Sweet Potato Side Dish

Keeping the kids interested in their veg can get tough.. mine are pretty good but I try to keep it a bit interesting for them. Tonight I made a potato bake with a twist… obviously adding cheese makes anything taste amaze but eh whatever works. This side was yummy so had to share. Enjoy guys… Continue reading Sweet Potato Side Dish

Creamy Tuna Bake

All I want is pasta! Pregnancy turns me into the biggest pig. I could literally eat this whole bake to myself…I won’t, but I could 😉😉 This is the easiest to make and tastes sooooo good! Enjoy x 425grm Plain Tuna 500grm pasta of your choice… spirals are great for little toddler hands…My toddler rarely… Continue reading Creamy Tuna Bake

Asian Inspired Meatballs

250grm beef mince 250grm pork mince 1/2 cup fresh coriander roughly chopped  1 garlic clove crushed 2 tsp soy sauce  1 egg 1/2 tsp ginger 1/4 cup plain flour Pepper  Mix all ingredient except flour and pepper in a bowl. Roll into balls and then roll in the flour (sprinkled with pepper) Fry balls in… Continue reading Asian Inspired Meatballs

Jam Drops

How good do these bad boys look ! I tell you what they smell amazing too. Miss 8 tells me they’re soooooo good. I nibbled the edge of one, afraid if I have one I’ll devour the lot. I’m not yet strong enough to stop at one. This recipe is quick and easy plus budget… Continue reading Jam Drops

Slowcooker Black Beans

So this post is as boring as bat shit but it’s a staple and I had to share.

Black beans go with so many dishes, I add them to burritos, tacos, chilli, wraps, nachos…you get the idea. We pick up a bag from the Central Markets here in Adelaide and they cost next to nothing.

First thing to do is soak your beans overnight, simply place in a large bowl fill with water and leave.

In the morning drain the beans and add with a few bits and pieces to your slow cooker.

  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 capsicum chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp chilli (optional)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound black beans
  1. First saute onion, capsicum and garlic
  2. Add everything to the slow cooker
  3. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8. *Note, check after 4 and if any crunch to beans cook longer
  4. When cooked and cooled divide up into portions and freeze.           **if using on the day add a some lime jucie and coriander for a kick then add to your dish 

Simple boring recipe and probably easier to buy canned but I still get icky using canned goods so prefer this method.

Mwah x

Easy Custard Biscuits

First day home after 5 days in Melbourne and I’m feeling utterly disorganised. Bags and clothes and crap everywhere so of course I hit the kitchen instead of putting it all away ! Custard Biscuits are so simple.  1 cup custard powder 1 cup icing sugar 125grm butter softened 1 and a qtr cups self… Continue reading Easy Custard Biscuits

Mouthwatering Marinade on a budget

The best recipes are usually the ones when you’re low on cash and have to pull something off with whatever’s lurking in the pantry. Marinades are simple and usually you have the main ingredients in the cupboard to begin with. So here we are edging our way toward Christmas and money just seems to get tighter… Continue reading Mouthwatering Marinade on a budget