Light Meals, Salad

Summer Tomato Salad

This past weekend I popped in to a fruit and vege store I haven't been into for ages and I felt like a kid in a candy store! Of late I've been buying fresh produce from the supermarket as it is so much easier getting it all in one place, but my boys were at cricket and… Continue reading Summer Tomato Salad

Light Meals, Salad

Salmon Pasta Salad

Recently I had cause to help a friend out. A relatively new friend, but this family arrived in New Zealand late last year, bringing only their suitcases and the clothes on their bodies ready to begin the next chapter in their lives. After a couple of months, a problem with a visa meant the precious job she had… Continue reading Salmon Pasta Salad

Biscuits / Cookies, Lunch-box Ideas

White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have to admit that these are a little unusual. Well, not the cookies themselves, but the idea of a white chocolate chip cookie. I'd certainly never had them before, but when you're desperate for chocolate chip cookies and no dark or milk chocolate in sight, white chocolate drops have to do. And as it… Continue reading White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Light Meals, Salad

Prosciutto, Avo and Rocket Salad

It's not often I find a recipe for an entire meal that looks good, ticks all the health boxes, covers almost all of the food groups and is prepared in under ten minutes, so when I opened my fridge and these ingredients stared back at me, I knew I was onto something. The four ingredients… Continue reading Prosciutto, Avo and Rocket Salad

Drinks, Uncategorized

Watermelon and Coconut Water Smoothie

As much as I love fruit and veggies, I will seldom reach over for an apple and sink my teeth into it. I like my fruit cut up and as time is almost always of the essence, the luxury of preparing fruit and packaging it to take with me for work lunch, etc. isn't always… Continue reading Watermelon and Coconut Water Smoothie

Cakes, Dessert, Slices

Cheesecake Chocolate Brownies

Something strange happened the other day - I found myself on the couch, with remote in hand and absolute silence. I have to admit I had a mild rush of panic wondering what to do with myself as the notion of holding the remote, let alone having the house entirely to myself is definitely out… Continue reading Cheesecake Chocolate Brownies