Cauliflower Cheese


 1 large or 2 small heads of cauliflower  – cut into bite-sized pieces
2 tablespoons butter
 3 tablespoons flour
 2 cups whole milk
 1½ teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
 ½ teaspoon garlic powder
 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 190 ºC degrees.
Steam cauliflower al dente. Drain and set cauliflower aside.
In a large saucepan, melt butter … Read more »

Zucchini Bread


1/3 cup melted coconut oil
½ cup honey or maple syrup
2 eggs
½ cup milk or water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
340 grams grated zucchini
¾ cups roughly chopped walnuts
210 gms flour


Preheat oven to 160°C. Prepare a 20 cm x 13 cm loaf … Read more »

Whipped butter with honey

125 grams unsalted butter, softened
3 tablespoons honey
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
salt flakes

Combine the softened butter, honey, cinnamon and salt.
Whip the ingredients together until the butter is light and fluffy.
Scoop into a bowl and drizzle a bit of honey on top plus a sprinkling of flaky finishing salt.
This is delicious on zucchini bread, pancakes, toast, porridge or on roasted sweet vegetables like pumpkin, sweet potato … Read more »

Pumpkin Pies

John Xuereb’s favourite

1½ kg pumpkin, cut into equal sizes (use a tasty, dry pumpkin like Queensland Blue)
2 – 3 medium potatoes cut into medium chunks
2 onions, chopped
½ cup rice
1 tin Hamper Lite Corned Beef
3 rashers bacon, chopped
1 tablespoon tomato paste in ½ cup water
1 to 2 teaspoons sugar
basil leaves
salt and pepper to taste
6 sheets puff pastry 

Bake pumpkin until cooked. … Read more »

Stuffed Marrows 

1 kilo marrows
200 g minced pork
100 g chopped bacon
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 onions, chopped
50 g butter
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
2 beaten eggs
Salt-reduced stock
¼ teaspoon mixed spice
6 potatoes, sliced
2 onions, sliced
2 large carrots, halved lengthwise and sliced
1 cup peas 

Cut top of marrows making an opening to stuff. Cut the bottoms so they’ll sit flat in … Read more »

Apple and walnut muffin

By Lena Kuppens

350 g plain flour
150 g raw sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarb powder
1 tsp cinnamon
60 g walnuts, chopped
2 small apples, peeled, cored and diced
1 tbsp yogurt
150 ml cold milk
125 ml veg oil
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 180° C, lightly grease a 12 x ½ cup muffin tin.

Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, … Read more »