Mussels and Calamari with Black Bean Spaghetti

  A couple of months ago I posted this pic below on my instagram of some Organic Black Bean Spaghetti that I found in a local health food store. It was been sitting in the pantry staring at me every time I open up the door screaming out to be used. I wanted to make […]

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Creamy Garlic Chicken and Seafood Pizza

Pizza is an all time favourite at our place. It becomes a family activity, everyone rolls out their own base and puts their pizza toppings on. It’s a fun way to get the kids in the kitchen and they can’t blame me for how it turns out since they made it, lol!  Miss 4 loves calamari […]

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Crab Risotto with Mascarpone

 We have made two discoveries recently. The first is that Miss 4 adores crab meat and can’t eat enough of it. The second discovery is mascarpone which Miss 6 and I can’t stop eating!  I was actually going to buy some mascarpone when I discovered a recipe for it in the Thermomix Everyday Cookbook. My […]

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Seafood and Chips with Garlic Mayonnaise

All I wanted to do on Mother’s day was eat seafood, a simple request really, isn’t it? Fortunately I am blessed with a husband that loves to cook seafood! He cooked up a wonderful platter for me to enjoy, it was just a shame I had to share it with the kids, lol. Miss 4 […]

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BBQ Fish Wraps

BBQ fish in garlic butter, chives and parsley then served in a wrap with salad is our favourite no fuss picnic meal. We came up with this great alternative after our kids started reacting to the antioxidants in the oil or batter from take away fish and chip shops. So instead of getting the shop to cook it, we […]

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Crab Dip Canapés with Quinoa Tostadas

Sometimes a recipe in a book looks great but doesn’t really come alive until you see it being cooked, made it yourself or tasted it when someone else has made it. Well that happened to me with this recipe. I have the In The Mix cook book and often drool over the recipes and don’t get the […]

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Lamb Shanks, Garlic Scallops and Potatoes with Chives on the BBQ

We had planned to make this special Failsafe BBQ over the Australia Day long weekend, but the rain and floods dampened that idea, so armed with a gorgeous sunny day the weekend after and to the sound of mowers in the back ground we decided that this weekend sounds more Australian than ever for a […]

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Seared Scallop Salad with Maple Poppyseed Dressing

This dish is a real fusion of flavours and textures. Crunchy, soft, sweet, tangy… it has it all. It is a dish for the mature taste buds, I wouldn’t bother wasting it on my 3 and 5 year old daughters, though I am sure my son might like it. My husband and I created this […]

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Stuffed Calamari

My hubby and I adore eating seafood and love cooking up special dishes enjoy together. When we created this dish the first time we were light on with the vodka in the stuffing and served it with Pear Ketchup to tempt our kids. They loved the Calamari and ate that dipped into Ketchup, but the […]

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Thai Pumpkin Soup with Prawns

I love soups!! Unfortunately my kids do not share my sentiments. I have tried many a time and for some unknown reason they refuse to eat them. So I just make soups for my husband and I now. This recipe I pinched from my mum many years ago, I think it might have even been […]

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