Ever since I was young, I’ve been obsessed with nature. I spent the better part of my childhood/young adulthood hunting for bugs, pressing leaves, watching birds, painting trees, photographing mushrooms, catching frogs, collecting seashells, turning my Polly Pockets into houses for ants (don’t ask about that one!). I even went to university intending to become a zoologist....more
Living by myself, some years ago, I would try to spend as little time as possible in the kitchen on week days. Most dinners featured veg rice, pasta, tortilla (instead of roti/chapati) with curry or stir fried spaghetti. I do not remember how I came to this recipe but I made it quite often, altering the ingredients now & then.This is one of the quickest & simplest recipes! And totally customisable!Total time: 15 minutes...more
Time for another Recipeasy (my made up word for easy peasy recipes). As I previously mentioned, I'm always working to make more home cooked healthy meals. A big key is using more fresh food and veggies. So here's a super quick and easy way to make veggie stir fry with whatever you have handy....more
I'm all about getting dinner made faster. As much as I love food and I love to cook, sometimes I just don't like the every day, "it's almost dinner time, what are we going to eat" thing! You would think as empty nesters that whole thing would get easier, but in fact I think it's gotten harder. I have gotten out of the routine of meal planning like I used to do when the kids were all at home, so I still deal with that last minute scramble of "What's for dinner?"