2 Most Common Seasoning Mistakes

April 30, 2014

s someone who runs an online cooking school, I often get asked for tips to help people improve their cooking. And you know what I always tell them? No, it’s not to spend hours chopping onions to perfect their knife skills. I always tell them to focus on getting the seasoning right. Yes. Seasoning. It’s […]

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Can You Help Out?
+ a new free ecookbook.

April 22, 2014

ay back in January 2010, I quit my job designing chocolate biscuits (cookies). The plan was to focus on figuring out how to make a living from doing what I love most namely cooking, eating and writing about food. My first project was to pull together a free eCookbook to use as an incentive for […]

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Could you write your shopping list in 2-minutes?

April 15, 2014

n the weekend, Fergal and I had a lovely Saturday morning outing to our local farmers market. It’s been ages since I had the luxury of doing our weekly shop at a real farmers market and I’d forgotten how much fun it is. I love strolling through the stalls, choosing from beautiful displays of produce. […]

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2 Unusual Ideas for Chocolate…

April 8, 2014

his year I’m super excited about Easter, and not only because of the whole extra long weekend thing. This year, for the first time in ages, possibly a decade, my family are getting together for an Easter lunch. And the best bit is that we’re hosting it at our new tiny farm house. Yay! As […]

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A Dream Comes True…

April 1, 2014

rowing up on a farm, I couldn’t wait to leave. As soon as I had saved up some money, I set off to see the big wide world. Backpack in hand. First stop was San Francisco. Then Paris. And on it went. It was so exhilarating. And scary. Meeting new people. Exploring new places and […]

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6 Healthy Ideas for Aubergine (Eggplant)

March 25, 2014

his week I thought I’d pull together another installment of our Stonesoup vegetable spotlight. Last time it was all about kale, today we’re talking aubergine, which in Australia goes by the much less exotic name ‘eggplant’. Before we get to today’s recipe suggestions, I thought we’d better ask the big eggplant question… To salt or […]

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Married!

March 19, 2014

ack in 2008 I made one of my best decisions. Ever. Rather than make another empty new years resolution, I was inspired to dedicate the year to ‘love and happiness.’ I wasn’t sure where it would lead me. Or whether it would really make a difference to my life. But I figured it was worth […]

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How to ‘Season to Taste’

March 11, 2014

t the risk of sounding a bit geeky here, I’m a huge fan of Bryan Tracy. If you haven’t heard of him, he’s a motivational speaker and author of some great books such as ‘Eat Your Frog’. For the last few years around December, I’ve been setting aside some time to review the year and […]

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No-Chop Butternut Soup
+ The Secret to Cooking Without Recipes

March 5, 2014

ave you ever wondered where I got the name for my blog from? Well it’s a tribute to one of the first things I ever cooked. When I was little I remember watching Humphrey B Bear where someone was reading the story of Stonesoup. Basically, it’s a fable of how a stranger comes to town […]

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Like to win a FREE place in Master Your Meal Plan?

February 28, 2014

YOU can win one of 5 FREE places in the Master Your Meal Plan program! Here’s how to enter… 1. Watch my FREE training videos. Just enter your details below to get instant access. 2. Leave a comment below answering the following question… How would your life be different if you were able to ‘reverse’ […]

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Do You Make this Meal Planning Mistake?

February 25, 2014

re you happy with your current meal planning system? Is deciding what to cook each week easy for you? Well, if you answered YES to either of these questions then skip on down to this weeks recipe. On the other hand, if you ARE struggling with meal planning or getting dinner on the table night […]

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My New Favourite Broccoli Recipe
+ A Favour…

February 19, 2014

here’s a new method of cooking vegetables I’ve been experimenting with for a while now. I use the term ‘new’ loosely because I’m sure if I googled it there would be millions of references to my new technique. Sometimes, especially when I have a new idea when I’m cooking, I like to pretend that Google […]

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10 Healthy Meals that Children will Love

February 11, 2014

few months ago I was chatting with my sister Naomi. She had just been to a lunch with her mothers group. She was telling me how much they were all struggling to come up with ideas for healthy dinners. And I can see why. As a new mum myself, I know how short on time […]

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Want to Eat More Whole Foods?

January 30, 2014

few years ago I spoke at the Melbourne writers festival. The main focus of the talk was about blogging and business. To be honest it wasn’t my greatest work. I was super nervous and stumbled over my words. But in the end it didn’t matter because I had a great time listening to the other […]

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My Biggest Vice…

January 28, 2014

ou may not know this, but in a former life I was a wine maker. From the outside it seems like such a glamorous career. And I guess in many ways it is. I got to live and work in some incredibly beautiful places. From the Barossa Valley to the good old Hunter in Australia. […]

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Ever imagined this?

January 21, 2014

magine coming home after a long day. You’re tired. You’re hungry. Then imagine having dinner ready and waiting for you. Imagine something healthy AND super tasty prepared by one of your (I’m hoping) favourite food bloggers… Me! Well as much as I’d love to come around to your place every evening and help out with […]

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3 Steps to Avoiding Wasted Ingredients
+ Something Completely NEW!

January 13, 2014

n the weekend I had a few ‘guilty’ fridge moments. You know the feeling. When you have a little ‘clean out’ which basically involves just tossing all the things that are now mouldy or otherwise inedible. While I’m happy this sort of thing doesn’t happen very often, somehow over the holidays I managed to let […]

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9 Clever Recipe Ideas for Kale

January 8, 2014

irst things first. I just want to wish you a very Happy New Year! I hope you have some exciting things planned. I have a heap of projects I’m super excited about including buying a little farm house. And hopefully later in the year ‘finding’ a baby brother or sister for Fergal. So I thought […]

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13 Things You Should Know About
Chia Seeds

December 22, 2013

‘m really not a huge fan of the term ‘superfood’. Basically because there tends to be lots of hype and a big price tag for something that may or may not taste any good. So I was a bit hesitant to jump on the chia seed band wagon. But my curiosity got the better of […]

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5 Clever Ways to Indulge Guilt-Free

December 17, 2013

“Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself” Michael Pollan just love this time of year. The mad dash to get everything ready for Christmas. The promise of lazy Summer holidays looming. And of course the many opportunities to celebrate with my favourite things: good food, good company, good […]

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