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  • Autumn Squash and Sausage Bake

      D/F, E/F, N/F Prep Time: 5-7 Mins Cook Time: 45 Mins   I love autumn. It’s actually my favourite season. Something about the cooler days, ...
  • Easy Moroccan Stuffed Eggplant

    As some of you know I have recently started using Veggie Box. This is a fellow ground up foodie business here in Auckland (NZ), delivering fresh f...
  • Healthy Christmas Pudding - Gluten Free & Grain Free

      I had a lovely follower message me the other day asking if I had a healthy Christmas pudding - ideally one that little ones could enjoy?! Do you...
  • Easy Baked Honey Soy Chicken

    D/F, E/F, G/F, N/F Prep Time: 5-7 mins Cook Time: 45 mins    This is one of my week night throw together meals that the tribe loves. Sometimes I j...
  • Gluten-Free Apple and Cinnamon Muffins

    G/F D/F 
    Prep time: 5 minutes
    Cook time: 20-25 minutes


    Home-made muffins are a great healthy option for mums and children alike, they can be easily made in advance and frozen so that if you are in need of a fast snack you can either pop in the microwave for 10 seconds or take out in the morning and put in your lunch bag for later on. These muffins are super-fast and include basic ingredients, use fruit as a natural sweetener and are gluten-free!

  • Immune Boosting Smoothie

    G/F N/F E/F 
    Prep time: 5 minutes
    Makes: 1 smoothie


    Packed full of wonderful immune boosting ingredients this smoothie can make for a great breakfast or snack option! It has been given the taste tick from both hubby and the toddlers (and neither could tell there was spinach in it!!)

  • Breakfast Muffin

    Prep Time: 5-7 minutes
    Cooking Time 25 minutes
    Makes: 12 muffins

    This is a really simple recipe which can easily be added to and adjusted. Packed full of vegetables and protein it will be a hit with children and adults alike and can be a great on the run snack as well.

  • Gluten-Free Carrot Cake with Coconut Butter Icing

    Prep Time: 10 minutes 
    Cook Time: 
    Makes: one cake 
  • Banana, Walnut and LSA Muffins

    D/F E/F
    Prep time: 5 minutes
    Cook time: 20 minutes
    Makes: 12 muffins

    I always have a batch of home-made muffins made and in the freezer - I find they go a lot faster with two monkeys now! They provide a fast, easy and healthy snack which I can grab while on the go, and these particular muffins I literally lived on while breast-feeding (and expressing) Smushie.

  • Healthy Homemade Chocolates

    G/F D/F E/F N/F
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Set Time: 1 hour in fridge or 10 minutes in freezer


    Valentines Day is coming up! I know that it is super commercialised now but hey in the busyness of life, especially with children, it does not hurt to have a decent excuse to put some time into those that you love, especially your partner.

    I actually created this recipe when Smushie was a newborn and I was often up late at night feeding him....little monkey still likes a middle of the night feed!

  • Simple Roasted Pumpkin Salad

    Keeping it Pure and Simple as always - this is one of my all time favourite salads which I am sharing with you this week for those pumpkin fanatics looking for Halloween inspiration.

    The part that takes a wee bit of preparation is the roasting of the pumpkin - I would personally recommend roasting up a whole pumpkin/butter nut pumpkin so you make a big salad to last a couple of days or an evening...
  • Apricot Coconut and Nut Balls

    I got the creative urge this afternoon to experiment in the kitchen. So I got together a few ingredients with the idea of coming up with a new snack that provided a good source of protein and essential fatty acids....Master 2 was happy playing with his new toy truck we sourced from a toy hire place so I grabbed the few precious minutes I would have spare and as you can see the end result is pretty...