Quinoa, Kale & Mince Sausage Rolls

Having donned my thinking cap on ‘How to make a healthier sausage roll’ — I started experimenting. I was introduced to quinoa (Keenwa) and kale by my Sports Nutritionist Scientist son in February. I’d heard of quinoa’s nutritional value, but I didn’t know how to use it in my cooking. This recipe has been tested on the most…

Hassle-free Way to Cook Quinoa

Cooking quinoa in a saucepan was time-consuming because I felt I had to keep lifting the lid to ensure it didn’t over boil. However, my sister-in-law has taught me a no-fuss, easy way to cook Quinoa. Using the microwave technology has been a more enjoyable, hassle and stress-free experience. Microwave Wattage Tips When I used the…

Choccy Rocks or Choc Chip Cornflakes Biscuits

The Choccy Rocks or Choc Chip Cornflakes Biscuits are one of a zillion delicious, buonissimo, scrummy, yummy recipes from Mum’s cookbook collection. Mum, 76, or Nonna to her 20+ grandchildren — aged 30 to 7, has the honorary title of ‘World’s Best Cook’. Why? Because, you’ll often hear, as the grand-kids tuck into their second or third biscuit,…

Mamu Rainforest – Cloud SkyWalk

If you want an eco-tourism experience and you’re not afraid of heights, then the Mamu Tropical Skywalk will kick-start your heart. The welcoming entrance with its sculptures, greenery, rainforest and extensive carpark has been made to cater for bus loads of nature enthusiasts. After viewing their website and later visiting, I understood why I could almost touch…

Kids’ Card Game – My Ship Sails

I’ve never had so much fun watching kids play cards. The pure joy and fun-ness of their facial expressions had me totally captivated. I didn’t realise what was actually happening until about the fifth turn when their Dad started to protest. The girls totally loved that they were beating him at this card game. Dad…

Art of Cooking Prawns

Cooking the raw prawn is a delicately-balanced art form. One that can have grown men and women cry. Why? If, the much anticipated succulent, lightly-salted, tender prawn isn’t a pleasurable dining experience, then you’d cry too. Expectations is everything when it comes to enjoying a perfectly-textured, flavour-filled prawn. This family recipe comes from a seasoned prawn connoisseur, who has been…

Pork Chops, Roast Veggies & Apple Sauce

Fry panned pork chops, oven roasted vegetables — all topped with freshly made green apple sauce. Mmmh! Sounds delicious? It is delicious, according to my nieces when they visited the cooler climates of The Atherton Tablelands. Another easy family favourite to prep and throw together with lots of nutritional value.   Depending on your family size and…