Homemade muesli bars

Finding nutritious and tasty snack food for my kids is hard work. Thankfully these homemade muesli bars are full of seed goodness and are nut free so they are also great for school lunch boxes. I also like to have them as breakfast bars on the go or as a quick pick me up in…

Homemade toasted muesli to start the day right

I do love a nutritious fulfilling breakfast to start the day and to keep me going. As I look after two young boisterous girls and work, I need all the good energy I can get! I usually buy toasted muesli or granola, but after making my own, I definitely won’t be buying it again. For…

Fig, almond and honey frangipane tart

Fresh figs are a wonderfully sweet and decadent summer fruit but are exorbitant to buy where I live, even when they are in season. Fortunately my mother in law has a wonderful fig tree in her garden which produces beautiful fruit each summer. As much I love eating figs just as they are, sometimes it’s…

Cornflake Crackles – a healthier version

Cornflake crackles or honey joys used to be a staple party food of kids parties during the seventies in Australia. They’re super crunchy, sticky and sweet but also really easy to make. I was feeling a bit nostalgic for the good old days (I’m very old obviously) when kids parties consisted of fairy bread and…

Banana ricotta pancakes for a lazy Sunday morning

I do like a nice breakfast as it always seems to set how well the day will go. If I skip breakfast, I always get so drained and tired by the end of the day. So healthy nutritious banana and ricotta pancakes drizzled with honey seems like the perfect way to start a lazy Sunday…

Banana and Blueberry Cake with Honey Pistachio Glaze

A girlfriend recently forwarded a Karen Martini cake recipe to me after I posted my halva sweet recipe. The cake called for halva to be sprinkled on top. Karen Martini is an Australian chef who creates wonderful Greek, Italian and Middle Eastern inspired recipes.  The cake also included rhubarb, but I’m not too fond of this ingredient….

Israeli Halva (Halwa)

Ssh don’t tell anyone but Halva is my guilty treat. It’s sickly sweet and can only be consumed in small amounts, but it is seriously delicious. My father lived for most of his teenage years in Israel and discovered halva or halwa. It’s a simple recipe of tahini sesame paste and honey (though most manufacturers…