Watermelon, Tomato and Pomegranate Salad with whipped feta, Mint, Thyme and Macadamias

Prepare to embark on a delightful adventure for your taste buds as we explore the harmonious blend of flavors and textures in this Watermelon, Tomato, and Pomegranate Salad with Whipped Feta, Mint, Thyme, and Macadamias.

Body Love Summer Rose and Citrus Scrub

Welcome to the world of natural beauty and rejuvenation! If you're looking to pamper your skin and indulge in a luxurious self-care routine, allow me to introduce you to the enchanting combination of citrus and rose body scrub. This heavenly blend of invigorating citrus and delicate rose offers a delightful sensory experience while providing numerous benefits for your skin.

No Bake Berry and Chocolate Cheesecake

Are you craving a luscious dessert that combines the fruity goodness of berries with the rich indulgence of chocolate? Look no further than our mouthwatering No Bake Berry and Chocolate Cheesecake! This delightful treat is a perfect fusion of flavors and textures that will leave you wanting more.

Spring Charred Zucchini, Brie and Green pea Herb Tart

Welcome to a culinary delight that harmoniously combines the vibrant flavours of zucchini, the delicate sweetness of green peas, and the creamy indulgence of brie cheese.

Pasta Alla Norma

Eggplant, tomatoes, basil, and ricotta salata – these four ingredients are the fundamentals of Pasta Alla Norma, a dish that originated in Catania, a city on Sicily's East coast.

Broccoli and Cauliflower Fritters

These are a fantastic vegetarian fritter that you can use just about any vegetable in, I have also made these with sautéed chopped mushrooms and they taste delicious. They make a great addition to a light dinner, as a starter to have with drinks and ideal for kids for the school lunches as you can mask the vegetables that they may not like.

Peach, Lime and Passionfruit Ginger Beer Ice Blocks

Taking advantage of summer peaches and sweet passionfruit, these Peach, Lime, Passionfruit and Ginger Beer ice blocks are a fantastic snack for a hot summers day. Full of fruit, refreshing and with that iconic Ginger beer flavour, big and little ice block lovers will enjoy these.

Loaded Ginger Jam and Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice-cream Sandwich

Worth every second of effort. These loaded ginger and chocolate chip cookies with a chocolate and ginger ice cream are indulgent and ridiculously scrumptious. The surface of the cookie is full of Buderim Chocolate Ginger chunks, with a creamy delicious smooth ice cream which any one can make.
Palak Halloumi Curry

Indian Palak Halloumi Curry

One of my favourite curries is Palak Paneer, a delicately spiced curry made mainly of creamy spinach with fried paneer - a simple Indian cheese stirred through. As a bit of a twist I have used my favourite cheese as a Paneer substitute - Halloumi - and it all honesty, it doesn't disappoint. In fact, the cubes of salty squeaky fried Halloumi makes this the best Indian Palak Halloumi curry I have tasted.

Strawberry Vanilla Crumble

A simply delicious Strawberry Vanilla Crumble dessert that’s quick and easy to prepare! Made with loads of this season’s fresh strawberries and topped with a crunchy vanilla crumbly topping. This self-saucing crumble makes its own strawberry syrup that is just incredible. A perfect dessert to satisfy any berry lover.

Fried Chickpea, Herb & Honey Salad

My Fried chickpea herb and honey salad is a very simple salad, with a bit of a twist by frying the crushed peas which gives them a great crunch and texture.

The Best Chickpea & Herb Falafel

The best falafel are my Chickpea & herb falafel.  Made with soaked drained chickpeas, fresh herbs like coriander, mint, and parsley and spices such as cumin, coriander and my tried and tested recipe for Chickpea and Fresh Herb Falafel will not disappoint.

Keto & Gluten Free Flax Crackers

Crackers, bread, and sweeties are most fo the food items people miss when they are doing the keto diet. These Keto Flax crackers are so easy and tasty, low in carbs, sugar and gluten-free and make the perfect Keto staple to have in your pantry. 

Apple Zucchini and Nectarine Chutney

What better way to help preserve some of your fresh fruit and vegetables than to make them into this delicious Apple Zucchini and Nectarine Chutney. 
Ideal for serving with cheese,  roasts or cold sliced meats, sandwiches, and rolls, as an accompaniment to curries or to add to casseroles and slow-cooked dishes.

Keto & Gluten Free Carrot Cake

The best carrot cake recipe for those on the Keto Diet. Low Carb & Gluten-Free this Carrot Cake Recipe is so easy to make with simple ingredients, great for spring and Easter. Its also sugar-free, soft and moist carrot cake layers made with coconut and almond flour with sweet cream cheese frosting. A must to try.

Low Carb/Gluten Free & Keto All Year Eating Hot Cross Buns

This is the best recipe for Low Carb/Gluten Free & Keto All Year Eating Hot Cross Buns.
These are so easy to make and so tasty, they toast up beautifully and freeze really well. I think we should make them every other week. For those of you who love fruit toast and going Carb Free or Keto... you will love this bread. Give it a go and let me know. 

Low Carb/Gluten Free Carrot Cheesecake Bites

Packed with flavour, these freezer-friendly Carrot Cheesecake Bites are a wonderful lunchbox addition or grab and go snack. This simple recipe comes together in no time in your food processor. 

Moroccan Flavour Bomb

This tasty and versatile Moroccan Flavour bomb is a little like a Chermoula. And it is a recipe for flavour you will want to always have on hand.

Asian Inspired Flavour Bomb

This delicious and versatile Asian Inspired Flavour Bomb is made with garlic, coconut vinegar, fresh lime juice, and Tamari. It’s the perfect healthy salad dressing to top on your favorite salad or use as a marinade for fish, chicken, tofu, vegetables or noodles!

Italian Flavour Bomb

If you love bringing wonderful Italian flavours to your salads, marinades and dishes you make then you must try my Italian Flavour bomb.  Perfect for dressing salads, vegetables, marinated meats, fish or drizzling over the top of cooked meats, once you make this Italian Flavour Bomb you will be using it for everything.
Preserved lemons

Preserved Lemons

Preserved Lemons are a great way to use up an abundance of lemons and have them for use later in the year. After a few short days soaking in salty lemon juice, the lemon peel is softened and bursting with lemony goodness.

Miso & Ginger Baked Pumpkin

A very easy and tasty dish that I know you will love. Why? Because I love this Miso & Ginger Roast Pumpkin so much, and I love the Miso & Ginger paste because I can use it in so many other ways.
basil pesto

Basil Pesto

Basil pesto the perfect blend of fresh sweet Italian basil, parmesan cheese, pine nuts and garlic with lashings of virgin oil. Basil pesto is easy to make when you know how and home-made basil pesto is so delicious and versatile, I would recommend it a must to have as a staple in any kitchen. 

Gluten Free & Low Carb Flatbread

I'm still testing a few different recipes for Low Carb Gluten Free Flat Bread, this seems to be the best I have adapted so far. I found this on YouTube and combined it with about three different recipes to come up with this one.
Chocolate bounty bars

Raspberry Coconut Bliss Bars

Hopefully, this is going to make it easy for you to create three different healthy sweet treats including my Raspberry Coconut Bliss Bars

Low Sugar Chocolate

Low Sugar Double Coconut & Chocolate Bars

So addictive...I made a large batch of these Low Sugar Double Coconut and Chocolate Bars and then divided the mix to make my Rasberry Bliss Chocolate bars...they were delicious as well and a well-deserved treat when I wanted something special. 

Whole Roasted Italian Cauliflower

My Whole Roast Italian Cauliflower is a twist on the many adaptions I  have seen which use Middle Eastern or curry spices.  Obsessed with fresh herbs and Italian flavours such as Lemon, Garlic, Fresh Thyme and Rosemary. The marinade in this recipes is what makes this cauliflower shine.

Watermelon, Raspberry & Cucumber salad with Buffalo Mozzarella & Mint

My Watermelon, Raspberry & Cucumber salad with Buffalo Mozzarella & Mint went a little more Italian with the addition of fresh Raspberries, torn fresh basil herbs and a sweet and tangy Raspberry vinaigrette, not to mention deliciously milky curds of Buffalo mozzarella.

Keto Raspberry Bliss Balls

For your next sweet craving, you must try my healthy, low carb zingy Raspberry Berry Bliss Balls. They will definitely keep you from reaching for the fake stuff.
Keto Chocolate and peanut bombs with freeze dried strawberries

Keto & Low Carb Chocolate & Peanut Bombs

These are the easiest Keto & Low carb chocolate peanut bombs I have made and if you love nuts and chocolate you are in for a real treat. Low in sugar and using organic cocoa and coconut oil, I found this recipe was extremely versatile and I have also made it with almond, cashew and macadamia butter.
Keto bread

Low Carb Keto Almond and Flax Bread

Looking for a low carb, keto bread I stumbled across many recipes and made quite a few trials. My low carb keto almond and flax bread is one that I have adapted from about 3 recipes and I am very very happy with the result.
Puff pastry Cheese twists

Puff Pastry Cheese Twists

For an easy quick accompaniment to a platter, party or a simple home snack, these Puff Pastry Cheese Twists are as easy as they are delicious.
Keto Parmesan Crisps

Keto Parmesan Crisps

I can honestly say I am addicted to these keto and gluten free parmesan crisps and make them almost every other week. 
Fruit salad smoothie

Fruit Salad Granola Yoghurt Smoothie

Looking for a quick filling breakfast on the go? This Fruit Salad, Granola, Yoghurt Smoothie will certainly hit the spot.
Cucumber, pikled onion and feta yoghurt salad

Cucumber, Pickled Onion, Feta & Yoghurt Salad

Why I love this Cucumber salad is it has everything you could want in flavour. The tangy bite of the quick pickled onions, crisp crunchy cucumber, creamy thick Queensland Maleny Dairies Natural Yoghurt, salty feta and then the hint of fresh mint, dill, garlic, and lemon...what more could you want in a salad.
Peanut Butter smoothie

Peanut Butter Smoothie

I love smoothies for Breakfast lunch or dinner as they are so easy to throw together. This Peanut Butter Smothie is a particular favourite of mine for breakfast, mid morning snack or dessert. Its filling, naturally sweet, nutty and delicious.

No Bake Cornflake and Coconut Slice

I love no-bake slices and this No-Bake Cornflake and Coconut slice is a winner. When it comes to healthy guilt-free desserts or sweet treats,  I like to avoid all sugar.. but sometimes you just need to let go. 
Farro and Vegetable soup

Farro and Vegetable Soup Recipe

This delicious soup of Farro and Vegetables is similar to many traditional Italian vegetable minestroni, but with the addition of farro instead of pasta.
Eggplant slice

Layered Eggplant slice

This is a delicious and somewhat different way to make eggplant parmigiana which traditionally is served layered in a baking dish or tray. This recipe uses eggs to hold tasty layers of fried eggplant, mozzarella, and sauce together in a type of pie.
salad dressing

Marinades & Dressings

Starting with dressings,  a fundamental lesson to learn in cooking. A dressing can take a salad, from blah.... to a symphony of fireworks to a  ballet of flavours and textures dancing gently on the leaves.
onion bisque

Caramelised Onion and Thyme Bisque

This silky Onion Bisque Soup showcases the wonderfully earthy flavours of thyme, and rosemary and is a perfectly nourishing and filling for an easy dinner, chilled for a light lunch and ideal to freeze for an emergency meal.
Beetroot & Fennel Sorghum Risotto, Cashew Dill Cheese, Lemon Scented Popped Sorghum (Vegan / Gluten Free / Low Carb)

Vegan Beetroot & Sorghum Risotto

After having exhausted my quinoa, barley, freekah, and varied rice supplies, I started looking at other grains which also nutritiously stand strong and are readily available. After a little research and recipe testing, I stumbled across the locally grown miraculous Sorghum and created this delicious vegan recipe for a Beetroot and Sorghurm Risotto
Asparagus, blue cheese and orange salad

Grilled Asparagus with Sticky Walnuts, Celery Leaves, Blue Cheese and Orange Dressing

You will love this sophisticated salad, tender asparagus, sweet, sticky walnuts and a tang of blue cheese. All brought together with a simple fresh orange dressing.
Nectarine, Halloumi, Pear and rocket salad

Nectarine and Halloumi Salad

One of my favourite salads with fried halloumi, fresh sweet nectarines and crunchy pears all tossed with peppery rocket. A perfect salad for when stone fruits are in season and you want a meal more than a snack.
Roast Pumpkin, basil and almond pesto

Roast Pumpkin, Basil and Almond Pesto

I have been making this dip for years and every time I do I love it even more. It makes a perfect sauce for pasta, to stir through risotto, as a sauce for lasagne, spreads on pizzas or simply served with vegetable sticks, crusty bread or crackers.
Cucumber and Yoghurt salad

Cucumber Feta and Yoghurt Tzatziki

So refreshing and a perfect addition to any platter, curry, soup, and sandwich.
Mango and lime coconut cream mousse

Mango, Lime and Coconut Cream Mousse

This Mango Lime and Coconut Mousse is as light as your traditional mousse with whipped cream and just as delicious as the coconut cream will produce a wonderful smooth creamy texture.
Dominique Rizzo Oven Baked Eggplant

Salad of oven baked eggplant, mixed leaves, Asiago, thyme roasted tomatoes

Dominique Rizzo - Date, ginger and pecan tart

Date, Ginger, Pecan and Fresh Fruit Tart

I love this Date, Ginger, Pecan and Fresh Fruit Tart because there is no baking, making it so quick, simple and healthy to put together and it is gluten free.
Zucchini flower pasta

Zucchini Flower & Salted Ricotta Pasta recipe

Serves 4
Prep 15min Cook 20mins
Quinoa salad

Quinoa salad recipe with broccoli and feta

Serves 2
Prep 10 mins Cook 15mins

Lemon & Fennel Relish

This is a delicious gutsy lemon fennel relish recipe suitable for cheese plates, serving with fish, cold chicken, cold roast meat and ideal for using on sandwiches and baguettes. It will keep for up to a couple of months in the fridge in a sealed jar and makes a great gift, with some specialty cheeses. If you prefer the relish to have a little more liquid simmer it for only about 20 – 30 minutes.

Honey Roast Strawberries and Feta Panzanella Salad

Serves 4 - 6
Prep 10 mins Cook 20 mins
This Honey roast strawberry and feta panzanella salad recipe is a fresh take on the traditionally renowned recipe that will get you taste buds in a flutter.

Slow Cooked Eggplant with Tomato and Masala Spices

Serves: 4-6 Adults
Skill: Easy
Prep: 15 mins Cook: 50 mins

Sicilian Caponata

Any restaurant, any home, any place in Palermo will have a Sicilian Caponata recipe at hand with delightful combinations to enjoy this dish in so many ways.

There are so many variations on Sicilian Caponata and believe me they do differ. I have had all sorts of combinations, artichoke, apple and pumpkin, swordfish, potato and capsicum. It goes well with just about anything and you can eat it hot, cold or at room temperature.

Sicilian Chickpea Flour Fritters

Serves: 6 Adults
Skill: Easy
Prep: 10 mins Cook 50 mins

My Garden Life Salad

Serves: 4 Adults
Skill: Easy
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins

Parmesan Fried Eggplant Recipe

Serves: 4 Adults
Skill: Easy
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 60 mins

Asian Mushroom and Kelp Noodle Rice Paper Rolls

Everybody loves these Asian Mushroom and Kelp Noodle Rice Paper Rolls as they are so healthy and easy and quick to prepare as a snack, party food or a meal.
Dominique Rizzo - Date, Pecan and Sour Cream Strawberry Tart

Date, Pecan and Sour Cream Strawberry Tart

Serves : 7
Skill : Easy
Prep : 20min
Cook : No Bake

Lettuce pesto

Lettuce pesto is a perfect recipe to use up your slightly wilted or older lettuce leaves. Its also a great recipe to get rid of any unwanted herbs you may have lying around.

Braised Zucchini and Tomatoes

Serves : 4
Skill : Easy
Prep : 10min
Cook : 30min

Wild greens and cheese pie

Traditionally a Spanakopita is filled with silver beet, feta cheese, dill and parsley using eggs to bind it together. In this recipe I have used several different greens, vegetables and herbs to give it a unique flavour. This is a slightly different take on the Greek pie, but I can assure you, ever so delicious.

Fresh Artichoke Carpaccio with Parmesan, Prosciutto and Rocket

Serves : 4
Skill : Easy
Prep : 15min
Cook : 0min
Curry Spiced Nuts

Curry Spiced Nuts

Serves : 4
Skill : Easy
Prep : 10min
Cook : 15min
Cauliflower Salad

Cauliflower Salad with Hazelnuts and Pomegranate

Serves : 4
Skill : Easy
Prep : 30min
Cook : 30min

Rustic Tart with Broccoli and Ricotta Recipe

Serves : 4
Skill : Medium
Prep : 20min
Cook : 30min
baked mushrooms with eggs, spinach, avocado and tomatoes

Keto Baked Mushrooms with Eggs, Spinach, Avocado and Tomatoes

I love this breakfast idea for delicious Keto Mushrooms with Eggs, Spinach Avocado and Tomatoes; no need to go out for breakfast when you can have it at home.

Finocchio Fritto – Fennel Fritters

Serves : 6 - 8
Skill : Easy
Prep : 10 min
Cook : 10 min