Easy Mince Tacos!

Easy Mince Tacos!

 How good are Tacos, no seriously they should be a food group on their own right? Whether you love soft or hard Tacos this mince will make your mouth water!



500 grams of mince, we used beef

1 onion finely diced

250 grams tin tomato.

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1 1/2 tsp Paprika

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp caster sugar

Good pinch of salt and pepper



Add all spices to a frying pan and heat until you smell a strong aroma.

Add the onion and cook until transparent

 Add the beef mince and cook until brown.

 Add the Tin tomato and sugar and let simmer for 10 - 15 minutes until reduced.

 Serve with your favourite salads and taco shells yum!


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2 Cheese Spaghetti Kids Will Love!

2 Cheese Spaghetti Kids Will Love!

I make this pasta at least once a month, I know it is the one meal that my kids will eat without having to bribe them ha!

 It is very simple to make it only has 6 ingredients, perfect for those days when you can't be bothered cooking!


1 Packet or pasta of your choice, we used spaghetti, cooker per packet instructions.

400 gram Tim of crushed Tomato's

400 gram tin of tomato soup

250 gram blog of Kraft Cheese cut into small cubes.

2 tablespoons finely grated parmesan (optional)

1 teaspoon or Stevia (or sugar of you choice)

Salt and pepper to taste.



Add the tin tomato and tomato soup to a large saucepan and bring to the boil.

Make sure you stir it so it doesn't stick t the bottom on the pan.

Turn the heat down to a simmer and add half of the kraft cheese and the Stevia and stir well.

Let simmer until most of the cheese has melted.

Add in the rest of the cheese and cook for  further 10 - 15 minutes until the cheese starts to melt, you want there to me some  bigger bits of melted cheese left in the sauce.

Add in the cooked spaghetti and stir through until all the pasta is well coated.

Serve in bowls and sprinkle with the parmesan cheese.


This also freezes really well.

If you don't want to add sugar you will need to simmer the tomato's longer before adding the cheese to get rid of some of the tartness. Make sure you stir as it can stick to the bottom of the pan.

Serves 8


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Yummy Chocolate And Zucchini Slice!

Yummy Chocolate And Zucchini Slice!

 Chocolate and Zucchini slice, it may not sound appealing but let me tell you it is delicious, great for school lunch box treats!



 125 grams softened butter

 1 cup applesauce

 3/4 cup rice malt syrup ( you can sub for sugar of your choice)

 2 1/2 cups self raising flour

 3 cups finely grated zucchini

 1 teaspoon cinnamon

 1/2 teaspoon all spice

 1/2 teaspoon of salt

 1/4 cup coco powder

 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

 3 eggs



 Preheat oven to 170 degrees

 Line a 25cem cake tin with baking paper

 Beat the butter, rice malt syrup and applesauce together. 

Add in one egg at a time and keep beating.

Add the flour and combine well.

Add all other ingredients and mix well.

The mixture should be wet enough to pour into the cake tin, if ts to wet add a little more flour, if its to dry add a little milk.

Bake for 30 - 45 minutes until it starts to firm up.

Allow to cool and slice.

You can add drizzled chocolate over the top if you like.

Tip: we also add macadamia nuts, peanuts and chocolate chips to make different variations.

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Homemade Sweet Potato Chips!

Homemade Sweet Potato Chips!

These sweet potato chips are a healthier version of standard packet crisps. They are really delicious and my kids don't notice a difference. You can try different flavours by adding chicken salt or your favourite spices right after they have come out of the oven!



2 Sweet potatoes peeled

Spray Oil

Sea salt

Spices of your choice



Preheat the oven to 220 degrees

Slice the sweet potato  very thin, we used a hand held slicer to make it easier.

Place pieces in a bowl of cold water for a couple of minutes.

Remove and dry them well.

Place chips on baking paper.

Add spray oil and sea salt

Cook for approx 10 minutes until they go golden in colour.

Take out of oven and sprinkle with more salt while hot.

Place on a tray lined with paper towel until they cool and firm up.



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Easy Chicken And Sweet Potato Pie!

Easy Chicken And Sweet Potato Pie!

Who doesn’t love a pie? I made this by accident one day when in the mood for some pie (pretty much I wake up in this mood most mornings) I was scrounging around the pantry and kind of threw it together and it was AMAZING. Try it, and then you will make it again and again and again I promise! This also freezes really well, so double the ingredients and make two.


  • 500g of chicken thighs (diced)
  • 200g bacon (diced)
  • 1 medium sweet potato peeled and diced
  • 1 sliced onion,
  • 2-3 tablespoons of chicken gravox.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sage
  • 1 can if cream corn


  1. Brown onion and bacon
  2. Add chicken and cook until brown
  3. Add can of creamed corn
  4. Add diced sweet potato
  5. Add sage tablespoons of gravox
  6. Stir until combined
  7. Cook on low heat for 1 hour with the lid on
  8. Once mixture has cooled
  9. Spoon mixture into a pie dish and cover with one sheet of puff pastry
  10. Brush with some beaten egg and cook on 180 for 25 minutes.

Makes 2 pies 


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8 Delicious Cookie Recipes To bake This Christmas!

8 Delicious Cookie Recipes To bake This Christmas!

 We love cooking cookies any time of the year but there is something extra special about getting together with the kids and baking up a store at Christmas time. We use this 4 ingredient cookie recipe that you can find here: 4 Ingredient Cookies

1. Frosted peppermint brownie cookies from Cooking classy.

2. Wifes with knifes made these super cute Christmas tree sugar cookies.


3.  Frugal coupon living made these awesome melting Snowman cookies.



4.  Mum loves baking these Slice 'n' bake christmas tree cookies



5. BakerGirl we love these peanut butter reindeer cookies



6.  The recipe rebel is a genius with these no bake cookies!



7.  Sprinkle Bakes makes these gorgeous Christmas Tree cookies!



8. Deliciously sprinkles has this awesome recipe for Eggnog cut-out cookies



Do you bake cookies at Christmas time?


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10 Cakes That Will Get you Baking This Christmas!

10 Cakes That Will Get you Baking This Christmas!


In our house we traditionally have a Christmas cake with hot chocolate on Christmas eve, this year we are going to have an ice cream cake and ice chocolates instead, you can view the recipe here: Ice cream Cake. I love looking at different ideas to inspire out holiday cake and came across these 10 cakes that we thought summed up Christmas in a heart beat!

1. This Candy Cane Cake from Country Living is sure to put a smile on everyone's face.



2. Ho Ho Ho Who doesn't love a good Santa Clause cake, we think this cake from Craftsy is awesome!



3. Thevanilla bean blog has our mouths drooling with this spice cake with cardamon coffee frosting yum!


4. CakesDécor made this super cute Snow man cake, we would love this on Christmas day!


5. Laura's Cooks Cakes makes this Rudolf The Reindeer cake look so easy!



6. CakeCentral shows us how to make this clever Christmas stocking cake!



7. This rainbow Christmas wreath cake by Tablespoon will brighten up any Christmas! 



8. CakeCentral show there love of Minions with this Santa Minion cake!




9. Your  cup of cake, show us how to make a wreath out of cup cakes how clever!





10. How cool is this Holiday Snow Globe cake from Taste of home?


Do you make a special cake for Christmas?




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Christmas Ice Cream Wreath

Christmas Ice Cream Wreath


This is a fun and very easy recipe to make with the kids for Christmas time. You can use your favourite flavour of ice cream and whatever toppings you like yum!


 1 1/2 litres of your favourite ice cream, we used napoleon and rainbow

 1/2 block white chocolate

 1/2 block milk chocolate

 2 cups of clinkers crumbled



In a Tupperware jelly mould or a bunt tin place cling wrap so it covers the base and sides of the container/tin.

Let the ice cream sit out on the bench for 5 minutes so it slightly softens.

Scoop ice cream into container and push in with the back of a spoon making sure all the space is filled.

Fill to the top and either cover with lid or cling wrap and pop back into the fridge for 2-3 hours.

Pop chocolate into 2 separate bowls and microwave for 1 min each.

Take container out of the freezer and turn upside down on a plate and peel off the cling wrap.

Drizzle the chocolate over the top.

Sprinkle crushed clinkers over the top and slice and enjoy.

Pop back in the freezer make sure it is well covered so it doesn’t go icy.

Serves 10









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Curb Sweet Cravings With This Cherry Overripe Smoothie!

Curb Sweet Cravings With This Cherry Overripe Smoothie!

This smoothie is seriously so good it reminds me of a Cherry Ripe bar only a healthier version in a smooth creamy drink. It has a great sweet taste which has saved me from breaking my diet on more than one occasion.

Next time you are craving something a bit naughty have a go at making this Cherry Overripe smoothie < bliss!

Cherry Overripe Smoothie


  • 1 frozen banana the riper the better

  • 2 cups frozen cherries

  • 250 mills coconut milk

  • 1 teaspoon well naturally cocoa

  • rice malt syrup to taste approx 1 small teaspoon

  • Coconut and cherries to garnish

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  1. Pop all ingredients into a blender and blitz on high for 2 minutes until smooth.

  2. Sprinkle with coconut if you like.

  3. Pour into glasses and enjoy!


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Easy Chocolate Sauce Anyone Can Make!

Easy Chocolate Sauce Anyone Can Make!

This Easy Chocolate Sauce is a favourite in our house, we have used it for ice-cream and desert toppings to a wicket dip. It seriously is delicious, a naughty treat that is so easy to make. Try it in homemade milkshakes too!

Cook time: 3 mins 


1 cup of sugar

1 tbsp cocoa

2 tbsp butter

½ cup cream

1/2 teaspoon Vanilla easy - chocolate - sauce - anyone - can -make post Instructions:

Place all ingredients in a saucepan on med to high heat.

Continually stir and bring to the boil.

Turn heat down to a simmer and stir for a further 1-2 minutes.

Pour into a container or jug. Enjoy!

Serves: Approx 200 mills.

Tip: Add a few chilli flakes to make a chilli chocolate sauce, you can also add 3 drops of peppermint or orange essence for different flavours as well. 


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13 Low Carb Desserts That Will Curb Any Sweet Craving!

13 Low Carb Desserts That Will Curb Any Sweet Craving!

Sticking to low carb options doesn’t have to mean going without desserts. These 14 low carb desserts are the perfects treats, with many also being sugar free. Who knew desserts could be so healthy?

1.Chocolate avocado cookies from Bargain Mums

These indulgent flourless chocolate cookies are low carb, and thanks to the avocado are kind of healthy too. low carb desserts1

 2. Low carb zucchini brownies from Café Delites

Combining chocolate and zucchinis might sound strange, but it works! These brownies are low carb, and the bonus is they are a great way to hide veggies from the kids. low carb dessets 2

3. Low carb chocolate lasagna from Low Carb Maven

This chocolate lasagna is perfect for special occasions. It’s low carb, as well as gluten free and sugar free, and is way easier to make than it looks. low carb desseerts 4

4. Low carb chocolate chip cookie cheesecake bars from All Day I Dream About Food

This recipe combines two delicious desserts into one; chocolate chip cookies and cheesecake. While that might sounds like a very indulgent dessert, these are a healthier low carb and grain free version. low carb desserts 5

5. Sugar free lemon coconut pound cake from Sugar Free Mom

Eating a slice of cake doesn’t have to mean loading up on carbs. This lemon coconut cake is completely grain free, gluten free, sugar free and of course low carb. low carb desserts 6

 6. Low carb lemon cheesecake bars from Simply Taralynn

Who doesn’t love lemon cheesecake? These cheesecake bars use almond flour rather than regular flour in the crust, and contains no added sugar. low carb desserts 7

 7. Homemade strawberry whips from Health Starts in the Kitchen

These strawberry whips are made using only 5 healthy, real ingredients. They look so pretty served in little jars, making the perfect light dessert to finish of a dinner party. desserts 8

8. Coconut and avocado grasshopper bars from Whole New Mom

These grasshopper bars are a great way to hide veggies from unsuspecting people; they contain 2 avocados but no one will even know they are there. These are the perfect no bake dessert for those times you need something a little healthy, but still sweet. desserts 9

9. Lemon cream tarts from Ricki Heller

These sweet little tangy lemon tarts are vegan, dairy free, egg free, grain free and sugar free. desserts 10

 10. Low carb tiger butter from All Day I Dream About Food

If you haven’t heard of tiger butter before now, it’s a treat with the flavours of white chocolate, dark chocolate and peanut butter, all mixed together. This healthier version is lo carb and contains no sugar. desserts 12

11. Coconut cream layered dream from Low Carb Maven

This creamy dessert is made up of 5 delicious layers. It starts with an almond-coconut crust, then cream cheese, coconut cream, whipped topping and finally shredded or flakes coconut. desserts 13

 12. Healthy cookie dough brownies from Foodie Fiasco

These start with a layer of chocolate brownie, are topped with a layer of cookie dough and drizzled with a little extra chocolate on top, because you can never have too much chocolate! low carb dessert 15

 13. Cream cheese cookies from Low Carb Yum

These low carb cookies are so versatile, perfect for Christmas celebrations or a treat just because. low carb dessert 16

Do you have any low carb recipes you would like to share? Let us know in the comments below!


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Start The Day With This Veggie Booster Smoothie!

Start The Day With This Veggie Booster Smoothie!

This Hidden veggie smoothie is great for sneaking in extra nutrients without the rest of the family realising.

With 2 veggies and 2 fruits and some almond milk for protein, this smoothie is sure to give your body and brain the extra boost it needs to get through the day. Perfect for breakfast and afternoon tea yum!

Hidden Veggie Booster Smoothie


  • 1 cup frozen mango

  • 1 cup baby spinach

  • 1 cup pineapple

  • 500 mills almond milk

  • 1 Cup cauliflower

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  1. Pop all ingredients into a Blender and blitz on high until smooth.

  2. If using a Themomix blitz for 2 minutes on high, you want the cauliflower to be processed really well so that the texture is smoooth with no graininess.

  3. Pour into 2 glasses and enjoy!

Serves: 2  

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3 Minute Mango Weis Smoothie!

3 Minute Mango Weis Smoothie!

If you love the mango Weis Bar ice cream you are going to love this!


  • 2 Cups frozen mango

  • 500 Mills of coconut milk or milk of your choice

  • 8 Macadamia nuts

  • 2 drops liquid Stevia

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  1. Add the macadamia nuts to a blender and blitz until really fine.
  2. Add half the milk and blitz for 1 minute.
  3. Add the mango, rest of the milk and Stevia and blend on high for another minute until smooth.
  4. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Serves 2

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Sweet Spice Banana Smoothie

Sweet Spice Banana Smoothie

It is hard to believe that this smoothie has cauliflower in it and still tastes delicious. Great for on the go breakfasts and afternoon tea!


  • 2 cups cauliflower

  • 2 frozen bananas

  • 500 mills of almond milk

  • 1 teaspoon of rice malt syrup

  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

  • cinnamon to sprinkle


  1. Pop all ingredients into a Blender and blitz on high until smooth, if using a Themomix blitz for 2 minutes on high, you want the cauliflower to be processed really well with no graininess.

  2. Pour into 2 glasses and enjoy!


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Hidden Veggie Nuggets!

Hidden Veggie  Nuggets!

Hidden veggie nuggets are great to get your little ones eating their veggies. The great thing is you can use whatever veggies you have in the fridge, you can also add chicken or tuna as well yum! Great with your favourite dipping sauce to!


1/2 grated zuchini

1 Cup mashed sweet potato

1 Grated carrot

1/2 Diced onion

1 Cup uncooked cauliflower blitzed to a fine crumb.

1 Clove Garlic cloves minced

1/2 Cup parmesan cheese grated

2 Cups of bread crumbs

1 cup Plain flour, Gluten free

2 Eggs

Good pinch of salt and pepper

Butter or olive oil to cook



Add all veggies to a bowl and mix well along with salt and pepper.

In another bowl add he parmesan and bread crumbs and set aside.

In another bowl add the flour and set aside.

Whisk the eggs.

Roll veggies into one and half inch balls, roll in flour then dip in egg and then roll in parmesan mix.

Repeat until all mixture is used up.

Add oil to frying pan and heat on high.

Pop the balls in the frying pan and turn as they cook, you want a really golden crispy outside.

Pop on paper towel on a plate to drain any excess oil.

Makes  20 balls.



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Mars Bar Balls!

Mars Bar Balls!

Remember that TV ad a Mars a day helps your work rest and play? Well I dont know how true that is, but what I do know is these Mars Bar Balls definitely put a smile on your face! :)



Packet choc ripple biscuits

3 mars bars

1 tin chocolate condensed milk we purchased from ALDI

1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut

Coconut to roll in



Place biscuits and Mars bars into a food processor and blitz fine.

Pop mixture into a bowl with condensed milk and coconut.

Roll into balls and coat in coconut.

Pop on a tray and into the fridge for 3 hours until firm.

Eat and enjoy!

Makes 28


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Turkish Delight Balls!

Turkish Delight Balls!

Turkish Delight is my hubbys favourite sweet so every year at Christmas I whip a batch of these up. No joke they don't even last a day ha! < Lucky it is only once a year!



3 Turkish delights

1 packet choc ripple biscuits

1 tin choc condensed milk

4 drops red food dye

Coconut to roll in



Place biscuits and turkish delights into a food processor and blitz fine.

Pop mixture into a bowl with condensed milk and mix well.

Pop coconut and red food colour into a bag and shake until coconut turns red.

Roll into balls and coat in red coconut

Pop on a tray and into the fridge for 3 hours until firm.

Eat and enjoy!

Makes 28


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Bacon Cheese & Veggie Sausage Rolls

Bacon  Cheese & Veggie Sausage Rolls

These are super easy and out of all the different types and flavored sausage trolls I bake, these are the most loved.  How many sausage rolls you create is really dependent on how big or small you cut them. 


100g of tasty cheese (cut into narrow sticks about the size of a pencil)

500g of beef mince

200g bacon

1 cup of chicken stuffing mix

3 large eggs

1 (already finely diced and browned onion)

1 tablespoon of dried Italian herbs

1 teaspoon of garlic

2 tablespoon of tomato sauce

1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce

1 packet of short-crust or puff pastry (whichever you prefer)

Sesame seeds (optional)

2 tablespoons parsley optional.

Salt and Pepper to taste


In a large mixing bowl add the beef mince, the cooked onion, garlic, tomato sauce, dried herbs, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, stuffing mix and 2 eggs.  Mix all of these ingredients well together.

Whisk the remaining egg in a little bowl.

On a dry flat surface throw some flour down and lay your pastry sheets out.

Place the mixture on the pastry, then push the cheese sticks into the mince mixture.  Place the bacon strip over the mince mixture. Close the pastry over the mince and brush with the whisked egg.  Scatter some sesame seeds or dried herbs ontop (if desired).

Bake in the oven for 30 mins at 200 degrees.


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Apple Crumble Smoothie

Apple Crumble Smoothie

We have been trailing smoothies daily now for the past month and this Apple Crumble Smoothie is one of my favourites.

Sweet, filling and with yummy greens that are good for you. A great breakfast on the go or afternoon snack for everyone!


  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 2 apples
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 dates
  • 1 1/2 cup full cream milk

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  1. Add oats to a blender and blitz for 30 seconds.
  2. Add all other ingredients to the blender and continue to blend for a further 2 minutes until really smooth.
  3. Pour into 2 glasses and enjoy!

Serves: 2

Tip: Use whatever milk you like, this is also great with almond milk. It is also great with chilled coconut water.    

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Easy Preserved Lemons

Easy Preserved Lemons

My Gran has always preserved her own lemons and this is the recipe she has passed down to us.

With a full lemon tree in our backyard I make jars and jars of these and give them to friends. We use in sweet and savoury dishes and have even been known to eat straight out of the jar!


  • 1 kg Lemons
  • 10 cloves
  • 1/2 cup sea salt
  • 800 mills lemon juice
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 bay leaves

 preserved lemons post Instructions:

  1. Wash lemons and pat dry.
  2. Cut into quarters.
  3. Sprinkle salt on the base of the jar approx 3 tablespoons.
  4. rall lemon quarters in remaining salt.
  5. Pop lemons into jar and pack firmly.
  6. Add the cinnamon cloves and bay leaves to the jar.
  7. Pour in lemon juice it should cover the top of the lemons.
  8. pop on air tight lid and store in cool dark place for approx 5 weeks.
  9. Once opened store in fridge for up to 3 weeks.
  10. See how we sterilise jars here:

Serves 1250 mill jar. 

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