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A Clever Trick for Roasting Nuts

A Clever Trick for Roasting Nuts

ave you ever roasted nuts with spices and been disappointed that the flavourings stay at the bottom of the bowl (instead of on the nuts)? Then this week’s recipe is just for you! Recently I was inspired to try out a new method I’d read about from the very clever Emma Knowles in Australian Gourmet […]

Crispy Broccolini & Chickpeas with Cashew ‘Ricotta’

Crispy Broccolini & Chickpeas with Cashew ‘Ricotta’

few weeks ago I was chatting to my fabulous assistant, Caroline about a sale I was planning for Soupstones, my done-for-you meal planning service. Caroline knows each meal plan inside out because part of her job is to create the downloadable PDFs that are sent out each week from the meal plans I write on […]

Quick Strawberry Muffins

Quick Strawberry Muffins

ven when I was working in product development for Arnotts (Australia’s largest cookie manufacturer), I don’t think I did as much baking as I’ve been doing in the last few weeks. Yes my oven has been getting a good workout. As has my camera and my taste buds! There haven’t been any complaints from my […]

My Favourite Indian Cookbook

My Favourite Indian Cookbook

y first job (that didn’t involve doing sheep farm work with my Dad) was waiting tables at a small Indian restaurant up the road from New South Wales University. It was a tiny place that wasn’t ever very busy. Which was lucky given my limited waitressing skills. I did learn two valuable life lessons in […]

3 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Food Costs

3 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Food Costs

few months ago I had an illuminating conversation with the other mothers at playgroup. We were talking about how much we spend on food. It was amazing how different the range was. And it reminded me that it’s been ages since I wrote about the financial side of cooking. So here we are. 3 Easy […]

Melt-in-the-Mouth Savoury Cheesecake

Melt-in-the-Mouth Savoury Cheesecake

efore we get to this weeks recipe, I’m going to let you in on a secret. Here at Stonesoup ‘head quarters’ I have a little tradition. Around the time of the ‘birthday’ of each of my eCookbooks I have a once-a-year sale to celebrate my ‘baby’ becoming a year older. This month it’s one of […]

Crispy Zucchini Fritters for St Patrick

Crispy Zucchini Fritters for St Patrick

have an evil plan. I like to call it ‘how to get small boys to eat more vegetables without resorting to hiding them’. Like most plans, evil or otherwise, some days there is progress. Other days it feels more like regression. One of my recent ‘progressive’ days was when I made these Crispy Zucchini Fritters […]

Magical Burger Buns (low carb) + Something NEW!

Magical Burger Buns (low carb) + Something NEW!

was feeling a bit down when I sat at my desk to write this post. You know one of those days where it’s just a bit ‘blahh’. Anyway, I found myself reading through the comments on my most recent blog post. Instantly I felt better! Hearing from Stonesoup readers always lifts my spirits. With two […]

5 Habits of Healthy Eaters

5 Habits of Healthy Eaters

here aren’t many things I’d go back and change about my life if it was possible. I’m a firm believer in the idea that there is value in all our life experiences. Even the things that seem really ‘shite’ at the time. But there is one thing I wish I’d figured out at a much […]

4 Keys to Healthy Meals

4 Keys to Healthy Meals

1. Healthy Habits As you probably know from first hand experience, when it comes to eating healthier, change is really hard if you’re relying on will power. This is because we only have a finite amount of willpower each day. As the day wears on, our will power reserves get depleted which is why it […]