Garlic cheesey Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash have been making an appearance at supermarkets all over the country lately, and apart from being a really great low carb alternative to pasta, these are delicious.  The secret is to cut them in half and cook cutside down on a baking tray after brushing with oil and seasoning with salt and pepper,…

Bacon and Egg Pie – LCHF style!

  Bacon and Egg Pie is a classic Kiwi dish.  Layers of bacon and egg in a covered pastry crust, served hot or cold.  Met with anticipation and salivation.  Breakfast served not at breakfast time.  Delicious. The challenge was to make this low carb/high fat without losing any of the classic appeal of a Bacon…

Low Carb Fruit and Vegetable list

Oh my goodness.  I have been so busy in the last 6 weeks!!  First up, I have realised that I didn’t end up writing up the low carb fruit and vege list I promised!  I am so sorry!! This is the post you need if this is what you have been waiting for. For low…

Low carb and Keto

So earlier this year I decided to try out low-carb/Keto recipes and dishes. To be honest, to start with, I was very sceptical about the dishes and recipes. I remember the Atkins Diet (not that I ever did it) and the seemingly fat-filled high-protein requirements didn’t inspire or attract me. The meals seemed too heavy…

Pastry scrolls

Saturday’s usually mean some form of sports involvement, or home maintainance, or both. When time is limited and hungry bellies are anticipated, these pastry scrolls are perfect! They can be sweet or savoury, store well in an airtight container (if they last that long), pack well into lunch boxes, and are inexpensive to make. All…

Crumbed Potato and Cheese Balls

My lovely friend Michelle shared this “family” recipe with me yesterday, and it sounded so easy and delicious, I decided to make it for dinner tonight. The recipe is quite simple, although there is a little bit of preparation involved. Crumbed Potato Balls 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into even sized pieces 1 onion,…

South Western Salad with Avocado Dressing

Families tend to cycle through less than 10 recipes on a regular basis.  It is easy to get into a rut, and get bored.  And when I get bored with cooking and meals, my enthusiasm and motivation disappear. So, when I came across this salad video on Facebook, I thought that as it is currently summer (even though…

A naughty treat…

In the last week or so, I have been reading on message boards and seeing on Facebook, that Lewis Road Creamery, the purveyors of the Whittakers Chocolate Milk craze from a couple of years ago and the more recent OOB Strawberry Milk launch,  have a new product.  Chocolate Butter.  To say I was intrigued is…

Mid week Roast and Raspberry Cheesecake (from scratch, kind of)

This week, Miss E’s boyfriend of a few months is off overseas for about 3 months to look after his grandmother, so I agreed to have him over for dinner, complete with pudding.  In the end, he wasn’t able to make it (sudden change in his family plans), but by then, I had already made…

Summer is coming…

Today has been one of those days you use as a precursor to the coming Summer…  you know the kind of day, where it is warm (early 20s), slight breeze blowing, sunny, hardly a cloud in the sky. The fact it is a Monday meant that usually we would have sausages for dinner.  Not very…

Because sometimes, it is a breakfast kinda night…

Yesterday, we didn’t “cook” dinner as such.  I had a BLAT on toast; Miss E had LAT on toast; and Miss T had a lamb chop, chips and veges.  Just because. But Miss T saw me cooking bacon, and decided that for dinner tonight (as Miss E was out) was going to be bacon, sausages,…

Swedish Meatballs, Noodles, and Lewis Road…

The other day, I saw a post from another food blog, for a dish that I have seen around for many many years, even my own family had this 30+ years ago, but have never actually tried in my own family, and I was inspired to make it – with an addition or two –…