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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Need help with meal planning?

December 16, 2013

ell, I may have just the thing for you! I’m working on a new meal planning service that I’m getting ready to release in the new year. Of course, I want the new service to be as helpful as possible. So before I put the finishing touches on it, I just wanted to ask you […]

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A Sauce for the Brave

December 10, 2013

his time 4 years ago, I was living in a little apartment in the beautiful city of Barcelona. I say ‘living’ but it was really only a 6 week holiday. These days when I travel I like to rent an apartment rather than stay in hotels. I try and adopt the everyday life of the […]

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Calling all Mamas (and Papas)!

December 10, 2013

have big news today! My gorgeous sister Nao and I are working on a new blog dedicated to taking the stress out of family meal times. It won’t be ready until the new year. In the mean time we’d love to get your opinion to make sure we’re on the right track! Share your thoughts […]

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What could a year of simplicity mean for YOUR life?

December 7, 2013

ooking back the Summer holidays around Christmas 2008 were a huge turning point in my life. I’d been blogging as a hobby for a few years and loving it more and more. My mum had died suddenly a bit over a year before and I was finally ready to start writing a cookbook of her […]

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How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks*

December 3, 2013

y Dad has never been much of a cook. Tea, toast and the odd batch of porridge (oatmeal) on a frosty winter morning is all I can ever remember him preparing in the kitchen. So after my Mum died, needless to say, I was worried about him on many levels. How was he going to […]

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3 Reasons to Invest in a Set of Kitchen Scales + an Unusual & Super Delicious Cake

November 18, 2013

ne of the most common questions I get asked from Stonesoup readers is to include measurements for cups and spoons with my recipes. My response is always to politely suggest that they invest in a set of kitchen scales. If you’re already one of the kitchen scale ‘enlightened’ then skip on down to this week’s […]

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