Spiced rosewater raspberry smoothie

Often when I am feeling lazy I just make a quick smoothie for breakfast but it gets rather repetitive after awhile so this week I mixed it up with some Middle Eastern-inspired flavours – rosewater, ginger and cinnamon. And yum! So glad I did.

Feel free to use whatever frozen berries and yoghurt flavours you have, peach would be delicious in here too.

To make this smoothie vegan just use coconut yoghurt and a non-dairy milk like coconut or almond.

In this scene: mason handle jar and pink striped straws from emerald + ella

Spiced rosewater raspberry smoothie

175g tub vanilla yoghurt

3/4 cup frozen raspberries

1/3 cup regular or coconut milk

2 teaspoons rosewater (rosewater can vary greatly in strength from brand to brand, if you have a super strong one, start with 1 teaspoon)

1 teaspoon honey or agave syrup

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Blend all the ingredients together until smooth.


Makes 1


Quick five spice rhubarb sauce

Do you ever spot rhubarb on sale and think “Great idea, but what do I do with it?”. Well ponder no more, as I have a tasty savoury twist on rhubarb for you with this spiced, fruity sauce.

Unlike traditional chutneys and sauces, it only takes about 20 minutes from start to finish, so you can whip it up in your lunch break!

This rhubarb sauce is delicious on roast pork or duck, try it in chicken rice paper rolls or if you are feeling adventurous, serve it up with vintage cheddar, manchego or even blue cheese.



Rosemary, ricotta and caper burgers

And the easy, tasty dinner revolution continues with these divine burgers. They are so full-of-flavour with the salty kick of the capers and the ricotta adding a creamy juiciness, these burger patties are sure to become a family favourite.

In this scene: Blue striped parchment paper and blue stripe washi tape (on flag) from emerald + ella.


DIY skincare

Want to make your own skincare at home? You really must head over to my friend Erika’s blog and check out her homemade scrubs and face masks. I particularly like the green tea mask and honey lip scrub.


Check out her skincare recipes here.



Spicy chicken meatballs with white beans

I have been promising to share this recipe with you for the longest time, so here it is, finally! This is one of our go-to dinners when we want something comforting yet healthy. The beans mush up slightly and become a little like mashed potato, which is a good thing I promise!

The meatballs are flavoured with chilli, garlic and lemon and are super versatile so I have included a recipe to make lots of them, as they freeze well. Try them in salads, sandwiches, with pasta or just as an appetiser. Plus the mealtballs are gluten free so you can feed all those low-carb friends in your life!