Grilled Apricot, Thyme, Leek and Goats Cheese Salad

It’s stone fruit season and I’m pretty excited about it. Apricots have always been one of my favourite fruits and when they’re good they’re so good. I’ve always known that dried apricots and cheese were good together on a cheese board and I’ve recently discovered that sweet grilled apricots are amazing with salty goats cheese and thyme. it’s actually a dream combination.

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Crispy Sesame Chicken Pieces

My tahini obsession has reached new heights recently and this chicken is the best thing to come out of it. I’ve never used tahini to give sesame flavour to Asian dishes before and I have no idea why because it’s amazing. The marinade coating this chicken is insanely tasty and the chicken gets golden and crispy so it’s a very good time.

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Mango and Coconut Icey Poles

¬†Why hello there summer, do I have the perfect accompaniment for you. These icey poles are life and have i fact been saving my life for weeks now. They’re so simple to make and taste amazing. Like a mango Weiss bar but better. Well I think they’re better, and they’re also better for you.

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Meal Plans Week 47

It’s been such a busy week this week but I feel like that’s just the vibe for December right? Christmas parties are happening, summer is happening and the end of the year is quickly approaching. I’m trying to keep my week night meals as wholesome and nourishing (I hate using that word for some reason!) so that’s what this weeks meal plans are all about: keeping the balance in comparison to the December party time mayhem.

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7 Christmas Party Worthy Desserts That Are Also Good For You

I totally get that Christmas is a time of indulgence for all of us and I am by no means suggesting you overhaul your whole Christmas tradition and make it a ‘healthy’ Christmas because Christmas isn’t unhealthy, it’s a time to celebrate with your loved ones and share traditions, gifts and food. It’s not a time to be worrying about calories. Then again I don’t think any day is a day to worry about calories! That said, you can include a few things that are a little lighter to mix things up, lighter but still super delicious and this little collection ticks those boxes big time. From gluten free, to dairy free, to just wholesome there’s something for everyone,

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Sesame, Miso and Ginger One Pot Chicken Ramen

Basically ramen. But I cheated, and made it quick and easy, like almost as easy as 2 minute noodles but full of goodness and yummy nourishing things rather than a weird dehydrated sachet of ‘flavour’. But let’s be honest, I might be trash talking that stuff but I crave it sometimes as it was the comfort food of my childhood and then hangover food of my teenage years and very early twenties. Don’t judge me, just admire how far I’ve come;)

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Crispy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies (Gluten Free)

It’s December so you know what that means: Christmas baking! I like to mix it up with old favourites and healthier takes on old favourites. These crispy gingerbread cookies have a hint of chocolate, lots of spice and are low in both fat and sugar in comparison to a regular cookie. They’re also gluten free if you’re into that sort of thing;)

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Meal Plans Week 46

It’s officially summer! Although in Melbourne you wouldn’t know it as it’s decided to be decidedly unsummery (it’s a word) to start off the season. I hope everyone is getting through the rain without any major damage! This week’s plans are full of salads, noodles, tacos and burgers because that’s what i’ve been into eating at the moment- lucky you.

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Mango, Prawn and Avocado Noodle Salad with Satay Dressing

This salad tastes like summer on a plate. The smell of the ripe mangoes with the tangy peanut dressing is actually intoxicating. Mango, chili, avocado and prawn is such a great refreshing and summery combination, the sweetness of the mango balances the nutty soy laced dressing and compliments the prawns perfectly. Get ready to fall in love with your dinner…

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Chicken Parma Burgers with Roasted Tomato and Pesto

I’m not going to sit here and claim that burgers are a health food. Or that schnitzel is. Or that making it with nuts instead of bread crumbs is ‘better’ for you. It does taste so amazing though. This recipe is more about realising that it’s okay to eat whatever it is you want to eat. But if you make the food your craving yourself rather than swinging through a drive through your undoubtedly going to end up eating something far more wholesome and real and that’s worth celebrating. This burger is made from scratch (you could make the rolls if you’re feeling really time rich) using the best quality ingredients you can afford and that makes it super tasty. Just look at all that melted cheese too. Oh my.

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