I’m Back!

Moreton Island

It’s been a while since I last blogged, and to be honest I haven’t really felt like it lately. I think it was a combination of being busy and getting burnt out with blogging. I’ve been a bit intimidated by all the blogs out there that have beautiful photos of beautiful food, and the bloggers who are super-organised and running businesses.

One of my favourite bloggers, The Frugal Girl always says “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good“. So, from now on I may be posting on a strange schedule and my food may not look absolutely amazing, but it will still definitely taste good! That’s who I am and it’s definitely better than not posting at all! [Read more…]

Real Food Round-Up – Warmer Weather

Lamb rissoles with baked potato

Every week I share a round-up of my dinners from the previous week – both the good and the bad!

The weather is definitely warming up here and you can see it in my meals from last week – lots of salads and grilled foods. I bought a two bunches of basil from the markets and made a huge batch of homemade pesto, which always makes me think of summer, so that has been featuring in my meals. [Read more…]

Simple Gluten Free Buckwheat Bread

Gluten free fermented buckwheat bread2

Since I’ve been eating a gluten free diet, I’ve avoided gluten free substitutes, as they’re usually full of ingredients that don’t fit my definition of real food. I tend to focus on eating lots of fruit and veggies, meat and healthy fats, and haven’t really missed the bread and pasta and other grain-based foods. Until now, that is.

Recently I came across a recipe for fermented buckwheat bread on Facebook. Instead of the usual list of ingredients, this recipe only used two – buckwheat and water, so I decided to give it a go. Plus I had a bag of buckwheat in the pantry that needed to be used up.  [Read more…]

Real Food Round-Up – Eating From the Freezer

Vegetarian nachos

Every week I share a round-up of my dinners from the previous week – both the good and the bad!

Since I’m underemployed at the moment, I’ve been trying to eat up the food in the house rather than going shopping. This week I ate two meals from the freezer, made my own tahini from black sesame seeds and used up the bunch of rhubarb I got at Tamborine Mountain making salsa and stewed rhubarb. [Read more…]

Tamborine Mountain – Food, Wine and Wildlife

Avocados and rhubarb mt tamborine

Even though I’ve lived in Queensland for over four years now, I’m still discovering local foods and areas within south-east Queensland. After the Problogger Training Event, I was invited by Tourism and Events Queensland to visit Tamborine Mountain.

Tamborine Mountain calls itself “The Green Behind the Gold”, as it’s located on the Gold Coast Hinterland, and it was certainly lush and beautiful, with rainforest and bushland. The mountain makes up part of the Scenic Rim, which encompasses the a previous volcanic hotspot, meaning fertile soils and lots of wildlife: [Read more…]