recipe: classic blueberry muffins

I enjoy blueberries and I enjoy muffins so combining the two is obviously a winning combination. It’s been a while since I’ve baked. It’s actually been awhile since I did something domestic like cooking. In my defence, I’ve been sick and working full time. But hopefully I’ll be getting back into the swing of things and will be able to share all my amazing food with you. And by amazing, I mean perfectly adequate. Now for these Classic Blueberry Muffins from Super Food Ideas magazine. Read More


recipe: chicken, leek and mushroom casserole

I really enjoy that now both the Woolworths and Coles catalogues each week come with recipes in them, usually using some ingredients that are on special that week. I especially enjoy winter recipes, I love a good casserole and this past week, the Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Casserole in the Woolworths catalogue looked particularly tasty so I thought I would try it out.  Read More

recipe: nigella’s caramel croissant pudding

I’ve made the faithful return to Nigella’s wonderful recipes, especially after buying another one of her cookbooks (yes, I know, I have a sickness). I love Nigella Express as they are mostly hassle-free recipes, though there are quite a lot of seafood recipes which fall flat on me. But what I love the most is the recipe for this Caramel Croissant Pudding which was extremely helpful when it came to eating down a freezer. Read More

recipe: one pot red curry chicken and rice

One of the things that can turn me off any recipe is if I require lots of different saucepans, frypans, casserole dishes to make it. Why? Because I HATE the clean up afterwards (or probably more appropriately, I feel bad leaving so much for Dad to do, I know, I know, horrible daughter). This is why the recipe One Pot Red Curry Chicken and Rice (found in Super Food Ideas) appealed to me. Because it says ONE POT.  Read More

recipe: aussie burgers

I know burgers are traditionally a summer barbecue style food so you’re probably all thinking “why on earth is Monique making burgers in winter”? And I agree, it is a bit odd, but sometimes, you just get a craving for a burger and nothing else will do. This was one of those times. And when I saw the picture that accompanied this recipe in Super Food Ideas, my mouth was watering. So here is the delicious recipe for Aussie BurgersRead More

recipe: penne boscaiola

I love me some pasta. If I was only allowed to eat one staple food for the rest of my life, it would probably be pasta. I love eating it in all climates, but colder weather is definitely the ideal pasta weather. I was looking through one of the Super Food Ideas magazines where I cam across a recipe for fettucine boscaiola, but instead of fettucine, I went for Penne Boscaiola. Read More