Light Meals, Lunch-box Ideas

Sushi rolls

Sushi has long been one of my favourite snacks, I love love love fresh tuna or salmon sashimi (slices of beautiful fresh raw fish - yes, RAW!) and had never tried teriyaki chicken, tinned tuna mayonnaise or smoked salmon versions until I moved to New Zealand a decade ago. I still can't quite get my… Continue reading Sushi rolls

Light Meals, Salad

Roast Chicken and Quinoa Salad

Quinoa, pronounced keen-wa, is probably not a staple in most households just yet, but vegetarians have been touting it's benefits for years. For those embracing the principles of a Low-GI diet (and by this I don't mean a weight loss plan, just a healthy way of eating), you will understand what I mean when I… Continue reading Roast Chicken and Quinoa Salad

Light Meals, Sauces

Crumbed Chicken Burgers with Lemon Mayo

I'm a real fan of the good ol' Burger, but it has to be a good one.  I can't stand sloppy, soggy, over-filled or measley burgers and often, the prices being charged or the image prompting the purchase doesn't quite match the product that arrives on your plate. I also understand the whole "value-for-money" ideal,… Continue reading Crumbed Chicken Burgers with Lemon Mayo


Strawberries dipped in Chocolate

This is not your average post for a person who enjoys baking and cooking, but strawberries are finally in season and hitting the shelves in sufficient quantities that the price was down to $1.99 a punnet today - so I helped myself to two punnets and couldn't resist! On my way to work I drive… Continue reading Strawberries dipped in Chocolate

Cupcakes, Icing

Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes with Chocolate Sour Cream Icing

Last weekend we went away to explore parts of this beautiful country that we haven't seen before. Our neighbour's little boy (not so little anymore) looked after the house and our kitty children so in order to thank him, I baked him these gorgeously delicious moist chocolate cupcakes.  They are definitely my favourite chocolate cupcakes.… Continue reading Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes with Chocolate Sour Cream Icing