Friday, February 28, 2014

in the kitchen | my favourite online recipes. . .








i'm enjoying spending time in the kitchen lately. trying new recipes. making a mess. once upon a time i found cooking a bit of a chore. these days though, i'm seeing it more as a creative outlet. it's been a healthy shift in perspective. i'm struggling to find the time or energy for any other sort of making, but cooking is something i need to do every day, so it makes good sense to embrace it. here are a couple of sites i'm enjoying right now. . . 

my new roots has a bounty of healthy delicious recipes, as you probably already know. the loaf of life changing bread is totally. . . life changing! so easy and so yummy. especially when it's toasted. then topped with lashings of butter. i've been making a loaf each week. the kids love making it, but don't love eating it. i'm happy to have more for me. the coconut black rice breakfast pudding is very good too. the kids do love this one. for breakfast. for dessert. for anytime (thanks for the recommendation kel). the raw taco fiesta has been popular in our house for a long while now. it's a great light, fresh, summertime meal.

quirky cooking is my favourite place for quick and healthy thermomix recipes. i made the paprika chicken this week before i rushed out the door to yoga. it was super quick and easy. 25 minutes tops to prepare and cook the rice, veggies, chicken and a tasty sauce. my friend helen also put me onto the cashew chicken recipe, which is an all 'round winner too. sam makes the huevos rancheros a lot as an easy sunday night dinner. jo is bringing out a cookbook soon and i can't wait!

are there any recipes you've discovered lately online that i must try? i'd love to give them a whirl!

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{here's my pinterest board of favourite recipes. 
most of these are ones i've tried and tested and return to often}

9 comments:

  1. everything looks delicious, I need to change my perspective on cooking, I dread it always but I'm so inspired by what people show on blogs and Instagram..x

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  2. Despite enjoying cooking, I went through a phase a little while back where it felt like such a monotonous chore... until I changed my perspective... I now think of the task of cooking as being a way I can nurture my family, provide them with healthy meals and at times, involve them in the cooking process. So much more enjoyable with a fresh outlook! :)

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  3. Yes, how good is the black coconut rice! I am yet to try that life changing bread .... Kellie xx

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  4. The bread looks amazing - i'll be trying that over the weekend. Do you have a thermomix? I've been looking at getting one but I'm wondering if it's as good as it sounds or if it will end up at the back of the cupboard with my v slicer :)

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    1. We love our thermomix! I promise if you get one it won't end up at the back of your cupboard. We use ours several times a day. The only downside to them is the price. xoxo

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  5. "Quirky Jo", as we refer to around our place isa favourite too. She's a bit of an oracle for scrumptious but nutritious nosh. That loaf does look pretty damn fine.

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    1. I'd be a far more willing and able Cooking Club member these days Est! xoxo

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  6. Nice recipes .

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i'm rachel. i'm a thirtysomething mother and wife. i'm a maker of things. i'm an op shop trawler. i'm a gardener of sorts. i'm a champion tea drinker and scone baker. loving life on the south coast of western australia.