Crispy Lemon Pancakes

It’s been so hot here in Adelaide so I’ve done barely any cooking and it’s driving me crazy! I’m so close to having this baby and all I wanna do is cook and eat and complain about being huge… anyway this morning wasn’t too bad weather-wise so I made these lemon pancakes and omg they… Continue reading Crispy Lemon Pancakes

Banana Coconut Muffins

I had 2 overripe bananas sitting on my bench… the easiest thing to make is muffins so here we are. They turned out beautifully and I could easily eat them all… but I won’t 🙄 … really I won’t 😂 1 1/4 cups plain white flour  1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 2/3 cup… Continue reading Banana Coconut Muffins

Minestrone Soup

I’m in the final weeks of my pregnancy and on maternity leave… I’m so stuffed! End of pregnancy is tough. I just want to eat and sleep. This soup really hit the spot last night. It can be a simple vegetarian meal or add some bacon if you like. The recipe below is what i… Continue reading Minestrone Soup

Tangy White Chocolate Coconut Cake

Don’t even bother looking at this recipe if you’re on a diet, it is full of stuff that makes us fat…however I’m pregnant and right now weight isn’t an issue… well it’s an issue but we’ll worry about that once baby is out and about. Hitting 9 months now and pretty sure some cake it’s… Continue reading Tangy White Chocolate Coconut Cake

Vanilla Biscuits

The best recipes are the ones that require very little effort for a big result. These biscuits have always worked well for me and you can make heaps in batches.You can add nuts, fruit zest like orange or lemon, smarties etc. Today I made a batch of plain and a batch of coconut. They work… Continue reading Vanilla Biscuits

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

Milo Coconut Biscuits

Sunday funday .. well not so much with a grumpy toddler in the house but still Sunday, day off, day of the weekly prep. I’m prepping the lunchboxes ready for school and work tomorrow and decided to bake something I won’t eat cause I’m on a diet … well “Lifestyle change” if you will. (Lost… Continue reading Milo Coconut Biscuits