Low Carb Breakfast Cookies

Cookies and Breakfast in the same sentence? Yes please! Well.. only if the cookies have the word cream in them and they’re white and black.. just kidding.. I would describe these breakfast cookies as flattened biscuits and gravy! Obviously minus the runny carb heavy amazing gravy that you normally get. I, just like the next…

Maltese Macaroni

One day I’ll go into the history of my own family, but until then, this is a little glimpse into my dad’s side of the family. My dad, though born here in Sydney, is 100% Maltese. I grew up going to my Nanoo and Nana’s house every Thursday night for dinner and games. My dad’s…

Pear + Banana + Blueberry

One of the most common pureed foods I make for Ava is pureed pear. I generally mix it with yoghurt, or banana pieces at the time she’s eating it. Sometimes I’ll just pop the pureed pear in the microwave for 20 seconds and add a few dashes of cinnamon. My 7 year old niece, Mia,…

Quick & Easy Salsa

I am half Assyrian and half Maltese, which means, I love food.. like.. seriously love food! I’ve been exposed to a lot more Assyrian food than Maltese, however I do have the ain dishes from Malta down- straight from the heart of my Nanoo and Nana- Roasted Lamb Shoulder and Macaroni! When it comes to…

Quinoa & Beef Meatballs

We introduced Quinoa to Ava when she was about 5 months old and she loved it! I mixed it with sweet potato, or zucchini. I think the change in texture from her normal pureed food was a great new experience. Most nights I look through Pinterest for recipe ideas for Baby Food- purees and semi-solids, considering…

The Best of- Breakfast (Sydney)

Ever since Greg and I married (7 and a bit years ago) we have enjoyed going out for Saturday Breakfast. During the work week we tend to rush in the mornings so breakfast is an on-the-go/ how-fast-can-I-eat-this event. We have tried a number of places around Sydney (i.e. barely scratched the surface of all the…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

For some reason I have an amazing Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. I don’t know what it is, but most people will request the cookies (if I am coming over) or they sell like hotcakes if we have a fundraiser. While I’m not much of a sweet tooth, I can definitely eat one or two of…

Feeding Essentials

Being a first time Mum means that I am literally at the mercy of friends, family and the media to educate me on how to raise my baby. If you’re not careful you can end up spending hundreds of dollars on products that you are just not going to use. Thankfully most of the advice…

Baby Food Adventures

Ava has been eating more and more solids which has been exciting! She has predominantly been eating a few combinations: Sweet Potato, Carrot and White Potato Apple & Pear Sweet Potato and Carrot We tried banana once but it didn’t work out that well.. Anyways, with me heading back to work in a few short…

The first tastes of real food!

2 days after Ava turned 4 months we tried rice cereal! Friends.. it went so well that she started refusing the bottle.. yep.. How do we know that it wasn’t just a fluke.. well, she would drink half a bottle and refuse the rest. I would then go and get the bowl with the rice…

Easy Kale Chips

My Nan normally gives us a large bunch of kale every week. She’s very informed as to the health benefits of Kale! We’re not a huge fan of the vegetable in salads or smoothies (it’s quite bitter) so I normally end up making Kale chips! For some reason the olive oil and salt offsets the bitterness!…

Easy BBQ Lamb

If you’re an Australian you probably have read a thousand lamb recipes.. if you’re from anywhere else in the world (mainly U.S.A) this may be new for you.. Greg, my husband, hadn’t had much lamb before he moved here 8 years ago. Now, it’s one of his favourite meals! The great thing about lamb is…