Light Meals, Lunch-box Ideas, Savoury

Bacon and Courgette Quiche

With the warmer weather finally upon us, I find myself drawn to lighter meals. After a hot and busy day, the only thing I can seem to throw together is simple, easy, tasty meals using fresh ingredients. Last week I happened upon an old favourite and served with a fresh salad, it ticks all the boxes.… Continue reading Bacon and Courgette Quiche

Light Meals, Soup

Rich Bean Soup

I know we're well on our way to Summer down here in the southern hemisphere, but this is a delicious bowl of goodness that I've meaning to share for a while. So to all my friends and family in the north, you might want to bookmark this one to try when the weather turns colder.… Continue reading Rich Bean Soup

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Bacon and Lentil Soup with Ham and Cheese Toasts

On the last day of the school holiday I took the day off work to spend with my little man. When I asked if he had anything special he'd like to do that day like go to a movie, play mini golf, skate park, etc. his reply melted my heart: "It doesn't matter Mum, as… Continue reading Bacon and Lentil Soup with Ham and Cheese Toasts

Light Meals, Savoury

Crustless Bacon, Mushroom and Leek Quiche

A few nights ago I was in one of those moods when I didn't feel like eating what was on my meal plan and while gazing into the fridge for inspiration, I noticed a number of eggs that were begging to be used.  Now there can be very few cooked meals that are quicker, or… Continue reading Crustless Bacon, Mushroom and Leek Quiche

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Creamy Tomato, Bacon and Mushroom Pasta Bake

The first time I read this recipe I literally glanced over it very quickly and moved on - to put it plainly, it just didn't grab me.  But once I made it, I couldn't believe the depth of flavour from such a simple dish. This is another easy one, prepared and cooked in about 30… Continue reading Creamy Tomato, Bacon and Mushroom Pasta Bake

Light Meals, Soup

Roast Tomato and Bacon Soup

I'm definitely a summer person, preferring the long, hot, sunny days enjoying ice cream on the beach or watching my little one playing at the water's edge learning to boogie board.  BBQ on the deck as the sun goes down is a great family time too, smelling the meat sizzling away, chatting with friends over… Continue reading Roast Tomato and Bacon Soup

Light Meals

Creamy Bacon, Courgette and Lemon Pasta

Friends invited us to dinner last Saturday night and we were treated to a delicious pasta dish - Creamy Bacon, Courgette and Lemon Linguine.  I'm a HUGE fan of all things lemon so I couldn't wait to try it out at home tonight.  Having no linguine in the pantry wasn't a deterrent, any pasta shape… Continue reading Creamy Bacon, Courgette and Lemon Pasta