to Woolworths I had an epiphany. I wish I could say it was while I was watching the sunrise over the Opera House or during a mellow moment of contemplation by a running brook, but [Read More]