Apricot and Almond Breakfast Loaf by tastyshoestring.com

The sun is shining and it is officially summer, plus check it out…my little tomato flowers I posted about last week withered and in their place perfectly formed, pale green spheres are growin…

Sprouted puy lentils by tastyshoestring.com

The title will either inspire you or make you curl and turn in disgust. If you are the latter, bear with me because not so long ago I felt the same way about sprouts in any shape or form, but a wh…

Courgette (zucchini) Soup with Rosemary and Garlic Croutons by tastyshoestring.com

Courgette Soup with Garlic and Rosemary Croutons

Butternut Squash and Chickpea Burgers with Smokey Garlic Chips by tastyshoestring.com

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with takeaways. Of late mine has been more of the latter, not only are takeaways really pricey, most of the time they leave you feeling pretty dissatisfied…

Butternut Squash and Chickpea Burgers with Smokey Chips

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with takeaways. Of late mine has been more of the latter, not only are takeaways really pricey, most of the time they leave you feeling pretty dissatisfied…

Chia, Date and Walnut Slice

I don’t know how it happens but another week has gone, time is going way too quickly at the moment, I feel like I am in a constant whirlwind of laundry and dirty dishes.

Apple and Sultana Chutney by tastyshoestring.com

I have to say I cannot resist a bargain and I love a good preserve. There is something so satisfying to me seeing a row of jars filled with the goodness of abundant produce. It is particularly sa…

Grapefruit Cordial by tastyshoestring.com

Every other garden seems to sport a grapefruit tree here in Auckland so if you don’t have one of your own you are bound to know someone with one. More often than not the tree is a prolific p…

Light and Fluffy Wheat Bran Pancakes by tastyshoestring.com

Oscar my eldest is always asking me for pancakes and I am always finding excuses not to make them, lets face it traditionally they are not the healthiest breakfast option and I feel like the…

Overnight Oats with Peach and Blueberries by tastyshoestring.com

I was introduced to overnight oats a year or so ago but was never really bitten by the bug. Recently though a friend told me about Bircher Muesli which is a form of overnight oats.

Summer Fruit Ice Blocks by tastyshoestring.com

We have had such a disappointing strawberry season this year. It started with an invasion of slugs that chewed through each and every berry at the point of ripening.

Leek and Potato Soup with Carrot and Kumera by tastyshoestring.com

I was beginning to feel positively summery at the start of the week, I vaguely remember a warm day at some point, we even had dinner out on the deck! As the week has gone on though, it has turned …

Dukkah by tastyshoestring.com

Dukkah is an Egyptian condiment combining spices, herbs and nuts. Traditionally hazelnuts are used for the base but any nut can be substituted.

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