Beef Sliders (With Hidden Veggies)

These beef sliders have “fast food” appeal and taste delicious but with the bonus of containing three hidden vegetables that the kids will probably not even notice.

Cold Vietnamese Noodle Salad

This is Vietnamese inspired, as I wanted to make a more traditional dressing but did not have fish sauce. You can add whatever veggies you have such as peppers, red onion, radishes just shred them into julienne pieces.

Giant Sweetcorn Fritters & Poached Eggs

This next recipe is inspired by Woolies Cafe Sweetcorn Waffles. I don’t have a waffle maker so opted for giant Sweetcorn Fritters instead.

Stove Top Swiss Roll

A desserts that’s great for hosting your girlfriends at your tea time parties.

Chicken Satay Noodle Bowl with Peanut Dressing

This dish was made with bits and bobs from my fridge. I had one wheel of rice noodles left, which isn’t enough for two people on its own, but other ingredients bulked it up for the salad.

Beef Couscous Salad Bowl

Weekday lunches are the perfect time for me to experiment with different flavours and to create healthy, filling meals for one.

Cranberry & Coconut Macaroon Crunchies

For those who are not aware a crunchie is a popular South African cookie, made from oats, flour, honey or golden syrup, butter and sugar. I used the muesli in place of the oats and it turned out pretty well for a first time!

Crispy Cornflake Chicken

Ever wondered what to do with that cornflake dust at the bottom of the packet? If you eat it like cereal its all stodgy – which I hate. This is a much better alternative with pretty surprising results.

Easy Breakfast Skillet

This skillet meal has become my absolute favorite! Not only because it’s delicious, but it is also the best way to clear out your refrigerator. The combination of ingredients used are endless & you can alter the recipe to your liking.

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie

For when you’re too lazy to scoop them out, one by one. Or is that just me? Seriously though guys, you need to bake this giant chocolate chip cookie as soon as humanly possible. It ticks all the dessert boxes.

Patees – Emirati Beef Patties

I mixed the beef mince into the potato mash, while the original recipe had asked to put a little beef inside a potato ball and shape like a patties. I don’t think it would make much difference as such.

Baked Camembert with Garlic Toast

I was so excited for winter to come this year, but now looking at these bright photos of Baked Camembert and Garlic Toast taken on a sunny lunchtime in August, I miss summer.

Tropical Pasta Rice Salad

Pasta salads are always welcome in my home. They make a great side dish to chicken and and meat dishes and are lovely to serve at a barbeque as well.

Chicken Pasta in White Sauce

One thing I love about pasta is that it is an any time meal – you can serve it as breakfast, lunch or dinner, or even as a quick snack.

Tuna Egg Wrap

Here is one such sandwich – tuna and egg done together into a pita and filled with salad. Both tuna and eggs hardly take time to cook and the whole process of assembling the sandwich takes no time at all.

Sausage Mac & Cheese

Mac and cheese is always comfort food and the easiest way to have a filling dinner in no time.

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

It exists. A soft and chewy cookie without any butter exists. They taste great warm from the oven and will disappear almost instantly.

Jam Buns

Does anyone else remember baking these in primary school? I certainly do and so randomly, a few weeks back I remembered these jam buns and had the biggest craving for them.

Crispy Zucchini Chips with Turmeric Spiced Ketchup

These crispy zucchini chips with turmeric spiced ketchup are going to seriously blow you away.

Cinnamon Brown Butter Pecan Sweet Potatoes

These roasted sweet potatoes combine the deliciousness of cinnamon and brown butter, making it totally irresistible.

Smoked Chicken Salad with Mint dressing

There’s always a chicken dinner with leftover bits of breast meat (because bony meat just tastes better!) and this is usually turned into sandwiches for my 5 year old’s lunchbox.

Lemon Poppyseed Cake

When life hands you lemons make lemonade. Or you could try this lemon poppyseed cake. Sooo much goodness in one cake light as a feather, citrusy spiked with lemon zest (I simply adore recipes that use zest, sweet or savoury.

Harissa Zucchini Noodles and Chickpeas

It is a simple dish packed with flavour, and it contains no meat. This dish has to be one of my favourite meat free meals and it is carb free as well, perfect for people on the banting diet.

Chicken Cheeseburgers

They are up there on the list of my all-time favourite things to eat ever.

Almond Apricot Cake

Apricots is something that I buy and eat whenever it is in season, being one of my favorite fruits and almonds is a kitchen staple. Combining both of them seemed to be a very novel idea and I am so glad I did try it!

Rainbow-Lavender Cheesecake

Are you looking for the perfect vegan and raw cheesecake? Than this is for you! The cheesecake is without cashewnuts and even not frozen! Sounds good? It is really fantastic!

Sneaky Hot Chocolate

Made without any refined sugar and just a few simple ingredients, this is one of our go to hot drinks to enjoy together!

Mango-Raspberry Pastel Cake

Pastel coloured no-bake cake with mango and raspberries – vegan and gluten free.

Chicken and Vegetable Pinwheels

I love this recipe as it easily fits into the quick and easy category and is a definite crowd pleasure amongst the young and old.

Fresh Start Granola Breakfast Shells

Try this different way of eating granola/muesli, combined with honey and healthy seeds then pressed into a mould, it forms the perfect cup for yogurt or custard and seasonal fruit.

Pecan and Cinnamon Pound Cake

With the winter chill at our doorstep, a comforting slice of cake and a hot cup of tea is exactly what a cold afternoon needs.

Coconut Overnight Oats with Berries

Wonderful coconut overnight oats with berries and vanilla. Perfect for hot days during the summer time or for cosy winter days. You can have this in the morning or take with you to work.

Churro French Toast

French toast is ideal as a weekend breakfast or an afternoon sweet treat! Enjoy! Please try this recipe with the other flavours as well, I am sure it would be delicious and tag me in your creations!

Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

This honey garlic chicken stir fry is one of my favourite go to week night recipes. It’s quick to prepare, healthy, tasty, and a meal that pleases everyone at the table, even Aubrey! (my picky daughter).

Lemon Poppy Seed Zucchini Muffins

These lemon poppy seed zucchini muffins are definitely a winning recipe you must try!

Blue Chia Chocolate Dessert

Chia seeds are full with heathy minerals and can improve your health when eating chia on a daily basis. This easy and delicious dessert only takes a few minutes to prepare and you need only 4 ingredients.

Vegetable Lentil Soup

If you’re looking for a nutritious soup, that tastes delicious, and is quick to prepare. I highly recommend this one!

Bread and Butter Pudding

Bread and butter pudding is an old classic, loved by both young and old. This recipe is an adaptation of my mums neighbors one, and it is a family favourite.


This traditional cake has been baked in Yorkshire and Lancashire since practically forever.

Swedish Saffron Cake with a Twist

I added my own twist of cardamon seeds to this recipe. It is light and moist and will have you coming back for seconds.

Owl Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Spooktacular grilled cheese!!! in’t a recipe, just an idea. An awesomely fun idea. How fun are these? Adorably spooky for the kiddos.

Healthy Apple Yogurt Parfait

When it comes to presenting dessert, there is nothing like a multi layered parfait. And this healthy version of the classic with apple sauce, coconut yogurt and lots of other healthy ingredients is an absolute winner!

Oven Baked Ginger Pears

What better way to enjoy a delicious, natural dessert than with some cooked, juicy and caramelized fruit? These oven baked ginger pears will make your mouth water… and the best part is: that’s totally fine!!

Granola Breakfast Shells

Try this different way of eating granola/muesli, combined with honey and healthy seeds then pressed into a mould, it forms the perfect cup for yogurt or custard and seasonal fruit.

Mini Banting Carrot Cakes

I love carrot cake, and I thought it would be nice to try out the HEBA flour for a carrot cake, as the flavours of the carrot and cinnamon would mask the fact that this is a gluten and sugar free cake.

Chocolate Chia Pudding with Fresh Blueberries

Chia pudding has been one of my favorite breakfasts since I heard about these nutritious seeds just a couple of years ago!

School Friendly Kid Approved Bars

These school friendly kid approved bars check off all the boxes. Crunchy yet moist, packed with healthy ingredients like oats, hemp hearts, flax and just the right amount of chocolate chips to entice the little ones.

Pineapple Nice Cream Smoothie Bowl

This pineapple nice cream is so creamy, its as though you are eating a pina colada. Smoothie bowls are like blank canvasses waiting to be embellished with texturally colourful toppings.

Paleo Granola

This granola requires mostly nuts and also coconut…which is a nut. Is it a nut? I think it’s a fruit or a nut…no a seed…Who cares? It’s freaking amazing! Anyway, back to nuts.

Paleo Chocolate Peppermint Patties

What’s great about these paleo chocolate peppermint patties is that they have the same fresh taste of a Menta e Cioccolato Gelato (I like to store mine in the freezer :), without any of the sugar and dairy!!

Gluten-Free Coconut Cookies

This recipe is very simple, although be advised that if you leave a batch in the oven for a minute or two longer, you’re likely to be left with a crunchier texture, if that’s your preference.

Gluten Free Strawberry Pancakes (Vegan)

These Gluten Free Vegan Strawberry Pancakes are melt-in-your-mouth pancakes! They’re quick and easy, freeze so well, and are great for meal prep!

FUTURELIFE® Smart Fibre™ 2in1 Goes Nuts

FUTURELIFE® Smart Fibre™ is the world’s first 2in1 breakfast to combine fibre and live beneficial cultures, which are packed separately to retain their nutritional properties.


For a delicious yet healthy snack, try this quick and easy FUTURELIFE® HIGH PROTEIN muffin recipe for a great breakfast treat.

Overnight FUTURELIFE® Smart Oats®

Oats are a good old favourite and as the weather gets colder, we start moving away from our fruit and yoghurt or cereal, to warmer alternatives.

Delicious Cottage Cheese Flapjacks

Delicious Cottage Cheese Flapjacks suitable for diabetics, brought to you by Thistlewood.

FUTURELIFE® High Protein Mocha Smoothie

FUTURELIFE high protein smoothie can be enjoyed as a meal replacement or simply as thirst quenching snack on those hot summer days.

No Bake Coconut & Vanilla Cheesecake

Cheesecake no longer has to be seen as the sweet sinful dessert we all know it to be, with Thistlewood ingredients it is an absolute treat for the more healthy conscious person to indulge as well.

Healthy Gluten Free Banana Bread

You say banana – we say banana bread! Try this foolproof gluten free banana bread, not only is it soft and moist, it is absolutely healthy and sugar free too. You’ll go ape!