Say It With Flowers

I got such a lovely surprise when I got to work! On my desk, there was a beautiful bouquet of flowers from my friend ,Vincent.  He was one of the first students I taught when I came to UEC and we’ve [Read More]

Garlicky Lemon Chicken

(iodine free)  Serves 4 Ingredients 6 chicken thigh fillets, halved 2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons finely [Read More]

Vocal Adrenalin

It’s time for my Vocal Chords to get the once over. The ENT doctor is a big, jolly Italian man and he remembers me from last time.  He seems genuinely surprised to see me again so soon and gives me [Read More]

Fruity Macaroons

 Makes 24 Ingredients 3 egg whites ¾ cup (165g) caster sugar ½ cup (40g) desiccated coconut ½ cup (80g) finely chopped dried apricots   How to Preheat oven to 150 C/130 C [Read More]

Feeling Fruity

I ‘m up early and am keen to make the most of the energy I have left in the tank. I head over to see my sister-in-law Kari and my niece and nephew. Kari’s mum, Linda, also bobs over which is an added [Read More]

Fatigued Friday

I have a great day at work. I rush home to recharge my batteries and have a power nap but they’re doing some kind of digging in the car park with a pneumatic drill. Lying in bed trying to rest with [Read More]

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]