Double Chocolate Oat Bikkies

Double Chocolate Oat Bikkies These bikkies were a hit with everyone (except for my daughter who would rather eat a dried smear of toothpaste on the bathroom sink than something that I have baked). This recipe was inspired by Double Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies over at Kitchen Treaty. Ingredients:   ½ cup coconut oil ½…

Miracle Diet

Miracle Diet? What if I told you there was a diet that was formulated, after rigorous analysis of high quality scientific data, to ensure optimal health and reduced risk of diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer? What if I also told you that it was endorsed and promoted by qualified…

Rhubarb and Coconut Mini-Muffins

This morning some lovely ladies had set-up a stall selling jams, baked goods and produce from their gardens in order to raise money for Australian Red Cross. I came home with some blood plum jam and a bunch of rhubarb. I do have my own rhubarb plant, but I don’t think it is quite ready…

Pressure-Cooked Risotto Perfection

I’ve been making risotto for many years. So many years that it makes me feel old just thinking about it. Anyway for most of those years I’ve done it the traditional way- standing in front of the pot for about 40 minutes slowly adding stock and continually stirring. Since having children I don’t have as…

Wholemeal Singing Bread with Flaxseeds

This bread is based on Jim Lahey’s no-knead method. In Jim’s book ‘My Bread’ his version of a wholemeal bread only contains ¼ wholemeal flour and ¾ white flour as he doesn’t like the texture with a greater proportion of wholemeal flour. I’ve adapted this recipe to have ½ wholemeal flour and ½ white flour.…

Obesity and Health

Obesity and Health   Australians, along with the residents of many other developed nations, are increasingly overweight and obese. Obesity is accompanied by several adverse health effects and chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease and fatty liver disease. Obesity is defined as a Body Mass Index (BMI)…