Recipe: Grandmama’s Famous Curry Sausage Rolls

My paternal grandmother Barbara Hazelgrove (nee Pike and Caulkett) was famous for her curried sausage rolls. Family and friends bemoaned that she didn’t leave behind a recipe book so i was glad I took some photos of parts of the process of making them, leaving clues as to how they were made. Recently my uncle…

Recipe – Rosella Jam

Last year, I planted some Rosella (hibiscus) plants and made tea from the red calyxes (red leaves). It was nice but I decided to try making jam this time. I found a recipe online where you boil the seed pods and use that fluid to cook the calyxes which acts like a pectin for setting…

Yes We Vibe Dream Catcher Boots

I have been a fan of the company Yes We Vibe for several years now. I fell in love with their bohemian boots, shoes, bags, clothing, home decor and more. I love my Yes We Vibe Dream Catcher boots. Not only do they look amazing, they are also made of Vegan Leather and are so…

Kieron’s seafood chowder

Ingredients 3 large potatoes 1 carrot 250g prawns 2 tbsp vegetable oil 300g smoked fish (we used Trevally) 1/3 cup flour 3 tbsp butter 2 cups milk 2 cups cream mussells (optional) Sea scallops (optional ) Instructions Cook potato and carrot in boiling water until it can be pierced easily with a fork. Fry off…

Carrot Cake Muffins

Recently I was craving something sweet. I wanted to make some muffins and had a bag of carrots available. I went in search of recipes for carrot cake muffins and stumbled upon this recipe by Chocolate, Cakes and More. I didn’t have baking soda like in the recipe but I had self-raising flour which is…

Northern Territory Dreaming – up to $800* off per couple

If you’re like me, you are dreaming of one day visiting the Northern Territory. Use the code NTSALE for up to $800* off per couple on NT tours   MUST SEE DESTINATIONS Darwin Darwin/Gulumerrdgen is the northernmost capital city of Australia. With a rich history and iconic natural sights such as Kakadu and Litchfield National…

Roast Beef Eye Fillet & Chimichurri

One of the meals in this week’s Hello Fresh box is the Roast Beef Eye Fillet & Chimichurri with Smokey Aioli Potatoes, Garlicky Lemon Greens & Pepitas. Delicious! That’s what I love about Hello Fresh. It encourages me to be more adventurous and cook meals of different cuisines. The recipes are easy to follow and…

Clearance sale on Aussie Health Products

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Organised or improvised: your chance to WIN $2k

It’s time to reveal whether your travel planning habits help – or hinder – your trips Are you extremely organised and plan for every possible moment? Or are you spontaneous and like to plan your holiday as you go? Whether you like to be organised or to improvise – or fall somewhere in between –…

Chicken Katsu Curry with Basmati Rice

Recipe by Yasmin and Dinnerly Team Easy and simply delicious home-cooked meals that everyone will love.   Facebook Comments Box

Calming Weighted Blanket All Seasons Bundle

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Korean spicy cucumber salad

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X50 broccoli chip snacks

Broccoli Chips. That’s right real broccoli, X50 Chip Style! Don’t like broccoli? Don’t worry! You will love these deliciously crunchy florets of goodness. All the flavours are on point from simple and satisfying sea salt to wasabi for the adventurous. Your friends will all be asking about this snack, that’s for sure.  Now you can…

Aussie Health Products Clearance Sale

AUSSIE HEALTH PRODUCTS is my favourite online health food store which features organic and gluten free foods, as well as gourmet and has something for everyone. They have a Clearance Sale with some great bargains VISIT SITE Facebook Comments Box

Baked Ricotta with triple smoked ham, three cheeses, capers and thyme

The first time I tasted baked ricotta cakes was when I was living near the Gourmet Platter store in Corrimal, NSW. Once a week they had tastings of new products and I fell in love with the texture and flavour of their ricotta cakes with ham and capers. I love making this recipe for friends…

The Good Place – Gluten Free Cafe

Today I spent some productive time with a client regarding theie new website which will go live very soon! We met at The Good Place (Cleveland) – near Coles where The Coffee Shop used to be. Graham ordered Eggs Benedict on gluten-free bread and loved it! I had a coconut and lime tart and a matcha…

Quick Teriyaki Pork Tacos with Sesame Slaw & Pickled Cucumber

Another Hello Fresh meal and one of my favourites! Easy to cook and so tasty! I loved the twist on teriyaki sauce featuring a teriyaki sauce, rice wine vinegar and soy made it extra nice. The garlic aioli on the cabbage and carrot slaw was a nice touch, as was the pickled cucumber. Delicious! If…

Caribbean-Spiced Prawns & Coconut Sauce with Garlic Rice & Zesty Veggies

Another Hello Fresh meal kit recipe that I cooked. It was delicious and I’d definitely make it again! You can buy Jerk Seasoning in Woolworths.  Very tasty and another successful and delicious meal in my repertoir.   Mix things up with this delight of a dinner – which will have you cooking prawns like a…

Singaporean Beef Curry with Pickled Carrot, Lime and Jasmine Rice

Another successful meal from my dinnerly box! Simmer beef in aromatic spices for a rich curry that delivers on all fronts. Add tangy pickles and a zing of lime and feel those tastebuds dance! Facebook Comments Box

Balanced Chimichurri Chicken Bowl with Avocado and Grains

What’s cooking – from my Dinnerly box this week! Serve up wholesome mixed grains (they’re a superfood powerhouse!) with chicken spiced with South American chimichurri. Tangy pickled carrot and creamy avocado balance out the spices in the dish. Recipe by: Yasmin and the Dinnerly Team   Facebook Comments Box

Home-Style Fish Chowder with Garlic Ciabatta

Here’s a creamy soup to warm the cockles of your heart. Made with potato, celery and spring onion, then topped with garlicky fish, it’ll be your new dinnertime favourite. Recipe by: Matt Morgan   Facebook Comments Box

French Onion Pasta Bake with Thyme and Green Beans

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Greek-Style Pork Pasta with Feta

This is one of my favourite Dinnerly recipes and it is so delicious I will be making it again. I love bolognaise sauce but it’s nice to change things up a bit every now and then. NUTRITION PER SERVING Calories 795kcal, Fat 33.1g, Proteins 46.4g, Carbs 74.1g   Facebook Comments Box

Baked Fish and Veggie Wedges with Mashed Peas

I love Dinnerly, not only are the recipes varied and fun to cook but everything is portioned and easy to follow instructions. This week I chose “Baked Fish and Veggie Wedges with Mashed Peas’ as my first option. Calories 590kcal, Fat 23.6g, Proteins 31.3g, Carbs 58.3g Facebook Comments Box

Naturally Sweet Products – free shipping offer

Several years ago I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and my life changed forever. I still have a sweet tooth and carbohydrate cravings but with natural sugar substitutes, I can enjoy foods naturally sweetened with stevia, xylitol and other sugar alternatives. Naturally Sweet Products is an online store that sells natural sugar substitutes to…

Aussie Health Products Clearance Sale

Aussie Health Products are having a clearance! An online health food store with a difference. Stocking over 5,000 of the best natural products and health foods, including gluten-free and dairy-free options. Visit their site to take advantage of the clearance items and bag yourself a bargain! VISIT NOW Facebook Comments Box

Green Detox Soup

 I love green soup. Not only is it nutritious it is also delicious! A great way to detox. I found this recipe from The Awesome Green which is even tastier than the recipe I usually make. If you make this recipe and enjoy it, I’d love it if you could email me at aninstantonthelips@gmail.com  …

Carrot, Zucchini & Potato Patties

This recipe by helga’s health hacks look  amazing!!! These veggie patties are so incredibly versatile that you can make them a regular lunch or dinner choice without getting bored. Try them over a salad, with steamed vegetables, topped with salsa, in a lettuce or cabbage leaf, dipped into a natural whole food dressing. Ingredients: 2…

Kako Okamato – Michelin star restaurant in Gion, Kyoto Japan

  Four years ago on my second visit to Gion, Japan it was raining and I decided to ring up the closest restaurant to our accommodation in Gion, Kyoto for lunch – Kako Okamato. In broken english the waitress told me that they were only open for dinner. I booked a table for Philip and…

Nourished Life – Save up to 40% off!

Save up to 40% Off Nourished Life 0 our favourite eco-friendly & sustainable products and brands! Dates: 26th Nov – 1st Dec 2020 T&Cs: Prices already discounted – no codes needed. Cannot be backdated. Only while stocks last. Sale price is final. LINK   Facebook Comments Box

Dinnerly – DInner Made Easy

We love Dinnerly. It’s always exciting when the Dinnerly box arrives and you unpack the items inside. I love the variety of recipes and the feeling of satisfaction you feel when you taste the food you’ve just cooked. Get $45 off your first three boxes with Dinnerly SIGN UP NOW Facebook Comments Box

English Tea Shop Organic Book Style Advent Calendar – Red

I love tea and I love advent calendars so I really love this product – English Tea Shop Organic Book Style Advent Calendar – Red. It is sold at Nourished Life – one of my favourite online Australian shopping retailers. “Enjoy a delicious organic tea each day in December to count down the days until…

Orgran Sugar Free Coconut Curl Cereal

As a type 2 diabetic, it is important that I reduce the sugar in my diet. I am also gluten intolerant, which makes things difficult when purchasing products. In March 2020 I noticed two new sugar free and gluten free products: o Orgran Acai Sugar-Free Coconut Curls o Orgran Matcha Sugar-Free Matcha Coconut Curls. Both…

Cleveland Sunday Markets

The Cleveland Sunday Markets are a highlight of my week. I love the happy vibe with people enjoying their Sunday doing some retail therapy 🛍 Meander down Bloomfield street in Cleveland, Brisbane South-East – close to bus and train stops with something for everyone. The market features food stalls including the famous Transylvanian Cheese Pies…

The Flour Mill Bakery – CLOSED

Unfortunately, the Flour Mill Bakery has closed. The Flour Mill Bakery is a traditional country bakery in Queen Street, Cleveland. Located near Thai Siam, it has become popular with locals and with the quality and prices I can understand why. I have visited them several times, mostly to purchase some of their Gluten Free options…

Smoked Salmon and Potato Pizza with Creamy Horseradish Sauce

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Low-Cal Pork Singapore Noodles

Jump to recipewith Capsicum and Green Beans   Low-Cal Pork Singapore Noodles September 11, 2020 by An Instant On The Lips Bring this Asian classic to the table in record time. Simply stir-fry juicy pork, crisp veggies and oodles of noodles, then toss together with a mild curry powder. Persons 2 Serving Size 1 MEAL Prep…

Reduced-Carb Dukkah Chicken

Jump to recipewith Lemony Silverbeet and Roast Carrots The first time I tried dukkah was at a food expo. I fell in love with dukkah then. When I saw this meal option on Dinnerly I thought it was something I’d love to try. I am so glad I did! Not only were the steps easy…

Well Naturally Sugar-Free Chocolate

Well Naturally sugar-free chocolate is on special at Woolworths this week. My favourite is Coconut Delight which is very moreish. You can now enjoy real cocoa deliciousness without the added sugar. Well Naturally No Sugar Added Chocolate is made with premium ingredients and sweetened naturally with stevia. Stevia has no calories, making it a healthier…

Sesame Chicken Noodles with Carrots and Peas

Jump to recipeWhen it comes to fast meals, a stir-fry is hard to beat. Serve up chicken, carrot and peas in a tasty sesame stir-fry sauce and team with oodles of noodles.   Sesame Chicken Noodles with Carrots and Peas September 8, 2020 by An Instant On The Lips We love Peri Peri seasoning  and steak…

Low-Cal Peri Peri Beef Steaks

Jump to recipewith Mixed Leaf and Chat Potato Salad Another dinnerly hit was the Low-Cal Peri Peri Beef Steaks with Mixed Leaf and Chat Potato Salad. I loved the Peri Peri Pork Pizzas so I knew this was a great Dinnerly meal box option. Philip is the steak expert in our home and it was…

Gevity RxBone Broth Concentrate Lemon & Herb

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Low-Cal Tuscan Chicken Casserole with Green Beans

Jump to recipeTonight on the menu is Low-Cal Tuscan Chicken Casserole with Green Beans from our Dinnerly box. This recipe had me excited and as it was cooking I was practically drooling.  The Tuscan spices, garlic and dijon mustard had my kitchen smelling amazing!   Low-Cal Tuscan Chicken Casserole with Green Beans August 18, 2020…

Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Coconut Rice and Creamed Corn

Jump to recipeYumm! That’s what I think of the ‘Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Coconut Rice and Creamed Corn’ meal we made from a dinnerly box with recipe. I have never tried Jamaican Jerk seasoned meat before and OMG I want more! Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Coconut Rice and Creamed Corn July 15, 2020 by An Instant…

Reduced-Carb Pork San Choy Bau with Salted Peanuts

Jump to recipeTonight’s Dinnerly meal was ‘Reduced-Carb Pork San Choy Bau with Salted Peanuts’. I was excited about this meal choice as I love San Choy Bau. Ever since i tried it in the mid 80s it has been a firm favourite when dining out in Chinese restaurants. You can make it with pork, beef, chicken…

Lamb and Carrot Pie with Potato and Pea Mash

Jump to recipeI love Dinnerly Meals. This time it’s ‘Lamb and Carrot Pie with Potato and Pea Mash’. I love cottage pie and this was a nice twist on that theme and the delicious pea in the mash was a highlight.   Lamb and Carrot Pie with Potato and Pea Mash July 8, 2020 by An…

Chicken and Cashew Stir-Fry with Hokkien Noodles

Jump to recipeThis week’s Dinnerly box included the ingredients and recipe for ‘Chicken and Cashew Stir-Fry with Hokkien Noodles’. I chose it because I love Chicken and Cashew Stir-Fry but I had never made it myself. Dinnerly meals are easy and simply delicious home-cooked meals that everyone will love. Chicken and Cashew Stir-Fry with Hokkien…

Beef Cottage Pie with Cheesy Sweet Potato Mash

Jump to recipeI LOVE cottage pie so this Dinnerly meal choice was a no-brainer! I have cooked cottage pie before but not with a sweet potato mash, which made me excited. It’s a perfect choice for this Wintery weather. Beef Cottage Pie with Cheesy Sweet Potato Mash July 7, 2020 by An Instant On The Lips…

Reduced-Carb Middle Eastern Lamb with Cauliflower ‘Rice’ and Almonds

Jump to recipeAnother favourite Dinnerly meal is ‘Reduced-Carb Middle Eastern Lamb with Cauliflower ‘Rice’ and Almonds’.  The instructions are easy to follow and the flavours are amazing. Harissa is quite warm so you might want to adjust it to your taste. I have never made Cauliflower Rice before and I definitely will make it again!…

Uber Eats Local Food Fest

Uber Eats is running Your Local Food Fest where every day they feature a cuisine with a big discount off Uber Eats for that cuisine. Tonight (June 23rd, 2020) it is Mexican with 50% off with the code SUPPORTLOCALMEX Each day until June 30th visit the link below to find out what cuisine is discounted…

Recipe: Mint and Rosemary Pork Steaks with Roast Potatoes and Feta

Jump to recipeI love Dinnerly. It’s fresh food ingredients delivered to your door with easy to follow recipes that taste amazing. I chose Mint and Rosemary Pork Steaks with Roast Potatoes and Feta. I love all of these ingredients and they work well together. Follow the recipe below for a tasty meal that is sure…

Pan-Fried Gnocchi with Pumpkin, Feta and Walnuts

Jump to recipeRecently we signed up for Dinnerly and our first meal is Pan-Fried Gnocchi with Pumpkin, Feta and Walnuts. What I loved about it was the freshness of the ingredients, easy to follow the recipe and fantastic results. Below is the recipe. If you make this delicious meal let us know by emailing aninstantonthelips@gmail.com.…

Lemongrass Chicken Stir-Fry with Pumpkin and Jasmine Rice

Jump to recipeWhen deciding on my Dinnerly meals for the week I chose Lemongrass Chicken Stir-Fry with Pumpkin and Jasmine Rice. I love lemongrass. I used to grow it and it is amazing in recipes, especially with chicken. I also brew it up with hot water for a lemongrass tea. Yumm! This stir fry was…

Nourished Life – Spend $99 and pick your free gift

I love Nourished Life. It’s my favourite shopping destination for Clean Beauty products. For a short time, you can receive a FREE gift when you spend $99 – which is so easy to do! I ordered the Beauty Sample Subscription Box from Nourished Life. For only $25 each month you receive a beauty box delivered to…

Dinnerly

I recently signed up for Dinnerly which is a cheaper version of Marley Spoon. I used a voucher for $45 off the first 3 boxes. For my first box (including shipping) I paid $37.45 for six meals (3 days x 2 people). This week I chose the following three meals: Pan-Fried Gnocchi with Pumpkin, Feta…

T2 Tea Sale

Recently T2 Tea had a sale. I bought five teas for $54 including free delivery. The RRP is $116. I love a bargain! o Vanilla Mint 50g $5 (RRP $16) o Organic Earl Grey 50g $7 (RRP $12) o Gorgeous Geisha 100g $12 (RRP $16) o The Queen’s Peach 150g $15 (RRP $26) o Very…

Rib-Eye of Beef with Irish Whiskey Sauce and Pea Medley

Jump to recipeRecently I discovered  Lyndey Milan’s Taste of Ireland program in which Lyndey travels around Ireland, interviews local chefs and producers and features Irish recipes. Lyndey was visiting Cork in the second episode of  Taste of Ireland. After shopping in the historic English Market, Lyndsey cooked ‘Rib-Eye of Beef with Irish Whiskey Sauce and…

The Anchor by the Bay

Our first time dining out since COVID-19 restrictions were lifted was at The Anchor by the Bay on Friday night. A lovely English themed restaurant located at Raby Bay Harbour’s dining precinct in Cleveland, Brisbane South-East QLD. It was once the site of the Funky Mexican Cantina – a favourite Mexican restaurant that closed its…

How To Grow Mushrooms in Buckets

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Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

Jump to recipeI was looking for a new Gluten-Free carrot cake recipe and found this one by Jamie Oliver. I am a big fan of Jamie’s and when I baked this cake I was very impressed. “Deliciously spiced gluten-free carrot cake – perfect with a nice cup of tea ”   Jamie Oliver’s Gluten-Free Carrot…

Malolo Poke – Hawaiian Food with an Asian Fusion Touch

Recently I discovered Malolo Poke Hawaiian restaurant on Uber Eats. Delicious food with a twist of Thai and Japanese cuisines. Located in Capalaba QLD. “Malolo is a Hawaiian inspired salad bar with an Asian fusion touch. We have sought to become a platform that could empower people to make healthier decisions by turning salads into a…

Well Naturally No Sugar Added Chocolate

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Restaurants and Cafes that deliver in the Redlands QLD area

Below is a list of restaurants and cafes in Redlands Coast, Brisbane that offer delivery or take away options. 107 Cafe (Capalaba Central) 3 Tiers Cafe (Ormiston) Bang Bang Chicken (Birkdale) *Uber Eats Banjo’s Bakery Café (Cleveland) *Uber Eats Billy’s Bar B Que (Mt.Cotton)  Burgers with Bite (Capalaba Park) *Uber Eats Cleveland Sands Hotel (Cleveland)…

Regrowing Vegetables Hacks

  In these days of coronavirus, I have decided to regrow vegetables that we already have in our home. How cool is that? Celery is so expensive these days. I paid $12 for my last bunch! If you have a  bunch of celery,  cut the base of the celery off and put it in water,…

Stuffed Zucchini Flowers with Ricotta

Jump to recipeI’ve always wanted to try this and OMG it is finicky work. Stuffed zucchini flowers with ricotta and four cheese 🧀 stuffing with salt and pepper ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   Stuffed Zucchini Flowers with Ricotta March 28, 2020 by An Instant On The Lips Stuffed zucchini flowers are one of Italy’s most graceful and elegant street…

Recipe: Baked Ricotta with D’orsogna Ham, Three Cheeses and Capers with Mediterranean Salad

Jump to recipeThe first time I tasted baked ricotta cakes was when I was living near the Gourmet Platter store in Corrimal, NSW. Once a week they had tastings of new products and I fell in love with the texture and flavour of their ricotta cakes with ham and capers.   Tonight I decided to…

Immune System Boosting Foods

Living with Chronic Disease with a suppressed immune system means that it is super important that I eat foods and supplements that help to boost the immune system. Whether it is in a stir fry, soup or accompanying a meal, I eat these foods on a regular basis, plus many more nutrient-packed fruit and vegetables:…

Recipe: Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Jump to recipeI love making chicken and vegetable soup! Whenever I am feeling rundown I get out my big saucepan, boil some water, add the chicken and vegetables, some garlic, mixed herbs, massel vegetable or chicken stock powder and inhale the amazing smells from my stove. My mother’s family are famous for their soup but…

Unbelievable Plant Hacks You Should Try

I’m loving these  videos on plants and food hacks. I have already used several of these ideas and already used some of the ideas to regrow some fruit and vegetable scraps (carrot, celery, avocado, mango). Let me know which food hack you’re going to try There’s also a great blog post on Don’t Waste The…

Switch off for Earth Hour

ARE YOU SWITCHING OFF THIS SATURDAY? Sign up to SwitchOff at 8.30pm on Saturday, 28 March 2020, and raise your voice for nature. There are many ways your business can get involved in Earth Hour: #SwitchOff for Earth Hour and register your participation Send them your logo to include on their pledge wall to call…

Australian Organic Meat Co

The Australian Organic Meat Co are based in Capalaba, Brisbane SE Queensland. They have an online store with home delivery on orders over $80 within the Redlands Coast area. My friend Patsy visits them often and after viewing her video on Facebook I asked her to pick up some Organic meat from them which was…

Supporting the Cleveland Markets stalls after temporary closure

Hi everyone, Now that the Cleveland Markets in Cleveland, Brisbane QLD is temporarily closed I will be doing my best to support the amazing stallholders and getting things home delivered. The first businesses I will be ordering from are some of my favourite produce stalls. Facebook Comments Box

Wray Organics March 13 Specials

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Little Deep-fried Potato Pies – Jarenye Pirojki s Kartoshkov

Jump to recipeMy Uncle Steve Karkoski was Polish and my aunt Jeanette would cook Pirojki which are delicious morsels of potato that are destined to please. I found a Russian Cookbook, ‘The Food and Cooking of Russia’ by Elena Makhonko. The first recipe I tried was this recipe for Pirojki and it was like being…

Australian Essential Oils Favourites Gift Set

Hi Everyone! If you know me then you know me well, you’ll know that I love Essential Oils and that I support Australian businesses. I wanted to share with you about the Australian Essential Oils and Botanical Gifts​ Favourites Gift Set which includes their three (3) most popular Australian Native 100% Pure, single-origin oils. Not…

The Pyjama Foundation

HELPING KIDS IN FOSTER CARE ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS Hello! I would love to encourage you to support The Pyjama Foundation, an amazing charity that helps to improve the lives of children in foster care, offering a world of unlimited opportunity for all children Their mission is to create “positive relationships for every Australian child in…

Shirt – Geekette and Proud of It

  Geekette and Proud of It T-Shirt by VanessaPikeRussell   I decided that I would design a shirt that says ‘Geekette and proud of it’ and ordered it today Facebook Comments Box

Pukka Tea – Three Ginger

This Three Ginger tea is perfect for anyone who loves the warming flavour of ginger. It’s spicy, rich and uplifting as it is made with different varieties of ginger – Galangal and Ginger and other spices including Licorice and Turmeric – this tea is both warm and full of flavour. Perfect as an after-dinner drink…

Surfmud™ Natural Zinc Tinted Covering Cream

BUY NOW AT NOURISHED LIFE $24.95 Designed for use by aquatic and outdoor enthusiasts, Surfmud™ is a natural, zinc-based cream developed by surfers to help guard their skin during long hours of surfing in rough ocean conditions. This long-lasting, handmade formulation offers protection from the damaging effects of the Australian climate by creating a physical…

English Tea Shop – Organic Book Style Advent Calendar

$23.95 $21.55 – 10% OFF BUY NOW AT NOURISHED LIFE   Ditch the chocolates for the delightful English Tea Shop Advent Tea Calendar. This pack contains a wide variety of seasonal tea flavours and classic favourites. This advent calendar has new packaging – the pyramid tea bags are recyclable and directly inserted into the gift box…

Interview with Amber St Clare

Recently I interviewed Amber St Clare, Egyptologist on her Mirror of Eternity Tour and how she came to be an Egyptologist.   Facebook Comments Box

Gift Ideas: Michelle Worthington’s Children Books

LOCAL AUTHOR: MICHELLE WORTHINGTON Every Christmas for the last three years I have visited Michelle Worthington’s stall at the Twilight Makers Market at Raby Bay Harbour. The market is located in the park next to the Cleveland train station. Michelle is a local author to the Redland Coast in Brisbane and has a range of…

The day I met Bryce Courtenay

10 Years ago I won a competition to go to the book launch of Bryce Courtenay’s book ‘The Story of Danny Dunn’. It Included lunch, free books, book signing, and more. I sat next to Bryce and at lunch, he didn’t want to eat his Beetroot and I told him how much I loved it…

Yes We VIbe Chakra Love

I have been a fan of the company Yes We Vibe for several years now. An advertisement popped up on my Facebook feed and I fell in love with their bohemian boots, shoes, bags, clothing, home decor and more. My first purchase was a pair of Yes We Vibe Chakra Love boots. Not only do…

Love Juice Superfood Bar

  Love Juice Superfood Bar is located in Doig Street, Cleveland QLD and features a wide menu of acai bowls, fresh juices, smoothies, snacks and hot beverages. I love their Detox fresh juice (Beetroot, Carrot, Lemon, Kale. Ginger and Apple) with the addition of watermelon, which tastes amazing. “All our menu items are predominately vegan,…

Classic Meals in Cleveland, QLD

A few months ago I discovered Classic Meals in Russell St, Cleveland. They are located close to the Cleveland District High School, next to Cleveland Family Fare. I live nearby and love the convenience of picking up a delicious cooked meal, snacks, salads and more. Their Pork Roast meal is great value for money and…

Seared Salmon with Mint Pearl Couscous & Lemon Yoghurt

Jump to recipeSeared Salmon with Mint Pearl Couscous & Lemon Yoghurt is what I cooked the last night. TheHello Fresh ingredients were fresh and the recipe card easy to follow with tasty results. I would definitely cook this again! Seared Salmon with Mint Pearl Couscous & Lemon Yoghurt October 31, 2019 by An Instant On The…

Lemony Crumbed Chicken with Pesto Dressing

Jump to recipeLemony Crumbed Chicken with Pesto Dressing & Sweet Potato Wedges Another favourite Hello Fresh meal is this amazing Lemony Crumbed Chicken. I used gluten-free breadcrumbs by Orgran instead of the included breadcrumbs for a gluten-free meal. I love pesto and sweet potato so this meal is perfect for me and so easy to…

Recipe: Seared Salmon & Garlic-Almond Crumb

Jump to recipeA few nights ago I cooked Seared Salmon & Garlic-Almond Crumb with Pear Salad from last week’s Hello Fresh box. I was so thrilled with how it turned out. Not only was it easy to cook (with a few steps) but it tasted amazing!! I love Hello Fresh for its simplicity and value.…

Recipe: Matcha Mochi

Jump to recipeMatcha Mochi recipe I love this idea, especially the sushi and mochi. Here’s the recipe for Matcha Mochi using an ice cube tray from the video. It shows other variations including mango, strawberry and plain but I love Matcha Mochi the most and I will focus on it this post.   Matcha Mochi…

Halloween Recipe: Gluten-free Cocktail sausage mummies

Jump to recipeI am making some Halloween treats for Trick-or-Treaters this year and this recipe by Taste stood out. You can buy gluten-free puff pastry by SImly Wize in Woolworths now, and that is what I will be using or you can use standard puff pastry.   Cocktail sausage mummies October 15, 2019 by An Instant…

50 Legendary Halloween Recipes

Tired of the same old Halloween recipes? Need some fun, wholesome Halloween recipes for everything from appetizer’s, meals, and fun for all treats? “50 Legendary Halloween Recipes – Recipes for All Seasons to Put A New Spin on Halloween” is perfect for any ‘creepy kitchen’ or ghoul-tastic’ gathering! We have you covered for breakfast, lunch,…

Hello Fresh: Speedy Bacon & Cheese Fettuccine

Jump to recipe This week’s Hello Fresh box was amazing! We are still cooking the meals and everything has been so delicious and simple to make. I’ve picked my Hello Fresh meals for the week starting with October 14th and the standout was the Speedy Bacon & Cheese Fettuccine with Mushrooms & Green Salad. Yumm!…

Hello Fresh: Tandoori Beef Bowl

Jump to recipeNext week’s meal choice includes Tandoori Beef Bowl with Garlic Rice, Cucumber Raita & Chutney recipe. Yumm! I don’t know about you, but I love Tandoori. Very tasty! If you’re interested in trying Hello Fresh, use this link and you’ll receive $50 off your first box. A classic box for 2 people for…

Hello Fresh: Sage & Parmesan Crumbed Pork with Apple & Carrot Slaw recipe

Jump to recipeI’ve been drooling over my meal choices for October 7th-13th. The variety of meals is great (Pork, Beef, Salmon being my choice). One recipe I’m really looking forward to is the Sage & Parmesan Crumbed Pork with Apple & Carrot Slaw recipe. I love the sound of the sage and parmesan crumb, I…

Hello Fresh recipe: Seared Salmon & Herbed Couscous

Jump to recipeSeared Salmon & Herbed Couscous with Lemon Yoghurt & Toasted Almonds Another recipe from the Hello Fresh website and guaranteed to please. Use the code VANPIK at checkout to get $50 off your first order.   Seared Salmon & Herbed Couscous with Lemon Yoghurt & Toasted Almonds September 27, 2019 by An Instant On…

Hello Fresh: Creamy Leek & Mustard Chicken recipe

Jump to recipeAnother amazing Hello Fresh meal choice coming on Monday is their Creamy Leek & Mustard Chicken. Yumm! I love leek and mustard and chicken so I’m really excited, especially since it comes with broccoli, carrot and mashed potato. Drool! You can win a FREE Hello Fresh Australia box worth $139.95 in our Facebook…

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The lovely people at Hello Fresh have given me 3 FREE boxes to give away worth $139.95 each! The first 3 Australians to comment on our post on Facebook will win! Here is a full list of all the box types HelloFresh offers: CLASSIC BOX Classic box 3 meals for 2 people- $69.95 Classic box…

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