Easy Weeknight Pasta

Here in Sydney, in our little mum tribe, we have collectively 15 little girls and 3 little boys! The most recent little baby is only 2 weeks old- she absolutely adorable! I whipped up this quick pasta dish to send over to her and thought I’d share it on here. It’s so simple but really…

Healthy Banana Bread

I’m not going to say this banana bread is super healthy and you should eat it every day… but on the scale of banana breads where most are loaded with sugar and white flour this is at least a few steps away from sugar oblivion! After Greg commenting at the look of the bananas sitting…

Easy Cauliflower Pizza Crust!

I hands down love pizza. I would eat pizza once a day if it was low calorie and socially acceptable. I have tried an almond flour pizza crust, I’ve tried a thin crust and thick crust, I’ve tried Chicago style deep dish and New York Pizza. I’m eaten pizza out of a little whole in…

Low Calorie Falafel

You may or may not know that I am half Assyrian. My mother was born in Baghdad, Iraq. She migrated to Australia when she was 2 years old so most of her memories are from here in Australia rather than back home. My grandma was 27 years old when they migrated so “grew up” in…

Christmas Baking

Living in Sydney means our Christmas period is celebrated in sweltering temperatures. Even as I type this it is 44C or 108F outside. You can normally find at least half of the population at a beach sometime over the three days that are Christmas (Eve, Day and Boxing Day). I was born and raised here…

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…