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 –…

Birthday dinner and Saturday night

On Thursday it was my birthday, and as is the tradition in our home, the Birthday person gets to choose what they wanted for their dinner. Thursday night was also Food Truck night…  Once a month, the carpark of Te Takare (our local library/meeting place/etc) is transformed to be encircled by delicious food trucks of…

Apple Pie Waffles with vanilla icecream and homemade caramel sauce

It’s not often that I make dessert, but we tend to favour those that are reminiscent of comfort foods.  This is one that I developed last year after finally buying a waffle maker (Fly Buys points are wonderful things).  We tend to have a glut of apples during the winter and early spring.  We really like…

Tomorrow is International Random Act Of Kindness Day

Random Acts of Kindness.  The act of randomly doing kind acts for others. It is not widely known, but I do a day and a half’s voluntary work at our local Budget Office. I work on the Reception desk, answering the phones, making appointments, doing admin work, typing, design and print of posters/flyers etc etc. Tomorrow…