The Lunchbox Diaries – Oat and Sultana Bars

Usually Winter signifies a time to bake in my household. It’s cold and cosy and the warm oven and delicious smells permeating the house really scream out comfort. However, the weather lately has been quite odd for Winter… the days have been amazing. The warm sunny days have seen us spending more and more time outside and … Continue reading

Veggie Loaded Cottage Pie

Cottage pie is one of those family recipes that kids usually love. I love cottage pie because I can load up the veggie content for dinner and the kids inhale them without evening questioning it. Extra veggies for dinner is always a winner in my books! After spending a lot of time away from home … Continue reading

Save time and money with DIY ‘Quick Oats’

It is already July and that means we are well and truly into Winter now. The fire is going almost constantly these days as even the temperature during the days has been quite low. July also means the beginning of ‘Plastic Free July’, a challenge set up to encourage us all to quit single use … Continue reading

Cheesy Veggie and Lentil Pie

Long before I had my children and before I met my husband I was a vegetarian. There was a long list of reasons why I chose to be vegetarian at the time, including the fact I was a broke uni student and meat was pretty expensive! My mum and I decided to eat a vegetarian … Continue reading

Breakfast Rice Pudding

The weather is slowly starting to cool down here in South East Queensland. Easter usually signals the change of weather for us and this year has been no different. I love Autumn and Winter here on the farm. As the cold air rolls in it brings with it the smells of fire places alight in … Continue reading

Let’s learn together. Stop the judgement. 

    Ok, it’s been a long time since my last post. Too long. Yes, I’ve been busy. Too busy. That’s only part of the reason I’ve been holding back from posting though. At the moment I feel like I’m stuck somewhere in the middle of ‘health’ and just good old fashioned cooking. Which is … Continue reading

Rustic Date Loaf

I have been cooking with my Thermomix for almost two years now and while I love it to death, I just felt like making a cake by hand this evening. Cue this date loaf. This is an old recipe I’ve had in my handwritten recipe book for many years, it’s so easy, uses minimal ingredients … Continue reading