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Week 4 round up; Curried Cauli & Eggs vs Chocolate Brownie; LCHF - Not Fancy Food

Another delish recipe found, this week Curried Cauliflower & Eggs. Sounds gross right, but I’m so pleased we tried it because it will be a regular vegetarian meal for us now. Alison Holst, you rock! I’m sorry my food photography is still so shoddy, I mean we do eat with our eyes as much as …

The Life Changing Loaf of Bread - Not Fancy Food

A hectically healthy nut and seed bread with no raising time, no kneading, and just a couple of dishes to wash. Free from wheat, sugar and yeast. Check out for all the details.

Wraps from Scraps; What the Fat; Easy Diet Diary app - Not Fancy Food

You all thought I’d fallen off the bus, didn’t you! Nope 🙂 I’ve been on holiday for the week, which also meant eating in the way I “used to” for the week too. Parts of that were nice, like the peach sponge pudding! But on the whole I ate more white bread and pastry (pies …

Wraps from Scraps - Not Fancy Food

Make up these wraps with what ever you have in the fridge, especially left over meats.

Week 1 Round Up - Not Fancy Food

So one week in on our 8-week sugar free experiment. And it’s been interesting! There have been some unexpected experiences: I’m hesitant to admit this as we have only been on this sugar-free gig for 1 week… but… The Man of the House has had to tighten his belt by one hole. And I had to …

Easy Apple Pancakes, and Spinach & Mushroom Frittata - day 7 - Not Fancy Food

This is getting fun now 🙂 We are trying new recipes and foods, and they are so awesome! If we hadn’t have taken up this challenge I would never have made Apple Pancakes or Spinach and Mushroom Frittata, but they are YUMMY! I’m so glad we are doing this! Usually on a Sunday morning we …

Spinach & Mushroom Frittata - Not Fancy Food

A frittata is faster to make than a baked slice or quiche, and can be prepared from ingredients found in almost any kitchen without the need to turn the oven on.

Kumara, Pumpkin and Peanut Soup - Not Fancy Food

This combination makes a popular and interesting soup with a complex flavour. Alison Holst has been thanked by several restaurateurs for this recipe.

Quesadilla and Nachos - Day 6 - Not Fancy Food

Saturday’s lunch was Quesadillas, woo fancy 🙂 Actually they were so quick and easy, but they made a change and were quite a fun meal. All it is is 2 wraps (we use wholemeal ones) in the sandwich press with goodies inside. The kids had cheese and ham (boring) but us adults had ham, cheese, …

Pumpkin Risotto - Day 5 - Not Fancy Food

Pumpkin Risotto is one of our tried and true recipes that we have been making for a couple of years. It’s a true one-dish dinner that is comforting, easy, and vegetarian. Everything gets tossed into a ovenproof dish and baked in the oven. Parmesan cheese is stirred through it and you’re done. I usually make this with …

Bluenose Fish & Blueberry Ice Cream - Day 4 - Not Fancy Food

Tonight we had pan fried Bluenose fish and 5 veg – sauteed silver beet, steamed carrot, cauliflower, and broccoli, and roasted parsnip (made on Sunday). No carbs tonight! Would you believe that Miss 3 ate the silver beet before anything else? We couldn’t believe it. Miss 5 finished all of hers off too. The Man …